Are you getting laser hair removal or IPL hair removal?
Recently, we had a client come in for laser hair removal consultation at our office. During the complimentary consultation at our office, the client mentioned that she's had a several "laser hair removal" procedures, but was still having issues with the hair coming back.
After a little discussion, we decided to see what kind of "laser" was being used on her for hair reduction and may be we could figure out why she hadn't had a good response from her laser hair removal procedures.
We decided to look on the website of the business this client was going to. Clearly, on their website it says "Laser Hair Removal" many times indicating they perform laser hair removal. But when we dug a little deeper and look at the machine that was being used, we found out that it was actually an IPL (intense pulsed light) machine.
For people familiar lasers and lights, there is a huge difference between lasers and IPL.
Lasers are much more powerful than IPLs.
No reputable establishment would claim they are doing laser hair removal when in fact they are performing IPL hair removal! People should be clearly told what kind of machine will be used for hair reduction: IPL or laser.
Some places play with words and say they do laser IPL procedure...there is no such thing. An IPL machine is not a laser!
Soon, we will be posting a detailed article on the difference between a laser and IPL on our website. In the meantime, make sure you are getting laser treatments and not IPL treatments.
If you are interested in having laser hair removal and you live in the Orlando or Central Florida area, please call Pristine Lase Center at 407-494-0404 to schedule your complimentary consultation.
A New Strength of Retin-A Microgel Approved
The FDA has approved a new strength of Retin-A (tretinoin) microsphere 0.08% made by Valeant. Tretinoins are indicated for the treatment of acne vulgaris.
It is thought that tretinoins work by modifying abnormal follicular keratinization. By increasing the mitotic activity of follicular epithelia, tretinoin increase the turnover rate of thin, loosely-adherent corneocytes. Through these actions, the comedo contents are extruded and the formation of the microcomedo, the precursor lesion of acne vulgaris, is reduced.
Retin-A microgel is currently available is 0.04% and 0.1% strength. The new 0.08% strength microgel will soon be available.
For more information, please visit Valeant's website.
If you or someone you know suffers from chronic acne, there is help. Besides medication, certain lasers can help control acne. A combination of laser and medication treatment will help individuals best.
Call Pristine Laser Center at 407-494-0404 to see how we can help you control your acne.
Pristine Laser Center in Orlando offers tattoo removal, laser hair removal, laser vein removal, laser skin rejuvenation, acne scar treatment, laser skin resurfacing, age spot/ sun spot removal, laser treatment of vascular lesions and much more.