laser treatments

Laser Hair Removal-What You Need to Know

We all want a permanent solution to our unwanted hairs, laser hair removal is a treatment for those who want to reduce or remove unwanted facial or body hair.

 

Tanning and Laser Hair Removal

Unfortunately, laser hair removal works best on light skin, so it is best to stay out of the sun for at least four weeks before your appointment. This also means avoiding spray tans of tanning lotion. It is recommended to start treatment during fall or winter that way your skin will be stubble-free and ready to show off in the summer.

 

Shaving

Shave one to two days before your appointment, lasers work to target the pigment of your hair follicles. This means that there needs to be a follicle present in order for the treatment to work, it’s best to avoid waxing before so that you can get the most out of your money

 

Getting Silky Smooth

It can take up to six sessions of treatment to see your desired results. Depending on the area you are having treated, these sessions can last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour. To get the best results these sessions should take place four to six weeks apart from each other to follow along with your hair growth cycle. It is important to be patient during laser hair removal, those with light colored hair or even dark colored skin can make hair removal tricky but not impossible. Most people don’t notice a difference until three months into their treatment.

 

The Treatment Itself

Laser hair removal can be painful depending on your pain tolerance, but pain is beauty right? After your treatment your skin will be very sensitive to it is important to use a good sunscreen. Things that should be avoided post-treatments include perfumes, deodorant and hot showers or saunas for the next few days. Its also important to not plucking and waxing while you’re receiving treatment, you want your hair follicles to fall out on their own.

Treating Toe Nail Fungus with Laser Treatments; Fort Collins Med Spa

Do you have one or more toe nails that are: thickened, brittle/crumbly/ragged, distorted in shape, dull with no shine, or a dark color caused by debris building up under your nail? If so, you may have onychomycosis, also known as nail fungus. It can affect several nails, but not usually all of them. Toe nail fungus is so common that it is possible to not be aware that it is happening to you!

Nail fungus begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of your toenail. As the fungal infection goes deeper, nail fungus may cause your nail to discolor, thicken and crumble at the edge. Toe nail fungus thrives in the warm, moist environment of socks and shoes. Sound familiar? Not to worry, Advanced Aesthetics in Fort Collins can help!

Toe nail fungus can be treated with lasers, which kill the fungus. In a short period of time, the laser can kill the fungus and completely remove it from the nails. The benefit to laser treatment is that the toenail and skin surrounding the toe are unharmed! There is no pain whatsoever during or after the treatment, which typically lasts around 30 minutes per treatment, and three treatments are recommended for best results.. For most people, the three 30 minute laser treatments will kill the fungus and allow their toe nails to grow normally and healthy again.

There are no current restrictions on age or health to receive laser treatment for toe nail fungus, because there are no negative side effects (unlike prescription drugs prescribed for toenail fungus.) This will allow those who are unable to take certain drugs for toenail fungus to likely qualify for laser treatment.

Don’t let your toe nail fungus embarrass you any longer. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get your feet looking their best before summer sandal season rolls around!