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  • Permanent Hair Removal


Why is laser preferred for hair removal?
Most people are great candidates. Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking and waxing, provide only temporary relief. Until now, the only long-lasting hair removal solution has been by electrolysis - which can be time-consuming and is usually limited to small areas, because each hair is treated individually. Laser hair removal is non-invasive, and safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. Facial and bikini area sessions are usually completed in less than 20 minutes; legs and larger areas can take longer.
If you hate shaving, or are tired of putting up with painful waxing, tweezing or electrolysis, this hair removal method may be the best solution for you.

What areas can be treated?
Hair removal can be performed on almost any area of the body for men and women – from small areas such as your upper lip, underarms, bikini area, chin, neck, and face, to larger areas such as arms, chest, back, and legs.

Will laser hair removal work for me?
The best results have been achieved on darker, coarse hair, but other factors may influence the treatment process, and are generally best evaluated and discussed in person. We offer a FREE consultation.

Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
You can return to work or resume normal activities immediately following your procedure. However, since some redness may occur, you may want to plan your work or social engagements accordingly. This may last from a few minutes to several hours depending on the area and skin sensitivity.


  • IPL Photo Rejuvenation Facial / Photofacial [top]


How does Photofacial work? 
Photofacial is applied via a series of light pulses over the treatment area. As the light penetrates the skin it is absorbed by small surface blood vessels or pigmentation. The heat generated by the absorbed energy causes damage to the vessels or pigmented areas stimulating the body’s own natural healing process. Pigmented lesions will typically darken and harden before they flake off or are absorbed by the body.

What are treatments like?
A cool gel is usually applied to the area prior to treatment. Dark protective goggles will be provided to protect your eyes from the bright light. The smooth glass surface of the hand piece is held to treatment areas and pulses of light are applied. A slight sting may be felt – similar to the light snap of a small rubber band. Treatment is generally administered in a series of procedures that typically range from 30 to 45 minutes.

How many treatments will I need?
Typically, a series of 3 or 4 treatments may be recommended at three week intervals. There is typically no “down-time” with Photofacial. You can return to work and assume all normal activities immediately after treatment. Follow-up treatments may be desired once a year to maintain results.

What will Photofacial do?
After a series of treatments, you will see a significant reduction of unwanted pigmentation and your skin tone will even out. Expect to see a gradual decrease in redness, broken capillaries, pigmentation, pore size and fine lines. Results will continue as treatments progress.

Can Photofacial help Rosacea?
Rosacea is a skin ailment that leaves people red-faced from dilated blood vessels and chronic flushing. Rosacea can also be the cause of pimples or blisters on or around the nose and cheeks. Photofacial can successfully treat dilated blood vessels and redness without damaging surrounding healthy skin, while greatly reducing episodes of flushing with long-term effectiveness. Skin Solutions carries home skin care products that will help you achieve maximum results. Call us for a FREE consultation.

Can Photofacial help Broken Veins and Capillaries?
Our bodies are an extensive network of veins and tiny blood vessels called capillaries. Over time, aging, trauma, lifestyles factors and sun exposure can cause a number of them to break and appear as red streaks or blotches. Photofacial treatments can eliminate abnormally dilated vessels, damaged veins and capillaries by virtually removing all trace of these blemishes. 

  • Microdermabrasion [top]


What results can I expect?
After your first treatment your skin will have a fresh pink glow and a smoother texture.
Depending on the areas treated, you will notice an improvement in your skin’s texture and appearance. Skin imperfections such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and age spots will be reduced and less obvious. Your skin will feel smoother and softer, and look younger. Improvements will continue throughout your treatment program.

How many treatments are required?
A series of 4 to 5 treatments may be needed. Treatments usually take 20 to 30 minutes depending on treatment goals. Clients should continue on with monthly sessions to maintain their desired look.

Are there any aftercare recommendations?
Microdermabrasion has NO DOWNTIME! Most clients can return immediately to their daily routine.


What Is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to remove the dead and damaged outer layers of skin. Chemical peels improve and smooth skin texture and help to reveal younger, clearer, more radiant skin. Chemical peels are traditionally performed on the face, hands, and neck to treat fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and skin discoloration. Chemical peels are also effective in treating mild scarring and acne.

What type of peel is right for me?
The type of treatment which is right for you will be determined by you and our Skin Solutions staff to provide you with the greatest benefits. As always, consultations are FREE.

Is there any downtime?
Most treatments require little or no recovery time. Although there is typically no downtime; after a treatment, depending on the customization of the procedure, you may experience redness the day of the treatment and minor peeling in the days following the procedure. Depending on your skin you may or may not experience peeling. If peeling occurs, it usually begins 2 to 4 days following your treatment and lasts for approximately 3 days. In addition you may experience mild itching and irritation.

  • Rosacea Treatments [top]


What Is Rosacea? 
It may begin as a tendency to flush or blush easily and progress to persistent redness in the center of the face that may gradually involve the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose. Some people experience facial redness, inflammation, burning or warm tingly sensations. As the disease progresses, small blood vessels and tiny pimples begin to appear on and around the reddened area; however, unlike acne, there are no blackheads. Some patients suffer from inflamed pustules or spots.
Rosacea is primarily a disorder of the facial blood vessels that undergo changes and become hyper responsive to internal and external triggers such as sun exposure, heat, rich foods, caffeine and alcohol.

How can Rosacea be treated?
Traditional treatments for rosacea include topical and oral anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medications. However, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) has been clinically proven as being successful in reducing the side-effects of Rosacea.
IPL uses multiple wavelengths of light to treat dilated blood vessels in the face. The vascular structures which are responsible for causing Rosacea respond to the precise energy level and wavelength of light that is emitted via the laser. The small spot of laser light travels through the skin and is absorbed by the blood within these vessels. The resulting heat coagulates or clots the blood and destroys the function of the vessel. Over time, the vessel is absorbed by the body and disappears from sight. This leads to reduction of the redness and flushing appearance of facial skin.

How long do treatments take?
IPL therapy takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes and is typically performed at four to six week intervals. Clients may require several initial treatments and then return annually for treatment of new blood vessels.

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    • Cash, check, Visa, and MasterCard are gladly accepted.
    • Any returned checks will be charged a $30 handling fee.
    • All prices are subject to change.
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  • Skin Solutions Etiquette
    • Should you need to cancel your set appointment, please do so 24 hours in advance. Cancelled appointments without 24 hours notice may result in a 50% charge of that scheduled appointment.
    • Please arrive early to your appointment to relax and prepare yourself for your service.
    • It is requested that cell phones/pagers be turned off during your service.

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Medical Director: Michael Traurig, MD,RVT,RVPI

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