Clinique Revolution offers laser hair removal with The Lightsheer Laser.
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The science behind Laser Hair Removal
Anagene : Active growth phase, it is a period of active growth. This phase can last from weeks to years.
Catagene: Transitional phase, it is a period of transition and regression that precedes the telogene phase. Hair growth slows. This phase lasts 2 weeks.
Telogene: Rest, it is the period which precedes hair loss and the start of a new growth cycle. This phase lasts 6 weeks.
Hair growth varies among individuals and is affected by the following factors: Age, Weight, Metabolism, Hormones, Medications, and Ethnic origin
- Almost every region of the body can be treated except eyebrows and eyelashes as they are too close to the eye. In some cases a limited part of the brow may be done by the most experienced technician. You will be asked to wear special protection.
- The best results are underarms, bikini, brazilian bikini and lower leg. This is because the hairs in those areas are larger and darker than in most other parts of the body.
- Some areas are harder to treat than others but this can vary from one person to the next. The more the hair is thin and blond the harder it is to treat. For example the upper lip , upper thighs, buttocks and arms.
- The rule of thumb is that people with dark hair and light skin represent the best candidates for laser hair removal with a diode laser.
- People with very dark skin are not good candidates for laser hair removal. Dark skin acts as a filter that does not allow sufficient energy to reach the hair follicle. It is ineffective in this type of patient and can cause burns.
- The LightSheer diode laser is known as The Golden Standard, its effectiveness has been proven since 1999.
- This diode laser is capable of effectively and permanently eliminating unwanted hair in a reliable, and virtually painless fashion.
- The diode 800 nanometer laser targets hair pigment, this is the substance that gives hair its color.
- The laser delivers a high energy pulse to the hair follicle and inactivates it permanently. This prevents hair from growing.
- The laser is most effective when hair is in an active growth phase.
- The more pigmentend the hair the better the result. For this reason the darker and thicker the hair the better the result.
Your First Visit & Treatment
In preparation for your treatment :
- Gently shave the area to be treated.
- Avoid dark or colored undergarments that may stain or leave a film on your skin.
- Remove all creams, lotions, ointments, oils or deodorant & anti-perspirant from areas that will be treated.
- 1 Month prior to treatment do not use tanning products, retinoic acid or hydroquinone containing products.
- 1 month prior to treatment do not expose yourself to the sun or UV rays
- 1 Month prior to treatment do not wax, use tweezers to remove hair or perform electrolysis on the area to be treated.
- 6 months prior to treatment stop using Accutane or any other retinoic acid product.
- If you are using medications or products known to cause photosensitization for example: tetracycline please advise your physician before coming to the clinic.
The most frequent drugs involved in photosensitization are: Tetracycline, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Isotretinoin (Accutane), Retin-A, Oral Contraceptives (birth control pills), Hydrochlorothiazide.
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- Laser treatments can dry the skin. Use moisturizing lotion in the days following your treatment.
- Treated hairs will fall out by themselves 1-2 weeks following your treatment. You may think that regrowth is occurring but this is not the case. The use of an exfoliant or a glove can help accelerate this process. You may shave but this is not necessary.
- Note any changes and advise us if you think you are having an abnormal reaction.DONTS
- In the hours following your treatment avoid taking a hot shower or bath.
- Do not pull hairs out with tweezers or by other means.
- Do not irritate the recently treated area as this may cause discoloration. Avoid irritating clothes, creams perfumes etc… Please discuss the use of creams, oils, ointments etc…with our knowledgeable staff.
- Do not remove scabs or blisters that may have formed in the treated area.
- Do not expose yourself to the sun or UV rays for 2 weeks after your treatment or if your skin has not completely healed.
An inflammatory reaction around the hair follicles that have been treated with laser is normal. It is referred to as a ‘‘folliculitis’’ or an inflammation of the follicle. The type of reaction varies from one person to the next and can go from slight swelling and redness to blisters. People can feel tingling, burning and other sensations. These are transient and never severe or persistent. If this is not the case or you are unsure please call our knowledgeable staff.
Applying cold compresses, moisturizing cream that is hypoallergenic and scent free or an ointment such as Zincofac can help with temporary discomfort. In some cases, a cream such as Polysporin can help with the healing process.
Frequently Asked Questions
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