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Take a journey of discovery of a healthy and conscious lifestyle. Promote weight-loss through healthy lifestyle habits and eliminate excess toxins from the body.
Foods & Recipies
RenewMD believes that having a healthy relationship with food is the first and last aspect to weightless and nutrition. Click below to see the proper foods to eat and avoid.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal is a very safe and popular procedure used to reduce unwanted hair. Common treatment areas include legs, underarms, face & bikini line. Click below for instructions.
MEDICAL AESTHETIC INTAKE FORM
MEDICAL AESTHETIC INTAKE FORM
BEFORE YOUR LASER TREATMENT
How You Prepare
- Stay out of the sun. A tan increases the risk of side effects, such as skin lightening. If you have a tan — either from sun exposure or sunless tanning products — wait until the tan fades completely before undergoing laser hair removal. Some doctors recommend staying out of the sun for up to six weeks before laser hair removal.
- Avoid plucking, waxing and electrolysis. These hair removal methods can disturb the hair follicle and interfere with laser hair removal.
- Shaving is recommended as it preserves the hair shaft and follicle allowing the laser to target it. It is important to shave before your laser appointment so that surface hair does not cause any burns.
What to expect
Before laser hair removal, the hair in the treatment area should be shaved (not waxed or plucked). You’ll also be given special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser beam.
During the procedure
The nurse will press a hand-held laser instrument to your skin. A cooling device on the tip of the instrument or a cool gel will be used to protect your skin.
When the laser is activated, the laser beam will pass through your skin to the tiny sacs (follicles) where hair growth originates. The intense heat from the laser beam damages the hair follicles, which inhibits hair growth. Some discomfort in the skin is possible, and you’ll likely feel a sensation of cold from the cooling device or gel.
Treating a small area, such as the upper lip, might take only a few minutes. Treating a larger area, such as the back, might take several hours.
AFTER YOUR LASER TREATMENT
After the procedure
You might notice redness and swelling for the first few hours after laser hair removal.
To reduce any discomfort, apply ice to the treated area. If you have a skin reaction immediately after laser hair removal, you may have to apply steroid cream to the affected area.
After laser hair removal, avoid sun exposure — both natural sunlight and tanning beds. When your skin has healed, use sunscreen whenever you’re in the sun.
You might also prepare yourself for possible hair shedding in the first few days and weeks after treatment. This can sometimes be mistaken for hair regrowth.
Results of laser hair removal vary greatly from person to person, and might depend on what area of the body or face is treated.
Multiple treatments can prolong the duration of hair loss — up to years in some cases — but hair regrowth is still possible. For best results, you might need four to six treatments spaced around four to six weeks apart. Additional periodic maintenance treatments — perhaps once every six to 12 months — might be needed as well.