• Why is laser the treatment of choice for hair removal?

    Lasers remove hair for good, giving you a long-lasting, even
    permanent result. In only a few treatments (most laser
    companies recommend six to eight to get clearance) we can clear
    your skin of the unwanted hair that has bothered you for so long.

    Traditional hair removal methods, such as waxing, shaving,
    depilatory creams, plucking/tweezing, sugaring, and stringing
    provide only temporary results — some for fewer than 24
    hours. Within hours or possibly days, you are back at it again,
    hunched over a magnifying mirror to tweeze out facial hair,
    running a razor over tender skin, or enduring painful waxing. To
    make it worse, these methods can often stimulate hair growth!

    Laser has another advantage, in that you NEVER AGAIN have to
    let the hair grow out a few days before your treatments in order
    to get it to work, as you do with the other methods. Once you
    start working with Ruba Bar Laser Clinic, you begin your life of
    being hair free where you want to be!

  • How does laser remove hair?

    Hair removal lasers emit a light at a specific wavelength that is known to be absorbed by the pigment (color) in the hair follicle — without damaging the surrounding skin. The light is converted to heat energy, which in turns disables the hair follicle so that it will not produce another hair.

  • What makes a Ruba Bar Laser hair removal treatment safe and comfortable?

    We use a patented Advanced Contact Cooling System™ to protect your outer skin during a laser hair removal treatment. The laser’s light emerges through a sapphire crystal window that is pressed against your skin, to instantly remove the heat that gives you a little “pinch” feeling as the laser pulses. Our equipment also emits a patented smooth pulse of light, which delivers a continuous energy level without characteristic spikes in energy that in some of the other lasers cause a sharp sting. You experience minimum discomfort during a Cutera treatment, and many of our clients report that the sensation is much more comfortable than waxing, electrolysis, or even tweezing!

  • What areas of the body can be treated with laser hair removal?

    Cutera Xeo hair removal lasers can safely treat any body part except for the small area inside the bony ridge of the eye socket.

  • Are some people better candidates for laser hair removal than others?

    Laser hair removal works best on individuals with light skin and coarse, dark hair (brown and black) hair. We have had superb results with individuals with all ranges of skin color and hair color – even blonde, red, or light brown hair! While some of our competitors recommend electrolysis for individuals with these hair colors, we recommend it only for those whose hair is white all the way through.

  • How long does a laser hair removal treatment take?

    A number of factors determine the length of time for a treatment. At Ruba Bar Laser, we plan for adequate time to go as slowly or as fast as is comfortable and appropriate for each client. The size and “topography” of the area treated factors into the time required, as does the amount of preparation. As a general rule, legs and backs take an hour to an hour and a half, while an upper lip or the tops of ears may require eight to 10 minutes. The front of the neck or underarms can take as little as 20 minutes.

  • Why does it take a number of laser hair removal treatments to clear an area of excess , unwanted hair?

    Hair grows in repeating cycles, and only in the actively growing phase does the hair contain enough pigment to absorb sufficient energy to disable the hair follicle. When hair is in the dormant phase, it has little or no pigment, and it cannot absorb the laser light. When you come in to Ruba Bar Laser for your treatment, we disable all of the hair follicles with actively growing hair in the treatment area. A few weeks later, some of your dormant hairs will have moved into the actively growing stage, and you will come in for a treatment to disable those. As this cycle gets repeated, you experience increasing reduction of hair.

  • How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

    Most laser companies tell us to tell you that it will take six to eight treatments to achieve clearance of an area. We have some clients who are happy after four treatments, and a tiny minority who have needed more than eight – but far fewer than you would need to achieve clearance using electrolysis, the only other
    “permanent” hair removal method. The remaining hair removal methods would not even give you clearance!

  • What causes hair growth?

    Heredity and ethnic background constitute the primary causes of hair growth. Superfluous or excessive hair growth in women often results from normal biological changes that they undergo throughout life, such as puberty, pregnancy, menopause and old age. Any one of these changes may cause an increase in hair growth in areas that never had hair before, or cause a small to moderate problem area to worsen. Other causes of hair growth can be associated with certain medications, stress and obesity. More serious causes can be an abnormality in the endocrine system, such as irregular menstrual cycles; ovarian disorders, such as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS); and thyroid abnormalities. If you suspect any of these conditions – or if during your skin evaluation we suspect any of them – we will always recommend that you seek a medical evaluation.

  • Why do temporary hair removal methods such as waxing and tweezing stimulate hair growth?

    Waxing, tweezing and depilatory creams are among the top offenders for stimulating hair growth. When a hair root is pulled at or tugged on to remove it, a blood supply rushes to the area nourishing the hair follicle. When this process is done regularly the result is growth of very coarse, deep-rooted hairs. Most clients are surprised to learn that years of waxing and/or tweezing have played a role in making the hair growth worse.

  • Why would I choose laser hair removal instead of electrolysis?

    Simple: time and comfort. While electrolysis is very effective, it works by inserting a tiny needle into each hair follicle, one at a time, and delivering a jolt of electricity and/or radio frequency energy. In contrast, the size of the treatment window on the laser head allows the laser to disable many hair follicles in a single pulse. We can treat an entire upper lip in five to nine quick pulses, while an electrologist would take up to hundreds of precisely placed “zaps” to cover the same area. Just think of the time commitment involved in larger areas, such as a back, bikini or full legs! In addition, you experience a less painful sensation with the laser.

  • Is laser hair removal uncomfortable, or even painful?

    You may experience a small but manageable sensation that we describe as a “pinch” or a “zap” when we pulse the laser. Most of our former waxing, stringing and electrolysis clients report that the discomfort is far less than those methods of hair removal. Stress, fatigue, caffeine, your menstrual cycle and paintolerance may also influence the level of comfort – or discomfort – that you feel.

    NOTE: We recognize that some of the earlier aesthetic lasers delivered painful pulses. If you have been treated with one of these devices and now fear a similar experience, please give us the opportunity to show you how much more comfortable our state-of-the-art technology can be.

  • The Laser Genesis difference

    The Laser Genesis procedure utilizes non-invasive laser technology to safely, discretely and effectively treat fine-line wrinkles, diffuse and excessive redness and help manage large pores, uneven skin texture, and scars. You can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation. Treatments can be performed in a relaxed, comfortable manner without the use of topical anesthetics or gel.I am text block. Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo.

  • How does Laser Genesis work?

    By gently heating the upper dermis well below your skin’s surface, Laser Genesis stimulates collagen regrowth. Additional heat is generated in dilated capillaries to reduce redness.

  • How many treatments will I need?

    The treatment results are often subtle. On average, you may require four to six treatments in order to achieve optimal results. Every patient’s condition and needs vary. For more information about your expected results or the number of treatments necessary, consult your healthcare professional.

  • What are the possible side effects?

    Although most patients report few if any side effects, the most common is a slight redness that disappears within a few hours of treatment. Consult your healthcare professional for complete information about the benefits and risks of treatment.

  • What kind of textural improvements can you expect with Laser Genesis skin therapy?

    Over the course of four to five treatments, Laser Genesis can help restore the skin’s youthful glow and appearance by smoothing out uneven texture caused by aging, sun damage or scars. You will see a more even, healthy complexion as large pores are reduced in size, and minor imperfections are diminished. The individual treatment results are subtle, but the overall effect of multiple treatments can be quite dramatic.

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