We use the state of the art Apogee Elite Laser for permanent hair reduction. It is the leading laser for all skin types and the winner of the Aesthetic Trends & Technologies - a Laser Choice Awards. Along with its unmatched effectiveness, the Apogee Elite features an advanced cooling system resulting in a level of comfort never before achieved in laser hair removal.
Progressive Epilation: all hairs are not growing at the same time. The follicle grows actively in cyclic and each hair follicle behaves independently. An average of 15-20 percent of hair are in the active growth phase (Anagen stage) at any giving time. Therefore, during a laser session, only those hairs properly treated are destroyed. The duration of the alternating rest periods (Catagen and Telogen stage) can last up to six months depending of the area treated. Gradually, those follicles reactivate. Regular treatments are necessary in order to progressively target hair in the growth phase. Permanency is ultimately achieved with regular treatments. Results using the "Apogee Elite Laser System" are permanent on properly treated follicles that are producing hair during the course of treatments.
HOW DOES IT WORK? Hair grows in three stages. Laser technology is designed to treat hair in its anagen "active phase" of growth: Highly concentrated light is transmitted 1-5 millimeters into the skin. The light targets the melanin, or pigment, in hair follicles while they are in their active phase. The hair absorbs the light, where it is converted into heat, causing thermal damage to the follicle without harming the surrounding tissue. Only these hairs (anagen stage) potentially can be permanently destroyed. The follicle is disabled and hair re-growth is impaired.
What should I look for when selecting a laser facility?
Experience is crucial! Being and experience laser technician is essential and will provide you with the best and fastest results.
Professional facilities will provide you with an in-depth consultation and encourage you to shop around and familiarize yourself on what's on the market.
What are the credentials and training of the technician performing the treatment.
Certificate of the technician.
How long have they been in the industry.
If the business rent or own their laser.
The kind of laser they use.
Do they promise hair reduction or permanent hair removal and if they back-up on what they promise.
Hopefully, this will help you in your search to find what's right for you.
If the price too good to be true, be suspicious.
How does it work?
Hair grows in three stages. Laser technology is designed to treat hair in its anagen "active phase" of growth: Highly concentrated light is transmitted 1-5 millimeters into the skin. The light targets the melanin "pigment" in hair follicles while they are in their active phase. The hair absorbs the light, where it is converted into heat, causing thermal damage to the follicle without harming the surrounding tissue. Only these hairs in the anagen stage can be permanently destroyed. The follicle is disabled and hair re-growth is impaired.
Is it painful?
Some clients say it feels like the quick snap of a rubber band. In our clinic we use the Zimmer Cryo Chiller to cool the treated area for increased comfort. This will reduce the pain associated with Laser treatments. The Zimmer Cryo device allows to keep the skin chemical free and to make the procedure even more comfortable.
Is it safe?
Laser Hair Removal treatments at U Spa are extremely safe. Maria Perez is a Certified Laser Technician and used to be a Clinical Trainer. Maria possesses over 11 years of hands-on experience in laser treatments.
How should I prepare for laser hair removal?
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How many appointments do I need?
The number of sessions required in order to satisfy the aesthetic expectations of the client depends on several factors such as hair density, body region and the diverse hair colors within the treatment area. The number of sessions will vary depending on the clients expectations! Approximately 7-8 treatments are required each booked 4-8 weeks apart to ensure all stages of growth are treated. Results using the "Apogee Elite Laser System" are permanent on properly treated follicles that are producing hair during the course of treatment. Because Laser Hair Removal is only effective on actively growing hair follicles, treatments should be spaced apart so that the hair follicles that were not in the active growing phase in the area have time to re-grow again before being treated. If the treatment is given to soon, that particular treatment will not be effective. During the consultation, we will explain and create the adequate schedule for the treatment to be carried out.
How long does it takes for a treatment?
The length of time required depends on the size of the treated area and the client sensibility.
What will the treated area look like after a treatment?
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What areas can I treat?
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To be on the safe side:
You should avoid sun exposure or sunless tanning products for 4 to 6 weeks before treatment. That's because a tan or sunless tanning products increases the risk of blistering and discoloration after treatment.
Shave the area two days prior to treatment (hair no longer than 1 mm) before each session.
Don’t bleach the hair for 2 - 3 weeks prior as this can irritated the skin.
Don’t tweeze, electrolysis or wax hair trim heavy growth to a stubble.
Do not tan the area or use self-tanning creams for 3 weeks prior.
Medications causing photosensitivity such as Retin A, Accutane, should be discontinued for three month prior to initial treatment.
Post - Treatment Instructions
Avoid strenuous exercise immediately for after treatment. Walking is encouraged.
Avoid hot bath, shower or tub soaking immediately after treatment.