FAQ

Laser Hair Removal

What's your cancellation policy?


As of January 1st, 2018, there will be a 50% late cancellation fee for anyone who cancels less than 24 hours prior to their appointment.




Do I need to do anything special prior to my initial visit?


Just for your INITIAL visit, please fill out the online New Client Registration Form. Please fill out the form found on our home page. Due to Coronavirus guidelines, we also require you to fill out the COVID-19 Acknowledgement Form




How much does it cost?


For “Pain-Free, Hair-Free” treatment costs please reference the Treatment section on this site. Please schedule an appointment at our office and ask for a quotation. Compared with a lifetime of shaving, waxing or plucking, Pain-Free, Hair-Free can be a worthwhile investment in both time and money-savings.




How do I know it won’t hurt?


Most people find Pain-Free, Hair-Free very comfortable. While pain tolerance is subjective, many patients often describe the sensation as soothing as a “hot stone massage.” If you find it otherwise, talk with your doctor or laser technician.




Do I need to plan for time off, for the treatments?


No. Pain-Free, Hair-Free requires no “down time” or recovery time. You can have a treatment and return to work or school immediately.




Will my hair ever grow back?


The short answer is no. Once the hair follicle is damaged, it cannot grow new hair. However, there are invariably a few hair follicles that manage to partially escape the laser during each treatment. Some of these follicles may be only stunned and will need to be retreated.




Is it safe?


Hair removal is one of the aesthetic medical industry’s most well-known and researched uses of lasers. Pain-Free, Hair-Free‘s Soprano®XL laser has provided permanent hair reduction for thousands of patients worldwide, safely and successfully since it was cleared by the FDA in 2005.




How many treatments will it take?


That's a very hard question to answer. And if someone answers it with a very short, easy answer spitting out one number they are not truthful. Laser hair removal is a process. We are slowly damaging the follicles so that hopefully, well in most situations, the follicles will get damaged enough that they are not able to produce a viable hair at some point. Learn more in our BLOG.




How far apart are the treatments?


For most people the treatments for the face are every 5 weeks and every 6 weeks for all other body parts. You will go through the entire cycle which is the hair being damaged with the treatment.




Why is the Alma laser system "virtually pain free"?


The Alma system is a diode laser The rapid pulse, constant motion with the low fluency diode laser represents an advance in safety, efficiently and tolerability of laser hair removal treatment. During the treatment you will first feel the very cold tip which feels like an ice cube- this coolness protects the skin and makes the treatment very comfortable.




Can you laser over a tattoo?


No, you cannot laser over a tattoo. The laser will explode the ink and burn the skin. An some people do not like their tattoo and ask that I do laser over it to get rid of it but we cannot do that. We will burn your skin. Please advice your laser technician on any non visible tattoos.




How dark can your skin be to laser with the Alma system?


The Alma laser is FDA approved for all skin types. The only issue that we have when lasering dark skin is when the skin in a particular area is very dark where it is hard to distinguish between the skin and the hair. The laser is looking for melanin and if the skin is just as dark as the hair then the laser has a hard time picking up the hair.




Can you laser Blonde or Gray hairs?


Every laser is attracted to one thing. With laser hair removal the laser is attracted to pigment (or melanin). Gray hair has zero pigment, blonde having very little. Most blondes have very light hair on their face, arms and legs but for many their bikini and underarm hairs have more pigment. As long as the hair looks a little darker there is a good chance that we will be able to laser them.





Skin Rejuvenation

Why consider IPL Treatments?


IPL help with pigmented lesions such as dark spots, freckles, melanoma, sun spots and age spots. The treatment helps with lessening meaningful, hemoglobin, and oxyhemoglobin.




What is Alma Harmony Lite Dye-VL treatment?


Dye-VLtechnology (dye pulsed light) harnesses light energy from a very precise narrow band spectrum. It is as effective as a laser treatment with the safety, versatility and cast of pulsed light.




Benefits of MicroNeedling?


Micro needling is used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues.




What is MicroNeedling?


The procedure uses a pen with fine needles that puncture the skin and create a controlled skin injury in order to rejuvenate the skin. The idea is that the damage caused by the needles encourages your body to send healing agents (elastin and collagen) to the area to repair them. By making tiny columns of drama in the dermis the body is forced to make new collagen to fill them in and heal them. The new collage makes the skin look and feel slicker, tighter, and more youthful.




MicroNeedling Pre-Treatments


The procedure uses a pen with fine needles that puncture the skin and create a controlled skin injury in order to rejuvenate the skin. The idea is that the damage caused by the needles encourages your body to send healing agents (elastin and collagen) to the area to repair them. By making tiny columns of drama in the dermis the body is forced to make new collagen to fill them in and heal them. The new collage makes the skin look and feel slicker, tighter, and more youthful.




MicroNeedling Post Treatment.


Your face (or other area that you are treating) will be red after the treatment. You may feel slight discomfort the first 12 hours or so- very similar to if you have a sunburn. By the next morning most people only have slight redness left similar to having a slight sunburn. Any areas that we treat deeper- like fine lines, neck lines, acne scars- you ma have some red ness that lasts for a few days. The second day we recommend applying some topical serums or creams with active ingredients that will now easily penetrate deep not the skin. By making tiny channels in the skin with the procedure the products can go deeper into the skin which is very beneficial. The skin may be slightly irritated with the products but well worth the small amount of discomfort.




How many treatments are needed for MicroNeedling?


Micro needling is typically performed in a series of four to six sessions spaced about a month apart. You will get results after one but doing a series will only increase the results. Especially for working with acne scars and stretch marks more then one treatment is definitely needed to get optimal results.




What is the cost of MicroNeedling?


The price for micro needling at PBL is $250 for the full face. If you add the neck area the cost is $50 more as is the décolleté. Other areas must be evaluated for pricing.




What are the benefits of Plasma Pen Services?


The Plasma Pen is a non-invasive skin lifting, skin tightening and rejuvenation device used to treat wrinkles and sagging, dull skin. The Plasma Pen is a FDA approved device used to perform fibroblast therapy, a technique used to stimulate production of collagen in the skin. The pen significantly tightens, lifts, resurfaces and regenerates practically any area of the skin.




What do I need to do prior to Plasma Pen Treatments?


Ideally you want be on a good skin regiment before the treatment. Ideally you want to use a retinol and hydroquinone products for 4-6 weeks before your treatment. 3-4 days before your treatment stop using the retinol.




What are post treatment consideration for Plasma Pen Therapy?


Post treatment use the silver healing gel. Do not use the same day as the treatment but you can start the next day. The gel will help to keep the wounds dry and also aid in healing. Us the gel until the scabs are all gone. The area will be itchy but do not scratch or pick at the scabs- I will cause scarring. If the scabs feel itchy apply the gel. You can continue to apply the gel with clean hands throughout the day.




What is the Opus Plasma?


Opus Plasma is considered an energy-based devices. It works by creating targeted areas of trauma in the skin and stimulating a wound-healing response, which in turn yields an improvement in tone and texture. Like many modern energy-based devices, the Opus Plasma is a micro-ablative, fractional technology. This means that it treats only tiny portions (fractions, as it were) of the skin in order to control tissue damage and minimize healing time.




How does the Opus Plasma work?


The metal pins of the Opus Plasma device are charged with radiofrequency energy. It’s this energy that reacts with atmospheric pressure in order to create the plasma that “injures” the skin—but it also has an added benefit. While the plasma works more superficially, the radiofrequency energy creates heat in the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production and, ultimately, helping tighten the skin.




Who are the best candidates for an Opus Plasma treatment?


Opus Plasma is a good choice for those looking to smooth textural issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars. It also is best in treating skin elasticity and sagging.




How long does an Opus Plasma treatment take?


The initial step is to apply a topical numbing cream. It takes about 15 mins to treat an entire face area for typical individual.




What is downtime after treatment?


For 24-48hrs the skin may be slightly swollen and irritated. Some flaking may occur after a few days but should be cleared up within a week.




Why consider LightStim Therapy?


Results your skin will love: - Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles - Promotes a glowing, healthy complexion - Skin feels vibrant and energized - Helps balance tone and refine texture - Skin appears more voluminous and hydrated - Calms and reduces redness - Encourages better product absorption





Esthetics

Benefits of IV therapy


Specifically formulated to help fight infections better and make you ready to face any health challenges. IV is a boost for your body that helps you recover faster. A healthy solution against flu, food poisoning, and wellness problems for people on-the-go.




Why is IV Therapy good for you?


Optimal hydration is a must for all vital organs to function efficiently. This can help you avoid medical problems like stones, damage to the muscles, and even constipation. Infusion of vitamins directly into the vein could result in quick results and make patients feel better almost instantaneously. The IV therapy could help with a number of health issues and the process is often used to treat dehydration and chronic health conditions as well. Take advantage of the extra dose of vitamins intake, get in touch today.




IV Therapy: VITAMIN C


Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning that it helps to reduce oxidative stress in the body and boost the immune system. High concentrate IVC can be used to prevent illness or to help your body fight it naturally.




IV Therapy: Myers Cocktail


The Myers cocktail is a nutrient mix invented by Dr. John Myers.This intravenous vitamin and mineral formula has been utilized as a safe and effective treatment by hundreds of practitioners to successfully treat a wide range of clinical conditions. The “Cocktail” includes magnesium, calcium, B-vitamins (including B12), and Vitamin C.




IV Therapy: ZINC


Metabolism: Zinc is important for the activity of over 300 enzymes that aid in metabolism, and many other processes in your body. Studies have shown that zinc plays a substantial role in the development of metabolic syndrome, suppressing inflammation, and is also required to activate antioxidant enzymes. Immune System: Zinc boosts your immune system and helps it fight off bacteria and viruses. It boosts the immune system to help fight off cold and flu to keep you healthy and strong. Proteins: The body needs high levels of zinc to make proteins and DNA. Zinc is involved in many processes of cellular metabolism and cell division. It plays a major role in DNA synthesis and protein synthesis. Fetus: Zinc is vital for the development of a fetus during pregnancy. It is also vital during childhood and adolescence. The body needs zinc to grow and develop properly because of its role in cell growth and development. Wound Healing: Zinc is used as a treatment for burns, certain ulcers and other skin injuries. It plays a major role in collagen synthesis, immune function and inflammatory response. Taking zinc IV can speed up wound healing. Acne Treatment: Acne is usually caused by obstruction of oil-producing glands, bacteria, and inflammation. People with acne tend to have low levels of zinc in their bodies. Studies suggest that topical and oral zinc treatments can treat acne by reducing inflammation, preventing the growth of acne bacteria, and suppressing oily gland activityHelp to reduce the risk of certain age-related diseasesZinc may help to reduce the risk of age-related diseases, such as pneumonia, infection and age-related macular degeneration. It helps to boost immune function to fight against diseases and infections.




Why should I consider Filler or Botox treatments?


Botox relaxes dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by repeated facial movements like squinting and frowning. In return, the fine lines and wrinkles start to disappear as a result of no longer making those same repetitive movements.
Dermal fillers smooth out static wrinkles, which are visible even when the face is at rest. Dermal fillers restore lost volume and help to sculpt youthful looking contours and definition resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing facial profile.




What is PRP?


Platelet rich plasma contains proteins that help to repair the skin at a faster and more effective rate; this can be used along with microneedling for the skin to ensure a more prompt result.




What is a MIC Injection?


MIC injections have been used in combination with weight loss programs for over 30 years for successful fat burning results; MIC injections are a combination of methionine, inositol, and choline. This is an all natural weight loss injection combined with B12, which is proven to help you lose weight and gain energy. At Perfectly Bare Laser we have our LPN Lindsay Dobrowolski adminster shots on appointment or while you wait for any of your other therapy sessions in our office.




What are the benefits of a B12 Injection?


B12 is a critical vitamin involved in very important processes in your body like energy production and metabolism. It is currently estimated that 50% of the people in the U.S. have B12 deficiency. Benefits: -increases energy level and fights fatigue -improves your metabolism -helps with better sleep and improve circadian rhythm -increases mood -increases concentration and mood -boosts immune system





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