Smooth by Silk™ is a session away! Never have to Shave Again!
At Silk Aesthetics Centre, the safety and comfort of our patients are of the utmost importance to us.
The Apogee Elite combines the use of the famous, award winning Zimmer cold air cooling technology to make your laser hair removal experience the best available. The Apogee Elite has two lasers, the nd:yag 1064nm and the Alexandrite 755nm wavelengths. These gentle lasers allow us to treat all types of skin, ranging from the lightest to the darkest complexions, including African-American skin.
The Vectus Laser is the intelligent choice for the fastest laser hair removal. With the proven reliability diode technology, the Vectus Laser provides high-volume permanent hair reduction for a wide range of skin and hair types – without sacrificing patient comfort. Now, at Silk “Lunch Time Laser Hair Removal” is possible! We know our patients have busy lives and do not want to spend hours waiting and numbing. Our same great service just got better and faster. Featuring the largest spot size and most uniform beam profile available today, the Vectus laser allows the practitioners at Silk to quickly treat unwanted hair, even in the largest areas, such as the back, in less than fifteen minutes. Sapphire treatment tips with Advanced Contact Cooling™ help protect the epidermis and help keep our patients comfortable throughout treatment, while Photon Recycling™ and the uniform beam profile allow for the most thorough coagulation of hair follicles, reducing the need for multiple, overlapping passes. Like our Icon IPL System, The Vectus Laser features the integrated Skintel™ Melanin Reader™, the only FDA-cleared melanin reader, helping providers to more safely offer optimized hair removal treatments tailored to each patient’s skin type, lifestyle, and ethnicity.
At Silk™, all laser treatments are performed by J. A. Astaphan, MD, CLHRP, a laser hair removal specialist and our trained staff of Physician Assistants. With a growing trend toward removing body hair, laser hair removal is a safe and convenient method to treat unwanted hair .
Dr. Astaphan and trained Physician Assistants can safely and effectively remove hair from anywhere on your body. We specialize in ethnic skin laser hair removal and give each patient a laser test spot prior to treatment. This allows us to know how the patient’s skin will react. Since each person’s skin and hair response to laser hair removal differs, we treat each patient as a unique individual taking every precaution. For this reason, we do not offer laser hair removal packages. We charge per session only. This allows the patient to receive only the amount of sessions that they need. Generally, patients receive optimal hair reduction results in as little as 5 to 8 treatments.
We do recommend a complimentary consultation. During the consult, all questions will be answered as well as pricing explained. We offer total body laser hair removal for both men and woman. At Silk™, you never need to feel concerned. With the use of our cool air system with the Apogee Elite or the Advanced Contact Cooling on the Vectus Laser and topical anesthetic, we make even genital laser hair removal comfortable.
Below is a listing of male and female areas we can safely and effectively treat with laser hair removal:
- Between the eyebrows
- Hair line sculpting
- Jaw line
- Partial chest
- Breast & Areola
- Lingea negra
- Upper back
- Full back
- Lower back
- Full arms
- Upper arms
- Lower arms
- Bikini line
- Brazilian bikini
- Penis base
- Full legs
- Upper legs
- Lower legs
- Feet and toes
The system emits a gentle beam of light that passes through the skin, to the hair follicle, where it is absorbed. Upon absorption, the energy is transformed into heat, which disables the follicle, while leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed. This damaged follicle is usually no longer able to produce hair growth.
Generally speaking, if you are concerned about unwanted hair, you are probably a candidate for hair removal. Laser or light-based systems are a faster, easier alternative for hair removal.
Most individuals describe the treatment as a series of slight pin pricks or rubber band snaps to the skin. The majority of patients tolerate this sensation without anesthetics. Additional comfort is provided by applying cooling to the area to be treated. Within about 30 minutes of treatment, the area may become pink or red; this may last from a few hours to one day.
With this procedure numerous hairs are removed at the same time. The amount of time needed depends on the size of the area to be treated. The lip usually takes less than one minute; other areas, such as the leg, may take significantly longer.
Hair grows in cycles. The laser only affects hair when it is in its early growth phase. In fact, the system will disable follicles that are actively producing hair at the time of treatment. At any time, some hair follicles are dormant. Repeated sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when they re-enter the growth phase. Usually 5 to 8 treatments are required to achieve the desired response, but the exact number of treatments may vary depending on the individual. Hormones, certain medications or medical conditions might decrease the response to treatment.