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Pre- & Post-Treatment Instructions

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How does the laser treatment work?

The laser creates a beam of high-intensity light that penetrates deep into skin tissue where it delivers a controlled amount of therapeutic heat. Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling DeviceT (DCDT) technology protects the upper layers of your skin with a cooling burst of cryogen. Together, the long-pulse laser and DCD cooling offer optimal treatment with minimal side effects.

What can I expect during treatment?

Treatment will take place in your practitioner’s office. You will wear safety eyewear to protect your eyes from the laser light. Your practitioner will guide the laser to the treatment areas with a small handheld probe. Each laser pulse may be preceded and followed by a short pulse of cooling spray. A treatment could take as little as a few minutes to as long as an hour, depending on the area and condition being treated.

Does it hurt?

Some patients may feel a slight discomfort with the laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This discomfort is minimized by Candela’s DCD cooling. For some patients, a topical anesthetic may be used prior to treatment. Be sure to discuss this with your practitioner.

How many treatment sessions will I need?

The number of sessions depends on the treatment you require and the condition of your skin. For hair removal, most people require at least 6 to 8 treatments, as the process is only effective when the hair follicle is in its active growth phase. Other conditions may clear in as few as one treatment, but many factors impact the efficacy of individual laser treatments, including the severity of the condition being treated.

How do I prepare for treatment?

Patients scheduled for hair removal should avoid electrolysis or hair waxing for six weeks prior to treatment. If you have had a history of perioral herpes and are scheduled for facial hair treatment, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed. Also, any hair should be shaved, and your skin should be thoroughly cleaned and dried, removing any makeup, cream, or oils on its surface before laser treatment.

What can I expect after treatment?

Patients should avoid sun exposure before and after treatment, and should apply sun block (SPF 30 or above) when going outdoors.

Are there side effects?

Your risks are minimal. Side effects may include purpura (a laser bruise), redness, blistering, hyper pigmentation, hypo pigmentation, and swelling in the treated area-these usually do not last more than a few days. Permanent side effects, such as hyper pigmentation or hypo pigmentation or scarring, are rare.

What precautions should I take after treatment?

After laser treatment, avoid sun exposure. In the first few days after treatment, don’t scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers. Your practitioner may advise additional precautions.

Are these treatments covered by insurance?

Most insurance companies do not offer reimbursement for cosmetic procedures. Some carriers will, however, cover the treatment of disfiguring birthmarks such as hemangiomas. Consult your insurance carrier for conclusive information.

How do infrared sauna treatments make you lose weight?

Infrared Sauna treatments are an effective method for considerably raising the rate of energy expenditure in the body. The Journal of the American Medical Association states, “A moderately conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 grams in a sauna, consuming nearly 300 kcal, which is equivalent to running 2–3 miles.” This means heating up your tissue (body) in the infrared sauna makes you lose weight!

Does the TPR work well on its own?

In my experience, the TPR works phenomenally when used directly after a YOLO Curve laser treatment.

Does the Zerona and Yolo Treatments work on everyone?

No. Especially when the Alcat test wasn’t performed and inflammatory food and drink is being ingested. The body is too busy fighting inflammation decreasing its ability to rid the body of the impurities.

How do I know which add on is best for me?

All the add ons are designed for cleansing the body of the toxins displace by the Lasers, Infrared Sauna and Vibration Plate. They all work differently. Try different modalities to see which works best for you!

What is the difference between an IPL and a laser in hair removal?

LASER is a very special type of light that has three characteristics that separate it as the brightest, most powerful light known to mankind. LASER light is monochromatic (i.e. one color) so this means nearly 100% of LASER light is ONE pure color. Intense pulse light (IPL) is NOT monochromatic, meaning that IPL has many different colors and only a small percentage of these colors are effective in the treatment of hair reduction.

Does Parker Med Spa treat all colors of hair for laser hair removal?

Parker Med Spa uses the number one laser on the market for hair removal for permanency – the Candela GentleLase Plus. Parker Med Spa does use an IPL for treatment of blonde, red or grey hair, since the laser can’t ‘see’ these colors.

How do you know if you had hair removal with a laser or IPL?

Hair removal with a laser on dark hair gives you immediate results. If you are treated and leave with the hair still intact, it’s probably an IPL.

Can Lasers and IPL’S be used for photo rejuvenation?

They are both used for the treatment of wrinkles, solar lentigenes, sun damage, scars (see acne scar treatment), stretch marks, actinic keratosis and telangiectasias or “spider veins”and more. The beauty of having both State of the Art technologies, one may give your skin, in particular, a better treatment with one vs the other.

How does the LLLT work for healing?

The laser treatments focus photons (light energy) that normalize damaged tissue by activating enzymes within the body to accelerate the body’s natural healing process.

How does the LLLT work for hair restoration?

The red light therapy is activating the body’s cells to regenerate and return the hair follicle to the healthy state. This means fuller thicker hair! Great treatment.

How long does my hair need to be for laser?

We don’t want your hair to have any length. Shave the day before; so, all the heat from the laser can be absorbed in the hair still in the follicle, not on your skin.