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Aesthetics — Laser

Ivy Infusions & Med Spa
Sasha N. Beatty, MSN, FNP-C
Medical Spa, Aesthetics & Wellness Center located in Greenwich, CT

IVY Infusion & Med Spa provides the latest in filler aesthetics to help you achieve a youthful and refreshed appearance. Our team of licensed professionals uses safe and effective treatments to smooth away wrinkles, plump lips, enhance cheekbones, and more. Fillers offer quick results with minimal discomfort, making them a popular choice for those seeking a non-invasive solution to aging. Discover the many benefits of fillers and learn how they can help you look and feel your best

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What is laser hair removal?

Welcome to IVY Infusions, your premier destination for luxurious beauty treatments. Say goodbye to the hassle of traditional hair removal methods and indulge in the ease and efficacy of laser hair removal. Our cutting-edge technology and skilled practitioners make achieving your desired look effortless, leaving you with flawlessly smooth skin.

Laser hair removal at IVY Infusions offers a safe, virtually pain-free solution for both men and women seeking to eliminate unwanted hair. Our advanced laser systems precisely target hair follicles, effectively reducing hair growth in treated areas. Whether it’s unwanted facial hair, stubborn bikini lines, or bothersome back hair, our customized treatments cater to your unique needs and desired outcomes.

Bid farewell to the constant upkeep of shaving, waxing, or plucking. With laser hair removal, you’ll enjoy long-lasting results, saving you time and money in the long term. Plus, our treatments are quick and convenient, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately after each session.

How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

Preparing for laser hair removal can help ensure optimal results and minimize any potential discomfort during the treatment. Here are some general guidelines to follow:

  1. Consultation: Schedule a consultation with a qualified practitioner at IVY Infusions or your chosen med spa. During this appointment, your practitioner will assess your skin type, hair color, and medical history to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for laser hair removal. They will also discuss the treatment process, expected outcomes, and address any concerns you may have.

  2. Avoid Sun Exposure: Minimize sun exposure and avoid tanning beds for at least two weeks before your laser hair removal treatment. Sun exposure can make your skin more sensitive and increase the risk of complications such as burns or hyperpigmentation. If you have a tan or sunburn, postpone your laser hair removal session until your skin has returned to its natural tone.

  3. Shave Treatment Area: It’s important to shave the treatment area one to two days before your appointment. Shaving removes the visible hair above the skin’s surface while leaving the hair follicles intact, allowing the laser to target them more effectively. Avoid waxing, plucking, or using depilatory creams as these methods remove the hair follicles, which are necessary for laser hair removal to be effective.

  4. Avoid Certain Skincare Products: Refrain from using skincare products that may irritate your skin or increase its sensitivity, such as retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), or exfoliating scrubs, for at least one week before your treatment. These products can make your skin more susceptible to irritation or damage from the laser.

  5. Hydrate and Moisturize: Keep your skin well-hydrated and moisturized in the days leading up to your laser hair removal session. Hydrated skin can help improve the efficacy of the treatment and minimize discomfort during the procedure. Drink plenty of water and use a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer to maintain optimal skin health.

  6. Inform Your Practitioner: Inform your practitioner of any changes in your medical history or medications since your initial consultation. Certain medications or medical conditions may affect your eligibility for laser hair removal or require adjustments to your treatment plan.

By following these preparation tips, you can help ensure a successful and comfortable laser hair removal experience at IVY Infusions. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to discuss them with your practitioner during your consultation or before your treatment session.

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How is laser hair removal done?
 

Laser therapy, including laser hair removal, is typically performed in a series of sessions at a med spa like IVY Infusions.

  1. eparation: Before your laser hair removal session, you’ll need to prepare the treatment area by shaving the hair one to two days prior. Shaving ensures that the hair is short enough to not interfere with the laser’s targeting mechanism while still leaving the hair follicles intact.

  2. Protection: Before the procedure begins, both you and the practitioner will wear protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser light. The practitioner may also apply a cooling gel or use a cooling device to numb the skin and minimize discomfort during the treatment.

  3. Laser Application: Once the treatment area is prepped and protected, the practitioner will use a handheld device to deliver short bursts of laser energy to the targeted area. The laser emits a specific wavelength of light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair follicles, damaging them and inhibiting future hair growth.

  4. Treatment Duration: The duration of each laser hair removal session can vary depending on the size of the treatment area. Smaller areas such as the upper lip or underarms may take only a few minutes, while larger areas like the legs or back may take longer.

  5. Post-Treatment Care: After the laser hair removal session is complete, the practitioner may apply a soothing lotion or cooling gel to the treated area to alleviate any discomfort or redness. It’s essential to follow any post-treatment instructions provided by your practitioner, which may include avoiding sun exposure, using gentle skincare products, and scheduling follow-up appointments as needed.

  6. Follow-Up Sessions: Laser hair removal typically requires multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results. The exact number of sessions needed will depend on factors such as your skin type, hair color, and the treatment area.

By following these steps and undergoing laser hair removal sessions at IVY Infusions under the supervision of trained professionals, you can achieve long-lasting reduction in unwanted hair and enjoy smoother, more radiant skin.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal offers a range of benefits that make it a popular choice for individuals seeking a long-term solution to unwanted hair. Here are some key benefits of laser hair removal:

  1. Long-lasting Results: Unlike temporary hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, or plucking, laser hair removal offers long-lasting results. With multiple treatment sessions, laser hair removal can significantly reduce hair growth in the treated area, providing smooth, hair-free skin for an extended period.

  2. Precision: Laser hair removal targets hair follicles with precision, selectively heating and damaging them while leaving surrounding skin and tissue unharmed. This precision allows for effective hair removal without causing damage to the skin, making it suitable for various body areas, including the face, legs, underarms, bikini line, and back.

  3. Speed: Laser hair removal treatments are relatively quick, with sessions typically lasting anywhere from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. Larger areas such as the legs or back can be treated efficiently in a single session, making laser hair removal a convenient option for individuals with busy lifestyles.

  4. Reduced Ingrown Hairs: Laser hair removal helps reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs, which can be a common side effect of other hair removal methods such as shaving or waxing. By targeting the hair follicles directly, laser hair removal prevents new hair growth, minimizing the likelihood of ingrown hairs and associated irritation.

  5. Improved Skin Texture: In addition to removing unwanted hair, laser hair removal can also improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin. The heat generated by the laser stimulates collagen production in the skin, leading to smoother, firmer skin in the treated area.

  6. Minimal Discomfort: While everyone’s pain tolerance varies, laser hair removal is generally well-tolerated by most individuals. Advanced laser technologies, such as those used at IVY Infusions, incorporate cooling mechanisms to minimize discomfort during treatment, resulting in a relatively comfortable experience.

  7. Cost-effective: While laser hair removal may require an upfront investment compared to temporary hair removal methods, it can be more cost-effective in the long run. By reducing the need for regular shaving, waxing, or other hair removal treatments, laser hair removal can save both time and money over time.

Overall, laser hair removal offers a safe, effective, and convenient solution for achieving smooth, hair-free skin, making it an attractive option for individuals looking to eliminate unwanted hair permanently.

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Laser Hair Removal Treatment Pricing

Laser Genesis

$200

Laser Genesis +

$300

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