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Hair Removal

IPL Epilation
Laser hair removal is the gold standard for hair removal and regrowth inhibition in light skinned patients. It prevents future hair growth by targeting the melanin at the base of the hair follicle. Heating damages follicle so hair returns lighter if at all and returns slowly. IPL epilation is a great alternative to electrolysis with many advantages. It’s a safe, effective and comfortable way to rid yourself of unwanted hair on the legs, underarms, face and torso.

A numbing creme is applied for your comfort, prior to treatment. Experienced RN specialists dial in the optimal parameters for your skin type, hair color, texture and location. A cold gel is then applied. The IPL handpiece pulses light into the treatment site. Sessions range from 15 minutes to an hour.Treated hair falls out over the next few days. Touch ups are required to remove regrowth. It generally takes 3-4 sessions to clear an area since hair can only be treated while in the growth phase (hair is in this phase about 1/3 of the time). Side effects are rare--slight redness or swelling, sometimes a small bruise or blister or pigment. Most resolve in a few weeks. Sunscreen is a must! Call for consultation

Epidermal Levelling
Epidermal Leveling employs a surgical blade to remove fine facial hair or peach fuzz which can muddy your complexion, clog pores and cause breakouts. It is performed in certified medical offices ONLY. Removing fine vellous hair in this manner WILL NOT CAUSE the hair to grow back darker or heavier. Epidermal levelling has been popular with menopausal patients who are experienceing increased facial hair. As an added bonus, it is a mild exfoliation that sands away the skin’s top layer to reveal a more youthful underlayer. It refines fine imperfections, scars, fine lines and mild pigment. Dead cells are removed, new cell growth is stimulated. It’s a terrific pick-me-up with almost no chance of irritation. Pair Epidermal Leveling with a peel to amplify results. It is an excellent prelude to FRAXEL or 1064 Laser Resurfacing. It will boost the performance of your home products. Aftercare is easy. Great for most skin types. A 30-minute appointment. Comfortable. Economical. No Hiding!

Vaniqua For Facial Hair
Available by prescription, Vaniqua is an effective topical creme that removes fine hair on the face, upper lip, sideburns, chin and neck. To find out if it’s right for you, call for an evaluation.