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  • Which Laser is Right for Me?
    Alexandrite Laser aka "ALEX" (755 nm) is ideal and safe for Fair to Medium Skin Types (1-4). Nd:YAG aka "YAG" (1064 nm) is ideal and safe for Dark Skin Types (4-6) PRO TIP: To save yourself time and money, when calling for a consultation be sure to first ask if the Laser Hair Removal facility offers the proper laser for your skin type.
  • Which laser is used at Renew Laser & Aesthetics?
    The Candela GentleLASE Alexandrite aka "ALEX" medical laser (755nm wavelength) is used at Renew Laser & Aesthetics. This laser is ideal and safe for Dark Hair and Fair to Medium Skin Types as it targets Melanin. This laser not only effectively and permanently reduces unwanted hair, but reduces unwanted pigmentation such as harmless freckles and age spots for a more even complexion.
    IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) although used in many Hair Removal practices, is considered Not Safe and/or ineffective for permanent hair reduction according to SCMHR (Society of Clinical & Medical Hair Removal). IPL devices are not to be confused with LASERS and are considered a Class 3 device, whereas medical True Lasers are Class 4. IPL is not a columnated beam and does not reach the necessary depth to accurately target hair for permanent reduction. A Class 4 True LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) with a wavelength of (755nm) is medically recognized as the ideal device for Permanent Hair Reduction as it targets dark (pigmented) hair. Because of this laser's focus on pigment (in this case it's Melanin), the ideal candidate will have fair to medium skin. Individuals with more melanin or darker complexion are not safe candidates for the Alexandrite laser because it may pick up on their complexion and put them at high risk of burning and complications. Nd: YAG (1064 nm) is a true laser that targets Hemoglobin and is ideal for vascular treatments like spider veins. Because of this laser's ability to bipass pigment / melanin, it is considered a safer option of individuals with darker skin types (5 and 6 on the Fitzpatrick Sale) seeking Laser Hair Removal aka Permanent Hair Reduction. Many med-spas or hair removal clinics who use IPL devices for hair removal choose to because they are less expensive to maintain and therefore are easier to entice uninformed customers with "too good to be true" special offers and promotions.
  • How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
    Pricing for Laser Hair Removal varies by the size of the target area, the type and quality of Laser device and the qualifications of the medical professional performing the procedure. At Renew Laser & Aesthetics, there is no upfront costly package. You'll only pay for what you need per session. Pricing is provided upon assessment of the area you'd like to treat during your in-office consultation.
  • How often are Laser Hair Removal treatments?
    Every 4 - 6 weeks. It is crucial that you are regimented with your Laser Hair Removal treatments for optimal results in hair reduction.
  • Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
    Patients consistently express they are pleasantly surprised to experience minimal to no discomfort with the Candela GentleLASE medical laser. Thanks to the patented built-in cooling device, patients will feel a cool spray with each pulse. This provides ultimate comfort with precision and safety with optimal results. Other lasers require a gel to be applied for cooling, however as the laser passes over the skin, the gel moves as well, unable to provide an even level of cooling making treatments less comfortable.
  • Will My Hair Be Gone Forever?
    Laser Hair Removal significantly reduces unwanted hair growth, however fluctuating hormones (Androgens) stimulate new hair growth. Because of this, Touch-Up or Maintenance treatments should be expected to maintain desired results. Stimulated hair growth is common with stress, pregnancy, menopause, hormonal imbalance such an excess of androgens (common in Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome) or heightened levels of testosterone among other factors. It would be unethical for any professional Certified Medical Electrologist to promise their patients life-long permanent results considering each individual's hormones play a significant role in how much hair can be produced throughout the years. Learn more by visiting "How Laser Hair Removal Actually Works"
  • Do I Need To Do Anything Before My First Laser Session?
    During your consultation, you'll receive a list of Pre and Post Treatment Instructions. Before your Laser Hair Removal treatment, you'll need to know the following: ​ Avoid sun exposure, tanning bed or self-tanning creams or bronzers for at least 10-14 days pre & post laser treatment. If you are on antibiotics, laser treatment must wait until two (2) weeks after the day of your last dosage. Refrain from the use of Retin-A, Retinols, Retinoids, Hydroquinone for a minimum of five (5) days prior to laser treatment. Botox and Fillers: You may begin laser procedures one (1) month post injections to avoid the risk of the injectible budging. Please do not shave for the day of your consultation so that the target area can be properly assessed and you can be provided with accurate pricing. You may shave the area up to three (3) days prior to your laser treatment. Avoid waxing, tweezing or other methods of removing the hair by the root six (6) weeks prior to your initial laser treatment and going forward with future treatments. For a successful treatment, the hair root needs to be intact for every Laser Hair Removal procedure.
  • Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?
    Simply put, if you're tired of using temporary methods of hair removal (like waxing, tweezing, shaving and bleaching) and want permanent hair reduction, then yes, Laser Hair Removal is absolutely worth it! Since Laser Hair Removal is an investment, make sure you're receiving optimal results by following pre & post laser instructions provided by your Laser Hair Removal Specialist and stay diligent with your scheduled Laser Hair Removal appointments. Renew Laser & Aesthetics uses a true medical laser ideal for targeting unwanted hair. To ensure optimal safety and the best results, Laser equipment is routinely maintained. ​ Although 'cosmetic', Laser Hair Removal is a medical procedure using a medical grade laser device performed by a Certified Medical Electrologist. *Please be aware, Aestheticians are not licensed to perform Laser Hair Removal. Licensed Electrologists who are NOT Certified Medical Electrologists are NOT permitted to perform Laser Hair Removal procedures on a patient. Anyone offering Laser Hair Removal procedures without a CME certification trained in Laser & Light Based Devices for Hair Removal or is operating without a physician serving as Medical Director is operating against Florida state law requirements.
  • Are All Lasers Equally Effective and "Painless"?
    No - When seeking Laser Hair Removal treatment, it is important to know a reputable practice will offer a Class 4 Medical True Laser, such as an Alexandrite, Diode or Nd: Yag. The most sought-after lasers are the: Candela GentleLase (Alexandrite) ideal for dark hair with fair to medium skin types Candela GentleYAG (Nd: YAG) ideal for dark skin types. This is because Candela lasers have a patented cooling system that offers the most comfortable treatment with optimal results. Many medspas use an IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device and call it Laser Hair Removal. IPL is not a laser device, it is a Class 3 light-based device that is not effective to permanently reduce hair growth because it does not reach the necessary layer. IPL devices are less costly to own and operate making it easy for medspas to offer cheap specials. Class 4 Medical True Lasers are more costly to own and operate which is reflected in the price.
  • Will Laser Hair Removal Work For Me?
    The ideal candidate will have dark hair and fair skin. This is because the (Alexandrite) Laser works by targeting pigment and the goal is to focus on the hair, not the skin. This is why patients must avoid sun tanning, excessive sun exposure and even self-tanning products. Individuals with dark hair and dark skin types are at high risk for burning and should seek out an Nd: YAG (aka YAG) laser as a safer option. Laser Hair Removal is not effective for individuals with red, blonde or hair with little to no pigment such as gray or white hair. For these hair types, Electrolysis is another option for permanent hair reduction.
  • Why Do I Need Multiple Sessions?
    Hair grows at different rates and at any point can be in any of these three (3) different growth cycles: Anagen Phase (New hair growth) Catagen Phase (Transitioning to shed) Telogen Phase (Shedding) Laser treatment is effective with hair in the New Growth phase. Any treated hair that is not New Growth will grow back finer and weaker within approximately 28 days. For best results, it is important to be diligent with scheduled Laser Hair Removal sessions.
  • How do I know if the treatment is working?
    You will notice less hair growth after each session. Any hair re-growth will appear in approximately 28 days. The new hair will appear softer, weaker and reduced in density. Due to fluctuations in hormones, specifically Androgen (the hormone specifically responsible for hair growth) touch-up or maintenance treatments are typically necessary. Maintenance treatments are necessary for individuals with hormonal fluctuations and triggers such as PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), stress, menopause, etc.
  • How much does Photo Rejuvenation cost?
    The average cost of Photo Rejuvenation is $397, however pricing varies and a consultation is required to assess and provide you with an accurate price depending on the target area(s). The minimum at Renew Laser & Aesthetics is $90.
  • What's the difference between IPL and Laser?
    A Class 4 device, Laser is a focused beam of light with a specific target. In the case of Photo Rejuvenation, the target is Melanin (Pigment). Laser treats with target precision meaning wherever that laser is specifically pulsed, that's the only specific area that gets treated Laser goes deeper than IPL and tends to provide more effective results. A Class 3 device, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is a broad band of light without a specific focus (think of a flashing light bulb). IPL heats the surrounding tissue outside of its target and does not go as deep as Laser.
  • How many treatments will I need with Photo Rejuvenation?
    Anywhere from 1-4 treatments, once every 4 weeks. Results show with just one (1) treatment, but depending on the depth of pigmentation, you may need multiple treatments. If you avoid sun exposure and are diligent with using a quality sunscreen, you can achieve long lasting results. If you cannot avoid excessive sun exposure, pigmentation will likely return and you will need to maintain results with Photo Rejuvenation on an as needed basis.
  • What is Electrolysis?
    Electrolysis uses low level current to desiccate the hair follicle. A thin probe is inserted into each individual hair follicle where the current is sent and effectively destroys the follicle if the hair is in its New-growth Phase. Since each individual hair grows at a different rate from another, there is no exact way to tell which hairs are new until they are successfully extracted.
  • Is Electrolysis more effective than Laser?
    Electrolysis is considered the only permanent form of "removal" according to the Society of Clinical and Medical Hair Removal, whereas Laser is considered permanent hair reduction. Both Electrolysis and Laser effectively destroy hair when in its new-growth phase. Multiple sessions are typically necessary with both methods. Electrolysis can treat hair of any color with precision and without harming surrounding tissue. With Laser, hair needs to be naturally dark for optimal efficacy.
  • How much does Electrolysis cost?
    At Renew Laser & Aesthetics, the cost for Electrolysis is $30 per 15 minutes.
  • Can I pluck, wax or shave in between Electrolysis sessions?
    The short answer is No. You want your Electrolysis treatment to be as effective as possible. Removing the hair by the root (as with plucking and waxing) really throws off the hair cycles and creates an unwanted issue of "chasing" hair. As for shaving, with Electrolysis, hair needs to be long enough to extract with forceps / tweezers, so you shouldn't shave between sessions. As soon as the hair starts growing, that's when it's at its weakest (and in its New-growth Phase), so you don't want to wait too long to treat it. If you have been plucking or waxing prior to starting Electrolysis, be sure to wait 4-6 weeks to give hair a chance to grow in.
  • Who can do Electrolysis? Any Restrictions?
    Unlike Laser, Electrolysis is effective on any hair color and all skin types! However, if you have any of the following conditions, you are not a candidate for Electrolysis as these are contra-indications: Pregnancy Diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus patients have slow healing rate and little sensation in their skin. Extra precaution with antibiotic cover is required for those with Diabetes Mellitus) History of Keloid formation Blood Disorders (Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS) Cardiovascular Disorders, Circulatory Disorders, use of Anti-coagulant drugs. Electronic Devices (pacemaker, defibrillator) Skin Infections / Viral Infections (herpes simplex or warts in the area), Bacterial Infections (Impetigo, Acne Vulgaris), Fungal Infections (Ringworm), Parasitic Infections (Scabies) Psoriasis (can flare up with Electrolysis) Other Skin Conditions (Rosacea, Eczema, Dermatitis, Sunburn, cuts, abrasions, recent wounds, bruising, edema) or any unidentifiable skin condition located in the area to be treated. Electrolysis may be restricted on the following: Asthma - inhalers are normally steroid based and can influence hair growth. Epilepsy Hyper/Hypo Pigmentation High Blood Pressure Age (any person under the age of 18 must have parent / guardian present at the time of all treatments) Anxiety / Stress (when severe).
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