Frequently Asked Questions
LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Some people do experience discomfort during or after a hair removal treatment. These people describe a pain similar to sunburn for a few days following treatment. Most people agree that the slight agitation is no worse then say razor burn. They also agree that the short term pain is worth it to them and very seldom to people decline to finish treatment due to pain. Some people report no pain at all. When you compare laser hair removal to wax for hair removal you will see that laser is much less painful.
Does the treatment only work for certain age groups?
No, however, treating a child before their teenage years will usually prove to be a waste of time. The hormones associated with the onset of puberty will cause new hair follicles to form and could cause hair to grow back in places where you have attempted to have it removed. Also, as a person becomes older and their hair beings to turn grey, the lasers often wont work since lightly coloured hair doesn’t usually respond to the laser treatment.
How does laser hair removal work?
Lasers are aimed at your hair follicles with pinpoint precision. Then those lasers are used in a pulse like way for a specific duration of time. Over time the repeated exposure to these lasers causes damage to the hair follicle preventing it from being able to produce new hair. Each person has a slightly different treatment based on their skin tone, hair colour, and hair type. Specific skin tone and hair colours work better then others for this type of treatment.
Is an IPL the same thing as a laser?
No. IPL stands for “intense pulsed light” and it is not the same thing as a laser. Many facilities find that lasers are much more effective then IPLs in removing unwanted hair. This is because lasers are much stronger. When used properly, a laser will have a faster effect at removing hair that is no longer wanted.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Yes and no. In most cases laser hair removal can slow or stop the growth of new hair all together, but there is no method available today that completely stops every single hair follicle from growing back. There is, however, permanent hair REDUCTION. There may be a few hairs that grow back, but they are usually much thinner and lighter. Hormones can also cause hair to grow back, so the regrowth may fluctuate throughout an individual’s lifetime. Remember, touch-up treatments are always an option.
What are the most popular areas for laser hair removal?
Most women choose to have their hair removed from their upper lip, underarms, bikini line, and legs. Men tend to get hair removed from their face, neck, chest, and back.
What are the risks?
In general, there are no major risks associated with using a laser to remove hair. The lasers do not remove any skin or cause any incisions. The main issue associated with laser hair removal is tanned skin. A client who’s been exposed to the sun without adequate sun protection is at risk of developing burns.
Which option is more effective, at-home laser hair removal or going to a professional?
Attempting to remove your hair at home by yourself is often ineffective. Using a professional’s machine will guarantee you the best laser hair removal results since they are certified to work with stronger, more reliable equipment.
Why choose laser hair removal over electrolysis?
Laser hair removal is found to be much faster than electrolysis, mainly because electrolysis treats only one hair at a time. The Lightsheer Duet® laser can treat a section of the hair all at once, making treatment times significantly shorter. Underarms can be treated in as little as 5 minutes!
LED LIGHT THERAPY
What are the risks?
One of the main benefits of LED light therapy is that this procedure is non-invasive, completely pain-free and there is no recovery time. Patients are free to go about their daily activities once the treatment session is over. Any complications with this procedure are rare.
What is LED Light Therapy?
LED light therapy is a simple, non-invasive way to treat a variety of skin conditions using LED lights that penetrate the skin cells and promote their healing. Treatable conditions include: aging, cellulite, scars, flaccid skin, pigmentation, stretch marks and acne. All you have to do is sit under the thousands of LED lights in the adjustable panel and relax until the treatment time is up! This treatment can be used alone or along with DermaKinetics topicals for added results.
When will I see results?
One of the great things about this type of treatment is that results can be seen after the first treatment, although significant results may take several months of treatment. The time varies depending the individual and the type of skin condition being treated.
SILKPEEL DERMALINFUSION FACIALS
Can this type of treatment be used in places other than the face?
Yes! Although this is most commonly a facial, many people also have this procedure done to their necks, chest and hands. Some people even use this type of treatment to help eliminate acne from areas such as their back. Any skin on your body that you are unhappy with may be treated using a SilkPeel.
How many treatments will I need in order to see results?
Some people can see results after the very first treatment. For the best results, however, it is suggested that you receive at least four to six treatments. These treatments should be scheduled at least ten days apart.
What is a SilkPeel Dermalinfusion facial?
SilkPeel Dermalinfusion facials are like microdermabrasion, only they do not use any harsh chemicals or exfoliants before, during or after the process. Compared to similar procedures, the SilkPeel facial is virtually painless and has no major side effects. The SilkPeel machine has a diamond head with varying degrees of coarseness and can be used on all skin types. A topical dermaceutical is applied to the skin while it is being exfoliated by the diamond head for maximum absorption. A closed loop vacuum system removes the old dead skin during treatment. This treatment also stimulates new skin cell growth at the same time. A SilkPeel Dermalinfusion facial can cater to almost any client’s skin concerns, all in as little as 20 minutes!
What is recovery like?
Essentially, there is no recovery! There may be some slight redness, but otherwise clients can go about the rest of their day so long as they are wearing adequate sun protection and follow the aftercare instructions.
Will this treatment hurt?
This treatment is virtually painless. Any discomfort (usually a scratchy feeling) can normally be resolved by changing either the diamond head coarseness or the level of suction in the vacuum.
How long does the procedure take? The Beaming White® Teeth Whitening procedure takes just over 15 minutes per treatment. Most people will require 2-3 treatments to get the best results so it can take up to an hour. The treatments should be done within 24 hours of each other.
How long will the results last?
The initial treatments will last 6 months up to 2 years. Optionally, a touch-up treatment can be done every 3 to 6 months.
Is teeth whitening painful?
When using the Beaming White® Teeth Whitening Gel, the teeth whitening procedure should be painless. The gel is brushed directly onto the teeth to reduce gum irritation and the LED light that is used to accelerate the whitening process does not generate a significant amount of heat. If any irritation does occur, it usually disappears within 24 hours.
What are the risks?
When applied properly, this procedure is safe and will not cause damage to the teeth or gums. Beaming White® Teeth Whitening Gel uses one of two chemicals: a 16% hydrogen peroxide or a 44% Carbamide. Both of these are safe for cosmetic use. The side effects associated with teeth whitening are teeth sensitivity and gum irritation. Most people will notice these symptoms for only a short time and they will resolve on their own. More serious problems can occur if an individual is allergic to products with peroxide in them.
When will I see results?
Teeth will appear whiter immediately after the first treatment. Due to tooth dehydration, however, they will actually be whiter than the final results. After 72 hours, the pores of the teeth will close and the teeth will become slightly duller. For best results, three consecutive treatments are suggested.
Who can and cannot receive the treatment?
Almost everyone can benefit from Beaming White Teeth Whitening. There are some people that should not consider this treatment that include:
• Women that are pregnant or breastfeeding
• Children under the age of 14
• People with poor dental health or problems with their teeth
• People with braces
• People with allergies to peroxide
*Beaming White Teeth Whitening will only work on natural teeth. It will not work on crowns, veneers or composite fillings.