Laser Hair Removal

 

Laser Hair Removal

Keep your skin soft and your routing simple with laser hair removal in Salt Lake City, UT. Laser Hair Removal is one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures because of the amazing benefits that it offers;  smooth skin, reduced pore size, no dark stubble, an easier daily routine, no more shaving,  and no more ingrown hairs. Laser Hair Removal is safe and effective when it is performed by trained technicians. Our students have extensive didactic and hands on training prior to working with the public.

NIMA utilizes 755nm Alexandrite, 1064nm ND:YAG  and 810nm Diode laser technologies to provide our clients with superior hair removal results. Our students will provide a comprehensive consultation prior to your treatment, helping you understand all of the pre and post care instructions, along with the risks of your hair removal procedures. See the list of FAQs below to help you understand your laser hair removal treatment. NIMA offers laser hair removal in the greater Salt Lake City, UT area.

 

Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions: 

Is Laser Hair Removal safe?
What are the side effects of Laser Hair Removal?
How do I prepare for my treatment?
What should I expect from my treatment?
How much does Laser Hair Removal cost?
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
What type of lasers does Elase use?
How many treatments do I need?
Why do I need several treatments?
Is Laser Hair Removal permanent?
Who is a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Is Laser Hair Removal painful?
What areas can be treated?
Who will perform my treatment?
How long does each treatment take?

Is Laser Hair Removal safe?

Absolutely! NIMA’s lasers are FDA approved for all areas of the body and all skin types. All NIMA students are thoroughly trained prior to working with clientele. On-going quality control and re-training is a priority at NIMA. When performed by trained and experienced practitioners, side effects from laser hair removal are uncommon.

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What are the side effects of Laser Hair Removal?

Side effects are generally temporary and uncommon but may include: Hyperpigmentation (darkening of skin), hypopigmentation (loss of skin pigmentation), mild to moderate burns or blisters, temporary redness, follicular edema (little pink/red “puffiness” and small bumps like “goose bumps”) swelling and itching in treated area, bruising, and a lack of desired results. The best way to minimize the risk of side effects is to avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks pre and post treatment and provide your technician with an accurate and up to date medical history. Clients who are pregnant should be aware that hormonal changes might alter the effectiveness of laser treatments.

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How do I prepare for my treatment?

  • Avoid all alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy products (AHA/BHA), hydroquinones, retinols/retinoids, aspirin, Tazorac, Differin, and Vitamin E products for 3 days before your treatment.
  • Clients should come to their treatment with clean skin in the area to be treated.
  • Avoid extended sun exposure or tanning for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Clients who are darkly tanned or sunburned should wait at least 2 weeks before being treated in order to avoid additional skin damage.
  • Avoid application of self-tanning lotions for 3 days prior to treatment.
  • The area to be treated must be clean shaven.
  • For hair removal clients, stop waxing, tweezing or plucking 3 weeks prior to treatment.
  • If you are prone to cold sores, take an anti-viral medication (such as Valtrex) prior to your treatment.
  • Clients who have used Accutane within the last 6 months CANNOT have laser hair removal.
  • Clients should not perform any physical activity that increases body temperature or blood pressure immediately before or after laser treatments.
  • If you are prone to histamine (allergic) reactions inform your esthetician prior to receiving any laser treatments.

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What should I expect from my treatment?

  • Clients with red, grey or blonde hair, in the area to be treated, should consult with an esthetician prior to receiving treatments, as the laser is less effective on these hair colors.
  • During your treatment you can expect slight discomfort, similar to a rubber-band snap on your skin. A topical numbing agent is available by prescription and can be applied 60 minutes prior to your treatment.
  • You should experience slight redness, bumps, and swelling in the treated area for up to 72 hours. If these conditions persist, topical creams such as aloe, calamine or hydrocortisone may be applied.
  • Allow 1 week post treatment for hair to “fall out”.
  • On average, patients experience 20-30% less re-growth after every treatment.
  • On average, patients experience 70-90% reduction in hair growth after a series of 8-12 treatments.
  • For best results, maintain a consistent treatment schedule.

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How much does Laser Hair Removal cost?

At THE SPA we offer discounted treatments that are performed by students. Most treatments are $15-$50 per area. Clients are charged per treatment and there is no contract or obligation. Please contact THE SPA at 801-302-1650 for a full per area price list.

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How does Laser Hair Removal work?

The simple answer is that lasers emit a pulse of light, which is absorbed by the pigmentation, and blood vessels of the hair follicle. When that light is absorbed by the hair follicle, it is converted to heat, which then destroys the follicle. When the hair follicle is destroyed, it is unable to re-grow hair. Because of the unique properties of each laser wavelength, the tissue surrounding the hair follicle is left untouched leaving you simply smooth.

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What type of lasers does NIMA use?

NIMA works with the best laser manufacturers in the industry. We utilize the ND:YAG, Alexandrite and Diode laser technologies to provide our clients with the safest and most effective results. Our equipment is manufactured by Cynosure, Alma and Syneron; the leaders in producing high quality laser hair removal equipment. All of our equipment is new and state-of-the art.  Our student do not use refurbished or out of date equipment.

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How many treatments do I need?

The average number of treatments needed to achieve the full effect of laser hair removal varies greatly from person to person, and can vary between body parts. The majority of clients will end up needing about 8-12 treatments to accomplish permanent results.

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Why do I need several treatments?

Hair follicles transition through active and dormant stages. With each treatment, we will cover the entire skin surface, but only those follicles that are “active” will be impacted. When a follicle is dormant, the laser light cannot be absorbed, and the follicle is left undamaged. Only about 30-50% of your hair is actively growing at any given time, so multiple treatments are necessary to ensure that we treat every single hair follicle.

The following diagram helps to explain the hair growth stages:

Laser Services Chart

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Is Laser Hair Removal permanent?

Yes, laser hair removal is permanent. Most clients can expect to achieve 70-90% permanent hair reduction. Hair removal is less effective on red, blonde or grey hair. Hormonal changes can cause re-growth.

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Who is a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Thanks to the technology at NIMA, almost everybody is a great candidate for laser hair removal. We can treat all skin colors and hair types. Laser hair removal is less effective on clients with red, blonde or grey hair, so we recommend that you come in for a consultation so that we can give you an accurate idea of what results you can expect.

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Is Laser Hair Removal painful?

Laser hair removal can be very comfortable with the aid of effective technology, numbing cream, and ice packs applied during your treatment. Your technician will do everything possible to make your treatment comfortable.

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What areas can be treated?

We can treat any body area for both men and women, you can be completely smooth from head to toe. The most popular areas for women include upper lip, underarms, bikini line, and legs. The most popular areas for men include the back of the neck, back, chest, and abdomen.

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Who will perform my treatment?

At NIMA all services are performed by supervised students. Our facility has a full time Medical Director, along with on-site licensed instructors. All students have completed a minimum of 80 hours of didactic training and extensive hands-on practical applications prior to performing laser services on our clientele.

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How long does each treatment take?

Your appointment time will depend on the areas you are having treated, but all body areas can be completed in 30 minutes or less. Because there is no down time with laser hair removal, you can easily get your treatment on your lunch break and return to work immediately. We take care to make sure that we give you a thorough treatment as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can get back to your busy schedule.

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