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 laser hair removal technology at Vivesse Med Spa you can have silky smooth skin again.
HOW LASER HAIR REMOVAL 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.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL FAQs
Should I shave before the laser 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 laser hair removal safe?
The Vectus system Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment has provided safe and effective permanent hair reduction* for hundreds of thousands of patients worldwide. At Vivesse Med Spa we chose Vectus system because it is the fastest machine on the market. It also has the ability to detect the amount of melanin (that’s the skin pigment that darkens your skin) and adjust the amount of energy delivered automatically. This provides one of the safest laser hair removal treatments available.
How many hair removal 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 hair removal 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. Vectus laser hair removal has no “down time” and requires no recovery time. You can have a treatment and return to work, school or other normal activities immediately.
How do I know it really won’t hurt?
Most people find the Vectus 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, and may differ depending on locations such as bikini lines, brazilian, or chest, so if you are uncomfortable during treatment simply talk to your provider.
AREAS THAT CAN BE TREATED WITH LASER HAIR REMOVAL
- Upper lip
OUR LASER HAIR REMOVAL TECHNOLOGY
At Vivesse Med Spa we carefully evaluated the many available technologies before choosing the Vectus system by Cynosure Lasers. We chose this system for two reasons. First, it is the fastest system on the market. Areas that used to take 90 minutes to treat can now be treated in 30 minutes. Second, only Cynosure has the Skintel Melanin Reader. This patented technology determines exactly how much melanin (that’s the pigment that makes your skin dark) is in your skin. The laser settings are customized according to this reading. This 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 Vectus laser hair removal treatment can make them a thing of the past!
LASER HAIR REMOVAL BEFORE & AFTER
* Results may vary
* 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.
About Vivesse Med Spa
Vivesse is a medical spa in Bloomfield, Connecticut dedicated to bringing the most up-to-date cosmetic medical spa treatments to the Hartford area including the communities of Avon, West Hartford, Simsbury, South Windsor, Hartford & Manchester. We offer cosmetic treatments such as laser hair removal, IPL photorejuvenation and laser resurfacing. We specialize in dermal filler treatments including Botox and Juvederm. We also offer fat reduction treatments such as Kybella, HCG weight loss and skin tightening treatments. Vivesse is led by Dr. Lori Greenwald, who is recognized as one of the best surgeons in the country by both Money Magazine and the Consumer’s Research Council of America and is recognized as an Alma Laser Luminary for laser therapy.