Hair Removal Treatments
You can finally enjoy smooth, hair-free skin with results that last longer than traditional methods. Venus Versa™ laser and IPL hair removal technologies target hair when it is in the growth phase, and is most responsive to treatment, producing noticeable results with little discomfort.
Laser Hair Removal
Hair removal treatments continues to rank as one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures, even among men. In the U.S. in 2015 alone, there were over a million hair removal treatments performed, which is a 37% increase from the previous year, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Long-term hair removal treatments have become the go-to solution for patients who are tired of relying on shaving, plucking, and using messy depilatory creams.
6 reasons to book now your free laser consultation:
• Less painful than the other methods of hair removal
• Permanent results
• Cost effective
• No downtime
• No ingrown hairs
• Smooth and clean skin
Here At Advanced Aesthetics by Maria we care to provide only the best services for our laser treatments. Our special machine, called Venus Versa, is transforming Hair Removal by using advanced technology to permanently reduce unwanted hair on the face and body.
How It Works
Frequently Asked Questions
BEFORE THE TREATMENT
Venus Versa™ hair removal treatments are for individuals who want to permanently reduce unwanted hair on their face or body because they’re tired of the conventional methods that only yield temporary results. You may not be able to get this hair removal treatment if you have/are:
• Metal or other implants in the treatment area
• Current or history of cancer
• Pregnant or nursing
• Any diseases that can be stimulated by light (e.g. epilepsy)
• History of disease that can be stimulated by heat (e.g. herpes)
• Poorly controlled endocrine disorders (e.g. diabetes or polycystic ovary syndrome)
• Any active condition in the treatment area (e.g. eczema, psoriasis, rash)
• History of skin disorders, keloids, unusual wound healing, or excessively dry and/or sensitive skin
• Any surgical procedures within the past 3 months
• A tattoo or permanent makeup in the treatment area
• Excessively tanned skin
Venus Versa™ hair removal treatments are powered by Intense Pulsed Light technology, which targets the pigment under the skin’s surface. They tend to work best for light to medium skin tones with darker hair. The treatment may work on darker skin tones, but there is a higher risk of discoloration because darker skin has more pigment in it. It may also not work on very light hair, because the hair doesn’t have enough pigment in it to absorb the light. It’s best to consult with your treatment provider to see if the treatment is right for you. They will perform a test spot and wait between 15 minutes to 48 hours, depending on your complexion, to assess your skin’s reaction.
Perhaps—it depends on what part of the body you’re getting treated. If it’s a smaller area, it may only take as little as 15-30 minutes. A larger area, like two full legs, may take up to 60 minutes.
You’ll likely need 6-10 treatments per area. Hair grows in different stages and at different rates for everyone, so it depends again on each individual person and the area being treated.
Treatments are done 4-6 weeks apart for the face and 4-8 weeks apart for the body.
Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your session, and stop using any products that might irritate your skin 2-3 days before. Remove all jewelry around the area being treated. The technician will shave and clean the area before starting your treatment. They may ask about your medical history, so it helps to have that information ready. You should also avoid tanning before your treatment.
DURING THE TREATMENT
It depends on where you’re getting the treatment—an upper lip will be much faster than both legs.
You’ll feel some heat in the area, but this will only last a short while, thanks to the real-time cooling system that kicks in right away to help minimize discomfort. The treatment itself feels like the light snap with an elastic band against your skin as the applicator moves around the treatment area.
The applicator has a built-in cooling feature to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but you might feel a bit of discomfort if you’re treating a more sensitive area, like along the bikini line. If you find it too uncomfortable, let your treatment provider know and they can adjust the settings accordingly.
AFTER THE TREATMENT
Your skin may look dry and feel a little itchy because the operator has to dry-shave the area before starting the treatment. Moisturizing can help relieve the itch. Other than that, you shouldn’t really feel any different after your treatment.
It depends on how your hair grows. Some people may see longer-lasting hair removal, while others who see sporadic hair growth in the area may need touch-up treatments to maintain the results.
There is no downtime. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.
Be sure to gently clean the treated area twice a day and apply sunscreen; however, avoid excessive sun exposure. You should also avoid hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days after your treatment. Avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks afterward.
Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment, but make sure you put on sunscreen first.
Our team has a passion for beauty and aesthetics and is committed to providing patients with the best results possible. If you are interested in receiving hair removal treatments with Venus Versa in Winnigpeg, don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule an appointment.