A New Image Laser Hair Removal and Skin Care Clinic in Colorado Springs

A New Image Laser & Skin Care Clinic
5145 Academy Blvd N
Suite 110
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
(719) 592-1576

Frequently Asked Questions

A New Image Laser and Skin Care Clinic Frequently Asked Questions

Sometimes all this can be daunting. So we took some time to put together a list of frequently asked questions and answers. Whether your interested in laser hair removal or wrinkle reduction, we have the knowledge and experience you can depend on. Please select the section that your are interested in:

Laser Hair Removal FAQs:

Is hair removal temporary or permanent? How many treatments will it take?

Hair removal is both temporary and permanent. Between treatments, patients will rarely have to shave, tweeze, or pluck. However, if the treatments stop, some of the hair will return in a few months which will be finer and lighter than before. The more treatments, the less hair will ultimately come back.
Hair grows in cycles. Some hair follicles are actively growing while others remain in a dormant phase. The laser eliminates only hair follicles in the active growth phase. Approximately four weeks later, additional hair follicles enter the growth phase.
Usually 6 sessions, 4 to 8 weeks apart, are necessary before all hairs can be treated. Occasionally, a touch up treatment is required once a year to maintain results.

How Long Does It Take?

The actual treatment time varies, depending on how large an area is treated. It could range anywhere from 20 minutes to over two hours. We will discuss treatment time at your initial free consultation. The heat of the laser is absorbed by actively growing hair. At any given time, about 1/3-1/4 of your hair is actively growing. This means it has a blood supply which can be removed by the laser. Over the course of 4-6 treatments, most of your hair should have been treated during an active phase. Timing of treatments is dependent upon your hair growth cycle.

Are the treatments safe?

The Cynosure Apogee Elite Laser are FDA approved for hair removal. Treatments are non-invasive and very safe. Rare complications include burning, blistering, and extra pigmentation in the area being treated.

Can the laser remove all colors of hair?

The laser targets the melanin (pigment) in the hair, and thus will not effectively remove hair that is white, grey, blonde or extremely light. Dying light hair will not allow it to be removed by the laser.

Are There Any Risks?

Laser hair removal with the light sheer system is very safe. There is a small chance of having a burn-like reaction to your skin. This disappears for most people within 24-48 hours. The best way to avoid an increased reaction is to stay out of the sun for at least 1-2 weeks before and after your treatment. Sun exposure (or tanning) also increases your risk of developing dark spots where you have been treated. We can adjust the laser to compensate for natural pigmentation. New technology allows us to adjust for sun exposure as well.

Cellulite Reduction FAQs:

What Results May I Expect?

Results with no risk of high surgery bills .Fat reduction, Cellulite breakdown, Toning, Increased Circulation, Firmer thighs and encouraged Vascular flow defeating fat buildup. This is not a miracle -it is a process to treat a long term existing problem.

What Age Responds Best?

No matter what your age or how much definition you desire you may see results.

Who Wants This Treatment?

Those who desire muscle toning, including the very slender may benefit as well. It is not limited to individuals with cellulite.

What Makes TPR Work?

A very comfortable current, coupled with vibration and heated probes, allows current to be used to treat cellulite.

How Does TPR Affect Cellulite?

When vascular flow is inhibited cellulite is affected. The combination of electrical activity, kinetic energy and the heating element at the probe site has the affect of encouraging vascular flow decreasing cellulite buildup. The vibration component assists in the movement of fluid and increases the penetration of the current into deeper layers. A very interesting observation, common to clinical participants was the loss of 2 inches equated to one pound of weight loss. Each treatment is equivalent to working out in the gym for 6 weeks.

What is Muscle Re-education?

When vascular flow is inhibited cellulite is affected. The combination of electrical activity, kinetic energy and the heating element at the probe site has the affect of encouraging vascular flow decreasing cellulite buildup. The vibration component assists in the movement of fluid and increases the penetration of the current into deeper layers. A very interesting observation, common to clinical participants was the loss of 2 inches equated to one pound of weight loss. Each treatment is equivalent to working out in the gym for 6 weeks.

What Do I Wear?

You may dress anyway you like. Disposables will be provided for your service.

How Many Times Does It Take Per Zone To See Improvement?

Every treatment yields improvement. Clients have been pleased with their results.

How Often Do Most Clients Come?

Most require 2 treatments per week for 3 to 6 weeks.

Electrolysis FAQs:

What Causes Unwanted Hair Growth?

Hair growth is the result of heredity and hormone levels. Also, some drugs, temporary methods of hair removal, and illnesses can stimulate hair growth. Electrolysis may be an option when hair growth is in an area of the body where it may not be desired such as on a woman’s upper lip, chin, or bikini line.

How Many Electrolysis Treatments Will I Need?

Many factors influence hair growth, so you will need to return for several electrolysis visits. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Most clients return once a week or every other week as needed. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments is complete. Each treatment lasts between 15 minutes and one hour.

Myths About Electrolysis

Myth: Electrolysis is painful.
In most cases, electrolysis actually does not cause much discomfort. Modern electrolysis methods have reduced the discomfort to a mere tingling. A topical anesthetic cream may be used in some cases.

Myth: The electric tweezer method is permanent.
The FDA and the American Medical Association recognize only electrolysis as a permanent method of removing hair. Some states prohibit those using or selling the electric tweezer from claiming it provides permanent hair removal.

Myth: Temporary methods of hair removal can be better.
Chemical depilatories (liquids or creams) are often used to remove body hair. These products contain irritating chemicals and can be time-consuming and messy. Likewise, bleaches contain harsh chemicals and do little to disguise dark hair. They may also discolor skin. Waxing is another temporary method of hair removal and is usually done in salons. A hot wax is applied to the skin and removed once it has dried over the hair. The hair is stripped off when the wax is removed. Waxing can be painful and costly. Home waxing kits are available, but they can be messy and difficult to use. There are electrolysis devices available for home use, but they are often unsafe for use by anyone who is not trained in electrolysis.

How Do I Choose an Electrologist?

Electrologists are people who have special training to perform electrolysis. If you are considering electrolysis, it is important that you do your research before committing to sessions. The wrong decision can mean extra sessions and cost along with unnecessary discomfort and scarring.

  • Know the Professional’s Qualifications. Many states require electrologists to be licensed or certified within the state to practice. if you live in one of those states, be sure the practitioner’s certificate is current and on display. for states that do not regulate electrolysis, look for electrologists who have certification from an accredited electrology school.
  • Ask Around. One of the best ways to find good services is to ask friends and family as well as your doctor for recommendations. If you know anybody who has undergone electrolysis, ask for his or her input.
  • Get a Consultation. During the consultation, be sure all of your questions are answered. Some things you may want to ask about include: how the procedure will feel; how many visits you will likely need; how much each visit costs; how long each session lasts; how long the practitioner has been in business; and the number of clients he or she has treated.
  • Make sure the Electrologist Uses the Right Technique. The practitioner should use needle electrolysis, which is the only permanent form of hair removal. Some places may advertise electrolysis but use electronic tweezers or photoepilators instead. These are not permanent hair removal procedures.
  • Use Common Sense. When you go to your consultation, look around. does the place look clean? Do the workers look clean? Do they use disposable gloves or needles? Ask to meet the person who will be performing the electrolysis. Does he or she strike you as professional? If you are not comfortable with somebody, look for someone else to do the procedure. personal comfort is essential to knowing you have made the right choice.

Skin Rejuvenation FAQs:

What can Laser Skin Rejuvenation do for my skin?

  • Removes sun and age spots
  • Reduce spider veins
  • Reduce enlarged pores
  • Eliminate skin tags
  • Help with Anti-Aging (turn back the clock)
  • Tighten loose skin
  • Reduce freckling and pigmentation
  • Eliminate Cherry Hemangiomas

Wrinkle Reduction FAQs:

How does Skin Tightening work?

Infra-red light penetrates deep into the dermis, deep-heating the tissue in the targeted area and stimulating long-dormant collagen. As a result, the collagen contracts and tightens, producing visibly firmer-looking skin in the treated area. Results of our skin tightening procedure become more dramatic over time as collagen re-builds though a series of treatments. Like our Laser Hair Removal treatments, Skin Tightening is effective and safe for all skin types.

How long does the typical Skin Tightening procedure take?

Depending on the size of the area, one of our professionally administered Skin Tightening procedures takes an hour. You will feel a warming sensation. Some clients choose to take a mild pain reliever before the procedure although no anesthetic is required. Afterward, you may experience some mild swelling or redness in the treated area but this should subside in a few hours. With our SkinTightening procedures, there is no downtime.

What kind of results can I expect from Skin Tightening?

After just one Skin Tightening treatment clients will notice firmer, tauter skin in the treated area. Fine lines and wrinkles fill in. Frown lines soften. For optimal results, we recommend a series of protocol of three skin tightening treatments spaced four weeks apart. After three-to-six months, clients who have undergone this non-ablative, non-invasive procedure find that they have achieved a result that is similar to and often more natural looking than a face lift.

Who is a good candidate for the Skin Tightening procedure?

Skin Tightening is safe for all skin types and all body types. It is FDA approved. This wrinkle reduction procedure works best on lax sagging skin around the chin, and jaw line. Not to be mistaken with endermologie, for cellulite, Skin Tightening is a tissue tightening alternative for sagging loose skin.

Spider Vein Removal FAQs:

What areas of the body can be treated?

All parts of the body can be treated with the Cynosure YAG laser.

How many treatments are needed?

It depends on:

  • The desired degree of blood vessel reduction
  • Hormonal status
  • The area being treated
  • Medications, (prednisone can increase superficial blood vessel growth)

Typically, one or three treatments are needed for significant improvement of spider veins . Treatment can be done every 6 weeks on the face, and every 2-3 months on the legs. Cherry hemangiomas (red dots on the body) usually only require one or two treatments

Am I a good candidate for laser removal of unwanted, unsightly spider veins?

The unique design of the Cynosure YAG laser, and the long wavelength, allows treatment of people with all skin colors. A smaller number of treatments are needed when the skin is light colored. We do not treat patients with a fresh suntan.

What questions should I ask myself when considering laser spider vein removal?

  • How much are you embarrassed by unwanted spider veins?
  • How much are you bothered by the time you spend concealing your unwanted blood vessels?
  • Do your unwanted blood vessels (for example, on your legs) inhibit your choice of clothing or limit the activities that you engage in (for example, swimming)?