gentlemaxOverviewBackground

About the treatment

  • The easier way to smooth skin
  • Permanent results in hair reduction
  • Lasers to suit all skin types
  • More effective treatment than waxing

Introduction

Rejuven8 Skin Clinic uses the very best in laser technology. The N.D Yag Laser, gives superior results for black and asian skin types. The Alexandrite is commonly used in white Caucasian skin.   The GentleMax laser is  approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permanent hair reduction.

How does the laser treatment work?

33430_406143822716_302887002716_4512296_419223_n-150x150Hair reducing lasers work by interacting with the pigment in the hair to produce heat.  A very intense beam of light is passed through the skin at the hair root.  The dark hair becomes very hot and destroys the cells that produce the hair.  If the light is intense enough, the hair follicle is damaged to an extent where it can no longer produce hair at all.

 

 

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Is the treatment safe?

The treatment is approved by the FDA, who has deemed it safe. The light produced by the laser is in the infrared end of the light spectrum as opposed to the ultraviolet end.  This type of light is non-carcinogenic (non-cancer causing).  Lasers have been used in the medical profession for ten years and no long-term effects have been reported.

Does the treatment hurt?

Everyone’s pain threshold is different.  As treatment settings vary according to individual skin and hair types, so do the levels of discomfort.  We are able to provide cryogen spray & ice packs which cools the skin whilst treating.  This will be discussed at your initial consultation.

Who carries out  the treatment?

36037_406142817716_302887002716_4512289_5335909_n-150x150All of our treatments are carried out by a fully trained cosmetic treatment practitioner who has passed an in-house examination on laser hair removal and the Core of Knowledge training which focuses on health and safety issues.  All of our clinics are medically supervised by registered nurses and are accredited with BTEC in laser hair removal.

What does the consultation and test patch involve?

The consultation involves watching a short audio presentation about the treatment, and then the cosmetic treatment practitioner will examine your skin and hair type for suitability.  A test patch is carried out to determine the best treatment settings and to avoid overdosing the skin.  If any adverse effects are experienced on the test patch area, we may need to re-assess your treatment programme.

36037_406142812716_302887002716_4512288_6712273_n-150x150How many treatments will I need?

This depends on the size of the area you are having treated and you will be advised during your consultation.  For example a bikini and underarm together takes about 30 minutes.

Does the laser treat blond and grey hair?

Very blond and grey hair are not suitable for laser treatment, on one hand because of insufficient heat being generated in the hair and on the other because too much heat is being generated in the skin.  However we can offer electrolysis as an alternative proven method of hair removal.

34226_406143002716_302887002716_4512291_4319111_n-150x150Can I remove the hair between treatments?

The hair is not removed from your skin during treatment as the old, dead hair (the hair cast) has to work its way out.  The hair cast often appears to be growing hair for up to two weeks after treatment, after which it will fall out.  You can remove the hair cast by shaving, trimming or depilatory cream.  Waxing and plucking are not acceptable methods of removing the hair between treatments.

Is there anything I should avoid before and during my treatment programme?

Do your best to minimise a suntan to the area being treated; a suntan can put your skin at risk and will make the laser treatment less effective as we will not be able to treat you until your tan has faded.  This includes sun beds and self-tanning creams.  Do not apply aggravating creams to the skin before or during your course of treatment.  This includes Glycolic-Acid (AHA creams) and Retin-A cream.  Also be sure to tell us if you have been taking any medication for acne such as Roaccutane for any period in the year before treatment.

What should I do after the treatment?

The cosmetic treatment practitioner will provide a full sheet of aftercare instructions.