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Laser hair Removal

Cutera's ProWave : Is not just an IPL !

It is a one of a kind hand pc, that has 3 different Laser wave Lengths that it is able only to this Hand Pc. No other hand pc has the ability to have 3 wave lengths , all in one hand pc. So this is not just an IPL ! 

When considering which type of hair removal method works best for you, do not forget to also research the laser techs schooling and experience.

There are 3 main types of lasers:

An over the counter drug store variety for at home use : you will get the hair growth slowing down equal to waxing minus the engrown issue, however the output on these home equipment just does not have strong enough output to damage the blood supply to kill the hair growth.

An Esthetic/Spa quality laser ; is a good step up but many do not have strong enough output to actually kill the growth of the hair.

A Medical Grade Laser : Is the only Laser that has the output strong enough to do the job of destroying the hair growth completely. there are many different machines out there . The laser Machine that Namaste has chosen is one of the leading Laser Companies, that bring the newest technology to to market . All their hand pc give quality results which is very unusual for a laser company to be able to claim. But CUTERA can, and we have had CUTERA machines since 2009.

As with all treatments, the actual person running the machine has alot to do with the RESULTS the clients see. The tech may do extra tight passes where one spreads them out more. When doing laser treatments such as tightning treatments , results vary greatly from on tech to another, it is the tech that has the experince and knowledge of muscles and origins and insertions of the muscles. A tech is not taught this in Laser school, this is education learned during training for Spa Massage course where you learn to work with many different body machines. 

 

At Namaste Laser & Esthetics Day Spa, we use Cutera’s ProWave 770 Laser, Limelight and Cuteras Laser Genesis, which is able to preform many different treatments, such as , pigment :age sots, flushing, psorisis , Tightning: Pores and improving texture of the skin, Scar: reducing acne, and surgery scars, Warts : the nasty little things that grow in many different places. aBUT that can all be gone now. Which both offer the latest in laser technology with each treatments each machine offers.  This means that our laser can treat the widest variety of skin types (from fair to dark), and the laser penetrates to the deepest level of the hair follicle, ensuring a successful result for permanent hair reduction.

Our FDA medical grade Cutera has 3 lasers: from a 755nm Alexindrite laser for pale skin tones to 1100nm laser for darker skin types; all skin types can be treated safely and effectively with the Cutera laser.  At Namaste we urge you to educate yourself on lasers, on realistic results, and on safety and experience when it comes to the clinic you choose; we provide nothing less then quality treatments with outstanding results. Feel free to call us for an appointment anytime for any inquiries you may have prior to embarking on your laser journey, be it for Laser Hair removal ,Acne Scaring ,Pigments issues, Broken Blood vessels , or Skin Tightning .

We want our clients to be happy with the results, to feel like they are in having a Spa treatment and comfortable that they've made the right choice in choosing our us, that we are experienced estheticians as well as knowledgeable laser Techs.

 

HOW LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORKS ;

Laser hair removal uses  energy in the form of light to destroy the hair follicle. The energy from the laser  is absorbed by the pigment in the hair and is then transferred to the surrounding cells, which in turn are converted into heat. The heating denatures the cells, rendering them incapable of producing further hair growth. The heat kills the hair roots but the hair remains in the skin and will fall out 1-3 weeks after the treatment. Some hairs can even fall out at the time of treatment. The hair being treated should not be tweezed, threaded or waxed for at least 2 weeks prior to Starting your treatment plan , and during the course of your treatments the only hair removal method you should be using ,is shaving. This is to ensure you receive maximum beneficial results, as any other hair removal method creates a stronger hair follicle, thus making it more resistant to treatment.  

An average of six to eight treatments are required for maximum hair reduction, but results are highly individualized, as each person has different skin types, hair growth patterns and cycles, target areas and health history.
 
Laser hair removal can only target the hair when it is in its active growing cycle, which is why we need to spread your treatment session over 6 + weeks. There are three phases of hair growth: Anagen, Telogen, and Catagen.
 
The laser can effectively target hairs only in the active, or growing, stage (Anagen).  This is because during the Anagen phase, the hair is physically attached to the follicle, allowing the laser’s heat to travel down the hair shaft and destroy the hair follicle. There are usually only about 20%-30% of our hairs in the Anagen phase during any given time, which is why we must return for multiple treatment sessions.
 
 

There will be a permanent reduction in the amount of hair. It is important to understand exactly what permanent hair reduction means. It does not mean 100 percent reduction, but rather 50 to 90 percent reduction. New hairs may appear over time, but in most cases it is finer, sparser and lighter. Maintenance treatments can still be done after your recommended sessions are finished to help with those new hairs that have grown over time. 

Ingrown hairs can be caused by almost every hair removal method, except Laser. Waxing and shaving can result in breakage of the hair. The tugging on the hair causes the hair to break half way while the rest of the hair remains attached. The hair then tries to grow but has been disrupted causing the hair to coil. The result is then a large red swollen ingrown hair. Laser can effectively treat and prevent ingrown hairs from happening in the first place. The laser does not come in contact with the hair, rather the filtered light is absorbed by the pigment of the hair which is then converted to heat. There is no tugging or pulling on the hair. The laser treatment can still target the hair inside the ingrown and the heat helps eliminate any bacteria inside of the follicle. 

Pricing information:  It is difficult to publish standard pricing  because each clinic uses different guidelines of borders and areas. This is why a consultation is required to give you accurate price for each area of interest..

Prices are on On Line Booking Portion, you will need to sign into our system as a  new client and go into to looking at which area you are interested, but remember these prices are estimates.   

A minimum 24 hour notice of cancellation is required.

 

LASER HAIR REMOVAL PRE & POST INSTRUCTIONS

 

  Before your treatment:

 

DO'S :

 

  •     Two days before your treatment, exfoliate area to be treated to prepare the skin
  •     Use manicure scissors to trim facial hair and/or shave any other areas being done.
  •     Use sunscreen when exposed to the sun.
  •     Make use of numbing creams(Emla or Dr Numb)( both available at Namaste) for a pain               reliever 1 hour prior to treatments. Specially recommended for upper lip and areas such             as the genitalareas.  
  •     Do not go into a tanning booth up to 3 weeks before your Laser hair removal appointment and do    not go in for up to 1 week after your treatment 

 

  •  DON'TS :
  
  • No waxing,tweezing,bleaching or deplitory creams are to be used during treatment sessions.
  • It you are going to your first treatment, you must wait at least 2 weeks following using and deplitory cream or waxing or threating treatments.
  • Never Shave the Face for Females as this MAY promote coarseness and darkening of the facial hairs
  • Do not come to a laser appointment if you have travelled to a hot destination unless you have been home, out of the sun for a min. of 4 weeks from your last day of being in the sun.If you still have some tan to your skin , that is ok as long as you have not been exposed to the heat of the sun for a min of 4 weeks.
  • Do not come to a laser appointment after being exposed to the sun within 24-48 hours before app.
 

After your treatment:

 

DO'S :

  • Use soothing gels such as Aloe Vera or Destin( sunburn treatment gel) as needed.
  • Use cold compresses should there be some discomfort for the next 4 days
  • Immediately on getting home if area feels hot, take a ice cube wrapped in tissue on place on and off on area that is still hot feeling.
  • 5 days after your appointment, exfoliate the area to remove "trapped" hairs.To avoid ingrowns.

DON'TS:

  • No make up or heavy creams are to be used on the area for 12 hours after treatment.
  • Use deodrant for 12 hours after or anti-perspirant
  • Do not go into any hot shower immediately after treatment , wait 24 hours for your regular shower temperature.
  • Do not go into any hot tub or sun bed for 48 hours after treatment
  • Do not go for a long bike ride upon having treatment in the bikini area.

 

  • Consult with clinic about when to resume skin care regime.

         Prices are found on our "On Line" Booking site. 

         All services need GST to be added 

 BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS (LHR)

 

UNDERARM   BEFORE

UNDERARM AFTER  5 TREATMENTS

BIKINI-BEFORE/AFTER 5 TX

  

 

 
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