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Cold Laser - FAQ
What is cold laser pain therapy?
Cold laser pain therapy - also known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), cold laser therapy, photobiomodulation (PBM), light therapy or red light therapy, is the stimulation of natural healing processes in our body with low light intensity. Ideal for pain relief without medication.
Are there any downsides to cold laser therapy?
One of the disadvantages of this therapy is time. While each cold laser therapy session only takes a few minutes, it can take up to a month (with up to four treatments per week) before you can assess its effectiveness. It also cannot be covered by your insurance. Can cold laser therapy be used at home?
How long does it take for cold laser therapy to work?
Often immediately, but can take 1-3 weeks. For deeper penetration, wavelengths between 780 and 950 nm are used. Although you will feel the laser device touch your skin, the procedure is painless and non-invasive. There will be no sound and you will not feel any vibration or heat. Each treatment usually only takes a few minutes.
Am I a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting?
Good candidates have visible bulges in certain areas that they want to get rid of. The fat reduction procedure is specially designed for those who have unwanted fat that prevents diet and exercise. Unlike gastric bypass surgery, this procedure is not a weight loss solution for overweight people. However, it is a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. Let us tell you individually whether this procedure is right for you.
How much does CoolSculpting cost?
The cost of the procedure is discounted if you choose our downtown location, yet will vary based on your concerns, the number of sessions required, and your ultimate goal. We will help you create an individual treatment plan that is tailored to your body, your goals, and your budget.
How long is each CoolSculpting session? How many sessions do I need?
We will help you create an individual treatment plan tailored to your specific goals. The length of your session depends on the number of areas covered during the visit. We can arrange additional sessions to help you achieve your goals.
What to do with fat? Are the results from CoolSculpting consistent?
After the processed fat cells crystallize (freeze), your body processes the fat and removes the dead cells. Once the treated fat cells are gone, they are gone forever.
Can I return to normal activities after my CoolSculpting treatment?
Can. The procedure is completely non-surgical, so you can usually return to your normal activities immediately. Patients often return to work after the session.
When will I see CoolSculpting results?
You can start seeing changes as early as three weeks after treatment and you will see the most dramatic results within two months. But your body will still shed fat cells and will do so for up to four to six months after treatment.
Vascular Lesion Birthmark Removal - FAQ
Is it possible to remove birthmarks with a laser?
Yes, laser scar removal works on this type of mole. Vascular birthmarks respond best when more than one laser is used in a multimodal protocol. To completely remove this type of birthmark, it usually takes 4 to 8 laser procedures.
How long does it take for a birthmark to go away?
Often the color of the mole changes to a darker brown color, which indicates successful treatment. Within a few weeks, the body dissolves the broken micro-vessel fragments.
Do you need medical treatment for birthmarks?
While some birthmarks are permanent and improve over time, others can gradually disappear with age. Moles are usually benign lesions that do not require medical treatment. However, they are often removed because they are not aesthetically desirable.
What if you have a birthmark on your face?
Congenital moles are usually brown in color and can grow anywhere on the body. They vary in size and shape and look like larger and darker birthmarks. Unlike most other types of birthmarks, they can be a cause for concern. Depending on their size, these moles have an increased risk of developing skin cancer.
Laser Teeth Whitening - FAQ
What is laser teeth whitening and how does it work?
Laser teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that adds the use of lasers to office teeth whitening. This procedure is performed in a laser clinic. A concentrated whitening gel is applied to your teeth and then heated with a laser, which rapidly whitens your teeth. What causes tooth discolouration?
Can you whiten your teeth with a laser?
Whiter teeth can make a person look younger and, as most would agree, more attractive. The options for whitening teeth today are almost endless, and one of the most popular professional options is laser teeth whitening. Laser teeth whitening is a cosmetic dental procedure that adds the use of lasers to office teeth whitening.
Where can you get laser teeth whitening in Calgary?
With modern teeth whitening procedures, our experts at CALGARY LASER HEALTH in Calgary can make your teeth brighter and whiter.
What is the best way to whiten your teeth?
Laser teeth whitening is a simple and conservative way to improve the appearance of a smile and reduce tooth discolouration. Whiter teeth can make a person look younger and, as most would agree, more attractive. The options for whitening teeth today are almost endless, and one of the most popular professional options is laser teeth whitening.
Post Partum / Post Baby Laser Treatment - FAQ
What is post partum laser treatment?
studies have shown the effectiveness of CO 2 laser treatment in postpartum perineal pain is effective
Can Post baby treatment remove pain?
Yes, pain reduction is almost immediate, but will dissipate over 1 week to a month.
Is Post baby / Post partum laser Treatment Painful?
No, we would classify post partum laser therapy as irritating but not painful.
Quitting Smoking / Smoking Cessation FAQ
What is laser smoke cessation therapy?
Commonly known as 'Laser-STOP' Laser smoking cessation treatment was originally developed in the UK in 1998. 15 years later, this highly effective smoking cessation laser therapy has helped over 10,000 people quit smoking.
How long does it take to quit smoking with laser cessation therapy?
We can help you surrender. Affordable for the average smoker, it costs less than buying cigarettes for a month. You can be in and out within an hour. Imagine if you could quit smoking in less than an hour without pills, patches, or gum.
How do lasers help to quit smoking?
Calgary Laser Health combines two types of stimulation of ear, finger nose, and wrist acupuncture points. Laser Acupuncture - The latest laser acupuncture technology helps quit smoking by reducing physical withdrawal symptoms
How to quit smoking with smoking cessation technology?
We have achieved unparalleled success with our smoking cessation technology that addresses all three parts of addiction; Psychological - with follow-up sessions and discounts in case you slip up and have to repeat the process.
Laser Hair Regrowth FAQ
What is Laser Light Hair Re-Growth Therapy?
A non-invasive procedure that requires the patient sit beneath a panelled device which contains over 200 low level laser light diodes. The lasers help to reduce further hair loss and increase hair regrowth by acting as a follicle stimulator, increasing energy, blood flow and oxygen to the scalp.
Is it safe to use laser hair regrowth?
Laser hair regrowth is a treatment method that is clinically proven to be a safe and effective for men and women suffering from hair loss. It requires no invasive surgery procedures and is chemical and pain-free. There are no known side effects from using this hair growth treatment option to stimulate new hair growth.
How are laser caps used for hair regrowth?
The devices that use laser hair therapy and stimulation are known as laser caps. These are FDA-cleared medical devices that work to regrow hair on the scalps of men and women. They are equipped with laser diodes that emit low level light therapy (LLLT) from the caps to penetrate the scalp tissue.
How does laser work for hair growth?
You’ve probably heard all about the popular laser hair removal treatments, but does laser hair therapy work for hair regrowth? In recent years, there’s been strong evidence proving laser caps really work and can be used to increase hair growth/thickness.
How long does laser hair therapy take to work?
This is done through a therapy treatment known as LLLT. How long does laser hair therapy take to work? Laser therapy treatment results vary from person to person. Typically customers using LLLT treatment can start to see noticeable hair growth results starting at around the 4-6 month mark.
What is microdermabrasion (MDA)?
Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive superficial exfoliation treatment that removes the top layer of dead skin cells (horn layer). The two methods of microdermabrasion are crystal and diamond tips.
What happens to your skin after a microdermabrasion treatment?
Some patients notice immediately after treatment that their skin feels tight, as if the skin has been exposed to the sun or wind. Depending on the skin type, the skin may be slightly dry. After treatment, an effective moisturizer is applied to prevent dryness of the skin.
How Much Does a Microdermabrasion Procedure Cost?
Discounts available at our downtown location. Microdermabrasion is quite affordable and much less expensive than other skin rejuvenation procedures such as dermabrasion or laser scrubbing, which can cost around $2,500.
How old are you to get microdermabrasion on your face?
While there is no specific age or gender limit, children over the age of 12 to adults over the age of 65 can usually experience microdermabrasion. While there is no maximum age limit, mature skin over 70 may have a slightly higher risk of bruising and abrasion.
Carboxy Therapy FAQ
What is carboxy therapy?
Carboxy therapy is used to treat dark circles under the eyes, stretch marks, reduce cellulite, and build fat on the face and body without surgery. Which areas of the body can be treated with carboxy therapy? Carboxy therapy can be used to treat the eyelids, face, neck, arms, stomach, buttocks and legs.
How is carboxy therapy used to treat fat loss?
Carboxytherapy, or carbon dioxide therapy, is a non-surgical treatment used to remove fat and various skin problems and conditions. During the treatment, carbon dioxide (CO2) is injected into the skin or applied with an oxygen and CO2LIFT face mask. How does carboxytherapy work?
How long does a carboxy therapy treatment last on average?
Carbon dioxide is also injected directly into the blood by an invasive cardiologist for certain diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. How long does a typical treatment session last? The average carboxytherapy treatment lasts about fifteen to thirty minutes.
Are there any known risks associated with carboxy therapy?
Plants absorb carbon dioxide and in turn provide us with the oxygen we need. There are no known risks associated with carboxy therapy. Carbon dioxide injection. Carboxy therapy - Mechanics Carbon dioxide is present in our bodies all the time. We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.
What is automated micro needling?
Automated microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and improving the overall appearance of the skin.
How big is the needle with micro needling for skin rejuvenation?
Simply put, microneedling is the process of inserting very fine, short needles into the skin for rejuvenation, explains McCrane. The most popular (and inexpensive) microneedle kits, called dermarollers, contain micro needles 0.5 to 2.5 millimeters in diameter.
What does micro needing do to the skin?
This hand tool works exactly as its name suggests, piercing the skin with ultra-fine punctures to increase the effectiveness of your topical treatments and boost collagen (like a traditional dermaroller). OD of microneedles is possible.
Is Microneedling Safe?
Although “micro-needles can be used on most skin types. Not suitable for those with active skin infections, including acne. If you have a sensitive skin type, you may get a stronger "reaction" compared to our laser treatments.
Oxygen Facial FAQ
What is an oxygen facial and how does it work?
Oxygen facials increase oxygen levels in the skin. This leads to increased blood circulation and regeneration of skin cells. Using facial oxygen to oxidize your skin cells can make it look healthier and brighter. What to do before oxygen therapy?
Are there any side effects to oxygen facial?
No painful side effects This procedure is very gentle on the skin and does not cause side effects such as irritation, redness, swelling, stinging and burning. It is suitable for people with sensitive skin and for those who want to avoid chemical cosmetic procedures.
How do oxygen facials affect your skin?
This is the final step of massaging your skin with lotions and creams that nourish and seal it so that the treatment effect lasts longer. Special creams with oxygen infusion are used for massage, cleansing, exfoliating and exfoliating the skin. It is now clear why everyone in the world of brilliance swears by the face of oxygen.
Are oxygen facials insured?
An oxygen facial is usually not covered by insurance as it is a cosmetic procedure. However, if you have certain skin conditions, your doctor may cover facials if they are viewed as skin treatments. Where can I find a spa that does oxygen treatments for the face?
Black Wawa Facial FAQ
What is a Black Wawa facial and how does it work?
Treatments performed with the Q-Switch Nd : Yag Laser promote skin rejuvenation and provide brighter results. It is very effective in reducing open pores and removing fine lines. It also helps to get rid of pigmentation problems like melasma, tattoo removal, age spots, moles, and sunspots.
Does the black wawa facial hurt?
Facial Darkening or Carbon Peel Laser
is a revolutionary laser treatment that is completely painless with minimal to zero residence time. Useful for people with oily skin, blackheads, enlarged pores, dull skin, and acne on the face or body.
Madonna Laser Lift FAQ
What is a Madonna Eye Lift?
Madonna's Eye Lift is causing a stir among people seeking non-surgical alternatives for sagging skin and various signs of aging around the eyes.
Are Madonna laser lifts safe?
Madonna's eye lift is performed using a fractionated CO2 laser to treat the skin around your eyes. It is designed to be a safer alternative to eyelid surgery and to give the skin a rejuvenated appearance. This process usually takes about five minutes per eye after the anesthetic has taken effect.
What are the negative side effects?
Most laser skin rejuvenation procedures have some side effects. Patients may feel discomfort, swelling and redness immediately after the procedure. However, these side effects only last a few days depending on the severity of the treatment.
Of course, skin type and intensity of treatment also played a role in the side effects tested. Very rarely, however, patients have to suffer negative side effects for more than two or three days.
What is the Madonna eye lift procedure?
Madonna's eye removal usually requires at least two procedures and up to about five procedures. These procedures should be separated at intervals of approximately three months to allow time for the skin to heal between them. With any kind of procedure around the eyes, it is always best to be careful and not aggressive. Depending on the condition of your skin, it may be necessary to span a full calendar year.
Laser Skin Tightening FAQ
What is laser skin tightening?
As a unique facial rejuvenation option that delivers dramatic results, laser skin tightening effectively reduces the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Learn more about tightening facial skin below.
Can lasers be used to tighten skin?
Laser skin lift procedures can be performed on almost any part of your body. However, the effectiveness of laser skin care depends on which part of the body it is applied to. Patients without excess skin are candidates for laser treatment of the face and neck.
How much does laser skin tightening cost in Calgary?
Our Downtown location will match or beat anyone at Calgary Laser Health in Calgary. Find out how we can help you feel more confident about your skin.
Can lasers be used for wrinkles?
This treatment is suitable for all skin types and is very pleasant. In this 3rd step, a fractional laser is used to treat wrinkles and sagging in the dermis or the middle layer of the skin. It helps improve your skin texture, brightens your overall skin tone, and is suitable for all skin types.
Laser Vein Removal FAQ
How does laser vein removal work?
During treatment with laser vein removal, a concentrated beam of light from the laser is directed directly at the small blood vessels. Light penetrates beneath the skin's surface and heat causes blood to clot in tiny vessels.
Can lasers be used to remove spider veins?
This laser can be used to treat or fade spider veins and red capillaries. restores the surface of your skin to remove moderate facial wrinkles, shallow scars, or skin discoloration. The Nd:YAG laser is considered “non-ablative”, meaning it does not cut through the top layer of skin.
Can lasers be used to treat varicose veins?
Yes. Laser technology in its current state is very effective in treating these conditions. It is effective, fast, and relatively less painful than the injections used in the past. Patients should consider spider veins versus varicose veins.
How long do you wait between laser treatments?
The interval between treatments is 3 to 6 weeks if some clearance is observed. Treatment is completed when satisfactory results are obtained.
What is an Nd:Yag laser?
The M22 Nd:YAG laser helps treat wrinkles, scars, and skin discolouration by restoring the skin.
Is it good to go out in the sun after laser treatment?
It's not a good idea to expose your skin to excessive sun exposure after laser treatment, and we don't recommend doing so. If this is not possible, minimize sun exposure by applying sunscreen and shading the face or area you just had the laser.
Yag Laser Facial FAQ
Can the YAG laser be used on dark skin?
* ND: YAG laser is specially designed for patients with dark skin. This is the only type of laser that should be used on skin types V and darker. Using other types of lasers on this skin type can cause burns if used in settings that permanently disable hair.
How does Nd YAG laser treatment work?
The Nd:YAG laser is considered “non-ablative”, meaning it does not cut through the top layer of skin. When the laser pulses, known as "Q-switched", the laser removes damaged or unwanted tissue. How long is the recovery time for Nd:Yag laser treatment? Recovery from Nd: Hassle-free laser treatment.
Can the YAG Laser Remove Coarse Hair?
If you have olive skin, you are unlikely to get good results with a yag laser. As a rule, we treat patients with a Yag laser in the range of 50 - 80 j / cm2 with a Sciton profile. But we usually treat African Americans or anyone with VERY coarse hair with yag.
What is a Yag Laser Facial?
YAG laser is a type of cosmetic laser that is widely used to treat aging skin. It is considered "non-ablative," meaning it penetrates the skin's surface and your skin tissue absorbs energy. This type of laser restores the surface of your skin to remove moderate facial wrinkles, shallow scars, or skin discoloration.
Laser Cellulite Reduction FAQ
What kind of laser is used to treat cellulite?
Non-invasive cellulite treatment, skin tightening and body contouring - I tried Hrush on Instagram. The LiLa Strawberry Laser attaches to you with five different blocks that direct a red laser at the skin.
What is the Best Treatment to Reduce Cellulite?
Many treatments use radio frequency (RF) energy, ultrasound, infrared light, or radial pulses to warm the skin, stimulate collagen production, and reduce cellulite.
How long does laser cellulite reduction take?
Although the incisions are small, laser cellulite reduction is considered minimally invasive and can be performed safely by a qualified practice provider under local anesthesia. The stay is usually limited to 1 to 2 days
Laser Fat Reduction FAQ
How do laser weight loss treatments really work?
When clogged fat cells collapse, their contents are naturally released from your body as waste (also known as waste), resulting in fat loss. Plastic surgeons have perfected their laser to blow away fat in the waist, hips, and thighs 40 minutes per session (not tested on arms, neck, or face).
Is Laser Effective for Weight Loss?
Like cryolipolysis (also known as CoolSculpting), the CLH laser is for body shaping, meaning it won't help if you lose 20 pounds or more. And while the image of women who had undergone the treatment was greatly weakened before and after the treatment, the researchers weren't convinced that the laser was effective in reducing fat.
Laser Toe Nail Fungus Removal FAQ
Does Laser work for toe nail fungus?
Nail Fungus Treatment with Laser If you are currently suffering from nail fungus that does not go away, it may be time for laser therapy. This painless therapy does not damage the tissue around the toes or nails.
How does laser nail fungus treatment work?
The laser used to treat nail fungus is a YAG laser with a wavelength of 1064 nm. The way the 1064 laser works is to provide light energy to gently heat the nail bed and kill nail fungus and fungal spores. This procedure makes the laser ideal for the desired and safe result of toenail cleaning.
Does it hurt to use a laser on your toenails?
Not. The laser generates heat because it kills the fungus on your toenails, but it's less painful. You can feel the heat in the toenail area. When you do this, we simply transfer the light energy to a different area of the nail and the sensation of warmth disappears immediately.
Is it possible to get rid of toenail fungus?
Nail fungus is a stubborn condition that is almost impossible to get rid of. The newest method among traditional pills and topical creams is laser treatment. But does laser treatment really work for toenail fungus?
When was the first laser nail removal performed?
Although laser nail removal is a relatively new method of nail removal, having been introduced to the medical community in the mid-2000s and FDA-approved in 2010, early studies suggest a clinical response rate of 87%.
Laser Skin Resurfacing FAQ
What is laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is a procedure that uses a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser device to instantly vaporize the top layer of damaged skin to improve the appearance of facial lines, wrinkles, scars, and uneven pigmentation. The entire face or only certain areas can be treated. The result is smoother and younger looking skin.
What you need to know about laser skin resurfacing
Laser skin repair is done by freezing the skin locally to treat certain areas of the face. It is non invasive and pain free. Minor irritation is expected.
Is it possible to regenerate skin at the same time?
Coating with a surface causes a firming effect on the skin, which can lead to a smoother appearance, fewer wrinkles or wrinkles. If you have had other cosmetic facial surgeries, such as: For example, face lift or eyelid surgery, you may be able to perform skin rejuvenation at the same time.
Will insurance cover the cost of laser skin resurfacing?
Laser skin resurfacing is considered a cosmetic procedure and is therefore not covered by health insurance. Costs vary between the different types of lasers used.
How long does it take for the skin to heal?
Still, rest and relaxation is necessary to ensure that your skin heals properly. This will reduce the risk of side effects and help you get the results you want. It usually takes between 3 and 10 days to heal. In general, the larger the treatment area and the deeper the laser, the longer the recovery time.
Vaginal Rejuvenation / Tightening FAQ
What is Vaginal rejuvenation?
Better known as vaginoplasty. Millions of women experience vaginal relaxation due to childbirth or aging. This leads to less friction or stimulation during intercourse, which leads to decreased sexual satisfaction. Vaginal rejuvenation addresses this common complaint by reducing the inside and outside diameters of the vagina while increasing vaginal muscle tone, strength, and control.
Who Should Not Have Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedure?
For Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation - the ideal patient is one who wishes to restore firmness, increase sexual pleasure and restore bladder control over the genitals, and who also wishes to improve the appearance of the vagina. We will not treat children.
Can the vagina be rejuvenated after delivery?
The female genital area can undergo dramatic changes after childbirth, weight loss, and the natural effects of aging on the body. Vaginoplasty, labia surgery, and other vaginal rejuvenation procedures can be an attractive solution for those who want to improve the function, health and appearance of the vagina.
How to Treat Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome
Calgary Laser Health vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure used to treat vaginal relaxation syndrome. VRS is increased sagging of the vaginal area, usually caused by childbirth, the natural aging process, or other health reasons. This can lead to a loss of sexual desire as well as a loss of self-confidence.
Laser Tattoo Removal FAQ
How much does a tattoo removal session cost?
Budget for about $200 per visit. If you have a large tattoo removal requirement we can negotiate special pricing, Laser treatment discounts at downtown location only.
How much does it cost to remove a small tattoo?
Generally laser tattoo removal is $200 and something to get excited about.
Does tattoo removal leave scars?
Scars are rare and only if the person picks at the healing areas and peels dead skin before it's ready to fall off.
Can laser tattoo removal, remove older tattoos?
The the age of the ink is a factor in the treatment, while generally older tattoos are easier to remove compared to recent tattoo removal.
Does laser tattoo removal hurt?
Laser tattoo removal hurts about as much as a sunburn, customers say the pain threshold is nowhere near getting a tattoo.
Laser Mole Removal FAQ
Is mole removal covered by Alberta Health Care?
Mole removal due to considerate discomfort or problematic issues under a microscope are normally covered by Alberta Health care. Cosmetic concerns are not however an insurable procedure and is a patient cost.
How much does it cost to get a mole removed?
Mole removal starts at $200 and can go as high as $500 while some offices can charge as much as high $1200. Calgary Laser Health Clinic has lower overhead and lower cost to you.
Is Laser Mole Removal Painful?
Laser Mole Removal is typically not painful. More like an irritation like a pleasing scratching sensation.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ
Can you see results after one laser hair removal treatment?
You can start to see hair drop out in around 1-3 weeks post-treatment. Laser hair expulsion can just harm hair that is in its dynamic development stage. Despite the fact that hair will seem more slender and less recognizable with only one treatment, you'll need to return for different subsequent arrangements to see ideal outcomes.
How many laser hair removal treatments do I need?
Laser hair expulsion as a rule expects two to six intervals. The stretch between visits will differ contingent upon the area. On regions where hair develops rapidly, like the upper lip, the treatment may be rehashed in a couple months to four.
What should you not do BEFORE laser hair removal treatment?
You should not have any petrochemicals or skin cream, it is best to be bathed or showered before treatment for best results.
What should you not do AFTER laser hair removal treatment?
Avoid hot showers and hot bathing, avoid chlorine swimming or hot tubs, and avoid general skin care, creams and ointments for 48 hours.
How do I know laser hair removal worked?
You will notice hair regrowth, in 1 - 3 weeks, and then experience shedding. After 3 months or more, you will notice gradual hair regrowth, as a signal for booking another treatment.
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