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The New York City laser treatment specialists at Laser Cosmetica want you to know that laser skin tightening treatment is a highly effective, non-surgical way to tighten slack skin around the cheeks, chin, arms, abdomen and most other areas of the body. For patients looking for a non-invasive, non-ablative method to perk up facial tone, reduce wrinkles and fine lines, or diminish the appearance of mild acne scarring, laser skin tightening can provide fabulous results. Often, skin tightening treatment can delay the need for surgical facelift or tummy tuck.
In order to fully grasp the benefits of laser skin tightening, it is important to review how the treatment works.
The Science Behind Skin Tightening
During skin tightening, the Laser Cosmetica treatment provider uses the Titan infra-red light to penetrate deeply into skin tissue. The infra-red light heats the underlying layers of skin tissue, encouraging skin-rejuvenating collagen production. In turn, the collagen tightens, resulting in the appearance of firmer, younger-looking skin.
Patients may see encouraging results after just one treatment. However, skin tightening results improve over time as more and more collagen builds. Because of this, the Laser Cosmetica staff recommends that patients have at least three treatments, spaced out over four-week intervals.
More About Skin Tightening Treatment
One skin tightening session takes about an hour, depending on the dimension of the treated area. Although some patients take a mild pain reliever prior to treatment, most patients simply experience a warming feeling during the procedure. No anesthetic is necessary.
Following skin tightening treatment, patients may notice a bit of redness or swelling in the treated region. These symptoms usually diminish within a few hours.
Above all, laser skin tightening requires no recovery period or downtime. You can head to a treatment session at lunch and return to work feeling — and looking — as rejuvenated as if you just had a facelift!
To find out more about this advanced, non-surgical skin tightening option or to schedule a one-on-one consultation, please contact the skilled staff at Laser Cosmetica at (866) 315-3630.
The price of laser hair removal varies based on several factors — most importantly, the scope of treatment and the type of technology being used. “Scope of treatment” refers to the area of the body our Laser Cosmetica New York laser hair removal team is treating, and the number of treatment sessions you’ll need in order to attain optimal results. We offer only the most advanced technology to safely and effectively remove unwanted facial or body hair. Our lasers are top-of-the-line and approved by the FDA for safety.
Since hair grows in different stages, our patients need several treatment sessions to sufficiently target all of the hair follicles in the area. Most of our patients are happy with the results after six treatment sessions, but this varies by the particular treatment protocol.
In general, hair removal on small areas of the body (e.g., upper lip, underarms) costs less than removing it from larger areas of the body such as the legs or back. Laser hair removal prices can range for several hundred to several thousand dollars.
Consider the cost of laser hair removal as an investment in yourself. Think of all the time you’ll save not having to shave, wax or tweeze the treatment area, and the money you’ll save on gadgets such as razors and depilatory creams.
The laser hair removal New York City professionals at Laser Cosmetica offer the Touch-Up Program, in which four free touch-ups can be used over the course of two years from the date of purchase. To qualify for this program, patients must complete six treatment sessions and observe all instructions set forth by our professional team.
If you’re concerned about the upfront costs of laser hair removal, ask the Laser Cosmetica team about your financing options. Give us a call at 866.315.3630 for more details.
During photo facials, the laser treatment New York specialist at Laser Cosmetica uses an intense pulsed light (IPL) to help reduce visible signs of sun damage, rosacea, dilated or broken blood vessels, acne scarring, and other skin ailments. In addition to offering facial rejuvenation, photo facials can help rejuvenate the skin on many other body parts, as well. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for photo facial treatment, so read on to find out who should get a photo facial.
Suitable Candidates for Photo Facial
Individuals with visible signs of sun damage on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, arms or back of the hands may be suitable candidates for photo facial treatment. Those with brown spots, broken blood vessels or capillaries, mild spider veins, superficial acne scars, rosacea, facial flushing, or overall skin redness may also be suitable candidates.
Which Individuals Should Not Get a Photo Facial?
On the other hand, anyone who has recently gotten a suntan or plans to be in the sun for extended periods of time immediately following treatment should not get a photo facial. Pregnant or breast-feeding women should not get photo facial treatment. Additionally, anyone with visible cold sores (due to herpes simplex virus), autoimmune disorders, connective tissue disease or pacemakers, and individuals who are prone to keloids, should not undergo photo facial treatment.
To find out if you should get a photo facial, please contact the knowledgeable staff at Laser Cosmetica at (866) 315-3630.
How Photo Facials Work
The photo facial provider at Laser Cosmetica uses a hand-held device (that is attached to a machine), which emits IPL. The light infiltrates skin, where inordinate pigmentation or enlarged blood vessels absorb the light. This damages the treated pigment or cells, which the body then naturally removes, evening out skin tone for a more youthful appearance.
If you are gathering information about laser hair removal, you probably have a lot of questions regarding the procedure and what to expect. You’re not alone in being curious about this incredible opportunity to permanently remove unwanted body hair. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that our New York laser hair removal team receives.
How does laser hair removal work?
A handpiece emits light energy, which passes through the skin, targeting the pigment of hair follicles in the active growth stage. This energy destroys and disables the hair follicles so that they can no longer grow hair. Over time, the hair from these follicles falls out and the treatment area becomes smoother. Since not all hairs grow at the same time, multiple sessions are necessary to treat all of the hair follicles in the treatment area.
Is laser hair removal painful?
No. You may feel a sensation that resembles a pinch or a snap, followed by warmth or tingling. Our laser has a chill tip that helps to keep the skin cool and neutralize any discomfort. We also offer numbing creams and topical products to apply after your treatment to ease any irritation.
How long does laser hair removal take?
This depends on the size of the area being treated. For example, it will take longer for our technician to treat your entire leg than your upper lip / chin.
How many laser hair removal sessions will I need to have?
It varies by patient. Prior to your first session, our clinic directors will design a treatment protocol that fits your particular needs and goals. Most people are satisfied with their results after six treatments.
Will I have any side effects after treatment?
Unpleasant side effects are rare. You may notice your skin looks slightly pink, but this is temporary.
Will my insurance cover my laser hair removal treatment?
Laser hair removal is generally not covered by insurance plans. You will be responsible for the cost of your treatment. However, Laser Cosmetica does offer financing options, which come at great rates, with special incentives and promotions for qualified candidates. Laser Cosmetica financing can cover any of the procedures that we offer, including photofacials, laser acne therapy and wrinkle reduction.
Although some patients may see a permanent reduction of unwanted hair with laser hair removal, permanent results cannot be guaranteed. Instead, laser hair removal is intended to slow hair growth and provide a long-lasting reduction or clearance of unwanted hair.
The reason that laser hair removal New York provider Laser Cosmetica only guarantees an extended period of hairlessness is that the laser treatment can only destroy existing hairs. Laser hair removal treatment permanently destroys individual hairs, but due to the hair cycle, new hairs are likely to grow.
Additionally, individual factors such as hormone imbalances, genetic predisposition, pregnancy and other factors may cause new hair to grow. That’s why the New York cosmetic laser treatment provider Laser Cosmetica recommends that patients undergo six initial laser hair removal treatments, plus periodic maintenance sessions about every six months.
More About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal works by delivering a beam of pulsating light into each hair follicle in the treated area. The laser beam destroys the hair follicle, inhibiting future hair growth from that follicle.
Laser hair removal works best on individuals who have a significant contrast between the color of their skin and unwanted hair. This makes it easier for the laser to detect each hair follicle properly. Individuals with very light – white or light blond – unwanted hair may not be suitable candidates for laser hair removal, because the laser may have a hard time detecting the lightly colored hair follicle.
To find out more about laser hair removal or to schedule a one-on-one consultation with the skilled staff at Laser Cosmetica, please call (866) 315-3630.