Laser Treatments

Laser Treatments

Laser Hair Reduction

At VLCC, our main priorities are your safety, health and results. We provide a state-of-the-art laser treatment which is approved by FDA for its totally safe treatment procedures. It is the world’s most advanced treatment for effective removal of unwanted hair. The patented ChillTipTM cooling hand piece is designed to protect the outer layer of skin by decreasing the surface temperature and make the procedure most comfortable.

Besides, it has a slight anesthetic effect which enhances the comfort level of the procedure.

VLCC also offers free maintenance sessions to customers going in for Laser treatment.

  • Get up 95% Hair Reduction*
  • Specially executed by Doctors
  • Expertise of 23 years
  • Long Lasting
  • US FDA Approved

 

Skin Rejuvenation laser

Brown spots, broken capillaries and other fallout from photo aging are easy targets for laser systems that use broadband light to repair these defects through a process called photo rejuvenation. Additionally, facial wrinkles can now be treated non-ablatively, contributing to a more youthful appearance. Using relatively low-energy, short-pulse broadband light, imperfections such as erythema of rosacea, superficial telangiectasia, dyschromia, age spots and other discolored signs of photoaging can be gently heated and eliminated, replaced by newer, younger looking skin. At VLCC we use AFT treatments for skin rejuvenation , because each treatment is gentle with no downtime. In fact, laser skin treatments for wrinkles and other signs of aging can be done during a lunch hour and no one will notice any sign of treatment, just a gradual improvement in the skin's appearance.

Skin tightening laser

With its ever-growing popularity, laser skin tightening is a common procedure at VLCC. The ST handpiece is ideal for targeting those telltale signs of aging, including jowl and neck laxity, sagginess under the eyes, droopy brow lines, and nasolabial folds. Using the ST handpiece with near infrared technology, deep dermal heating induces neocollagenesis resulting in an increase in skin firmness. A series of three to six treatments produces a tighter, fresher appearance — without pain or invasive procedures.

The ST mechanism delivers uniform energy distribution and effectively targets lipids and connective tissue. It exerts its biological effect on the skin through two major mechanisms, heat-induced collagen shrinkage and micro-thermal injury as well as dermal regeneration, repair (healing) and remodeling. The ST handpiece produces dramatic, yet comfortable deep dermal heating without damage to the epidermis.

Acne laser

Acne is a common condition characterized by obstructed sebaceous glands,  and sometimes deeper cysts or nodules that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms. Acne begins in adolescence and usually affects most teenagers at some time. However, adults too can suffer with acne.

Until recently, patients with persistent, moderate acne have been treated with only topical or sometimes systemic antibiotics. At VLCC ,we have used AFT Laser which at a certain discrete spectra can trigger endogenic porphyrins that naturally destroy P. acnes bacteria — and in just a fraction of the time it typically takes for antibiotics to work. The interaction of the intense blue light from laser and the porphyrins create singlet oxygen that rapidly destroys the bacteria without damaging the surrounding tissue Within eight brief acne laser treatments, over just four weeks, laser acne treatments  can provide significant improvement. Patients usually achieve very good acne clearance and treatments for acne take only a few minutes.

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Who Are The Best Candidates For Laser Hair Reduction?

Because the laser's light energy is absorbed by the pigment melanin, in the skin, people with greater contrast respond best. So individuals with dark hair and light colored skin get maximum results.

That's why one should avoid tanning before and after the treatment for best results.

However new laser technology has made it possible for other people (including dark complexions) to get significant results.

What Areas Can Be Treated with Laser?

Laser hair removal is good for both facial hair reduction and for body hair reduction. Specific body sites include the upper lip, underarms, legs, back, shoulders, chin, cheeks, and other facial areas for women, etc.

Laser hair reduction can be used almost anywhere that's covered with unwanted hair. Perhaps the most commonly treated areas are facial hair in women. This may be because facial hair is so obvious and so troublesome for those who have it. It can also take a lot of time, on a very frequent basis, to get rid of facial hair by plucking. The chin and the upper lip are the most commonly treated.

How Much Does Laser Hair Reduction Cost?

The cost varies depending on the area treated. The larger the area the greater the cost. However your total investment in laser hair reduction ends up being significantly less than many other cosmetic alternatives.

There is evidence, that laser treatment can have some very long lasting results, probably more so than any other method.

Does Laser Hair Reduction Hurt?

Not really. As compared to the pain from waxing or electrolysis most patients say their laser treatment was relatively pain-free. Many patients describe the treatment as tingling or a slight snapping sensation.

Usually, the majority of patients can easily tolerate this sensation without any type of anesthetics. However you may elect to use a topical numbing cream before your procedure.

How does laser hair reduction work?

Most hair is permanently removed. Laser energy is selectively absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle and converted to heat, diffusing to and injuring stem cells in bulb and bulge.

  • Regrowth is finer and lighter than before.
  • The principle of hair reduction is:
  • Selective Photothermolysis
  • Selective -Discriminative
  • Photo -Light
  • Thermo - Heat
  • Lysis -Damage

The laser can only disable actively growing hairs during your treatment. And because hair growth occurs in cycles, only a certain amount of hair follicles are growing at any one time. The number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and your hair's growth cycle.

How far apart in time should laser hair removal treatments be given?

Because the hair removal laser is only effective on actively growing hair follicles, treatments should be spaced apart so that the hair follicles in the area have time to begin growing again. If the treatment is given too soon, that particular treatment episode will not be effective. The answer is dependent upon several factors. But, for the bulk of cases, we suggest about 4-6 Weeks between treatments.

What complications and risks are possible with laser hair reduction?

Lasers have been carefully tested for their safety. Occasionally blisters can develop, and very rarely, scarring or infection.

Also there is a possibility of hypo or hyper pigmentation (if this does occur most changes in skin color will fade away over time)

But these same effects can also occur with electrolysis and even shaving or waxing.

What do I need to do before laser hair removal treatment?

Tanning should be avoided. Also you should leave slight stubble for laser hair removal to be effective.

Therefore you should not shave the areas to be treated for about 3 days prior to your treatment.

Also avoid waxing, tweezing, or bleaching those areas several weeks before laser treatment.

What is the downtime?

After your treatment you can return to your normal activities immediately. The use of sun screen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun, and sun exposure should be minimized before and after laser hair removal treatment.

After laser treatment, there is usually some pinkness or redness in the treated area which goes away after a short time.

There are no open wounds, bandages, or anything like that. Most patients leave the office feeling that they look presentable.

How Does IPL Work?

IPL is actually a non-coherent laser which is used by a technician to damage unwanted hair follicles. The exposure time frame, energy level and wavelength can each be selected by the technician for maximum accuracy. One major benefit of the intense pulsed light is that it causes very little damage to surrounding tissues.

The targeted hair follicles absorb the light and are heated, then damaged and epilated (or loosened from the root).

There are normally multiple treatments required, and the hair loss is not permanent although often longer lasting than other removal techniques.

The results are often called "permanent hair reduction”. This means that the volume of hair regrowth might be reduced permanently.

Hair can grow back in that spot, but there won't be near as much hair as before in most cases.

Is IPL Still Laser Treatment?

IPL is still referred to as laser hair removal by many people, although it's a totally different type of laser light when compared with the other laser procedures. IPL uses an entirely different wavelength than other lasers. It is also more targeted and less damaging. Technically, it is still a "laser"; however, IPL should always be identified as such during conversations to avoid confusion.

What are diode lasers?

An extremely high-powered (2900 W) diode laser (Light Sheer) has been approved by the FDA for permanent hair reduction.

Long-term results suggest that the pulsed, 800-nm diode laser is very effective for removal of dark, terminal hair.

Permanent hair reduction can be obtained in 89% of patients. This laser operates at 800 nm, has pulse widths of 5-400 milliseconds, a 12 X 12-mm spot, a 2-Hz repetition rate, a fluence of 10-60 J/cm2.

What is Nd -YAG laser?

Several long-pulsed Nd: YAG lasers (1064-nm wavelength), which deliver pulses in the millisecond domain, are now available for laser hair removal treatment for all skin types.

The long-pulsed Nd: YAG lasers have deeply penetrating 1064-nm wavelengths. The reduced melanin absorption at this wavelength necessitates the need for high fluences in order to adequately damage hair. However, the poor melanin absorption at this wavelength coupled with epidermal cooling makes the long-pulsed Nd: YAG a potentially safe laser treatment for darker skin types, up to VI.

The Nd: YAG laser is also often used for treatment of pseudofolliculitis barbae, a skin condition commonly seen in persons with darker skin types.

Are Lasers safe?

The wavelengths of all three modalities are within parts of the visible and the near infrared portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. They are longer than dangerous X-ray wavelengths, yet shorter than microwaves which can overheat the tissue.

The technologies are designed to cause selective heating of lesions, but are safe for the surrounding tissues.

To prevent injury to the eyes, all laser and light systems are shipped with wavelength specific safety eyewear.