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Laser Hair Removal - F.A.Q.
How Does the Laser Work? Does it Hurt?
The Light Sheer Diode targets the melanin in the hair follicle of a growing hair which basically heats it up and destroys the follicle preventing further growth. As hair grows in cycles this usually takes 4–7 treatments, with most people losing over 90‰ of the hair within 5 treatments.
Most clients describe the sensation similar to an elastic band snap, or even a needle insertion but is usually very well tolerated. Topical numbing creams are available for the more delicate areas if necessary. The Light Sheer has a built in cooling mechanisms which cools the skin, prior, parallel and post treatment. The ottawa laser clinic
also offers an additional cooling device to ensure maximum comfort during the procedure.
How Long Do I Have to Wait Between Appointments?
This depends on the area being treated and your personal growth cycle. Generally between 5–8 weeks.
Is The Treatment Safe?
The technician invites you to do a patch test first before any actual treatment is performed. This ensures the correct parameters are chosen depending on your skin and hair type. The penetration of the laser is only 3–5 mm into the surface of the skin so is actually very superficial. The skin will be initially pink and a little bumpy but that usually fades away quite rapidly within a day or two. The Light Sheer Diode is F.D.A. approved and our professionals are certified laser technicians.
Which skin Types can be treated?
With the new "Light Sheer 400" at the ottawa laser clinic
all skin types can now be treated safely as this machine has the capacity to treat dark skin as well as the very fair.
How Long are the Treatment Sessions?
This depends on both the density of the hair as well as the area of the body being treated. Typically an upper lip may only take a few minutes whereas a bikini maybe 30 mins. Obviously the legs with a larger surface area will take significantly longer. This is all discussed in detail at the free consultation.
Microdermabrasion gently removes epidermal cells to treat a vast range of skin imperfections. It is especially effective for skin ageing. The powerful peeling action triggers the skin’s repair mechanism to produce healthy epidermal tissue growth, improving skin tone and elasticity.
What is microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion is a progressive, non-invasive treatment that gently removes epidermis cells to restore a youthful healthy glow.
How does the treatment work?
Real diamonds are high quality, precise, gentle abrasives combined with a suction that helps to slough off dead skin cells leaving a more youthful complexion. They are less irritating than the traditional crystals and are hypoallergenic.
Is it painful?
The treatment is performed with little discomfort. At the most, sensitive patients might experience a slight sensation resembling a light sunburn. After treatment, the skin will have a pink glow, and you can resume your normal activities almost immediately. The procedure can be done on a lunch hour.
Which skin problems can be treated?
This system gradually abrades the epidermal cells to treat a vast array of skin problems:
- Sun-damaged skin
- Uneven and granular skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Blackheads and comedones
- Superficial scars
- Some stretch marks
Is it Safe? How long does it take?
Microdermabrasion offers a gentler alternative to more traumatic resurfacing treatments. It does not involve trauma or bleeding. The treatment is executed slowly and progressively, removing only the superficial layers of the epidermis to reveal a youthful complexion and glow. Your therapist has total control and works under the strictest hygiene standards.
Each treatment takes 30 minutes and when combined with other anti-ageing treatments may take between 45 mins to 1 hr.
How many treatments will I need?
Age and skin condition determine the number of treatments required to achieve optimum results. For most skin disorders a minimum of 6 treatments is recommended. Results can be seen in both texture and appearance of the skin after just one session. An initial series of treatments, combined with maintenance sessions, will result in better skin quality, and may postpone the first lifting treatments for some years.
Can microdermabrasion be used anywhere on the body?
There are virtually no areas of the body that would not benefit from this procedure.
Microdermabrasion with a customized mini facial (1hr) Price:$120 + GST
Proper nutrition can have a profound impact on all aspects of your life. I have been studying holistic health and wellness on a personal level for the past fifteen years. As a mother of three children, I believe wellness starts from a healthy mind, body and spirit.
Who Can Benefit?
Virtually everyone! Holistic nutrition looks for the causes of sub-optimum health rather than treating symptoms, emphasis being on prevention. Many health conditions can be significantly improved, enhancing the quality of life.
This approach may be beneficial for people who suffer from:
- High cholesterol
- Headaches / migraines
- Fatigue / low energy
- Weight problems
- Joint aches and pains
- Skin problems
- Ageing / reduced vision
We can provide you with a consultation and assessment to clarify your needs. You will complete a detailed profile including general health, stress levels, exercise and diet.
You will learn to balance the three most important factors of life:
Package of 3/1hr sessions $150 + GST
Your treatment starts with a consultation from a friendly professional aesthetician, who will discuss your specific requirements. The 60 minute facial is a balancing and invigorating treatment which will help improve your skin's texture and tone. Our facials help with re-hydration, anti-aging, rejuvenation and de-stressing the skin tissue. They also, along with our home care products, control, improve and prevent breakout on susceptible skin.
We personalize the facial to your specific needs with a layering facial including Manuka Honey, seaweed mask or a geothermal clay masks which have intense healing properties. Corrective eye gels and facial scrubs may also be used.
The facials we offer include: Restorative Dry Skin Facial
An invaluable aid in the elimination and alleviation of dryness, puffiness, the diminishing of dark circles and management of skin problems associated with visible signs of fatigue, jet lag or the demands of a busy lifestyle.
Recommended for: Dry, sun damaged and mature skin Price:$75 + GST Balancing Skin Facial
Balancing the skin without stripping its natural moisture is very important. Oily skin produces excess sebum throughout the face, particularly through the T-zone, which can look shiny even after cleansing. Oily skin is common in teenagers but can appear at any age. It is important to avoid harsh products that strip the skin of oil, leaving the skin taut and dehydrated and encourage flakiness. They can cause a condition known as reactive seborrhea, where the oil glands work overtime to compensate for the loss of natural oils. Always use lukewarm water as it dissolves oil better than cold water.
Recommended for: Oily and combination skin Price:$75 + GST Manuka Honey Layered Facial for oily and problem skin
This cleansing and healing facial uses the manuka honey which is a natural antioxidant and supplies cells with a wide range of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals as well as providing white blood cells the necessary glucose to destroy bacteria. This facial will deep cleanse, increase skin hydration, help repair damaged skin and improve skin elasticity.
It is highly cleansing and inclusion of active healing. Manuka honey has the ability to destroy a large number of bacteria especially Staphylococcus Aureus and Propiobacterium acnes, common causes of acne. Regular facials will help reduce blemishes without over-drying or aggravating the skin.
Healing Manuka Honey improves cellular regeneration, thereby improving the skin texture and skin smoothness. The natural Vitamin C content promotes collagen formation. Healing Active Manuka Facial for Dry Skin
Recommended for: Oily and problem skin
Price:$85 + GST
A hydrating and healing treatment using manuka honey which supplies cells with a wide range of vitamins, amino acids and minerals as well as providing white blood cells with the necessary glucose to destroy bacteria. This facial will increase skin hydration, help repair damaged skin and improve skin elasticity. Healing Manuka Honey improves cellular regeneration thereby improving skin texture and skin smoothness. The natural Vitamin C content promotes collagen production. Recommended for: Dry, damaged and mature skin once per month Price:$85 + GST
The Power of Plants
Plants have been used for centuries for their medicinal, cosmetic and general well being benefits.
At OLC we offer the full professional facial line of skin care Plantogen® from New Zealand where the air is a little cleaner, the water a little purer and the pace a little slower. These products are all plant derived with the minimal amount of .5% parabens used as a preservative. They do use many natural plant extract which help preserve the creams and give them a shelf life of up to two years.
In the beauty arena we know the potential and the effectiveness of Green Tea, Vitamins C and E as antioxidants that neutralize the effects of skin damaging free radicals and the anti aging benefits of Retinol and proprietary combinations of plants and herbs. Plantogen®, plant derived spa therapy is concerned with the beauty and appearance of skin. It combines the most advanced scientific knowledge with plant based technology.
A more healthy and youthful looking face and body is possible with proper care and management of our lives and bodies. Plantogen® products combine some of mother nature’s well known healers, such as Manuka Honey, Camomile and Jojoba, Aloe Vera, fruit oils and herbs, Vitamin A derived Retinol and the antioxidants Green Tea, Vitamin C and E. It’s more than skin deep
Remember, the look and feel of the skin and body is a function not only of genetics but also of the environment. The environment we chose to be in effects our stress level, what we eat and drink, exposure to the sun, our habits and the products we use. So, in addition to using effective products like Plantogen®, we should consider our total lifestyle and how it may be contributing to how we look and feel.
Is it indulgence or is it a necessity?
Research into stress and it’s potential side effects indicates we all need to take time out and ‘de-stress’ our lives, not only to protect our health and mental well-being. Beauty therapies are no longer considered a ‘treat’ as they provide you with specialized skin care in stress relieving environment, a health and well-being necessity.
Water …… drink it, add it to your regimen
Comprising of 75% of our bodies, water is the main source of energy transport for every cell of the body. It gives us the power to live. Water or moisture is an integral part of our bodies and good skin care.
How to ‘de-stress’
- Sweat it out- power walk or attend a gym regularly
- Eat vitamin B and C rich foods for overall health
- Book a facial or massage – works wonders on stress reduction as it releases beneficial hormones such as oxytocin. People who have regular massages are found to be healthier both mentally and physically.
- Sleep well
- Support yourself – go out and increase your networks and join organizations.
- Learn to relax – learn relaxation exercises such as deep diaphragmatic breathing.
St Tropez Self Tanning System
St.Tropez is the #1 choice for celebrities as well, used on Dancing with the Stars, The Oscars and featured in Allure and In Style magazine. St. Tropez is recommended by skin care professionals, photographers and make up artists all over the world.
If you are looking for a customized, odorless, streak-free, even and natural looking tan St. Tropez is for you!
Step into our office today and be on your way to a sunkissed body in no time, let St. Tropez take you there!
Jane Iredale - The Skin Care Make Up
Our highly trained and experienced make up artist also offers make up applications, make up lessons and is also a freelance make up artist, experienced in weddings, proms and special occasions!