Laser Hair Removal
As with all things at Vivesse, we’re here to enhance your self-esteem and to help you enjoy all those precious moments of life. It’s hard to do that when you have unsightly hair. Whether you’re a young woman who wants to wear a bikini, a man who wants to take off his shirt at the beach or a mature woman returning to work and embarrassed by her mustache, Laser Hair Removal can solve your problem. Sure, there are other ways to remove hair – shaving, depilatories, waxing – but none are long-lasting, virtually pain-free, maintenance-free and give no irritation. With our state of the art technology at Vivesse Med Spa you can have silky smooth skin again.
HOW IT WORKS
Hair grows from follicles under the skin. Laser Hair Removal targets these follicles. A beam of highly concentrated laser light penetrates the skin and, without damaging the surrounding tissue, is absorbed by the hair follicles. This laser energy heats them to a temperature that destroys them. Hair follicles go through different phases as the hair grows. Only during a certain phase are they sensitive to the laser light. Since not all follicles are in this phase at the same time multiple treatments are required over time so as to catch each of the follicles in the right phase.
* results may vary
Should I shave before the treatment?
Shaving the day before or just prior to treatment is recommended and you may shave again twenty-four hours after treatment unless your provider tells you otherwise.
Is it safe?
With the Soprano system Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment has provided safe and effective permanent hair reduction* for hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. Because Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ utilizes exclusive IN-MOTION™ technology and low-heat settings we’re able to provide a level of safety unlike any other laser hair removal procedure.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically, 4 to 6 treatments are adequate to provide permanent hair reduction*. However, after a one-on-one consultation, your provider may determine that based on the density of your hair, hair color and skin color, you may require additional treatment. It’s not unusual to require a touch-up treatment one or two years after completing laser hair removal treatments.
Will my hair ever grow back?
Actively growing hairs that are treated should not grow back. Once a hair follicle is damaged it cannot grow hair. However, hair follicles that were not in the active growth phase during treatment will need to be treated at a later time. It’s also not unusual for patients to have a touch-up one to two years after initial treatment due to hormonal changes.
Do I need to arrange time off from work for treatments?
No. Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ has no “down time” and requires no recovery time. You can have a Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment and return to work, school or other normal activities immediately.
How do I know it really won’t hurt?
Most people find the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal treatment comfortable, especially when compared to other hair removal methods and lasers. This is one of the few laser hair removal procedures where numbing cream is not necessary. Pain is subjective, however, so if you are uncomfortable during treatment simply talk to your provider.
AREAS THAT CAN BE TREATED
At Vivesse Med Spa we carefully evaluated the many available technologies before choosing the Soprano system by Alma Lasers. The Soprano uses unique SHR™ technology and IN Motion™ protocol. It generates pulses of energy that gradually heat the follicles in the skin’s sub dermal layer. An additional cooling mechanism further ensures the surface of your skin stays cool and comfortable throughout your treatment.
Most conventional laser hair removal technologies utilize massive amounts of heat to destroy hair follicles and ensure permanent reduction. Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ SHR™, on the other hand, is a unique technology that delivers low heat levels at a fast delivery. By utilizing low heat, SHR™ decreases the pain and minimizes the risk of side effects. This is why no numbing cream is necessary. You’ve heard horror stories about burns, blistering and scaring? The SHR™ removal treatment can make them a thing of the past!
*Permanent reduction in hair regrowth defined as a long term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing when measured at 6, 9 and 12 months after the completion of a treatment regime.