Laser Hair Removal is a cosmetic procedure to remove facial and body hair.
The laser's intense heat disables the part of the hair that produces new growth (follicle).
Long-term hair removal is often possible with multiple treatments, and has resulted in happy patients throughout the Inland Empire, including Riverside & San Bernardino Counties.
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GentleLase Pro procedures use flash lamp technology to excite an alexandrite crystal to create and lase a 755nm wavelength laser through a fiber optic which is delivered to the patients skin along with a pre and post (laser pulse) burst of cryogen cooling that cools the epidermal layer of skin to a comfortable level thus allowing for the fastest and most efficacious treatments available today. The 755nm Alexandrite Laser targets the melanin in the hair shaft effectively destroying the hair follicle at the root preventing future hair growth.
As good as the GentleLase Pro is there must be melanin in the hair for the laser to effectively treat. A good candidate is someone with light to medium skin tone with dark hair. Darker skin patients should consider using a 1064nm/Yag laser or 810nm/diode (Motif LHR) (to remove hair) treatments as too much melanin can be absorbed by the GentleLase Pro laser potentially causing and adverse reaction to treatment.
Although the hair follicle has been destroyed by the laser there are still stem cells which can regenerate the hair follicle thus allowing hair growth to occur (typically 2-5 years down the road) however this re-growth is typically limited and is spot treated for desired results.
Because of the unique Dynamic Cooling Device “DCD” Cryogen cooling the provider will have the patient where protective eye goggles or eye shields if treating above the collar bone and pulse the laser on the patients skin destroying the underlying hair follicles. Patients will feel a cool burst followed by a warm sensation. Treatments can take anywhere from a few minutes to about an hour, depending on the amount of hair and the size of the area being treated. The average treatment time is about 22 minutes. Your treatment time may vary.
Patients will see some para-follicular edema and feel perhaps like they were in the sun this is why a cool compress or gel pack may be applied. Any redness or swelling should resolve in a few hours. Patients should apply sunblock (SPF 30 or above) and the first few days after: Avoid scrubbing or rinsing with abrasive skin cleansers.
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Powered by proprietary ELOS technology, Motif is the first and only technology that uses combined energies to effectively and gently remove hair from all skin tones. With the Motif treatment, hair follicles are precisely targeted and destroyed using the revolutionary ELOS combination of bi-polar radio frequency with an 810 diode laser. Motif LHR selectively targets the hair follicle while protecting the surrounding tissue so it's safe and effective for all skin types. Achieving beautiful, silky-smooth skin is now easier than ever!
With Motif, both men and women can achieve permanent hair reduction on almost all areas of the body, regardless of skin tone. Plus, treatment is fast and comfortable so you get the results you want without the pain or inconvenience of standard laser.
Cooling of the skin surface as well as constant measurement of the skin’s resistance (how well it absorbs energy) ensures safety and comfort during treatment. Many removal treatments claim to be painless, but they are often not as effective because they have to decrease the amount of energy (which targets and damages the hair folicle) going into the skin in order to decrease the sensation, or pain, during treatment.
Not all lasers are made equally and some can be very dangerous for patients with darker skin tones. Using proprietary ELOS technology, Motif Laser (Motif LHR) treats skin safely and effectively with an 810 diode laser (more comfortable wavelength for darker skin types) by combining it with Radio Frequency (RF). RF energy is colorblind so it's energy does not get completely absorbed in the skin's surface. RF helps to safely and comfortably remove hair by precisely heating the hair folicles as it optimizes the energy from the diode laser by guiding heat directly into the targeted treatment area.
Hair growth is reduced after each treatment. The number of treatments required will vary, depending on the location and size of the area being treated as well as the individual rate your hair grows. That’s because hair grows in three stages and it needs to be in the "growth" stage in order for the Motif treatment to be the most effective. However, the hairs on your body are not always at the same stage, so you’ll need to undergo a few treatments, an average of six weeks apart, to catch all of them in their growth stage.
Motif is a no-downtime procedure. Many patients return to normal activities immediately following their treatment.
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