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LASER TREATMENTS

Laser Hair Removal

Silky smooth shouldn't be this easy

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Safely and gently eliminate unwanted hair with our advanced laser treatment by permanently destroying the root of hair follicles. Our hair removal technology covers a large treatment area, making treatments convenient and fast. Even better, most patients report little to no pain, due to 3PC Cooling that provides the ultimate in patient comfort. During laser treatment, a diode laser beam is targeted towards the hair follicles. The penetrating energy then heats up the root of the hair, destroying it, which prevents future hair growth.

Laser Hair Removal technology focuses laser energy that targets the pigment of the hair follicle and super-heats it until it alters the follicle beyond repair – thus deactivating the hair follicle and preventing it from re-growing hair in the future. We use DiolazXL the premier lasers for hair removal providing permanent hair reduction.

DiolazeXL can be safely used on most areas of the body that have unwanted hair. Most commonly treated areas include: bikini, legs, arms, chest, back, shoulders, stomach, neck, chin and sideburns.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal works by damaging treated hair follicles to impede the growth of new hair. During sessions, your The Retreat Restorative & Aesthetics practitioner moves the treatment handpiece over the surface of your skin.

The laser pulses carefully controlled beams of light that penetrate your skin. That light is drawn to the melanin in your hair, which is the pigment that gives your hair color. As the melanin absorbs the light it becomes heated, which damages the root at the base of each hair follicle.

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?

A patented cooling technology keeps the surface of your skin at a comfortable temperature during treatment sessions. As the laser pulses, you may feel a sensation similar to the snap of a rubber band against your skin, although some men or women report virtually no sensation.

After treatments, your skin may be sensitive for a few hours and might feel as though you’ve had a sunburn. Avoid hot baths or using lotions or creams to give your skin a chance to normalize.

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Photofacial

Gently turn back the clock with the power of light

What is Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Photofacial?

Intense pulsed light is a non-invasive, non-ablative treatment that delivers high-intensity light into the deeper layers of the skin to improve fine lines and wrinkles, vascular lesions, redness, broken capillaries, and sun spots. The range and wavelength of the light emitted during the treatment can be adjusted to accommodate your specific skin needs and concerns.

What Is Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?

Beginning in your early 30s, collagen and elastin production decreases and cell turnover begins to decline, making it more difficult for skin to recover from injury and inflammation. These factors begin to express themselves on the skin in the form of brown spots and discoloration, visible capillaries, uneven skin tone, and fine lines and wrinkles. Treatments with intense pulsed light help improve each of these concerns.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)?

Intense pulsed light treatments are ideal for individuals with light to medium complexions looking to improve fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, skin tone, sun damage, vascular lesions, or capillary inflammation. Because of the multiple wavelengths used during an IPL treatment, it can be adjusted for a spectrum of skin tones. However, fair skin that is relatively elastic and “freckle-prone” shows the greatest improvement.

How Do Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments Work?

It is important to note that IPL is not a laser resurfacing treatment. While the two devices operate on similar mechanisms of delivering high-intensity light energy onto specific target cells within the skin, lasers operate using a single wavelength. IPL treatments deliver multiple wavelengths, which allow them to target various conditions. They are also non-ablative, meaning that they do not damage the surface of the skin, whereas some laser treatments can be ablative.

What Will I Experience During An Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatment?

Intense pulsed light treatments are not entirely pain-free, although the level of discomfort depends upon your individual threshold for pain. It is common for a topical numbing cream to be applied before treatment to reduce the sensation that is often compared to the snapping of a rubber band on the skin.

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*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person

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