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How Does It Work?
IPL or “Intense Pulsed Light”, creates pulses of broad-spectrum light that are selectively filtered and delivered into the skin.
This system targets the pigment in hairs, destroying the follicle and resulting in permanent hair reduction.
At Lumera we pride ourselves on having the latest technology and the treatments from Sciton are no exception. Because of it's effectiveness Laser Hair Removal has become one of our more popular treatments.
The procedure is very straight forward and simple.
Our Aesthetician will begin by gently cleansing the treatment area. Then the treatment starts by holding the light-emitting device directly over the problem area. After a simple pull on the trigger, the device is repositioned and the process is repeated until the entire area has been covered. The typical treatment last about 30 minutes.
The procedure has minimal discomfort and no associated down time.
The reduction of unwanted hair happens over time. It typically takes between 8 and 12 treatments to complete, and is most effective on hair with melanin (color) that is in its anagen (growing) stage.
The upkeep of dealing with unwanted body hair can be a real pain. Whether you are plucking, waxing, shaving, or using depilatory creams it's always a chore to keep the problem hairs at bay. Destroying the follicle under the skin's surface is the solution.
With our Laser Hair Removal technology your skin will be permanently smooth and supple without the hassle.
The End Result
We recommend a peel to accelerate the natural exfoliation process which will keep your skin looking fresh.
For those with sensitive skin or minor issues an enzyme peel produces the following results:
Controls acne, shrinks pores, and removes blackheads
Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, and some scarring
Reduces age spots and redness
For those with more severe issues the chemical peel is best when it comes to:
Diminishing fine lines and wrinkles
Smoothing pigmentation and acne scars
Shrinking large pores
Tightening sagging skin
Depending on your skin type and need we can help find a treatment that is right for you.
Is the procedure painful?
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.
How many treatments do I need?
It typically takes between 8 and 12 treatments that are scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart.
How long does it take?
Depending on the number and size of the areas being treated, the whole process typically takes less than 30 minutes.
How is urinary incontinence diagnosed?
The condition is diagnosed mainly on the pattern of symptoms. Keeping a urinary diary (a record of daily urination, urine accidents and fluid intake) can help your health care provider determine patterns and establish the working diagnosis. The provider will also ask questions about your general health, your history of incontinence, past surgeries, illnesses and any medication you're taking. A physical examination, including a pelvic exam, will be done, and a urine sample will be tested.
Sometimes other, more complicated tests may be needed to establish or confirm the diagnosis or to guide treatment.
How does incontinence relate to age?
Incontinence should not be considered to be a normal condition of aging. Elderly patients should be evaluated in essentially the same way that patients of any age should be evaluated. Incontinence is certainly more common as patients age, but incontinence can be seen in children, adolescents, and adults.
Why should I care about my bladder control problem?
People often live with incontinence without seeking help. Many cases can be cured or controlled with appropriate treatment. Urinary incontinence is the second leading cause of institutionalizing elderly people. The problem can contribute to decreased socialization, decreased quality of life and depression. Getting up at night to urinate also increases the risk of falling and fracturing a hip.