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Laser Hair Removal &
Skin Rejuvenation Clinic

Meena Jain, M.D.

Frequently Asked Questions for Laser Hair Removal

How does a laser or light-based system remove hair?
The system emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin, to the hair follicle, where it is absorbed.Upon absorption, the energy is transformed into heat, which can disable the follicle, while leaving thesurrounding tissue unharmed.

How do I know if I'm a good candidate for laser or light-based hair removal?
Generally speaking, if you are concerned about unwanted hair, you are probably a candidate for hair removal.Laser or light-based systems are a faster, easier alternative for hair removal.

Is the treatment painful?
Most individuals describe the treatment as a series of slight pin pricks or rubber band snaps to the skin. Themajority of patients tolerate this sensation without anesthetics. Additional comfort is provided by applyingcooling to the area to be treated. Within about 30 minutes of treatment, the area may become pink or red; thismay last from a few hours to one day.

How long does it take?
With this procedure numerous hairs are removed at the same time. The amount of time needed depends on the sizeof the area to be treated. The lip usually takes less than one minute; other areas, such as the leg, may takesignificantly longer.

How many treatments will be necessary?
Hair grows in cycles. The laser or pulsed light only affects hair when it is in its early growth phase. Infact, the system will disable follicles that are actively producing hair at the time of treatment. At any time,some hair follicles are dormant. Repeated sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when theyre-enter the growth phase.

Frequently Asked Questions for Facial and Leg Spider Vein Removal

How does a laser help?
With a beam of light, the laser can deliver a prescribed dose of energy to the spider veins. The laser"selectively" coagulates the problem veins while sparing surrounding areas. After treatment, the vessel slowlyand naturally disappears.

How many treatments are required?
Results are seen within three to four weeks. Typically, one to two treatments are recommended. Eliminatingunwanted blemishes while promoting healthier skin.

Can we be sure that this will work on my veins?
This is something that must be determined with each patient individually, but the majority of patients willbenefit from this treatment.

Is this treatment difficult?
No. This non-invasive treatment process takes between 10 minutes to about 20 minutes, depending on yoursituation. After treatment, there is no down time ? which means you can resume all of your normal activitiesimmediately afterward.

Frequently Asked Questions for non-Ablative Facial Rejuvenation

What is non-ablative facial rejuvenation?
A non-surgical process that offers a noticeable improvement in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, smaller pore size, and smoother skin. This procedure utilizes a series of gentle light laser treatments. It has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures to come to market.

How do I know if I have photo damaged skin?
If you are over 30 years old and enjoy an active lifestyle your skin is probably showing signs of damage.

How does laser treatment reduce the signs of photo damage?
Lasers work by focusing a beam of light to a target in the skin such as enlarged blood vessels and irregular pigmentation. The enlarged vessels and irregularities are removed without scarring or damage to the treated or surrounding area and the underlying collagen is stimulated.

Do lasers work on all skin types?
Although some lasers are limited by skin types, our Cynosure Apogee Elite™ Laser has a dual-laser system which works with all skin types.

Which other conditions are treatable by lasers?
Elimination of red and brown blemishes, reduction of minor wrinkles, and a general tightening of your skin's collagen.

Is the treatment painful?
There is some minor discomfort associated with the treatment. In most cases no anesthesia is necessary. Such discomfort can be alleviated by cooling with a cold air system.

How does laser facial skin treatment differ from CO2 lasers, chemical peels, and dermabrasion?
Unlike CO2 lasers, dermabrasion or chemical peels that remove the outer skin and require significant healing time, the laser gently penetrates the skin without damaging it and destroys the blood vessels and brown pigment that are the cause of the problem. It also tightens the collagen and minimizes large pores.

What will I look like after laser facial skin treatment?
Results will vary, your skin may appear reddened. You can expect to return to your normal activities immediately with minimal precautions such as sunscreen.

How many treatments are required?
Typically several treatments are required for full face treatment. The average treatment takes about 20 minutes. Results may become apparent after the first few treatments.