Ultimate Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 | 3 comments

Everyone who’s anyone has done Brazilian Waxing or Shaving at some point in their lives. Have you seen that episode at America’s Next Top Model when the girls took it all off?   Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.   Brazilian Laser Hair Removal of your Lady Parts is the “in” thing this millennium.  Even the likes of Rhianna and Demi Moore believe in keep it clean and simple.   Most beginners try out shaving because it’s cheap and painless. Despite these advantages, shaving is only a temporary solution. It may also cause pseudofolliculitis or commonly known as shave bumps and itchiness. Waxing is another popular procedure. But this method can be a little over the top painful. I know because I tried it myself. Waxing also needs some regrowth to be effective, which is ¼ of inch. It will take a couple of weeks or more to let it grow. For a temporary solution, it doesn’t seem worth it to pay 500 to 800 bucks a month for the rest of your life.   Thankfully, a more permanent solution is gaining rapid popularity. Brazilian laser hair removal has become so popular because of its speed and efficiency. In 6 to 10 sessions, you will immediately see considerable results.  Real LASER targets the melanin, the chromophore that gives color to the hair.  After your regular sessions, you can simply go back to yearly touch ups for those resilient hair or new regrowth. I myself am a satisfied customer of this treatment.   But is Brazilian laser hair removal for you? Every person’s skin is different thus the effectiveness of this treatment will differ for everyone. Some may also find that they are “non-responders” to this kind of treatment. This may occur if the incorrect machine is being used, the fluence is too low and the correct treatment time is not followed, or this treatment is simply just isn’t for you. So before anything else, the most important thing to do is to do your research. Don’t despair; I am here to guide you with my experience with laser hair removal.   My experience as a patient/ laser technician   There are many clinics that offer lowered, promotion service ipl, even diode unfortunately, with whitening. Don’t be fooled because they might be using using low-end machines which won’t yield the results you expect even after 8 to 15 sessions. Don’t lose faith though because there are clinics who invest on premium, medical grade laser hair removal machines like Lightsheer Duet, Soprano xl and GentleMax Pro (gentlelase or gentleyag).  But quality and brand alone don’t make an effective treatment, some of the efficacy is still dependent upon the skill and experience of the staff/doctors administering the treatment.   LightSheer/ LightSheer Duet – this diode technology is the gold standard in laser hair removal.  It has 800nm wavelength which penetrates the hair follicle down to the root.  It works by focusing the energy one area at a time.  The doctor or nurse can undergo around 2 to 3 passes for this treatment.  Upper Lip will take about 15 minutes, underarms around 20 minutes, and...

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GentleYag® Laser Vein Removal

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 | 2 comments

If you are in your early 30’s, and you are already suffering from either varicose veins or spider veins – you are not alone!  50 to 55 percent of women suffer from some type of vein problem, and so does 40 percent of men, believe it or not.   Women are just more susceptible because of the type of work we do, and the shoes we wear.  Constant standing using high heels make us more prone to either having varicose or spider veins.  Other contributing factor may include ageing, obesity, pregnancy, sedentary lifestyle, exposure to the sun and genetic predisposition. Luckily, in this time and age, there are available treatments to lessen the discomfort that varicose veins and spider veins are causing.  Sclerotherapy is still the gold standard for varicose vein removal.  It takes technical skill to perform this procedure with a board certified dermatologist.  For smaller spider veins, GentleYag Pro (In the GentleMax Pro Platform) is the best treatment, which is now available at Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic.   Our Syneron Candela GentleYAG (part of the GentleMax Platform) 1064nm Laser is most effective treating small to medium size superficial veins. Areas most often treated are the face and lower body. Most people need between 1-3 laser vein treatments for optimal treatment for spider veins. Cherry Angiomas usually respond after 1 treatment, but occasionally need a retreatment for larger, more raised lesions. Before deciding, here are some frequently ask questions regarding the causes, and treatments available for better understanding of varicose veins and spider veins in general.   What are spider veins? Spider veins are small, twisted blood vessels that are closer to the surface of the skin that varicose veins.  They may be red, purple, or blue and can be found on the legs and face, and can be seen either in a very small or very large area of the skin.  They can look like tree branches or spiderweb patterns, thus, the name “spider veins”.   What causes spider/varicose veins? Healthy veins carry blood with oxygen and nutrients from our legs, arms, and other parts of our body back to our heart through a series of one-way valves. These valves allow blood to flow in the correct way from superficial veins to deeper veins and back to the heart. The vessels are surrounded by muscles, which contract and help pump blood back to the heart. Normally the veins have a one-way valve to prevent backflow. As our body ages, the valves in our veins weaken, and blood can collect/pool inside the veins.  As blood collects within the vein, pressure builds and vessel wall weakens.  Consequently, the vein tends to bulge and twist, or cause our veins to enlarge and become more visible. This is especially true of veins in the legs and ankles, which have to work against gravity to carry blood up to the heart.   Can varicose vein or spider vein cause serious complications? Varicose vein can be an eyesore, but they rarely pose a serious health threat. Rarely, they may cause ulcers (large sores in the skin) especially near the ankles. Varicose...

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Experience the Power of GentleMax Pro Laser Hair Removal

Posted by on Nov 3, 2013 | 23 comments

It’s hard to be a woman especially with all the expectations in our society to look a certain way – We are expected to have a great body, flawless skin and to have visible hair in the underarms is just unacceptable. With proper diet, exercise and the right attitude, all these can be arranged.  Go to the gym or try Cohen to get that rockin’ body!  As for flawless skin and hair – that is where we come in!   Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic happen to have the so-called “Rolls Royce” of laser hair removal machines. GentleMax Pro is a combination of the fastest and most powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser with the 1064 nm long pulse ND:YAG laser.  What this means is that we have Diode, Alexandrite and ND:Yag which provides us the capability to offer the best treatment for all Skin Types.   Photo Courtesty of Syneron Candela Syneron Candela, the maker of this machine, is after all the global leader in the medical aesthetic marketplace.  When you ask a non-biased dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon, they will tell you to go to a practice that offer different varieties of LASERs so you can find the one that is more suited for your hair and skin type. Unlike other laser hair removal machines, GentleMax Pro has a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) that provides consistent, epidermal cooling and unparalleled comfort for the patients. DCD prepares skin for treatment by selectively spraying the upper layers (or epidermis) with a cooling burst of cryogen in adjustable spray/delay durations, milliseconds before the laser pulse. DCD’s unique design provides excellent visibility throughout the entire process, is operator independent, and will provide the same epidermal protection no matter how fast the laser is fired. This balances the heat so there is not much discomfort.  With this amazing technology, there won’t be any need for cooling gel, which tends to be a little messy when doing Full Bikini or Brazilian and Legs.  Treatment for lower legs only takes about 30 minutes, including the spot test, which takes up around 3 to 5 minutes. Imagine, underarm laser only takes around 10 minutes?  You’re in and you can just go out to go about your merry ways.  Furthermore, the FDA has approved GentleMax Pro for permanent hair reduction.   Just to give an overview: Alexandrite also known as GenteLase is a very powerful near infrared laser hair removal machine for patients with lighter skin types I-III. These are Caucasians and Asians with very light skin tone. It has excellent pick up by melanin (skin and hair pigment), which makes it great for patients with lighter skin tones, but not a good option for those with darker skin.  Alexandrite laser provides quicker, safer and more effective results compared to other lasers with proper settings.  Since it has the shortest pulse duration (or cooking time), it can also effectively lase thinner or lighter pigmented hairs.   Long Pulse ND:Yag also known as GentleYag is an infrared laser that is most effective for patients with Skin Types IV-VI.  The principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis,...

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