Benefits of the Palomar Starlux:
- Todays most powerful technology
- Permanent hair removal
- No more shaving or waxing every 2-4 weeks
- No more cuts, scrapes or razor burns
- FDA and Health Canada Approved
- Small areas done in as little as 15 minutes
- Large areas done in as little as 45 minutes
- Get smooth skin without getting any stubble
The Palomar Starlux
Dream of smooth, hair-free skin without the need to shave, pluck or wax? Do you want to get rid of those fine lines and wrinkles? Have you always wanted to do away with those sun or age spots and small facial spider veins? Got Acne? All this can be achieved with only 1 shot! One price! One session! Five treatments!
At Second Skin we can help you look as healthy and young as you feel. Unwanted hair, spider veins, fine lines and wrinkles, age and sun spots can be unsightly and embarrassing. That's why Second Skin uses state-of-the-art technology to safely achieve extraordinary results for men and women who want to look their best. We provide gentle, non-invasive and long-lasting solutions. With our Palomar Starlux technology, your dream of safely achieving smoother and silkier skin becomes a reality.
Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal
How does Permanent Hair Removal work?
The Palomar Starlux has a unique Smooth Pulse technology which is designed to provide more efficient destruction of hair follicles than your standard IPL or Laser technology. It removes hair by sending out high-energy light pulses of various wavelengths to destroy both the bulb and the bulge of the hair follicle. The remaning heat is dispursed to the surrounding stem cells which are also destroyed, leading to permanent, long lasting hair removal.
How long will the hair removal procedure take?
Depending on the handpiece selection, each pulse treats about 2 inches of skin surface area, which can contain up to 100 hair follicles. The amount of time needed to treat a certain area depends on the size of area being treated. Treatments on the back or legs can take up to one hour, while treatments of the underarms and bikini generally take 15 minutes. The upper lip and chin can be done in less than 5 minutes!
Are there any side effects?
With any medical procedure there are always risks and possible side effects. The treated area may become slightly pink or red afterwards. This will go away within a few minutes to a few hours and in some rare cases a few days. The area may change pigment, and in some cases may burn or scab.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment is generally not painful and is well tolerated. Some patients describe the treatment as a sensation like the snap of a rubber band - a lot less painful than plucking or waxing. Our Licensed Medical Estheticians will work diligently to help you achieve the look you want with as little pain as possible.
Are the results of hair removal permanent?
Everyone will need at least 4 to 7 treatments for effective permanent hair removal. The fabulous thing is that the remaining hair returns lighter and softer. Results vary depending on skin and hair type. Because hair grows at different stages, and IPL or Laser can only target hairs in the Anagen stage of growth, it is almost impossible to guarantee that all hair will be removed. Only 30% of hairs are in the Anagen stage at any one time. However, Second Skin does have a maintenance package available for those customers who need supplementary treatments after they have finished their package of treatments. Maintenance is 50% of the regular price of either a single session or a package.
Who is a candidate for hair removal?
If you are concerned about unwanted hair, you are probably a good candidate for IPL hair removal. The only limitation to this procedure is hair color. Because the IPL is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicle, it is not effective for white or gray hairs - since there is no pigment.
What areas can be treated?
Almost any area of the body can be treated. Please call or visit us if you have any questions regarding a certain area.
Are IPL treatments safe?
Yes, IPL treatments are completely safe. IPLs generate non-ionizing energy that does not result in the mutation of cells. Medical IPL applications have been continuously expanding since the mid 1960s. This increased use of IPLs is due primarily to the inherent safety and ability to selectively target specified tissue without harming surrounding structures. Plus, our Medical Estheticians and Nurses use the latest, most effective and safest equipment. At SECOND SKIN, we are committed to performing only those treatments that are clinically proven to eliminate unwanted hair. Our Medical Estheticians and Nurse have been specifically trained to offer you the safest process possible.
Which IPL is best for Hair Removal?
At SECOND SKIN, we currently use Palomar Starlux technology which is FDA and Health Canada approved, and much safer than Laser light technology which can cause severe burns. Palomar technology targets the hair follicle and bulb, leaving the skin intact, whereas Lasers, if not used properly, can cause major burns and injuries. There are a large variety of IPL and Laser machines on the market; however, our Certified Medical Estheticians (CMEs) use the most powerful and safest unit to date - The Palomar Starlux.