Laser Hair Removal
At New Path Studio the GentleMax Pro Laser Device, made by Syneron-Candela is used. Laser Hair Removal technology has evolved over the last several years, resulting in a pain free, faster treatment. Imagine not having to shave or wax your unwanted hair anymore. Imagine having smooth skin and a bikini area without bumps or ingrown hairs. At New Path Studio, will can help you love the skin you are in.
Laser Hair Removal is achieved by using pulses of light to cause permanent damage to the dark pigment of the hair follicle, including the bulb and bulge so it will no longer produce hairs. The damaged follicles will then shed the hair over the next few days or weeks.
Depending on which area of your body you are treating, and an individual’s hair growth, will determine the number of weeks between treatments (from 4 to 10 weeks). In order to see results the treatment needs to be done while the hair is in the growth cycle. At New Path Studio we will customize an approach for you to get the results you want.
The number of treatments will vary as every body’s hair, skin color and texture combination are unique. Your hormones driving hair growth are also unique. The average client requires 6 – 8 sessions, in order to notice a significant hair reduction which would eliminate the need for shaving or waxing.
Since many follicles do not produce hair, even though they have the potential to do so. Follicles may be activated by hormonal changes, such as puberty, pregnancy and aging causing new hair growth.
Therefore, even after the completion of a series of treatments to get you to a point where you are satisfied, many clients may experience some hair re-growth at some point in their life.
Types of hair color that cannot be treated are: grey, white, light blond, or dyed.
At New Path Studio we recommend the following to prepare for a treatment: clients should avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing for six weeks prior to the treatment. Treatment area needs to be shaved 24 hours prior to the appointment.
Skin should be cleansed, removing any makeup, creams, deodorant, oils, topical anesthetics before the laser treatment. The treatment area must not be exposed to the sun or tanning beds 2- 4 weeks prior to treatment.
Spray tans must be avoided 2 weeks prior to treatment.
After the laser treatment clients need to ensure they are using a sunblock with a minimum of SPF 30. Also, it is very important for the next 48 hours clients need to avoid heat, hot showers, strenuous workouts, jacuzzis, saunas and direct sun exposure.
Side effects may include redness and swelling which usually would subside in a few days. This can be treated by cooling with ice, aloe vera gel, or if necessary, a hydrocortisone cream.
Please do not hesitate to contact Brenda at New Path Studio at 403 771 0012 with any questions or concerns.