We will not perform laser treatments on pregnant women.
It is not safe to laser skin with an active tan or while using spray tan products.
We can now treat dark skin with our Lyra-i 1064 NdYag.
Are there any contraindications that would prevent me from receiving treatments? There are a number of drugs and topical ointments that can increase skin sensitivity and would cause us to delay or refuse treatment. Please be sure to inform us of your use of Retin-A, Accutane (or generics), antibiotics, steroids, acne medications, or prescription drugs when requesting an appointment. If you are receiving treatment by a Dermatologist or Physician you should receive their approval prior to treatment.
Can pregnant women receive treatment? Be sure to inform us that you are pregnant. Pregnant women should not be lasered and some facial products should not be used on pregnant women. Some light-based therapies such as IPL and specially developed organic and vitamin C based facial treatments are gentle and safe during pregnancy.
How do cosmetic lasers work? Lasers are specific wavelengths of light that are attracted to specific targets in the body called chromophores. Different wavelengths are attracted to different chromophores. A 755nm wavelength is attracted to melanin, a 595nm wavelength is attracted to hemoglobin (blood), a 1064nm is attracted to pigment, etc.
Are lasers safe? Lasers are a controlled high energy source that are very safe and effective in the hands of a trained technician. Each procedure is individually designed with the utmost consideration for safety and client comfort. We have performed thousands of treatments and can answer any of your questions.
Am I a good candidate for laser? Most caucasian skin responds very well to laser. Darker skin types demand a more conservative approach and we have added and additional laser with a longer wavelength of light that is safer on dark skin. The laser needs melanin (pigment) in the hair to be effective. Blonde, white, grey, and red hair does not respond well to lasering. Please call us to schedule a free consultation.
How should I prepare for lasering? If you are receiving treatment for hair reduction, do not wax, pluck, or use dipilatories within one month of the treatment. You can shave the area and must shave the area to be lasered within 24 hours of the treatment. The hair should be at skin level. Do not apply any lotions or ointments. It is imperative that you avoid sun exposure and tanning for the month prior to any laser treatment. We will not laser tan skin or skin with any spray tanning products on it.
How many treatments are required? Different treatments require different protocols. There are a variety of factors such as skin type, hair color, area of treatment, age, etc.that have an effect on the results of the treatments. The average number of treatments for hair removal is 6-9, sunspots 2-3, spider veins 2-4, wrinkle removal and skin tightening 2-4, tattoo removal 5-10.