ABOUT OUT TREATMENTS

NON-SURGICAL FAT AND CELLULITE REDUCTION

Cavitation, or Non-Surgical Laser Lipo, is a revolutionary treatment for the removal of excess fatty tissue in areas that are normally resistant to dieting and physical exercise.

The treatment uses an ultrasound cavitation effect, to create thousands of micro air bubbles around the lipocyte (fat cell) membranes.

The ultrasonic waves penetrate deep into the subcutaneous fat and this non-invasive treatment just melts away fat from those stubborn areas.

The fat deposits are simply absorbed by the liver and disposed of naturally.

It is a great way to sculpt your body in a series of treatments that will reduce centimeters and give you great results.

The aim is to permanently remove unwanted fat in selected problem areas.

HOW IT WORKS

By means of a very specific resonant frequency, the bubbles will cause pressure around the fat cells. When the pressure reaches the right tension against the lipocytes (fat cell), the lipocyte's membrane will break up instantly.

The low frequency Ultra Sound technology allows a predetermined amount of energy to be focused onto the subcutaneous adipose tissue.

As the ultra sonic waves converge towards the targeted area, they cumulate at a certain point and produce the so called cavitation effect leading to the mechanical breaking of the cellular membranes and the release in the inter cellular fluid of the stored Triglycerides which are rapidly metabolised.

The broken lipocytes will then be absorbed and metabolized out of the human body by the lymphatic system. Each treatment is a 20 minute session with no pain, no cuts and amazing results.

The number of treatments required is determined by how much fat needs to be taken off.

Clients are measured before and after every treatment, and fat loss is visible within the first 5 sessions.

This technological system is very selective as only the adipose tissue is being targeted and no other tissue is altered in the process.

CAVITATION


Ultrasound energy waves creating micro air bubbles amongst the lypocite dissolving fatty tissue for effective body sculpting.

TREATABLE AREAS

  • Stomach & Waist line
  • Hips, Buttocks and Thighs
  • Legs and Knees
  • Lower back
  • Love handles
  • Male breasts
  • Fat pockets
  • Arms

WHAT’S YOUR GOAL?

Before you start the treatment, please keep in mind that a free consultation and proper evaluation by an Aesthetic Therapist is highly recommended.

During the first consultation your goals will be set. How many centimeters you expect to lose in which areas of your body will also be discussed.

HEALTH WARNING

People with serious diseases are asked to please take caution and discuss the effect that the treatment might have on their health with their physician.

People are considered non-candidates if they have cancer, are epileptic, have recently been through surgery, have Hepatitis C, have kidney disease of any kind, are menstruating, pregnant or nursing.

Other health risks include hormone treatment, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, skin diseases and bleeding disorders.

Please ensure that you wear underwear to the session.

It is important to drink plenty of water both before and after the treatment. This helps to flush out unwanted fat cells and also acts as a conductor for the ultrasound cavitation.

FAQ'S

Q: What results can I expect?
A: Clients lose an average of 2 cm’s per treatment, but results may vary with different tissue structure, treatment area, age, metabolism, medications, and changes in hormones. Proper diet and increased physical activity will certainly improve and help to maintain these astonishing results.

Q: What is the size of an area that can be treated?
A: Fat Reduction: An area the size of your two hands (20cm²) will be treated for 20 minutes at a time. Cellulite Reduction: Your upper legs and bum area will be treated for 10 minutes per panel, back and front.

Q: Is treatment safe for all ages, races and genders?
A: Yes, and no. Yes, treatments is safe (and effective) for everybody, but teenagers under the age of 18’s results might not be as long lasting, as our bodies stop producing new fat cell once we reach adolescence. Safety is very important and there have been extensive clinical trials to endorse the safety and effectiveness of the ultrasound cavitation treatment.

Q: How often can I have treatments?
A: Because all of the fat that is shot of during treatment has to be processed through your lymphatic system and organs, treatments can only be done every alternative day. Treat one area of concern at a time for at least 5 consecutive treatments for best results.

Q: How is this treatment done?
A: To start, on the day of your treatment, measurements are taken and recorded on your chart. Then the therapist will use the ultrasound heads on the area for up to 20 minutes.

Q: How does treatment work?
A: Gentle ultrasound waves can be heard 'singing' at a special frequency to remove fat cells permanently. Once removed, these cells will not regrow. When treating for fat volume reduction, ultrasound waves painlessly disrupt the walls of cells containing fat found below the skin within the subcutaneous fat layer, while other tissues such as blood vessels and nerves are unharmed. As fat cells are not able to multiply, once removed, they will not return, helping to maintain a long-term fat reduction. This is similar to removal of fat by surgical liposuction, but in this case 100% non-invasively.

Q: Will the effect be long-lasting?
A: The fat cells treated with ultrasound cavitation will not return or regrow, so that is a permanent effect. However, the length of time that the body shaping will last for is completely in your hands. How much you eat and how much exercise you take will also affect your long-term body shape.

Q: What side effects can I expect?
A: Possible side effects include:
  • Headache
  • Dry mouth
  • Increased bowl movement
  • Slight red rash on the treated area.
To enhance the effectiveness of your treatment, please be sure to drink 2 – 3 liters of water every day, for the duration of your treatment.



IPL (INTENSE PULSE LIGHT)

Intense pulsed light Systems release precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that treat skin imperfections. IPL activates natural collagen and elastin production in the active skin cells (fibroblasts), improving the skin’s overall texture and complexion. Skin rejuvenation treatments overall improve the skin’s colour and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and minimises open pores.

HOW IT WORKS:


SKIN REJUVENATION

Skin rejuvenation is a treatment to resurface your skin, or to improve the texture, clarity and overall appearance of your skin.

The treatment works by directing pulses of light into the epidermis. The light is absorbed by the haemoglobin in the blood vessels that feed the sebaceous glands.

Haemoglobin converts the light energy into heat, which damages the walls of the vessels supplying blood to the glands. This technique is called "Selective Photothermolysis".

Skin after IPL irradiation will have two effects:

  1. Bio-stimulation: the role of intense pulsed light on the skin produced by photochemical effects, so dermal layer of collagen fibers and elastic fibers within the molecular structure of chemical change, to restore the original flexibility. In addition, it generates light and heat, and enhancing vascular function, improve the circulation to remove wrinkles, shrink pores of treatment.

  2. Pyrogenation theory: Because the tumor tissue content of the pigment group is far more than the normal skin, after its absorption of light produced is also higher than skin temperature. Temperature difference between the use of their vascular lesions, closed rupture of pigment decomposition, but not damage normal tissue.
Multi-wavelength, intense pulse, broad spectrum phototherapy quantify the decomposition will form a light quantum, with the quantitative decomposition of the light quantum light skin, it can reach the skin at all levels, decompose abnormal pigment cells; destruction of hair follicles; close abnormal vessels; while stimulating collagen protein hyperplasia, elastic fiber rearrange to reach freckle, hair removal, eliminate redness, whitening effect.

ACNE

Acne occurs when tiny oil glands in the skin are over active, typically dead skin cells block the top of the skin pore and the oil builds up. The blocked pore becomes the perfect breeding environment for bacteria and the pore becomes infected and inflamed.

IPL light targets the acne (the heat generated by the light in this case not only degrades the oil gland but also destroys the bacteria).

STRETCH MARKS

Intense Pulse Light phototherapy helps to reduce the appearance of pink, red, blue and purple stretch marks.

Stretch marks occur on the skin in response to sudden tension. If the skin does not have time to adapt to new conditions, collagen and elastic fibers tear under tension. There are various reasons, which include rapid weight gain, sudden weight loss or hormonal imbalance.

The color of the stretch marks occurs because young connective tissue is rich in blood vessels. Over time, the vessels become smaller, and stretch marks fade until they become white.

The sooner you start treatment, the better the effect will be.

Photorejuvenation (phototherapy) works by improving stretch mark texture and return back the damaged pigmentation caused by scar cracks inside dermis.

IPL is not a laser, it’s a pulsed light applied to skin that was treated with gel prior the treatment. When IPL is applied it stimulates cell multiplication through its penetrating light that gets deep in hard to reach areas in layers of skin, thus reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

PIGMENTATION

Hyperpigmentation is characterized by a darkening of an area of skin caused by the overproduction of a pigment in the skin known as melanin. It is relatively common and usually harmless.

Hyperpigmentation is the result of either of two occurrences:

  1. an abnormally high concentration of melanocytes produce melanin or
  2. when melanocytes are hyperactive, eg. sun exposure stimulates the production of melanin.
There are various causes of hyperpigmentation, including:

  • Overexposure to the sun
  • Heredity
  • Picking at the skin
  • Hormonal changes
  • Certain medications such as antibiotics, hormone treatments, and anti-seizure drugs
  • Inflammation and skin injuries
The IPL release precisely controlled strong pulses of filtered light that are absorbed by the melanin in freckles, sun spots or liver spots.

The pigmented area absorbs the light and is heated, which leads to skin renewal.

Following treatment, the pigmented area turns darker and may crust. Over the following weeks the pigmented area will gradually flake away from the skin leaving little trace of the original mark.

SPIDER VEINS

Spider veins get their name from the web of red or blue veins that often start to spread across your legs as you age. They’re dilated small superficial blood vessels close to the skin.

Although Spider veins are often found in areas behind the knee, they can appear anywhere on the body.

Spider veins are caused by increased pressure in the veins. The tendency to get them is hereditary.

People who stand or sit for long periods of time, eg. nurses, teachers and administrative clerks tend to increase the amount of pressure in the veins of the legs and are more likely to develop spider veins.

Non-invasive Intense Pulse Light is absorbed by haemoglobin and converted to heat energy. Blood coagulates and the vessel wall collapses. Over time the vessel is reabsorbed by the body and disappears.

Smaller, fine, reddish spider veins respond best to laser treatment.

HEALTH WARNING:

People with serious diseases are asked to please take caution and discuss the effect that the treatment might have on their health with their physician.

People are considered non-candidates if they have cancer, are epileptic, have recently been through surgery, have Hepatitis C, have kidney disease of any kind, are menstruating, pregnant or nursing.

Any persons with medical / electronic / metal / plastic / silicone implants and or instruments are at risk when treated with IPL.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT TREATED AREAS ARE NOT EXPOSED TO: SUNLIGHT, HEAT, CHEMICALS and/or ALCOHOL.

Pre-treatment requirements:

  • Discontinue sun exposure, including sunbed treatments as well as waxing 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • Do not use fake tan 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
  • If you have a history of herpes close to the area being treated, it is recommended that you take antiviral medication before the treatment.
What are the side effects?

The treated area can become quite red immediately after treatment. However, most clients experience no side effects and the redness usually disappears within a couple of hours.

Very rarely the skin may become lighter or darker, or a small blister may form.

Contra-indications – when not to have a treatment:

  • Recent sunburn
  • Unprotected sun exposure or solarium use 2 weeks prior to treatment
  • Pregnancy
  • History of seizures
  • Severe dermatitis or eczema (within the treatment area)
  • Active infections
  • Roaccutane use in the last 6 months
  • Herpes 1 or 2 (within the treatment area)
  • Removing hair by the root e.g. waxing or tweezing 2 weeks prior to treatment (hair removal only)
  • Photo sensitising medications are best avoided
  • Steroids: Skin photorejuvenation induces a wound healing process to improve the production of collagen. Steroids, however, decrease the synthesis of collagen, and thus interfere with treatment.


FAQ’S

Q: Before we start...
A: Prior to any treatment we will provide a full consultation. The consultation identifies your expectations and provides a complete explanation of the treatment.

A medical history is taken to confirm suitability for treatment and if you wish to proceed a written informed consent is obtained and a test patch is performed to confirm there are no adverse skin reactions to the light.

Q: How it works
A: Filters in the handpiece change the wavelength range allowing it to be optimized for different applications and skin types.

The light penetrates the tissue and absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions damaging them. The body's natural processes then remove the injured tissue giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance. The treatment regimen typically consists of 4-6 treatments administered at 2 week intervals. Clients should start seeing results within a very short time.

Q: How long does each treatment take?
A: A typical treatment session will take 30 minutes.

Q: How is the treatment carried out?
A: You will be asked to put on goggles to protect your eyes. A layer of conductive gel is applied to the area to cool the skin and guide the light. The light applicator is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The applicator is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the whole area is treated.

Q: Am I suitable to have treatments?
A: Almost everyone can be treated, all races, genders and ages, excluding tanned individuals, pregnant women or people taking the acne treatment Roaccutane.

Q: How does the treatment feel?
A: The light energy is absorbed by the skin, and heats it up very quickly, creating a sharp, short-lived pinprick sensation. No anaesthesia is required, other than cooling the skin with icepacks.

Most Clients describe the discomfort as moderate and acceptable. You might experience a sunburn- like sensation that lasts 2 to 5 hours which is often associated with mild to moderate redness. The treated area is generally sensitive to heat for 2 days following treatment.

Q: What should I expect after the treatment?
A: Redness and a slight warming sensation are normal after treatment.

The lesions will darken after treatment and may appear more obvious at first, but gradually the marks will 'flake' away.

Continued sun exposure may result in recurrence of the original mark and sunscreen should be used to prevent this happening. It will be necessary to avoid sun exposure or use a high protection sunscreen for 2 weeks after the treatment.

After hair removal the skin may appear spotty, this is inflammation caused from the heat absorbed in the hair follicle and can last 2 to 24 hours.

After treatment of pigmented lesions the lesion will go darker sometimes almost black, then will fall off within 7 to 28 days (depending on the area of the body) or it will just gradually fade.

After treatment of vascular lesions they will either disappear immediately or appear grey or purplish in colour. Diffuse redness immediately appears more red, then gradually lightens within 2-3 weeks. Vascular treatments generally require 3-4 weekly treatments for best results.

Q: How many treatments are necessary?
A: The number of treatments necessary varies from person to person, but typically 6 treatments will result in significant improvement, depending on the severity of the condition. IPL treatments should take place fortnightly.

ABOUT IPL (INTENSE PULSE LIGHT) HAIR REMOVAL

Intense Pulse Light (IPL) hair removal will cause a dramatic and permanent hair growth reduction.

Although no hair removal system can guarantee permanent hair removal completely, IPL treatments are extremely effective at destroying most of the targeted hair follicles.

Most people will experience a huge reduction with each treatment, with very little or even no hair re-growth.

HOW IT WORKS

The IPL emits high energy pulses of light which travels down the hair shafts to the hair follicles, where it is absorbed.

The laser energy is then transformed into heat and destroys the follicle, preventing the reproduction of further hair growth.

There are 3 stages to the hair growth cycle. These stages are:

  • the Anagen phase, which is the active growing phase
  • the Catagen phase, where growth is dormant, and
  • the Telogen phase which is when the hair falls out.
Hair follicles can only be destroyed when they are in the growing phase, which is why an average of 6 - 8 treatments are recommended with 4 - 5 week intervals.

TREATABLE AREAS

All areas of the face and body can be treated, including sensitive areas with relatively little or no pain.

Treatment is safe for all races, ages and genders.

HEALTH WARNING

People with serious diseases are asked to please take caution and discuss the effect that the treatment might have on their health with their physician.

People are considered non-candidates if they have cancer, are epileptic, have recently been through surgery, have Hepatitis C, have kidney disease of any kind, are menstruating, pregnant or nursing.

Other health risks include hormone treatment, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, skin diseases and bleeding disorders.

Any persons with medical / electronic / metal / plastic / silicone implants and or instruments are at risk when treated with IPL.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT TREATED AREAS ARE NOT EXPOSED TO: SUNLIGHT, HEAT, CHEMICALS and/or ALCOHOL.

FAQ’S:

Q: How does it work?
A: Highly controlled pulses of light are emitted with the IPL handpiece and are selectively absorbed by the hair follicles lying below the surface of the skin. The absorbed light heats the hair, which damages the re-growth potential of the follicle – all without damaging the surrounding tissue.

Q: How Many Treatments Are Required?
A: You should see a difference after the 1st treatment. For every person the hair growth pattern varies, and is determined by many factors, including hormones. The number of treatments required depends on each individuals’ skin type, hair colour, hair thickness and density. On average 6 - 8 treatments is recommended with 4 -5 week intervals.

Q: Which hair and skin types can receive IPL hair removal?
A: IPL hair removal is effective on most hair with pigment: black, brown and red hair can be effectively reduced, but is not effective on hair that is naturally light in colour. IPL hair removal is safe for most skin types.

Q: What is required before each treatment?
A: You should shave the area to be treated before treatment. The area should be shaved (closely, but not clean cut) so that laser can target the most energy towards the hair follicle and not waste energy on the part of the hair above the skin’s surface. Please ensure that the hair is slightly visible above the skin for treatment to be effective. Please allow 4 weeks after having your hair waxed, as hair needs to be in place in the follicles for treatment to be effective.

Q: What can you expect during the treatment?
A: A layer of conductive gel is applied to the desired area to cool the skin and guide the light. The applicator is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The process is repeated over the whole area of skin until the desired site has been treated. The gel is removed and the area is washed and moisturised.

Q: What side effect may occur?
A: The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment will vary from Client to Client, depending on the extent of the treatment and the skin type. You may experience slight redness, itching or local swelling on the treated area, which indicate that the follicles have responded to the treatment.

Q: Is it painful?
A: Everyone’s pain threshold is different, but generally laser hair removal is not much more painful than waxing. The sensation is often described as being the same as a rubber band snapping against the skin for a quick second with each pulse. Most people do not require an anesthetic cream, but one may be used for very sensitive areas. Be aware that using anesthetic creams is only safe on small areas, eg upper lip, bikini, or underarms and in small quantities. Using it on large areas like the back can cause adverse effects. Consult with your pharmacist or doctor if unsure.

Q: What after-care is required?
A: Please ensure that the treated area is moisturised with aloe vera twice daily. Do not expose the area to sunlight, heat, chemicals or alcohol for at least 48 hours after each treatment.

Q: What can you expect after treatment?
A: Within 2-3 weeks, you should experience shedding of all treated hair. At first, hair will look like it’s growing back in, but it is just coming through the skin to shed. Shedding starts at about 2 weeks and can last until 4 weeks after treatment. Exfoliating and/or scrubbing gently can help speed up the process. After shedding finishes, you might experience little black “pepperspots” which will shed eventually.

After shedding occurs, you should experience a hairfree period for a few weeks. Your next treatment should take place when the next set of hair that was dormant before starts to grow.

Q: Will the effect be long-lasting?
A: IPL is quite effective on hair that is in the active growth phase, but cannot prevent new hair from developing. We recommend that Clients first explore a possible underlying reason if they experience extreme hair growth, as IPL treatments might seem ineffective if the body keeps developing new hair. It might seem like there is not reduction, when in fact your body is producing new hair. Talk to your doctor if you suspect you might have an underlying medical condition causing excessive hair growth before starting IPL hair removal treatments. Some hair might grow back if you are experiencing hormonal changes, eg. pregnancy or menopause.


LOW LEVEL LASER HAIR RE-GROWTH TREATMENT

Alopecia can be caused by many factors from genetics to the environment. While androgenic alopecia (male or female pattern baldness, AGA for short) is by far the most common form of hair loss.

Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is a derivative or by-product of testosterone. Testosterone converts to DHT with the aid of the enzyme Type II 5-alpha-reductace, which is held in the hair follicle's oil glands. DHT shrinks hair follicles. Hair grows for shorter periods, becomes lighter, finer and smaller, until it eventually reaches the vellus stage. Vellus hair is light-colored, short, thin and very fine hair and is sometimes referred to as peach fuzz or bum fluff.

Laser researcher Dr. J. Layton Wright states: ... "Laser Hair Therapy increases microcirculation of the hair follicle, which allows nutrients and freshly oxygenated blood to access the hair follicle with the results being a stimulation of the natural hair growth cycle."

HAIR ANATOMY

The most important part of the hair follicle is the dermal papilla (papilla of hair), which is responsible for the growth of hair. The dermal papilla cells divide and differentiate to form new hair follicles. The papilla is in direct contact with the skin's blood capillaries, from which it gets its essential nutrients for proper hair follicle growth. The dermal papilla has a large number of androgen receptors (more in males than females).

Hair has two distinct structures - the follicle which resides in the skin, and shaft, which is visible above the scalp.

The hair follicle is a tunnel-like segment of the epidermis that extends down into the dermis.

At the base of the follicle is the papilla, which contains capillaries, or tiny blood vessels that nourish the cells. The living part of the hair is the very bottom part surrounding the papilla, called the bulb.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) uses 240 pieces of 670nm light-emitting diode cold lasers to alter cellular function. Our Laser Hair re-growth machine is proven to be very effective in penetrating the skin to accelerate hair growth and thicken the hair in the treated areas.

Men and women of all ages, skin and hair colour sits comfortably under the lasers as it gently delivers the phototherapy to the scalp. Treatment is painfree and non-invasive. Some clients report a slight tingling of the scalp.

Hair follicles have resting and growing phases – low level laser helps to increase the growing phases.

The visible red light penetrates into the tissue without harming the skin and scalp. The therapeutic light-energy is absorbed by the cells and the process of cell repair begins. This stimulates the production of energy at the cellular level which improves cell function.

It is believed that LLLT increases blood flow to the treated area. European studies have shown that LLLT stops hair loss in 85% of cases and stimulates new hair growth in 55% of cases.

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ABOUT THE TREATMENT

  • Transform weak follicles to healthy ones that are capable of producing beautiful, thick healthy hair for all skin and hair colours
  • Accelerate hair growth and increase Quantity and Quality of hair
  • Increase blood flow and oxygen to hair follicle
  • Increase cellular metabolism
  • FDA approved
  • Reduce hair follicle inflammation
  • Visible results within 12 weeks after 4th treatment
LASER LIPO HOUSE reiterate that results vary by individual.

Treatment Time:

30 minutes
Once a week
Men: Type 1 – 3 Women: Type 1 – 2
60 minutes
Twice a week
Men: Type 4 – 6 Women: Type 3 – 5

HAIR LOSS SCALES

Men



Women

HEALTH WARNING

As part of our Laser Hair Re-Grow treatment, we use Minoxidil solution, which is an antihypertensive vasodilator medication. It also slows or stops hair loss and promotes hair regrowth. Widely used for the treatment of androgenic alopecia, it has been proven clinically effective in both the prevention of loss and in establishing varying degrees of hair re-growth in males and females suffering pattern baldness.

Treatments usually include a 5% concentration solution that is designed for men, and a 2% concentration solution for women.

Minoxidil:

  • Must be applied on clean hair
  • Ensure that solution stays on the head for at least 4 hours before hair gets wet
  • Contraindications:
    • Pregnant or breast-feeding
    • Under 18 years old
    • Scalp is red, inflamed, infected irritated, painful or sensitive
    • Not to be used with other medicine on scalp
    • Heart disease
    • Avoid contact with the eyes
    • Open wounds
  • Side effects:
    • Unwanted hair growth
    • May change hair colour
  • Stop use if you experience any of the following:
    • Chest pain,
    • Rapid heartbeat,
    • Faintness or dizziness
    • Sudden, unexplained weight gain
    • Hands or feet swell
    • Scalp irritation or redness occurs
  • Do not apply Minoxidil to other parts of the body

FAQ’S

Q: What results can I expect?
A: Results are visible within 12 weeks after about 4 treatments. European studies have shown that LLLT stops hair loss in 85% of cases and stimulates new hair growth in 55% of cases.

Q: How often can I have treatments?
A: Depending on the severity of your hair loss, treatment can be administered once or twice a week.

Q: Is it safe for all ages, race and genders?
A: Yes, safety is very important and there have been extensive clinical trials to endorse the safety and effectiveness of LLLT treatment.

Q: How is this treatment done?
A: Before the diode laser used, a Minoxidil solution will be applied to clean hair and scalp to increase the effectiveness of the treatment.



ABOUT NON-SURGICAL ANTI-AGEING WRINKLE REDUCTION AND SKIN TIGHTENING

Bipolar and Tripolar Radio Frequency technology offer scientific development in body sculpting, anti-ageing and skin tightening treatments.

High radio frequency waves permeate epidermis and take effect on the collagen-rich dermal tissue directly which makes water molecules in the skin move to and fro.

The move produces controllable heat and results in contraction of collagen, generation of new collagen and dermal remodelling.

The treatment is very effective in improving the texture and overall appearance of your skin.

Conditions that can be treated include:

Static Wrinkles:
These wrinkles are visible at all times and do not change in appearance with facial movements.

Dynamic Wrinkles:
These are expression lines that may appear as folds when the skin is not moving, and deepen with facial movements or expressions.

Loss of Skin Tone:
Weakening of the supportive skin structure (collagen and elastin fibers) that result in a loss of skin firmness, or the development of cellulite.

HOW IT WORKS:

Heat generated by Radio Frequency waves shrinks the bundle of collagen under the skin. The collagen becomes shorter and the skin tightens. The body response in that the collagen will be gradually healed, renewed and even more collagen will be produced. The skin tightens and the overall look is improved.


Radio Frequency regenerates collagen, tightening dermal tissue and skin creating a smooth and glowing complexion.

TREATABLE AREAS

  • Forehead
  • Eyes
  • Lip
  • Chin
  • Jaw
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Stomach
  • Arms
  • Vaginal area (Labia Majora)

HEALTH WARNING

People with serious diseases are asked to please take caution and discuss the effect that the treatment might have on their health with their physician.

People are considered non-candidates if they have cancer, are epileptic, have recently been through surgery, have Hepatitis C, have kidney disease of any kind, are menstruating, pregnant or nursing.

Other health risks include hormone treatment, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, skin diseases and bleeding disorders.

Any persons with medical / electronic / metal / plastic / silicone implants and or instruments are at risk when treated with radio frequency.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT TREATED AREAS ARE NOT EXPOSED TO: SUNLIGHT, HEAT, CHEMICALS and/or ALCOHOL

FAQ'S

Q: How often can I have treatments?
A: It is recommended that treatments take place every 14 days. Multiple areas can be treated simultaneously.

Q: Is it safe?
A: The radio frequency face lift was approved by the FDA as a non-surgical treatment for wrinkles and facial skin imperfections.

Q: How is this treatment done?
A: A layer of gel is applied to the treatment area. Heat generated by RF waves then shrinks the bundle of collagen under the skin

Q: What results can I expect?
A: Causes immediate collagen contraction

  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines, and softens deeper frown lines
  • Noticeably improves skin tone and texture
  • Stimulates new collagen formation and plumps the skin
Q: Will the effect be long-lasting?
A: Energy absorbed by the targeted area stimulates your skin to activate collagen production. Together collagen and elastin reinforce the skin’s firmness and contours. These protein fibers continue to strengthen after your treatment and you will see improved results over the months ahead.

LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

For the removal of tattoos, we have invested in state of the art equipment to make the process as quick as possible for you, the Client. We use a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser which has been proven to be the best possible way to remove tattoos without scarring and that uses two wavelengths to work on most tattoo colours. In the early 1980s a new clinical study began in Canniesburn Hospital's Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit, in Glasgow, Scotland, into the effects of Q-switched ruby laser energy on blue/black tattoos. Ever since cosmetic tattoo removal is most commonly performed using lasers that break down the ink in the tattoo.

The broken-down ink is then absorbed by the body, mimicking the natural fading that time or sun exposure would create. All tattoo pigments have specific light absorption spectra. A tattoo laser must be capable of emitting adequate energy within the given absorption spectrum of the pigment to provide an effective treatment. Certain tattoo pigments, such as white, yellow, green and fluorescent inks are more challenging to treat than darker blacks and blues, because they have absorption spectra that fall outside or on the edge of the emission spectra available in the tattoo removal laser. During the treatment process the laser beam passes harmlessly through the skin, targeting only the ink resting in a liquid state within. While it is possible to see immediate results, in most cases fading occurs gradually over the next 8 week healing period.

ABOUT TATTOO’S

Tattoos are made by inserting pigment into the skin with an electrically powered solid needle that punctures the skin between 50 and 3,000 times per minute. The needle penetrates the skin by about a millimeter and deposits a drop of insoluble ink into the skin with each puncture.

When you look at a person's tattoo, you're seeing the ink through the epidermis - the outer layer of skin. The ink resides in the dermis - the second layer of skin, just below the epidermis. Dermis cells are far more stable than the cells of the epidermis, so the tattoo's ink will stay in place, with only minor fading and dispersion.

HOW TATTOO REMOVAL WORKS

Tattoos consist of thousands of particles of tattoo pigment suspended in the skin. While normal human growth and healing processes will remove small foreign particles from the skin, tattoo pigment particles are permanent because they are too big to be removed. Laser treatment causes tattoo pigment particles to heat up and fragment into smaller pieces. These smaller pieces are then removed by normal body processes.

Several colors of laser light (measured as wavelengths of laser energy) are used for tattoo removal, from visible light to near-infrared radiation. Different lasers are better for different tattoo colors. Consequently, multi-color tattoo removal almost always requires the use of two or more laser wavelengths. Tattoo removal lasers are usually identified by the lasing medium used to create the wavelength (measured in nanometers (nm)):

  • Q-switched Frequency-doubled Nd:YAG: 532 nm. This laser creates a green light which is highly absorbed by red and orange targets. Useful primarily for red and orange tattoo pigments, this wavelength is also highly absorbed by melanin (the chemical which gives skin color or tan) which makes the laser wavelength effective for age spot or sun spot removal.

  • Q-switched Nd:YAG: 1064 nm. This laser creates a near-infrared light (invisible to humans) which is poorly absorbed by melanin, making this the only laser suitable for darker skin. This laser wavelength is also absorbed by all dark tattoo pigments and is the safest wavelength to use on the tissue due to the low melanin absorption and low hemoglobin absorption. This is the wavelength of choice for tattoo removal in darker skin types.
Laser tattoo removal requires numerous treatment sessions, typically spaced at least 21 days apart.

Although many tattoos can be completely removed, there are over 100 types of tattoo inks used today. Professional tattoos, on average, require 8 – 15 or more treatments, while amateur tattoos require 5 or more sessions due to the different composition of inks. Fading should be visible within 3 weeks. Complete removal can never be guaranteed.

At each session, some of the tattoo pigment particles are effectively fragmented, and the body removes the smallest fragments over the course of several weeks. The result is that the tattoo is lightened over time. Remaining large particles of tattoo pigment are then targeted at subsequent treatment sessions, causing further lightening. The number of sessions and spacing between treatments depends on various parameters, including the area of the body treated and skin color. Tattoos located on the extremities, such as the ankle, generally take longest. As your tattoo fades, your Therapist may recommend that you wait up to a few months between treatments to facilitate ink resolution and minimize unwanted side effects.

The amount of time required for the removal of a tattoo and the success of the removal varies with each individual.

At Laser Lipo House, we use the predictive "Kirby-Desai Scale", to assess the potential success and number of treatments necessary for laser tattoo removal.

The following parameters are taken into consideration:

  • Skin type and colour,
  • Location of tattoo,
  • Colours used,
  • Amount of ink used,
  • Scarring or tissue change,
  • Number of layersing, and
  • The unmeasurable factor of the Client's own immune system.
Parameter scores are then added to yield a combined score that will show the estimated number of treatments needed for successful tattoo removal.

Laser tattoo removal can be uncomfortable but is tolerable, and in most cases not as painful as getting the tattoo was. The pain can be described to be similar to that a "slap" from an elastic band. Depending on the Client's pain threshold, some clients may require some form of local anesthesia, which must be applied to the area at least 60 minutes before the time.

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ABOUT THE TREATMENT

Before treatment:

Please book a free initial consultation. Your general health and treatment details will be discussed.

  • Do not expose skin to direct sunlight, sunbed or self-tan lotion for at least 4 weeks before and/or after treatments.
  • Do not use bleaching creams for 5 days before treatment.
  • Do not apply perfume, deodorants, sunblock, essential oils or any other skin lotions to the treatment area on the day of treatment.
  • Avoid swimming in chlorinated water on the day of treatment.
  • Avoid microdermabrasion, exfoliating or peels on treatment area for 1 week before treatment.
During treatment:

  • Hair may be shaved off any hairy areas that are to be treated.
  • Eye protection is provided.
  • The laser is applied to the affected area. Quick flashes of bright light may be seen during treatment.
  • There can be a slight stinging sensation during treatment but this quickly fades once the treatment has finished.
  • A dressing and Aloe Vera gel will be applied to the tattoo after treatment.
  • Each treatment session is 30 minutes long.
After treatment:

Immediately after laser treatment, a slightly elevated, white discoloration with or without the presence of punctuate bleeding is often observed. This white color change is as a result of rapid, heat-formed steam or gas, causing dermal and epidermal vacuolization.

Pinpoint bleeding represents vascular injury from photoacoustic waves created by the laser's interaction with tattoo pigment. Minimal edema (swelling) and erythema (redness) of adjacent normal skin usually resolve within 24 hours.

Within the first 12-24 hours a freckle-like scab will form over the entire tattoo, which sloughs off at approximately 14 days post-treatment. Some tattoo pigment may be found within this crust.

The treated area should not be exposed to:

  • Intense heat eg. Waxing, Direct sunlight, Sunbed, etc;
  • Chemicals eg. Self tan lotion, Household chemicals, Hair removal cream, etc.;
  • Alcohol eg. Hand sanitiser, Perfume, Deodorant, etc.

HEALTH WARNING

Although laser treatment is well known and often used to remove tattoos, unwanted side effects of laser tattoo removal include:

  • Discoloration of the skin such as hypopigmentation (white spots, more common in darker skin) and hyperpigmentation (dark spots). These changes usually resolve in 6 to 12 months but may rarely be permanent.
  • Cosmetic tattoo ink, containing iron oxide can permanently turn black (most cosmetic tattoos do contain iron oxide), so cannot be removed with a q-switched laser.
  • Lip colours containing titanium dioxide, which is what white is made out of, will also turn black.
  • Transient textural changes are occasionally noted but often resolve within a few months. If a Client is prone to pigmentary or textural changes, longer treatment intervals are recommended.
  • If a blister or crust forms following treatment, it is imperative that the patient does not manipulate this secondary skin change. Early removal of a blister of crust increases the chances of developing a scar. Clients with a history of hypertrophic or keloidal scarring need to be warned of their increased risk of scarring.
  • Very rarely, burns may result in scarring but this usually only occurs when Clients don't care for the treated area properly.
  • "Paradoxical darkening" of a tattoo may occur, when a treated tattoo becomes darker instead of lighter. This seems to occur more often with flesh tones, pink, and cosmetic make-up tattoos.
  • "Paradoxical darkening" of a tattoo may occur, when a treated tattoo becomes darker instead of lighter. This seems to occur more often with flesh tones, pink, and cosmetic make-up tattoos.
  • Please inform the Therapist if you have any allergies.
  • An allergic reaction to tattoo pigments after Q-switched laser treatment is possible. Rarely, when yellow cadmium sulfide is used to "brighten" the red or yellow portion of a tattoo, a photoallergic reaction may occur. The reaction is also common with red ink, which may contain cinnabar (mercuric sulphide). Erythema, pruritus, and even inflamed nodules, verrucose papules, or granulomas may present. The reaction will be confined to the site of the red/yellow ink. Treatment consists of strict sunlight avoidance, sunscreen, interlesional steroid injections, or in some cases, surgical removal. Unlike the destructive modalities described, Q-switched lasers mobilize the ink and may generate a systemic allergic response. Oral antihistamines and anti-inflammatory steroids have been used to treat allergic reactions to tattoo ink.
  • Studies of various tattoo pigments have shown that a number of pigments (most containing iron oxide or titanium dioxide) change color when irradiated with Q-switched laser energy. Some tattoo colors including flesh tones, light red, white, peach and light brown containing pigments as well as some green and blue tattoo pigments, changed to black when irradiated with Q-switched laser pulses. The resulting gray-black color may require more treatments to remove. If tattoo darkening does occur, after 8 weeks the newly darkened tattoo can be treated as if it were black pigment.
  • Tanned skin whether obtained by the sun or the use of sun beds should be avoided. The tattoo cannot be removed if the skin is tanned.
  • Do not apply fake tan. If fake tan has been applied recently , wait until it has disappeared before you have your tattoo removed, or scrub it off the tattoo and the area around the tattoo before the tattoo removal treatment.
  • Pregnant women cannot be treated! Therefore please inform your Therapist if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy.
  • Treatment cannot be done if you have had any gold medications/injections, suffer from lupus disease (incurable immune system illness), or have used St Johns Wort or Roaccutane over the past 6 months.
  • Treatment is not done if the area is experiencing problems like dermatitis, psoriasis, abrasions, pimples etc.
  • Since the application of laser light is sterile there is no need for topical antibiotics. Moreover, topical antibiotic ointments can cause allergic reactions and should be avoided.
Taking care of your wound:

Be gentle with the treated area until it has settled down so as to minimise the risk of scars.

There may be swelling of treated skin for a few days. Skin around the eyes is particularly prone to swelling which may lead to partial closure of the eye for a few days after treatment.

  • To help reduce swelling, apply an ice pack for two to three minutes every quarter of an hour on the day of treatment and use extra pillows under your head when sleeping to help reduce swelling from areas treated on the face.
  • Wash twice a day with mild soap and water. Anti-bacterial soap can cause irritation and inflammation.
  • Avoid shaving in and around the lesion until any bruising has faded.
  • Pat with a paper towel to dry, don’t rub. Rubbing can cause the scabs to come off too early, causing your body to form a new scab. The healing process just became longer.
  • Apply the Aloe Vera gel twice a day. This will increase the speed of healing and reduce scarring.
  • Avoid using any makeup on the lesion for five days after the treatment, as applying or removing it may damage the skin, which is very fragile during this time.
Pain management:

  • Before treatment:
    • Standard painkillers such as paracetamol can be taken 30 minutes before treatment.
    • The area can be covered with EMLA anaesthetic cream which you can buy from the chemist, an hour prior to laser treatment. Apply over the tattoo and cover with gladwrap.
    • To mitigate pain the preferred method is simply to cool the area during treatment with an icepack which numbs the topical layer of the skin.
  • After treatment:
    • Standard painkillers such as paracetamol can be used. Avoid taking any medicines containing aspirin for pain relief for five days after the laser treatment, as it increases the risk of bruising and may break down any clots that are necessary to ensure a good result. If however you are prescribed aspirin by your doctor, please continue with this as normal.
Tips to reducing scaring before your laser tattoo removal treatment:

  • Drink lots of water. Having lot of water before/after your removal will help increase the speed of recovery.
  • Take your vitamins. Vitamin E and Aloe helps with healing. You must however stop at least one week prior to the treatment, all vitamins that might infuse bleeding and brusing, eg: vitamin C, glucosamine, ginkgo and fish oil.
  • Don’t Smoke. The success of removing a tattoo after 10 treatments is reduced by 70% if you smoke!
  • Don’t pick at the scabs. This causes scarring.
  • Don’t pop any blisters. This also causes scarring!
  • Keep the tattoo out of the sun. Keep the tattoo out of the sun, even after many weeks from your last tattoo removal session. The sun causes blistering quickly and increases the time of healing. Wear sunscreen that contains zinc or titanium dioxide to block against UVA and UVB rays. Wear sun protection factor (SPF) of 40 or higher.

FAQ’S

Q: What results can I expect?
A: You should notice visible fading within 3 weeks after treatment. The amount of time required for the removal of a tattoo and the success of the removal varies with each individual. Complete removal can never be guaranteed.

Q: How often can I have treatments?
A: The amount of time required for the removal of a tattoo and the success of the removal varies with each individual. The body removes the small fragments over the course of several weeks. Treatment intervals must however be at least 21 days.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Treatments are charged at R500 per 30 minute session. The size of the area treatable in 30 minutes is 10cm².

Q: How many treatments would I need?
A: Professional tattoos, on average, require 8 – 15 or more treatments, while amateur tattoos require 5 or more sessions due to the different composition of inks. The following factors influence the number of treatments required: Skin type, Location of the tattoo, Colour, Amount of ink used, Scarring or tissue change, the number of Layers as well as the Client's own immune system. Tattoo lightening may continue for several months after the last treatment session.

Q: What are the after affects from the laser treatment?
A: An instant whitening of the skin is seen after treatment, but this generally fades quickly. The area is likely to feel tender for a few hours after. Redness and swelling, similar to sunburn, may occur usually settles within a few days. Some patients may blister, which is quite normal and does not require treatment as this will usually clear within a few days.

Q: Will it hurt?
A: If you could handle having a tattoo it's a safe bet you can handle laser removal – the sensation of laser removal has been compared to having fat from a frying pan spit on your skin. If you’re really concerned with the pain please consult with your Therapist on ways to manage the pain.

Q: Can I have just a part of my tattoo removed?
A: Yes. Our lasers are very accurate. We can take the face off your pin-up girl to have it redone. We can take just the name off a piece or remove misspelt letters.

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