Laser Hair Removal
You love the look of sleek, smooth skin but have grown weary of the seemingly constant upkeep (not to mention the unsightly and uncomfortable irritation) that goes along with regular shaving or waxing. If you’re a woman or man looking for a permanent solution to removing unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be just the ticket for you. A permanent, simple solution to your hair removal woes is as easy as making an appointment.
The Lowdown on Laser Hair Removal
Your body hair is made up of proteins and pigments that are rooted in the hair follicles. Laser hair removal treatment uses these components to its advantage. When hair is exposed to high-intensity light (laser energy), the darker pigments in the hair absorb this light, destroying it down to its root. The follicle itself is then rendered inactive by this light, while your skin, because it is lighter, remains unaffected.
Added benefits of laser hair removal include skin tightening — the laser energy encourages the production of collagen, the main building block of supple, plump skin. This skin rejuvenation is an added benefit of undergoing laser hair removal.
How Is Laser Hair Removal Done?
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure that doesn’t require any recovery time. Depending on the area you want to have treated, you may be asked to sit or lay down. Your technician will use a handheld device that delivers the laser energy. The pulses may cause a small tingle, somewhat like the snapping of a rubber band. When all of your desired target areas have been treated, you will be free to get back to your day.
How Long Does It Take?
The amount of time it will take depends on the size of the area you wish to have treated and the coarseness of the hair. Most treatments can be performed in about 90 minutes or less — smaller areas such as bikini lines or underarms, for instance, typically take about 20 minutes, while your legs or back may take a little longer.
You won’t see immediate results — in other words, the hair is not removed on the spot. It will instead begin to fall away over the next 1-3 weeks. You’ll need to undergo a series of laser hair treatments to achieve full hair removal. Nonetheless, the small amount of time invested in the short term will lead to long-term results, giving you smooth, sexy skin that you’re proud to show off!
Are you ready to have the smooth, sexy, hair-free skin you’ve always wanted? Give us a call at 210-595-3500 and get started now!
Have you noticed that time and the environment have taken their toll on the youthful appearance of your skin? You may not be able to turn back the clock but with the help of treatments such as Botox, Kybella and skin fillers, you can regain your timeless, youthful appearance.
What Is the Difference Between Botox, Skin Fillers and Kybella?
If you’ve heard of Botox, skin fillers and Kybella, you may be wondering which would be most effective for you. Depending on the areas of your face you want to target and the results you’d like to achieve, one or a combination of these can help you achieve your goals.
Are you tired of those pesky frown lines or the crow’s feet that tend to sneak up on you and make you look, well… tired? Botox is a derivative of the botulinum toxin. It has been refined and standardized in the lab to provide consistent results. Botox works by temporarily paralyzing the small muscles it is injected into, preventing them from creating the folds in your skin that can, over time, take on a permanently creased appearance. Botox is highly effective on the forehead, around the eyes and the mouth. Each treatment lasts about three months.
Do you feel self-conscious about a less-than-tight throat and chin area? Kybella is an amazing way to reduce the appearance of a “double chin.” A double chin can be the result of a combination of factors. Regardless of the cause, this injectable literally “melts” away the fat that deposits under your chin and jaw and is easily targeted, unlike other fat-reducing treatments such as CoolSculpting. Using a lab synthesized form of deoxycholic acid, a component of metabolic fat absorption, you can expect nothing short of amazing results. This also eliminates the need for liposuction, which can cause bruising and swelling in the facial area.
When you’re contending with those areas of your face that have become less-than-full from age, you want a solution that will give you lasting results. Skin fillers are an excellent option to bring back that youthful fullness. Skin fillers can be used on any part of the face but are most commonly used in your lips, under your eyes and around your cheekbones. They offer long-lasting results that can give you back your dewy glow.
What are you waiting for? Let the experts at Agave Laser Clinic help you decide which treatment option is best for you. Call us today at 210-595-3500 for a free consultation!
You want to put your best face forward but may feel self-conscious because of facial scarring (such as that from acne or chicken pox), skin discoloration or even fine lines and wrinkles. Creams and other beauty products can help you but don’t address the actual problem. There is one treatment, however, that does — chemical peels.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
It may sound somewhat intimidating at first, but chemical peels for your skin may be one of the most effective ways to reduce the appearance of mild scarring, skin discoloration, or fine lines and wrinkles.
Chemical peels cause mild damage to the upper layers of skin, allowing your body to create new, softer skin while also stimulating the production of collagen, the essential building block for supple skin.
A chemical peel uses a highly acidic solution that essentially creates a mild “blistering” of your skin. Once this intentionally damaged skin has sloughed away, the result is smoother, tighter more evenly toned skin.
What Conditions Is a Chemical Peel Used For?
Trying to decide if a chemical peel is the right option for you? There are numerous conditions that can benefit from a chemical peel treatment. These include:
- Wrinkles induced by sun damage
- Certain forms of acne
- Fine lines that appear around your eyes or mouth
- Mild scarring
- Freckles, dark spots (not skin cancer-related — always consult your doctor regarding any changes in your skin) or “liver spots”
- Rough or uneven skin texture
Depending on the severity of any of these conditions, you may or may not be a good candidate. Talk with your specialist to determine what level of peel would be most appropriate for you.
What Is the Recovery Time?
You may be wondering how long it will take before your new, dewy complexion is revealed after chemical peel treatment. This depends on whether you have a mild or medium-depth peel performed. The milder peels will produce a sunburn-like effect that lasts anywhere from 3-7 days. If you undergo a more intensive peel, you can expect not only a sunburn-like reaction but also some swelling and blistering that results in crusting or mild scabbing. This usually peels away in one to two weeks.
If you would like to improve the look and feel of your skin, give us a call today at 210-595-3500! One of our specialists can help you decide if a skin peel is the right option for you.