Laser Hair Removal

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PERMANENT HAIR REDUCTION

At Skin Appeal we use the Vikini device. The Vikini is an 808 nm diode Laser for permanent hair reduction. The increased power of the Vikini Laser provides more effective results with less regrowth while maximizing comfort during hair removal. Thanks to a unique assembly of the handpiece optical device, the Vikini Laser offers constant cooling of the skin during treatment and prevents loss of energy by dispersion. The different pulse modes available and the skin cooling function allow to apply more power in the long term and to perform hair removal on most skin types.

Laser Hair Removal

Does it hurt?
Pain tolerance is unique to every individual, but most people tolerate the procedure very well. Contributing factors include color, coarseness and density of the hair in the treatment areas. The Vikini Diode laser helps to alleviate discomfort by using an integrated chill tip.

How many treatments will I need?
At each treatment only 10-20% of the hair is affected due to the hair growth cycle. There are also a variety of factors that can influence the total number of treatments necessary to achieve the desired result. Therefore, we recommend at least 5 treatments.

How often will I need treatments?
Influenced by the hair growth cycle, facial areas are treated every 6-8 weeks, and body areas are treated every 8-10 weeks.

What will I look like after a treatment?
Post treatment reactions vary depending on the coarseness, density and color of the hair being treated. In general, most patients experience redness similar to a mild sunburn. This may last up to 30 minutes after a treatment. We apply products based on each person’s reaction after treatments to help minimize redness.

I have dark skin or I am tan. Can I still be treated?
Our laser can be used on most skin types. Regarding tanned skin, to achieve optimal results, it is best to avoid sun exposure to treatment areas. We can adjust the treatment parameters to safely treat you but some of the efficacy may be effected.

Are blonde,red, or gray hair able to be treated?
Unfortunately, blonde and gray hairs are not able to be treated at this time with any kind of laser. The laser is attracted to pigmentation, and with blonde or gray hairs, there is an absence of that. Depending on how much pigmentation there is in the red hair, it may be receptive to treatment.

Do I need to grow the hair out before my consultation or treatment?
No, we ask that you shave the areas you want like treated 1-2 days before each treatment. Leaving a couple of hairs behind can be helpful for the technician to gauge what settings are most effective.

Do I have to stop bleaching, tweezing, theading or waxing?
Yes, anything other than shaving or trimming the hairs will inhibit your treatments.

How long before I see results?
You will notice a difference after your first treatment. It takes 2-3 weeks for your hair to shed out. After that, you will experience a time of slowed or no growth in the treated areas which will last for several weeks. Generally around the 3rd or 4th treatment, you will notice a reduction in the amount of hair that grows back.

Can I be treated while taking medications?
Please document any and all medications when you arrive for your complimentary consultation. The treatment provider will review them and discuss any concerns they may have. Also, if there are any changes in your medications or m