Treatments

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    All laser hair removal procedures are performed in a doctor's office. We have the latest equipment, and offer complete privacy and confidentiality. If there is any question that a candidate might not benefit from laser hair removal, we may recommend electrolysis instead.

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    The Gentlelase Laser
    The Getlelase Laser in use

    The Gentlelase Laser, a revolutionary long pulse high energy alexandrite laser system, emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where it is absorbed. The laser energy is transformed into heat, which can disable the follicle, leaving the surrounding skin unchanged. The skin is further protected during treatment by a dynamic cooling process where a cryogen is sprayed onto the skin cooling the upper layers providing patients increased comfort. This selectivity helps to protect the skin while effectively treating the unwanted hair. (Information reproduced from Candela Corporation)

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    The GentleYAG Laser

    Other hair removal lasers can not always be used effectively on well-tanned or darker skin. The GentleYAG system can uniquely remove unwanted body hair on all skin types without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. Facial and bikini areas are usually completed in less than ten minutes; legs, backs and larger areas can take longer.

    A small handpiece will be used that touches the skin to deliver the laser light. Cryogen spray will cool the skin just before each laser pulse.

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    Electrolysis

    Electrolysis works well on all skin and hair colors, including blonde and grey hair.

    Electrolysis involves a very fine probe inserted into each unwanted hair follicle. Then an electrical impulse cauterizes the blood vessels and destroys the hair's ability to grow. The hair is released from its follicle and permanently removed.

    Many patients describe the sensation as a "twinge" or a "zap," which is over very quickly. Sensitivity varies with each person and depends on the area being treated. Your own sensitivity can change from day to day due to mood and menstrual changes. The electrologist can help by adjusting treatment levels and timings to make the procedure more comfortable.

    In our practice, we use both the short-wave and blend treatment methods. Your tolerance will vary with each method. The utmost care is given to individualize each treatment to the patient's special need.

    Our office uses pre-sterilized, disposable probes. Tweezers are steam-sterilized in a surgical autoclave. It is a proven, effective method for sterilizing all surgical and electrology instruments.