At Ayana, we select the appropriate laser for your skin and hair type allowing us to treat patients of all skin tones and types including African American, Asian, Indian, Hispanic and Caucasian. Laser hair removal can be performed on almost any area of the body for men and women – from small areas such as the upper lip, underarms, bikini area, chin, neck, and face, to larger areas such as arms, chest, back, and legs. Laser hair removal is non-invasive, and safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin.
We recommend that you come to the office with a fresh shave of the area being treated. The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color. A cold gel is applied to protect the outer layers of your skin and to help the laser light penetrate the skin. When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory ointment, or cold water to ease any discomfort.
Laser hair removal is the most popular aesthetic procedure performed annually. Hair removal is one of the aesthetic medical industry’s most eminent and widely researched uses of lasers and the Pain-Free, Hair-Free treatment has provided safe and effective permanent hair removal for thousands of patients worldwide. Because Pain-Free, Hair-Free utilizes our IN-MOTION and low-heat settings we’re able to provide a level of safety unlike any other laser hair removal procedure. Blisters are extremely rare but are more likely in people with darker complexions. Other potential but very rare side effects are swelling, redness, and scarring.
IPL photofacial treatments improve the appearance of photo-aged skin, removes age spots (sun-induced freckles), most benign brown pigments, and redness caused by broken capillaries through a process called photo-rejuvenation. The IPL process is ideal for patients with active lifestyles because the procedure requires no downtime and has a low risk of side effects. Patients can see dramatic results within a very short time. Safe, effective, quick and easy.
The skin is cleansed, prepared with gel and then treated with the light. The light penetrates the tissue and is absorbed by either the blood when treating vascular lesions or the melanin when treating pigmented lesions damaging them. A natural process in the body then removes the injured tissue, giving the skin a more even and youthful appearance. The treatment has been described as feeling like the snap of a rubber band. Afterwards, the gel is cleaned off and replaced with sunscreen. Cold compresses may be used if needed. Numbing cream can be applied before treatment if requested for complete comfort.
You may experience a sunburned look for a few hours after treatment, and targeted spots will temporarily appear darker and flake off within a week. Hair growth will most likely be affected in the treatment site and will slow for a short period of time. Swelling, blistering, infection, unwanted pigmentation changes and scarring are all extremely rare side effects. Existing viral infections such as shingles and herpes may be activated by the treatment. Phototherapy is a safe, common and quick procedure with little risk. Those with darker skin tones may need more treatments and have a higher risk of side effects.
At Ayana we use a safe skin rejuvenation method that utilises Radio Frequency technology to selectively heat the dermis and initiate collagen remodeling and fibroblast stimulation. Fractional treatments allow uniform, safe and relatively pain free treatments with little or no downtime. Radiofrequency works by precisely heating the dermis which creates an injury in the skin, the bodies healing response is to create more collagen. Because melanin is not targeted, like certain laser resurfacing treatments, it is safe and effective on all skin types.