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Painlessly Remove Unwanted Hair

Procedure Name: Pain-Free, Hair-Free Laser Hair Removal

The Patient: Adults who have unwanted facial and/or body hair and who are not tan or pregnant.

How It Works: Soprano ICE is the most advanced hair removal technology to date and is currently the only laser of its kind in Hawaii. Available exclusively at Honolulu MedSpa, this painless laser emits energy that is absorbed by the hair follicles. The energy is then converted to heat, which disables hair follicles that are in the active growth phase. Because only about 10 to 15 percent of hair follicles are in the active growth phase at any given time, this process is repeated for a total of six treatments.

Risk Factors: Thermal injuries, in the very rare case that they occur, can lead to hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation.

Recovery: Patients can resume their regular activities immediately, but sun exposure should be avoided two weeks prior to the treatment and two weeks post-treatment.

Maintenance: After the initial series of six treatments, patients may need periodic maintenance. These additional treatments are discounted at 20 percent off.

Cost: Treatment runs from $75 to $525, depending on the treatment area.

The Experts: Honolulu MedSpa, 1650 Liliha St., Suite 102, 528-0888, honolulumedspa.com
 

The most popular nonsurgical treatments in Hawaii include: Botox, Soft-Tissue Fillers, Microdermabrasion/Chemical Peels and Skin-Tightening/Smoothing Treatments.
– Hawaii Business Magazine

 

Eliminate Unwanted Tattoos

Procedure Name: PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal

The Patient: Anyone who wants a tattoo removed or lightened, or has recalcitrant tattoos (tattoos that have been previously treated on other technologies but still have ink remaining).

How It Works: PicoSure, as opposed to traditional tattoo removal systems, uses only a fraction of the heat energy and adds an intense photomechanical impact to shatter ink into tiny sand-like particles that are easily cleared by the body. This allows better clearance of ink in fewer treatments and with greater safety. Even dark, stubborn blue and green inks can now be removed.

Risk Factors: As with most lasers, side effects are rare but could involve thermal injury leading to discoloration.

Recovery: Recovery is very similar to getting a tattoo and generally involves a two-week period of scabbing. Patients should keep the treated area moist with a topical ointment and avoid unprotected sun exposure for two weeks.

Maintenance: No maintenance is required, as patients can be treated until they are completely satisfied with the results. Tattoo removal packages include four treatments with a six-month guarantee. Additional treatments within this six-month period are free.

Cost: $75 per square inch.  

The Experts: Honolulu MedSpa, 1650 Liliha St., Suite 102, 528-0888, honolulumedspa.com
 

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The number of med spas in the U.S. increased from 800 to 4,500 in a five-year period.
– USA Today

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