Hands On Laser and Skin Clinic offers the very latest and most effective way of improving benign pigmented lesions and vascular damage that are of a cosmetic concern, such as: skin texture, fine lines, pigmentation, sun damage, facial veins, redness, enlarged pores, acne scarring, ephelides (freckles), hyper pigmentation and numerous other facial flaws.
- dramatically improves sun-damage, age spots, the symptoms of rosacea, broken veins and capillaries
- no harsh chemicals or invasive treatments necessary
- skin glows and looks more youthful
- any area of the body can be treated
How It Works:
By using relatively low-energy, short-pulse broadband light we can gently heat and eliminate imperfections, replacing them with fresh, younger looking skin.
What to Expect:
During the procedure you can expect to feel a little degree of discomfort, depending on the pain threshold of the individual.
Most people explain the procedure as a gentle heat snapping on the skin. A topical anesthetic is available if you experience any discomfort.
After the procedure you may experience some reddening or local swelling at the treatment site, but this typically goes within 24 hours. You can resume your normal activities as usual but you should be aware to avoid exposing the treated area to the sun, solarium and fake tans between treatments and also 4 weeks prior to your first treatment.
You can apply makeup but we recommend a mineral based makeup, this will avoid any irritations that can occur with some makeup
IPL Hair Removal
What is IPL Hair Removal?
IPL stands for “intense pulsed light”. It is a light therapy and not a traditional laser therapy. It is different to laser in that it uses a spectrum of multiple wavelengths of light energy and thus can target, heat destroy, and stimulate a number of different skin structures and hair follicles at the same time.
Where can IPL Hair Removal be used?
All areas of the face and body can be treated with IPL. It is fantastic for both men and women. All skin types and hair colours can be treated using IPL but the lighter the skin colour and the darker the hair colour, the more permanent hair follicle destruction is possible. This is because IPL targets melanin pigment deep down in the base of the hair follicle, more than just the hair shaft. The darker the hair root, the more melanin is there, meaning that more heat-thermal energy is delivered by the IPL, resulting in permanent destruction.
How Many IPL Treatments are required?
There are three phases of hair growth, and it is during the active growing phase that there is enough melanin in the hair bulb to permanently destroy the hair follicle. Therefore, only about a third of the hair follicles are ever in the active growing phase at any one time and thus able to be targeted by IPL. This is why multiple treatments are required. A minimum of four to six treatments are required. Darker skin colour and lighter coloured hair will require more treatments, as there is less melanin in the hair roots and the machine cannot be operated at full capacity. Having said that, long term hair reduction or removal is available for everyone.
Is the Hair Removal Permanent?
Be aware that there is no such thing as completely permanent hair removal with any type of hair removal treatment for most people. However, the IPL Quantum offers the most advanced and permanent reduction of hair growth of all the treatments currently on the market as Lumenis invented IPL. It is great at permanently destroying most of the targeted hair follicles.
Most people will get effective hair reduction with each treatment, with very little regrowth after the course of treatments is done. Some will get complete hair reduction with no regrowth, while others will require a yearly maintenance treatment. Any regrowth of hair will be weak, thin, and lighter in colour, due to the damaged hair follicles.
Possible Side Effects of IPL Hair Removal
It is normal to experience some redness of the skin and some very mild swelling. This is not burning or blistering and should not cause alarm. In some cases, the redness may last for a few days and there could be some scabbing which subsides over a short time. Most clients will tolerate IPL with minimal discomfort, but on sensitive areas and for people with low pain threshold an ice pack can be applied. Most people can immediately return to normal activities.
Skin Needling $220 Face or small area Other areas - price on consultation
Reduce Scars and Stretchmarks
Skin needling is a procedure that involves using a skin roller with multiple tiny needles that puncture the skin. This creates micro trauma and micro inflammation in the dermis and very little damage in the epidermis (superficial skin). Consequently, the epidermis is not injured, and can return to normal appearance in as little as 5 days, while the dermis (where the collagen lays) is injured and recovers with more collagen.
What Can Skin Needling Treat?
- Acne Scars
- Surgical Scars
- Improving Skin Texture and Tightness
- Loss of Skin Pigment (hypo pigmentation)
How is Skin Needling Preformed?
Local anesthetic cream is applied to the treated area for one hour. The roller is then repeatedly moved over the particular area which causes tiny pin point puncture wounds. The production of new collagen continues for up to 12 months after the procedure. Depressed acne scars, wrinkles, surgical scars, scars, stretchmarks, skin texture and skin tightness all continue to improve over this period.
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments will depend on the individual collagen response and the severity of the area being treated. Most patients require 2 to 6 treatments approximately 3-4 weeks apart.
Is the procedure painful?
There may be some discomfort associated with the procedure, but it is well tolerated by most individuals with local or topical anesthetic.
Cosmetic Injections $15 per unit
Rejuvenation Fillers and Wrinkle Injections
More and More People are turning to cosmetic treatments for facial rejuvenation techniques to help their face reflect the way they feel. A natural purified protein is used to relax the specific facial muscles that cause expression lines in the upper face (crows feet, forehead and glabellar frown lines) to form. Many people as young as 18 are injecting as an aging prevention to encourage a longer youthful look.
A natural inject-able gel which acts as a skin ‘filler’ to gently restore structure and volume to skin. It is used either to softly enhance your lips or to smooth out facial wrinkles and folds, and provides a natural look and feel.
We specialize in all of the current cosmetic fillers and wrinkle Injections on the market, but are legally not allowed to use the prescription names.
Skin Analysis with Reveal Imaging Photography $50 redeemable with treatment
Hands on Laser & Beauty Therapy offers the latest development in skin analysis. Reveal Imaging provides our clinicians with the ability to locate, map and record vascular conditions and underlying sun damage. We are able to pin point the presence of pigmentation, broken capillaries, blood vessels and recommend a series of treatments and products customized entirely for you. The use of before and after Images enable us to monitor your progress and measure the extent of your skin health not visible to the naked eye.
Cosmetic Tattooing Eyebrows $350
Permanent Makeup is a reality for many women. Imagine waking up with makeup. Add definition to your eyes, reshape uneven lips and brows, eliminate lipstick running, create fuller symmetrical lips and camouflage scar tissue. A consultation is necessary to decide on the right pigment color for you