Even though the weather is cool outside and we’re covered by sweaters, jackets, and long pants, winter is actually the perfect time to start laser treatments to address skin imperfections like unwanted hair or spider veins. Laser hair removal normally takes multiple treatments to address each hair follicle throughout its growing phase. Likewise, laser vein treatments take 1-3 treatments to reduce the appearance of spider veins. It is recommended for patients to avoid sun exposure after each laser treatment to avoid hyperpigmentation. By beginning laser treatments now, patients can feel more confident once the warmer months arrive.
Multiple laser hair sessions are necessary because some hair actively grows, while other follicles are resting. In order for treatments to be effective, our licensed medical technicians must target the hair actively growing. Using light and energy, lasers damage the follicle to impede future growth without harming surrounding skin. Most patients receive 4-6 treatments, spaced a few weeks apart. The Candela GentleMAX™ laser is available at our Phipps Plaza location, which can treat unwanted hair and other skin conditions such as spider veins and wrinkles.
To treat spider veins, which are visible red, blue, or purple lines beneath the skin’s surface, AYA uses the eMax™ with elōs™ system. This laser vein removal treatment combines laser and radiofrequency technologies to eliminate visible veins without affecting the surrounding tissue. The technologies provide heat energy to break up the weakened vein so it can be safely absorbed by the immune system. Both laser hair removal and laser vein treatments are safe for all skin types and require minimal downtime.
If you are interested in getting a head start to eliminating unwanted hair or spider veins, be sure to contact us today to schedule a skin analysis. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ for the latest updates on skincare and our services.