FAQs

Laser Hair Removal and Facial Skincare FAQs

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Ingrown hair, otherwise known as also known as Pseudofolliculitis barbae (or PFB), is a condition that usually manifests as small and slightly raised reddish bumps surrounding hair follicles. Minor cases of ingrown hair often resembles (and feels like) razor burn but, when left untended, can become complicated and painful. Ingrown hairs can become infected, leading to substantial discomfort and the development of unsightly cysts.

The condition usually occurs when a hair (that has recently been shaved, waxed or plucked) grows back improperly. Often the hair gets trapped inside the follicle, curling into itself, or grows into the skin surrounding the follicle. When this happens the trapped hair causes skin irritation that can range from minor inflammation to moderate acne or severe infection. Aside from the inconvenience of the condition, people that chronically suffer from ingrown hair often have to treat isolated incidents through antibiotics and topical solutions.

Yes! A common use of laser hair removal systems is the treatment and prevention of ingrown hairs anywhere on a patient’s face or body.

Laser technology uses a specialized method for breaking down the growth of all hair and the effects of this work to effectively combat ingrown hair as well. Common hair removal methods (like shaving, waxing and plucking) are carried out by breaking the hair shaft on a superficial level (at the surface of the skin or just below it) and this can actually lead to more ingrown hair. Laser hair removal stops hair growth by halting it at the follicle root itself, permanently damaging the follicles ability to produce new hairs.

Lasers are able to stop the development of ingrown hair by addressing the problem at its source, stopping hair from growing before it has a chance to become trapped in the skin or follicle. It also works to address existing ingrown hairs in a similar way, offering patients a comprehensive solution to the problem. After only a few sessions of laser treatment, patients are able to put a stop to ingrown hairs forever and are free to live their lives without worrying about having to suffer through any further pain or embarrassment.

Men and women of any age looking to rid themselves of unwanted hair! The Alma Soprano Lite system can safely and effectively remove hair from virtually anywhere on the face and body. The Soprano can treat all skin types, hair types and most hair colors.

Hair reduction is gradual, most patient’s start to see reduction after one session. Many patients may be alarmed by what appears to be new hair growth at this time but this is actually surface hair shedding and is a natural part of the removal process. Once the hair follicle is permanently damaged, new hair cannot grow. During the process, some of these follicles may be only partially damaged and will need to be retreated. Follow-up treatments are necessary in order to achieve full hair removal so be sure not to get discouraged with your initial results. Full hair removal requires 8- 10 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart, however by your 6th treatment you will already be noticing a huge reduction in hair growth. The reason you need 8-10 sessions is because our hair grows in 3 different cycles and the laser needs to target all 3 growth cycles for permanent hair removal. Testimonials from our clients prove that the treatment is extremely effective in achieving the aesthetic improvement desired.

Alma Soprano Lite has been FDA and Health Canada approved since 2005. It is used worldwide and has safely and effectively treated millions of patients.

There are a number of variables that can affect the success of treatment series. Generally; after each treatment, you’ll see a noticeable reduction in the number of hairs that regrow in the treatment area. On average 8-10 treatments for best results. Testimonials from our patients prove that the treatment is extremely effective in achieving the aesthetic improvement desired.

Yes! Ingrown hairs can occur at any time, causing embarrassment and even severe pain to those that suffer from them. Luckily there are treatments available that can stop the development of this common problem by addressing it at its source: Laser hair removal.

OxyGeneo FAQs

OxyGeneo™ is an innovative technology for skin exfoliation (removal of dead skin cells from the skin surface), for the purpose of improving skin oxygen levels, and infusion of essential nutrients to enrich the skin. The simultaneous skin exfoliation along with skin oxygenation optimizes the absorption of the valuable components in our nutrient-rich gels into the skin.

No, You can resume your daily routine immediately after an OxyGeneo™ treatment and there is no need for special care. We do advise, however, that you apply sunscreen after treatment to protect the skin.

An OxyGeneo™ session feels like a facial massage. The exfoliation is described as very refreshing and comfortable. Many clients fall asleep and wake up feeling rested and rejuvenated. Clients with sensitive skin may have a slight abrasive sensation during the session.

The session is suitable for both women and men, and both benefit from its outcome. It is preferable if men do not shave on the day of the session.

After an OxyGeneo™ session your skin should feel smoother, fresher and look brighter with a more uniform tone with the reduction of hyperpigmentation. In addition, you will notice a general improvement in skin texture and in the appearance of fine lines. Your skin will be plump and hydrated. You will notice: restored volume and a renewed youthful glow, firm skin and tightened pores, improved skin cell production

TriPollar Technology FAQs

The majority of patients are able to see a visible difference immediately after the 1st treatment – especially following treatment on the face. However, in order to achieve long-term results, you will need to undergo several TriPollar treatment sessions.
Long-term results vary depending on the area to be treated and the desired result. In general, you will need to undergo between 4 and 8 treatments on average. The number of treatment sessions is determined according to your specific needs by the physician or aesthetic professional. In order to sustain the results, it is important to maintain a lifestyle that includes a healthy diet and exercise.
It is recommended to undergo no more than one TriPollar treatment per week to obtain optimal results. Collagen production and fat metabolism are processes that take time; therefore a complete TriPollar treatment should be scheduled over several weeks with one-week intervals between each session.

A TriPollar treatment feels like a warm massage. It is pleasant and pain-free. Some patients even report falling asleep during treatments. The treatment lasts an average of 20-40 minutes, depending on the treatment area.

In order to maintain the results it is important to maintain a lifestyle of a healthy diet and exercise. In addition, it is recommended to undergo maintenance treatments every 4 to 8 weeks to prolong and enhance the results.
TriPollar treatments are suitable for all skin colors, including dark and pigmented skin. The treatment is based on Radio Frequency (RF) energy that produces heat in the target area. Unlike lasers or other optical energy-based devices, RF is “color blind” meaning that it has no affinity to skin pigmentation, such as melanin or hemoglobin.

In general, if you are healthy, then you are a suitable candidate for TriPollar treatments. There are very few specific treatment contraindications such as: pregnancy, superficial metal implants in the treatment areas, and pacemakers. Your physician or aesthetic professional will confirm your suitability after taking a brief medical history.

After TriPollar treatments, you can immediately return to your daily routine. It is a “walk-in, walk-out” procedure with no downtime.
TriPollar treatments are suitable for women who are post-pregnancy for circumference reduction and tightening of loose skin. However, it is recommended to start the treatment only between 1 and 3 months after delivery, in accordance with each individual’s post-partum recovery.
Glycerin was found to be the most suitable material due to its high resistance to RF. It allows the RF to penetrate to the deep layers while preventing the epidermal layer from becoming overheated or harmed. Glycerin is also widely used in the cosmetics industry as a safe and beneficial component, in addition to helping the applicator glide comfortably over the skin and keeping it feeling cool.