FAQs

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What types of machines are used by your team?

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Cynosure's Elite Aesthetic Workstation - It is the market leader and most comprehensive laser hair removal system available today. Since it's designed for all skin types, we can treat the broadest range of clients. In addition, the system is optimized for effective treatment of facial and leg veins, as well as benign epidermal pigmented lesions.

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Who will be performing the treatments?

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The treatments will be performed by either Iva, Val or Justine. All members of the team are certified laser specialists and have all the training necessary to offer you sound advice and knowledgeable treatment.

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What are the risks involved with laser hair removal?

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There is little or no recovery or down time with this treatment. Clients can return to their normal activities immediately. These lasers do not injure the dermis so the risks are extremely low. As with any procedure, you will be given an informed consent form to read over that explains all the possible risks. Sun exposure or tanning beds and certain medications could possibly make the skin more sensitive to the thermal energy of the laser. For this reason, it is the client's responsibility to inform us of any/all medications and health history during the consultation. It is also mandatory that all clients wear protective eye wear (which we provide) while receiving the laser treatment.

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How long does it take?

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The treatment may take a minute or two (small area- upper lip or chin), or up to an hour (legs or back). It is important you notify us what area you are looking to treat when booking your appointment so we allow enough time for larger areas.

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How does laser hair removal work?

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The laser targets the darkness of the melanin pigment in the hair follicle. Since melanin is only produced in the growth phase of the hair, the laser must target the hair follicle during this cycle. At any given time, 20-40% of the hair in a particular area may be in a growth phase. Therefore, more than one treatment needs to be scheduled, preferably at 4-8 week intervals. With multiple treatments we can ensure that all hair follicles are being disabled.

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Can all hair and skin colors be treated effectively with laser?

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Laser hair removal can be applied to all areas of the body and on all skin types, even tanned or dark skin, with the Cynosure Elite machine used at Skin and Body Solutions. Unfortunately, the laser cannot remove gray or platinum blonde hair.

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How do I determine my skin type? Will this affect my treatment?

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Your skin type will determine the amount of energy (J/cm2) used during your treatment. Please view the table below to determine what skin type you are. We will also assess this during your consultation.
Fitzpatrick table of skin types:

  • Type I Always burns, never tans
  • Type II Always burns, sometimes tans
  • Type III Sometimes burns, always tans
  • Type IV Rarely burns, always tans
  • Type V Moderately pigmented
  • Type VI Black skin

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Are laser treatments affordable? Do you offer package pricing?

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When you take into consideration the cost of your daily maintenance for shaving (products and time), we feel that laser treatments pay for themselves over time. We offer per treatment pricing as well as a package price based on buying 6 treatments for the price of 5. Most clients need between 6-8 treatments to get the desired outcome. We can work with you on a customized package as well during your consultation.

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Does my hair need to be “grown out” before my treatment?

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We suggest shaving the day prior to your treatment. It is highly recommended that you do not shave the day of the treatment due to the fact that shaving can make your skin more sensitive.

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What areas cannot be treated with laser?

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All areas of the face or body can be treated with the laser that is suited for your skin type. There will be some treatments that we will recommend you not consider but that will be discussed in the consultation.

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Does it hurt?

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While everyone's tolerance is different, some clients may find treatment mildly uncomfortable. With the technology used today the treatments are very quick. Any discomfort one experiences is over very quickly.