Laser energy is transferred to the hair follicle to selectively destroy it, resulting in decreased hair growth. The dark melanin pigment in the hair shaft absorbs the laser light energy, which is converted to heat that is then transferred to the hair follicle. For this reason, the darker the hair, the better and more efficient the treatment will be.
Multiple laser treatments are required to achieve long-term hair reduction. This is because laser is most effective for hair which is in the growth phase. Since hair grows in cycles, not all of the hairs are in the growth phase at any given time.
Any area where there is excess unwanted dark hair may be treated, except adjacent to the eye. The most common areas treated are the face, upper lip, neck, chest, underarms, back, abdomen, bikini line and legs.
The laser used for hair reduction at Tay River Reflections is an Apex 800, which is a state of the art diode laser made by Iridex in California. The Apex 800 features an advanced cooling tip which cools the skin at the exact moment that the laser pulse is delivered. This allows the hair follicle to be effectively heated without causing burning or a painful sensation in the skin. Large areas of the skin can be treated quickly and comfortably.
Electrolysis is the permanent removal of unwanted hair. It is the best option to remove white, gray or red hair or areas around the eye or where there are only a few hairs. Several treatments will be required to achieve permanent hair removal and is best for small areas such as the face, eyebrows and chin for example. Sterile disposable probes are used with each visit.
Gentle warm honey wax is used for hair removal on all areas. Hair must be grown out for 3 weeks prior to treatment for best results. Most areas can be waxed including arms, legs, face, underarms, back, bikini line and Brazilian.
Eyebrow or Eyelash Tint: Enhance the beauty of your eyes by tinting your lashes or brows darker to make them more visible. Tints last 4-6 weeks.