Styles Salon & Spa Services
Laser Hair Removal • Electrolysis • G5 Body Contouring • Waxing/Threading
IPL (Intense Pulse Light) Laser Hair Removal
IPL hair removal is an advanced long-term hair removal method where the light is transmitted through skin tissue and is absorbed by melanin, found at the root of the hair. When the light is absorbed, heat is produced which radiates out into the folicle wall destroying the cells so hair re-growth is impeded. IPL works well on most skin pigmentations without removing any of the pigment and can safely and effectively eliminate hair of all colors: black, brown, red, blond and even white. Only a few treatments, at monthly intervals, are needed to obtain stunning results. It is very quick, relatively painless with very little redness or skin reaction to worry about.
The IPL system delivers energy to the skin very gently and safely. Plus, the hand piece extracts heat from the skin during each pulse of light for maximum protection. The main side effect is temporary redness which lasts for either a few minutes or occasionally for a few hours. Patients can usually go right back to work.
The light is selectively absorbed by the hair and hair folicles and is relatively painless. The skin itself is exposed to little heat, plus, no irritating chemicals are used and the hairs aren't pulled on in any way. Patients usually find IPL treatments less painful than laser treatment or electrolysis.
The number of treatments needed depends on the area to be treated, hair density and the contrast between the hair and the skin color. The more contrast between the hair and the skin color, the less treatments you need. People with white skin and light hair would require the most number of sessions. Moreover, your hair grows in cycles and many factors influence its growth, such as age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, metabolism, previous hair removal methods and medical history. All these factors help increase or decrease your hair's resilience. IPL slows the growing capacity of follicles in the growth cycle at the time of the treatment. You might therefore only need one treatment. However, since some hair follicles may enter their growth cycle after your treatment, 2 to 6 treatments are needed, in average, in order to achieve optimal results. In most cases, a 50% hair reduction is observed after an average of one or two treatments.
The main difference between IPL and electrolysis is that Intense Pulse Light utilizes a range of wavelengths whereas laser has only one single wavelength. This means that the light that causes the hair to be eliminated is not adjustable. Unfortunately hair texture, color, and size vary from person to person as well as on one's own body. If you use the same beam of light for different hairs, how can you expect them to be removed with the same efficiency? With IPL, the energy delivered to the area is adjustable. In other words, we have the ability to customize the setting (the wavelength, number of pulses, duration of pulses, delay between pulses, and power delivered) to match each client's specific hair color, thickness and depth; as well as the color of their skin. Moreover, since IPL utilizes a range of wavelengths, it has other uses. Besides removing hair from the face and all body areas, it can treat other skin disorders like pigmentation irregularities in the skin due to sun damage as well as small congested blood light systems.
Nearly every woman deals with hair removal as part of her regular beauty routine. Unwanted facial and body hair can be emotionally and cosmetically disturbing. For permanent hair removal, electrolysis is an excellent solution that leaves many clients asking themselves, "why didn’t I do this sooner?"
Electrolysis is permanent removal of individual hairs. The procedure involves a fine wire probe hooked up to an electrolysis machine. The probe is then inserted into the hair follicle to come in contact with the root. A tiny burst of current is passed through the probe which destroys the hair. Both root and hair are then removed with a tweezers and are gone forever! Most patients report waxing and tweezing to cause more discomfort than electrolysis treatment.
Results are not instantaneous. Each hair goes through three stages of a natural life cycle: active (growing stage), transitional and dormant (resting stage). It is important for you to know that only the hair in the active, growing stages can be permanently removed. Considering that all times, on any area, roughly 50% of the hair is active and 50% is either transitional or dormant. Certain procedures such as shaving the area prior to treatment have been developed to eliminate the untreatable resting hairs. These hairs will eventually be treated when they naturally cycle through to the active stage. Along with the natural growth of hair, other factors determine the length and number of treatments required, such as the amount of follicles in one area, the sensitivity of the skin, the particular area to be treated, and also previous methods of hair removal. The best way to get a good time estimate is to come in for a free consultation.
Tweezing or waxing may strengthen the hair root, resulting in darker and thicker regrowth and sometimes ingrown hairs. All hairs that have been forcibly removed will regrow within an 8 to 13 week period. You can begin treatment on the visible hairs and be treated periodically during this time to remove the returning hairs.
Since everyone is unique, it is a requirement that we schedule a personal consultation for you to discuss beginning treatment. At this time all procedures will be explained completely, a brief medical history will be taken, and you will be advised of how long and how many treatments will be needed to complete your care. Your free consultation usually lasts about 15-30 minutes. Results will vary, but many clients feel and see a dramatic difference in 8-10 sessions.
First 30 minutes — $50
After first 30 minutes — $1 per minute
Package prices available.
G5 Body Contouring
G5 Body Contouring is excellent for toning, increasing circulation and to aid in the breakdown of fatty deposits and cellulite. Particularly good for back, shoulders, thighs, hips, buttocks and stomach.
G5 body contouring works on breaking down fatty deposits, cellulite and dispersing this with excess fluid through the lymphatic areas. This process allows an instant inch loss and a detox effect, as well as improvement in skin elasticity, collagen flow and blood circulation.
G5 massage is a mechanical massager that goes much deeper than the therapist can. Different heads are used to mimic different massage techniques. The massage head is driven to turn in gyratory motions, moving round and round, up and down and side to side with pressure, providing a deep massage.
30 minutes — $50
Package of 5 treatments — $235
Package of 10 treatments — $450
Waxing / Threading Services
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