While we advise patients that they will experience some level of discomfort most tell us during their treatment that it was either significantly less than they expected or they felt no pain at all, and that compared to waxing and plucking Laser Hair Removal was almost a comfortable experience! We will perform a test patch before performing a full treatment so you can see if you see whether it’s within your comfort levels.
The hair growth cycle has three stages, growing, resting and transitional, at any time between around 85% of your hair is in the growth stage so not all hairs will be treated at any one time. To ensure the best results for you we recommend a 4-8 week interval between treatments depending on which area is being treated; your specialist therapist will advise you during your consultation.
There are many methods to remove unwanted hair, none are permanent but laser hair removal is the most effective treatment available. Laser hair removal is the only clinically proven treatment for the removal of unwanted facial and body hair gently, quickly and effectively with long-lasting results and most of our patients see between 80-90% reduction and are elated with the results.
When performed by a trained professional Laser Hair Removal is safe, as an additional safety measure your practitioner will check your skin’s melanin count before every treatment to ensure you are suitable to treat. A small number of people may experience side effects such as pink skin, redness, swelling around the treatment are or the follicles, if you have any concerns please contact us.
The procedure can cause a stinging sensation, which can be eased by applying a local anaesthetic cream.
It usually takes several treatment sessions to remove a tattoo successfully, the number of sessions needed depends upon the colour of the tattoo ink as well as other factors, with regular intervals between sessions.
Most peels can be performed within a few minutes, depending on size of the area being treated.
With good sun protection, results can last months, even years. This is dependent upon the depth of the peel. The deeper peels generally provide a long-lasting effect.
Generally chemical peels are done once every 2-3 weeks, until the desired results are achieved. Maintenance peels can then be performed once a month.
Chemical peels are used for the treatment of photo-aging (from sun damage), wrinkles, scarring, acne, precancerous lesions, and discoloration (including melasma, freckles, and age spots).
Chemical peels produce controlled injury to the skin, which promote growth of new skin and improved appearance. A variety of chemicals can be used as peeling agents and include glycolic, trichloroacetic (TCA), salicylic and resorcinol. The different chemical solutions produce different degrees of injury to the skin.
The state of your skin after a peel depends on the type of chemical used and your skin type. Superficial peels have limited effects. Medium peels may cause some redness and the deeper peels may require 10-14 days to recover.
The Exilis uses radio frequency energy and the new generation advanced technology delivers a safe uniform distribution of RF energy, eliminating energy peaks. The resultant heat energy is targeted below the skins surface, volumetrically heating the deeper tissues of the undesirable fat layers and induces shrinkage of the fat cells by ramping up their metabolic activity and stimulates the generation of new collagen. This RF process leads to circumference reduction and also in improvement in the appearance of cellulite.
Each treatment is a quick 30 to 45 minute visit, scheduled 7-14 days apart. Exilis treatments are recommended in packages of 4 to 6 treatments to achieve the best effect. Maximum results are seen at three months post series.
Everyone is different, but in general most people begin to see a measurable difference after only 2or 3 visits and see excellent results after only 4 treatment sessions. With regard to how soon can results be expected, patients may observed the quick post treatment results with the final result even more visible after the third week after the final session.
Perhaps, the primary yardstick to measure the effectiveness of this new medical device is on the fat amounts or levels that it eventually reduces or eliminates. The industry proponents of this technology states Exilis allows a much deeper cellulite reduction, better than other RF options.
Exilis is a non-invasive radio frequency (RF) device designed to focus varying depths of heat to customize treatment for skin tightening, fat reduction or both. Exilis Day sessions, are the newest non-surgical method for body-shaping and circumferential reduction of targeted fatty deposits on the body.
The client satisfaction rate is high, with circumferential reductions ranging from 1 to 6 inches of volume loss after 4 treatment sessions.
There are two types of fat cells - Subcutaneous and Visceral. Subcutaneous fat is located directly above the skeletal muscle and below the skin. Its superficial placement is at the proper depth penetration for addressing with radio frequency.