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  • Laser Hair Removal

  • Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?

    Laser works most effectively on darker hair.  We do not recommend laser for individuals with red (strawberry blondes), very blonde, very grey or white hair are not candidates for laser hair removal because they do not have enough melanin pigment in their hair.

  • Does laser work on dark skin? Is it safe for my skin?

    Yes laser is safe for darker skin. No matter how dark the skin, our YAG laser is considered the gold standard for treating unwanted hair on darker skin types. Its longer wavelength safely ignores the skin and targets the melanin in the hair shaft, destroying the unwanted hair follicle. You will see amazing results.

  • How old do you have to be for laser hair removal?

    You can laser safely at any age however, young children are still growing and they will develop new hair as they grow, and will require touch-ups to maintain the results. We currently do not laser children under the age of 13. Older individuals that have white or gray hair will not respond to laser.

  • What should I expect during a treatment and is it painful?

    The treatment is very fast and the feeling has been compared it to a rubber band snapping and/or a cold and warm sensation (simultaneously).  When compared to waxing the treatment is very comfortable but everyone's pain tolerance is different. Our certified technicians know exactly how to make your laser hair removal treatment comfortable. We will provide you with eye protection during treatment. Your laser technician will use a small hand held laser device on the treatment area that will remove your unwanted hair for good!

  • Does Ultimate Beauty Laser Spa offer financing?

    There is no need to put off your treatment any longer! Phasing treatment due to budget constraints is no longer necessary. Ultimate Beauty Laser Spa offers a line of credit designed to give you that look you've always wanted both in-house and through Enhance Patient Financing. With low monthly payments and comfortable terms, we can help make that dream a reality. For in-house financing call Ultimate Beauty Laser Spa (585) 421-9099 for more details. The Enhance Patient Financing application process is simple and you may apply online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our secure application or you may call our toll-free number at 1-877-4ENHANCE (1-877-436-4262) between 7:30 am and 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time. Decisions on your application are made quickly and may be obtained during our normal business hours.

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  • Is the Alexandrite laser the best choice for my skin and hair?

    The Alexandrite laser is considered by many in the field of laser hair removal to be the gold standard laser. This is true if you have a lighter skin type. The Alexandrite laser uses a longer wavelength for penetration to the hair follicle and energy that is particularly attracted to melanin - the target for hair removal. However, if your skin is dark you will have the best results with a laser specifically designed for your skin type - the YAG laser. We use both of these lasers for laser hair removal.

  • Is laser hair removal safe?

    Laser hair removal is safe and fast so you can laser during lunch if you like. There is no down-time so you can return to your regular routine immediately. We will guide you through the entire process and provide you with information to take home that outlines all the do’s and don’ts both prior to and your aftercare instructions.

  • Myths and Facts

  • Myth: Common hair removal creams remove hair from the root.

    Fact: Hair removal creams contain powerful ingredients that weaken the hair just below the skin’s surface, so when the cream is wiped off, the hair comes off where it was weakened. It doesn’t dissolve the root of the hair, and the hair will eventually grow back. Also, cream removal ingredients can cause skin irritation, especially on the delicate facial area.

    The benefit of laser hair removal is that it offers permanent hair reduction, when compared to other forms of hair reduction it is safe for many skin types and can be used to treat large areas fast and effectively!

  • Myth: Facial hair grows back at a faster rate, and becomes darker and thicker after it has been removed.

    Fact: A woman’s genes and hormones—not necessarily her hair removal method—usually determine her hair re-growth. After shaving, facial hair may appear more blunt, which can give a perception that it is darker and thicker, as opposed to the appearance of a tapered end. There is no evidence that common hair removal methods cause hair to appear darker or thicker as it re-grows.

  • Skin Rejuvenation Treatments

  • What type of skin can see improvement with Microcurrent?

    Microcurrent therapy is suitable for all skin types.In young clients Microcurrent treatment works to preserve and maintain the radiance, glow and nourishment of the skin.

  • What is Microcurrent?

    Microcurrent therapy is a non-surgical therapy for the treatment of wrinkles. It is an anti-aging treatment used to reduce or diminish fine lines or wrinkles in face and neck and rejuvenate the skin. In this, very small electrical impulse which is sub sensory in nature and mirroring the electrical impulse present in the cells of the body is given externally with the help of electrodes. This current acts as the stimulus which triggers responses from the cells which tighten the skin and reduce the wrinkles.

  • Why Microcurrent?

    You should go for Microcurrent because it is a non-invasive therapy, has zero side effects, shows results immediately and is natural means of skin and body rejuvenation. With Microcurrent you can achieve:

    • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles 
    • Reduced sagging chin 
    • Better complexion and a radiant skin 
    • Firm and toned skin 
    • Reduced scars and pigmentation 
    • Smoothing of stretch marks and cellulite on body 
    • Smooth, soft and hydrated skin
  • How does Microcurrent work?

    When the electric current is delivered to the skin, the muscles are stimulated and the muscles are re-educated, toned, more energy is produced in the cells, blood flow to the cells is increased this will bring about the rejuvenation of the skin.

  • Is it a new technology?

    No, it is a very old technology which was initially used for wound healing, treatment of non-union fractures and bone implants during World War II. Later on in 1960’s it was used for the treatment of Bell’s palsy and now a days it is popular to treat aging skin.

  • What is the maximum age to get Microcurrent treatment?

    There is no upper age limit to receive Microcurrent treatment. In menopausal women, Microcurrent aims at reducing the wrinkles, toning the skin and rejuvenating overall complexion and texture of the skin.

  • Is more than one session necessary?

    Microcurrent therapy is like exercise, if the muscles are not consistently exercised the benefits of initial exercise would go away. Similarly, the treatments are to be done in series followed by maintenance treatment.

  • Is Microcurrent treatment painful?

    Microcurrent therapy is a painless treatment.

  • Is it safe?

    Microcurrent is a very safe procedure that has no side effects.

  • How long will the results last?

    With regular maintenance sessions, the result of Microcurrent therapy last for a long time.

  • What happens if I stop using the Microcurrent?

    Microcurrent is like an exercise regimen, if you exercise for some time and then stop the positive effects are not retained and your body again becomes unfit. Similarly, the effects of Microcurrent are cumulative and maintenance are recommended.

  • Are there any medical conditions when Microcurrent should not be used?

    Microcurrent therapy should not be undertaken in case of:

    • Pregnancy 
    • Epilepsy 
    • Melanoma 
    • Varicose veins If you have pacemaker
  • When can I see the results?

    The results of Microcurrent therapy are visible as soon as the first session of the therapy is completed. There is no downtime required also.

  • Is it safe for nursing mothers?

    Yes, it is safe for nursing mothers to be given this treatment.

  • Can Microcurrent be used for men? Do they get the same benefits as women?

    Yes, Microcurrent is used for men as well. If men want they can successfully go for facial sculpting along with body sculpting. Microcurrent has already been successfully used in athletes and in those who have tendon, ligament or muscular energy. Men have successfully used Microcurrent in losing extra weight and developing a lean body mass.

  • What are the more technical details of how Microcurrent works?

    As we age or as a result of an injury, wound or disorder this normal polarity pattern is disturbed leading to appearance of various symptoms of aging, inflammation, pain and cellular and tissue/skin damage. On a cellular level it causes the breakdown of collagen and elastin protein. Microcurrent is a sub-sensory electric current which is recognized by the body as its own electric impulse. This secondary electrical stimulus helps to restore the electrical balance within the cells which gives way to the normal functioning of the underlying physiological and biochemical processes required for a healthy skin and internal environment.

    When Microcurrent (which is one-millionth of an ampere in magnitude) is applied at the origin points of the muscle with the help of an electric probe, muscle re-education takes place which means that muscles which are contracted for long will be stretched and muscles which are elongated due to gravity will be shortened. This creates a normal muscular pattern resembling that of the healthy and youthful muscles. This leads to an external appearance of well-toned, tightened and rejuvenated facial muscles. Next, due to bio stimulation, there is an increased production of Adenosine triphosphate in the cells which is a fuel viable for all life. ATP can be stored in the cells. As the Microcurrent treatment is done, ample store of ATP is created which with repeated treatments go on piling up energy in cells in the form of ATP. This increased supply of ATP enhances the blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and metabolic rate inside the body.

    All of this leads to healthy looking, radiant and glowing skin. The formation of collagen and elastin proteins is enhanced which makes the skin firmer.

  • Is it FDA approved?

    Yes the technique of Microcurrent and the machines used are FDA approved.

  • Body Shaping Treatments

  • Does one VelaShape III treatment solve the problem?

    Unfortunately, very few things in life are “one time deal” treatments. The problem is that we still age and decline, and there are many external and internal factors that bring our bodies down and result in cellulite. Therefore, to maintain the body and prevent new cellulite from developing, 1-2 maintenance treatments should be performed every 4-6 months for best results.

  • What's the best way to maintain results?

    One person’s ability to maintain their body can be very different from another. Naturally-fit people will find it easier to maintain results while others have to watch their diet and exercise constantly to maintain their figure. In general, the best way to maintain your body after VelaShape III is to keep up a healthy diet as well as regular physical exercise.

  • And the risks?

    The VelaShape III is generally a very safe procedure, with minor bruising occurring infrequently. As with any device that utilizes energy to produce heat, there’s always a risk of possible burn to the skin, however, that’s minimized by going to properly trained providers using the latest technology.

  • Are there any alternatives out there?

    The VelaShape III is the only FDA cleared device for both cellulite and circumferential reduction. It’s unique in combining the three energies of infra-red light energy, radiofrequency electrical energy, and suction massage. Alternative treatments could be radiofrequency-only, infrared, or massage treatments, but these wouldn’t have the synergistic effect of the combined energies as VelaShape III. You could diet and exercise; however, it’s because those have failed that most people end up seeking the VelaShape III treatment!

  • How long does each treatment take?

    Body shaping treatment time depends on the size and number of areas being treated. One area is about the size of an 8 1/2” x 11” piece of paper, and each area can take between 20-30 minutes to treat properly.

  • Fat Removal Treatments

  • Is UltraShape right for me?

    The UltraShape treatment has been designed to help average to moderately overweight men and women achieve an improved body shape and contour. UltraShape offers an effective non-surgical alternative to patients seeking a significant reduction of localized fat deposits without surgery. To optimize the results of the treatments, it is recommended that patients adopt a healthy lifestyle.

  • Are UltraShape treatments painful?

    Most patients report a comfortable experience, and side effects are extremely rare. There are no post treatment lumps, bumps, soreness or numbness. UltraShape is also a no-downtime treatment, so you can resume your normal activities right away.

  • How many treatments will I need?

    We recommend three treatments spaced two weeks apart. Spacing treatments gives your body time to clear the fat cells from your system.

  • What makes UltraShape different from other treatments?

    UltraShape treatments result in the immediate destruction of fat cells. Measurable results are seen as early as two weeks. UltraShape treatments are also very comfortable and not associated with post treatment soreness, lumps or bumps. 3D mapping of treatments ensures that energy is delivered uniformly, therefore minimizing contour irregularities—a common side effect of liposuction.

  • How does UltraShape work?

    Using ultrasound energy, UltraShape is able to target fat cells, destroying them instantly, so patients can see visible results within two weeks. Because the ultrasound energy is pulsed and focused, UltraShape is able to target the fat cells mechanically, without heating them and without damaging surrounding tissue. The designated area is treated only once, ensuring a complete and uniform treatment.

    Once the fat cell membranes are disrupted, the content of the cells is transported through the vascular and lymphatic systems to the liver. The fat is then processed via the body’s natural mechanisms.

  • How noticeable will my results be?

    You should see results in as few as two weeks. Clinical results show:

    • Average reduction of 3.3 cm (1.3 inches)
    • Up to 6.3 cm (nearly 2.5 inches) after 3 treatments

  • Is UltraShape safe?

    The UltraShape system has been shown to be safe and effective for patients.

    • Cleared for abdominal circumference reduction
    • Clinically demonstrated in multi-center controlled trials
    • 10 peer-reviewed published articles and book chapters
    • 300,000 treatments have been performed worldwide

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