Frequently Asked Questions
Laser therapy is a safe, effective, and commonly used treatment, providing optimal results in areas such as the removal of unwanted hair, age spots or spider veins, skin rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction. Lasers work by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat and is absorbed by the cells being targeted, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. Our Candela laser features a patented skin-cooling device for even greater client comfort and safety.
Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy is an effective way to rejuvenate the skin, giving it a more youthful appearance. Light-based treatments use a less-intense, broader spectrum of light than lasers, but are effective in treating rejuvenation of the skin.
It is important to note that laser therapy has limitations and often is not effective on clients with white, grey or blonde hair. Contact us for more information.
Yes, laser and light-based treatments have been used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. Candela, the most trusted name in the industry, has pioneered the development of some of the safest and most effective technologies and products available on the market today.
You and your practitioner will wear safety glasses to protect your eyes during the procedure. The practitioner will use a small handpiece that touches your skin to deliver the light. You may feel a light spray of coolant on your skin before each laser pulse.
Every treatment, like every client, is unique. Consult your practitioner to decide what is best for you based on your needs and expectations.
In general, avoid sun exposure for 4-6 weeks before treatment, and again after treatment until your practitioner allows it. Care should be taken in the first few days following treatments to avoid scrubbing or rinsing the treated area with abrasive skin cleansers. Consult your practitioner for specific precautions that relate to your individualized treatment plan.
In general, most procedures have a low risk of adverse side effects. Some clients experience pigment changes in the skin color. If this occurs, the skin will typically return to normal pigmentation over time. All treatment results are individual.
Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. However, consult your practitioner for more information.