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Laser Hair Removal

Common Questions about Laser Hair Removal

Why Laser Hair Removal?
Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking, etc. are only temporary. Laser hair removal is quick, safe, effective and comfortable! You may see significant hair reduction of up to 90% after only four treatments!
Why Choose Laser of Arlington?
We are committed to offering patients the most advanced and safest technology for laser hair removal. We offer an array of energy-based laser hair removal systems, operated by a licensed practitioner specializing in laser hair removal.
We use only FDA-approved lasers, including Candela’s GentleLASE®, GentleYag®, GentleMax®, and GentleMax PRO® lasers, as well as Syneron’s Aurora.
We combine treatment with multiple lasers in order to provide our clients with the most effective and safest option for any skin tone.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
Each laser we feature uses a patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) that sprays a fine mist of cryogen with each laser pulse. This device minimizes pain, protects the skin and enables the laser energy to gently reach and treat hair follicles. Unwanted body hair is safely removed without damaging the delicate pores and structure of the skin.
How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?
Some areas can take as little as 10 minutes such as the face and bikini area, but larger areas can take more time depending on the space of the area.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for All Skin Types and Colors?
We use the advanced technology of the Aurora. It enables our technicians to customize the treatment to exactly match your hair and skin color type.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The procedure works by slowing the growth capacity of hair follicles that are in the active growth cycle at the time of treatment. The laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle in order to destroy the root bulb of the hair. Hair grows in cycles, which is why we need to use multiple treatments. Initial treatments need to be scheduled preferably at four-to-six week intervals. This will ensure most hair bulbs are destroyed.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?
Most people will see permanent results on an average of four to eight treatments. This depends on the area of the body, some hair is more resilient and therefore more resistant to treatment.
Who Will Perform the Procedure?
Treatment is performed by fully trained and certified practitioners or nurses.
Are There Any Side-Effects From the Laser Hair Removal Treatments?
Your risks are minimal. There is no recovery or down time. Patients can return to their normal activities immediately. After the treatment you may experience a slight reddening of the skin similar to a sunburn that will resolve within a few hours to days.
In certain instances (especially in patients with darker complexions) temporary pigment changes may occur, but will disappear within a month.
Are Laser Hair Removal Results Permanent?
Results vary depending on skin and hair type. Studies have shown that many patients can achieve permanent hair reduction of up to 85-90% and remaining hair returns lighter and softer.
Do You Offer Free Laser Hair Removal Consultations?
YES!!
Does My Hair Need to Be “Grown Out” Before the Treatment?
No. We actually recommend that you shave the area to be treated. However, since the laser targets the root of the hair, it must be present for the treatment to be effective.
Will I Have to Use Any Topical Anesthetics Before My Treatment?
No! We do not recommended any topical numbing preparations prior to laser hair removal. Before every laser pulse, a cryogen (cooling agent) is automatically sprayed onto the skin within the laser field that protects and partially numbs that area. This makes the treatment safer and more comfortable.

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Injectables News

What is the perfect pout?

So, it’s no surprise that so many men and women are seeking the perfect pout via lip injections and fillers. If you are considering lip filler, we have everything you need to know at your fingertips at Laser of Arlington.

So what is Lip Augmentation?

Lip augmentation is an injectable procedure that improves lip size, shape, and contours with dermal fillers.  Patients often seek lip augmentation to achieve soft, full lips with increased definition and volume.

What Can Patients Expect from Lip Augmentation in Arlington?

Lip augmentation is performed in our relaxing and state of the art office and takes approximately 30 minutes.  Prior to the procedure, the treatment area will be numbed with a topical or local anesthetic to ensure total comfort  Then, an ultra-thin needle is used to administer lip filler as a series of precisely-placed injections. The injector may manually shape the product throughout the process to ensure the perfect application and shape.  Post-treatment, patients may also experience minor and temporary bruising and swelling. Afterwards, they are free to go about their day with no downtime!  Lip augmentation results are immediate and will continue to improve as the healing process takes place.

Which Fillers Can Be Used for Lip Augmentation?

Restylane and Juvederm are two of the most popular fillers for this procedure.They are both comprised of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that’s naturally produced by the body and, therefore, doesn’t require allergy testing. Hyaluronic acid is also extremely hydrophilic and can hold up to 1000 its weight in water. As a result, HA fillers like Restylane and Juvederm provide instant volumizing and hydrating effects, for irresistibly soft and smooth lips.

How Long Do Results Last?

Our patients can enjoy that amazing volume and definition for 6 to 12 months, depending on the product used during the procedure. If you’re interested in learning more about our Lip Augmentation at Laser of Arlington, give our office a call today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors. You won’t regret it!

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Body Contouring CoolSculpting

Get Cool this Fall

CoolSculpting isn’t just for beach bodies, it can be for fitting into those cute sweater dresses or leggings for fall and we want you to feel just as great in your cool weather outfits as you did on the beach in the summer! The CoolSculpting procedure at Laser of Arlington eliminates those stubborn inches safely and effectively, without surgery or downtime. This state of the art fat reduction treatment is the only FDA-cleared procedure to use controlled cooling to safely target and eliminate fat that has been resistant to diet and exercise. 

CoolSculpting results are proven, noticeable, and lasting, so you’ll look and feel great from every angle in every outfit! So how do we “freeze away fat”? It comes down to science. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissues. CoolSculpting technology safely delivers precisely controlled cooling to gently and effectively target the fat cells underneath the skin. The treated fat cells are crystallized and then die. 

Over time, your body naturally processes the fat and does away with the dead cells, leaving a more sculpted you!  Reshaping your body is possible! We’ll help you develop a customized CoolSculpting treatment plan that addresses your unique concerns and trouble areas. Additional sessions may further enhance your results as well and your individualized treatment plan will be tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget. 

If you’ve wondered about body contouring options and are done putting it off, schedule your free consultation with us and let’s get you feeling your best this fall!

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Skin Care

5 Ways to Fight Skin Discoloration After a Summer of Fun

Skin discoloration is a common concern among many women and men and we know that after a summer in the sun, this can lead to issues with the surface of your skin, specifically dark spots. The good news is that there are a number of dark spot treatments in Northern VA that can diminish hyperpigmentation and restore a clear, even complexion with little to no down time!

Here are five options to consider, depending on the depth, pigmentation, and how long you’ve had your dark spots.

1. Hydroquinone

For women and men considering dark spot treatments, hydroquinone is often recommended as the first line of defense. It is a topical cream that contains two-to-four percent of hydroquinone and may be purchased over-the-counter or via a prescription from your dermatologist. Hydroquinone is applied to the skin in small amounts and diminishes dark spots by blocking an enzyme called tyrosinase. Results can be seen in as little as two weeks, but it usually takes 8 to 12 weeks for truly noticeable improvement. (Pro-tip ask about our customized skin care options)

2. Lasers

Lasers are an extremely effective option for the treatment of hyperpigmentation and dark spots and one of our most preferred methods They deliver focused beams of light, which are attracted to melanin and able to break down dark spots into small particles that can then be absorbed into the skin. IPL is also among the most-popular dark spot treatments in NoVA. It applies pulses of broad-spectrum light to filter out and neutralize discoloration in the skin.

Both lasers and IPL are noninvasive and nonsurgical and require little to no downtime which makes them a favorite.

3. Microneedling

Microneedling is an in-office treatment that can correct a variety of cosmetic concerns including dark spots. It utilizes ultra-thin needles to make tiny holes in the skin which stimulate the production of new collagen and elastin. Topical products are often used afterwards to enhance microneedling effects

4. Chemical Peels

Chemical peels target dark spots with a different mechanism of action than lasers, IPL, and microneedling. They use medical-grade acid solutions to remove the outermost layer of skin and promote cellular renewal, reducing, or even completely removing, the appearance of dark spots.

5. Microdermabrasion

If you are seeking a more gentle dark spot treatment, microdermabrasion could be an excellent option. This procedure exfoliates dead skin cells and other skin debris using particles, of varying coarseness, and a vacuum mechanism. Microdermabrasion is safe for all skin types, has zero recovery, and is ideal for milder hyperpigmentation. This is such a gentle alternative that there is no downtime and you’re able to resume like normal once the procedure is complete.

If you are looking for dark spot treatments in Northern VA, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers and we will make sure you leave our office glowing and refreshed.

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Laser Hair Removal News

The Most Advanced Laser Hair Removal

Summer is in full swing but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to take advantage of our services! We know you’re  ready to shed those extra layers of clothing and sport the latest warm weather trends so let us help you feel and look your very best! All of our amazing services can help you be ready for every event, from warm days in your hammock to days in the sun at the beach, we’ve got you covered…so you don’t have to be!

One of our most sought after services is our Laser Hair Removal. We are committed to offering you the most advanced and safest technology for removing those stubborn and unwelcome hairs. We have a wide variety of energy-based laser hair removal systems to give you exactly the results you desire. We use only FDA-approved lasers, including Candela’s GentleLASE, GentleYag, GentleMax and GentleMax PRO lasers to be extra gentle on your skin. We combine treatment with multiple lasers in order to provide our clients with the most effective and safest option for any skin tone.

 Lastly, if you’re looking forward to those shorts, tanks, or cute summer dresses but NOT excited about those extra inches you’ve been hanging onto, we have just the thing! Our CoolSculpting procedure helps you cut that extra fat with no surgery and no downtime, leaving you with more time for fun in the sun. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive and gentle way to sculpt your shape the way you’ve always wanted to. 

 We want to help you take control of your confidence and healthy, rejuvenated and protected skin is the way to go! Remember, with all of our services available to you, also keep that sunscreen ready and applied to preserve your awesome results, hydration is key to maintaining your glow, and a visit to Laser of Arlington will set up your skin and body for success!

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Body Contouring CoolSculpting Laser Hair Removal News

Get a Mommy Makeover Before the Summer

Sunny weather is coming our way and we know you’re all about it because we are too!! We are ALL ready to shed those extra layers of clothing and sport our cutest warm weather threads so let us help you feel and LOOK your very best as the sunny days welcome us! All of our amazing services can help you be ready for every event, from warm days in your hammock to days in the sun at the beach, we’ve got you covered…so you don’t have to be!

 Just to name a few, our laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and CoolSculpting services performed by our licensed estheticians, and nurses can give you that “ready for summer” glow AND shape! Our laser hair removal uses an FDA approved Candela GentleMax Pro laser to safely and gently remove unwanted hair from any area of the body. Our Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective procedure for gently resurfacing the skin revealing a healthy looking glow that everyone will notice and you will love!

  Lastly, if you’re looking forward to those shorts, tanks, or cute summer dresses but NOT excited about those extra inches you’ve been hanging onto, we have just the thing! Our CoolSculpting procedure helps you cut that extra fat with no surgery and no downtime, leaving you with more time for fun in the sun. CoolScuplting is a non invasive and gentle way to sculpt your shape the way you’ve always wanted to. 

  We want to help you take control of your confidence and healthy, rejuvenated and protected skin is the way to go! Remember, with all of our services available to you, also keep that sunscreen ready and applied to preserve your awesome results, hydration is key to maintaining your glow, and a visit to Laser of Arlington will set up your skin and body for success!