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IPL/ Laser Hair Removal and Treatment Areas

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IPL/ LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENT AREAS

Hair growth is present in most areas of the human body. It can range from thick/coarse textures to peach fuzz. Some hair becomes more evident with hormones during puberty and, some hair is only present in our fetal stage. The purpose of hair is to protect us from the elements, a means of skin lubrication. In other words, it aids in temperature regulation, and other bodily functions.

Different IPL/ Laser hair removal treatment areas see varying degrees of success.

Bikini | Underarms | Face | Chest | Back

The pubic, underarm, lower facial region, chest, and back grow what is known as terminal hair. Terminal hair is present at birth and grows throughout the years. Some hair starts as vellus hair (fine hair) during childhood and develops into coarser hair during puberty.

Because of the colour content and thickness of the bulb, these areas tend to get quick and dramatic results within the first couple of sessions. The downside is that these areas are hormonally influenced and may require touch-ups sooner than other areas.

Hairline | Scalp | Arms | Legs

These regions of the body also contain terminal hair growth. Because these areas are not as affected by hormones in our adult years, they typically require fewer sessions and, the results last longer before touch-ups are necessary.

Although results vary depending on your hair and skin type, proper aftercare and scheduling are vital to ensuring your treatments are successful.


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IPL/ Laser Hair Removal and Skin Tone

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How are IPL/ laser hair removal and skin tone related?

IPL/ Laser Hair Removal, Skin Tone, and The Fitzpatrick Scale

The treatment approach to IPL/ Laser hair removal depends on skin tone.The most commonly used guide for selecting the skin type for LASER and IPL treatments is the Fitzpatrick Scale. This guide helps us predict the skin’s rate of aging, risk of cancer, and reaction to UV exposure. The Fitzpatrick Scale ranges from level 1 – 6, with level one being the lightest and level six the darkest.

Different treatment approaches for different skin tones

Levels 1-3

Because lighter skin tones contain less melanin, they absorb less energy and release it faster. As a result, they are less likely to react adversely following LASER and IPL treatments. In addition, less energy absorption allows us to use higher settings in the early stages of treatment which translates into a higher rate of hair reduction.

Levels 4-6

On the other hand, melanin-rich tones absorb more energy. Therefore, a lower setting is required, especially in the early stages of the treatment course. Easing the skin into the treatment reduces the risk of burns and hyperpigmentation until it builds tolerance to the energy. Although we can safely treat darker skin, the rate of hair reduction decreases in darker skin tones.


In short, advanced IPL / LASER operating systems can effectively treat a wide range of skin tones. However, there are limitations to treating beyond a Level 5. Adverse reactions such as burns and permanent scarring can occur due to the pigment in the skin absorbing the energy emitted by the laser.

 

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Best Photofacial Deal Ever!

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Why choose one when you can have two?

Our bogo special is one of the best photofacial deals ever! Try ALISA for skin tightening/pore size reduction, ACLARA for hyperpigmentation, or ALIVIA for removal of redness. Click here for details.

Skin and Pore Tightening

ALISA uses yellow light (580-950nm) to blast collagen cells to boost production. It is ideal for treating dull skin appearance, textural damage such as scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and mature skin.

Removal of Redness and Brown Spots

On the other hand, ACLARA and ALIVIA use green light (535-950nm). ACLARA destroys excess melanin cells which are expelled from the body 2-3 weeks post treatment. This photofacial is best to lighten and clear light to dark pigmented lesions. 

ALIVIA cauterizes superficial vessels. Once cauterized, the vessels dissolve back into the skin. The ALIVIA photofacial is the best choice to diminish redness and dissolve broken capillaries.

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IPL Photofacial PreTreatment

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Safety first.

Photofacials safely treat major skin conditions, however, there can be potential side effects. When present, certain factors can cause an increased risk of side effects. Examples of contraindications are health conditions, recent treatments, or use of certain products. As a result, we have created an IPL photofacial pretreatment guide for your review before booking online. In addition, your laser technician will conduct a thorough consultation on the day of your treatment.

PLEASE REVIEW THE IPL PHOTOFACIAL PRETREATMENT GUIDELINES BEFORE BOOKING ONLINE.

Pre-treatment protocols

👉 Medications

Check with your physician regarding possible photosensitivity of prescription medications, for instance, phenytoin.

You must not currently be (or have been over the last 12 months) on oral prescription acne medications, for example, Accutane.

👉 Products

Discontinue usage of products containing AHA/BHA/Retin A/Vitamin A on the area being treated 2 weeks prior to procedure.

👉Tanning

Wait a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks from last tanning session (artificial or natural). To clarify, darker skin types should wait 6 weeks.

Contraindications:

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Disorders stimulated by light, for example, epilepsy
  • Cancer (remission under 2 years)
  • Use of photosensitive medication and herbs
  • Active infection of Herpes Simplex in treatment area
  • Use of anticoagulants

Potential side effects:

  • Discomfort
  • Fragile skin
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Erythema (redness)

Time frame: 45 minutes

Recommended sessions: 4-6 spaced 3-4 weeks apart.

Downtime required: 24 hrs. After that, light makeup can be applied.

PROFESSIONAL SKINCARE AT HOME

In addition to maximizing your treatment, professional products help maintain results. Therefore, we offer 15% OFF all Glo Skin Beauty products in-store with any skincare treatment.

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IPL Hair Removal and IUD

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Will my IUD affect my IPL Hair Removal treatments?

Can I have IPL Hair Removal if I have an IUD?

The simple answer is, yes! 


What is an IUD? 

An IUD (Intrauterine Device) is a small T-shape contraceptive device that is placed inside of the uterus. It is worn for 3-10 years with regular check-ups. Most IUD’s have hormonal components built into a simple copper structure. Others may be made of polyethylene plastic. 

Concerns with the combo…

There are concerns with this combination. Firstly, the reaction of the heat from the solid structures of the device absorbed by the body tissues. Although this sounds like a probable cause for internal burns, there are factors that make this reaction highly unlikely.  

The Factors 

The depth of the uterus beneath the skin in the average adult female, falls within the centimetre scale (not including excess fat). This measurement includes layers of skin, fascia, muscle, fat, and the multiple layers of the uterine wall.  

The light energy emitted by the device is measured on a nanometer scale and reaches up-to a 635-nanometer depth in the skin. To put this into perspective when comparing to the distance of the uterus, consider the following:  

1cm = 0.01m 

VS 

1nm = 0.000 000 001m 

 or 

One-hundredth of a meter 

VS 

One-billionth of a meter 

or 

Measurement used for object that fit on a ruler  

VS 

Measurement used for objects on an atomic or molecular level  


One thing to keep in mind though if you have the polyethylene IUD (contains hormones), there may be an effect on the expected results and/or number of sessions required. 

If you have any underlying medical conditions and are under observation of a physician, we recommend you consult with them prior to booking your appointment, to ensure you have your questions and concerns addressed from both a technical and medical perspective.  

Now that we have cleared the air, let’s CLEAR THAT HAIR! 


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CLIENT FAVOURITES

Client favourite’s…

According to records, these are the top 5 most popular services amongst our clients for 2019 so far:

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5. The Lash Lift

The #5 spot goes to the Lash Lift. Clients love the Lash Lift due to it’s longevity, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. Results last 6-8 weeks.

“Wow! I’m going home to stare at myself for 2 hours now.”

-satisfied client

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4. Microblading

In at #4 is our microblading treatment. You can rest easy knowing your brows are at the hands of our experts. Our thorough consultations and skillful technique makes this a top service at Dérmica.

Whether you’re adding 10% or 90% more volume to your brows, microblading is a game-changer. With proper care microblading can last up to 3 years.

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3. LUX facial

If you liked the FIX facial, you’re gonna love the LUX! Sitting at #3 is the LUX facial.

The LUX offers the custom care of a FIX facial, a brow Shape, plus, a relaxing combination of Swedish and Pressure point massage on your hands, arms, shoulders, neck, and face.

“Dérmica is more than a studio, it’s like a safe haven.”

-satisfied client

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2. Photofacials

Runner up is the photofacial, more specifically, the ACLARA.

ACLARA removes hyper pigmentation caused by sun damage, aging, and acne scarring.

Photofacials change your skin in ways a facial cannot. For example, while a facial can clean pores, it cannot shrink them. The ALISA photofacial can. Photofacials are the next step up from a facial and are great for anti-aging.

1. The brow Sculpt

We were not surprised to learn that your absolute favourite is the dérmica brow Sculpt! Thank you for loving and trusting the way we do brows.

If you haven’t tried this service yet, add it to your visit next time :)

“It took me so long to find you. I don’t trust anyone else with my brows.”

-satisfied client

As we are appreciate your loyalty and support, we welcome new faces :) New clients receive 10% off during Client Appreciation days when they like us on Facebook.

Client appreciation days runs from June 4 -29, 2019. No other offer is valid with this promotion.

Thank you for choosing Dérmica, we can’t wait to see you again!

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