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The best candidate for Venus Velocity™ laser hair removal treatments is someone tired of temporary hair removal methods, who is looking for a permanent hair reduction solution for the face or body.
For safety reasons, however, an individual may not be an ideal candidate if any of the following applies:
The individual has experienced previous complications with laser therapies
The individual has a history of keloid scarring
The individual has an active infection or history of herpes simplex in the treatment area
The individual has used a depilatory cream or other hair removal treatment (waxing, plucking, electrolysis) that removes hair from the root within the last six weeks
The individual is hypersensitive to hydroquinone or other bleaching agents
The individual has used oral Accutane within the last six weeks.
Clients who are PREGNANT or BREASTFEEDING cannot be treated by any Laser Treatments
Dark Skin Type :
People with darker skin (TYPE V, VI) are at higher risk of side effects from laser hair removal due to a higher concentration of melanin in the skin.
Sun makes skin more sensitive to heat, and using a laser on heat sensitive skin can cause hyper-pigmentation, burns and even scarring. You should not laser the face or any other areas that are prone to sun exposure, such as arms, fingers, hands, feet and toes.
Hair grows in a cycle of three stages: anagen (growth), catagen (transitional), and telogen (resting). Venus Velocity™ uses laser technology to target the hair follicle in the anagen phase, which is when the hair responds best to the treatment. About 30% of hair is in this phase at any given time, which is why you need multiple treatments to see results. Venus Velocity™ works by delivering energy to the hair follicle, where it’s absorbed by the hair pigment. This destroys the follicle so that the hair cannot grow anymore, resulting in Temporary hair reduction.
Return to your regular routine immediately after your treatment sessions.
Laser hair removal works by targeting a substance called melanin that is responsible for pigmentation in hair. The darker the hair, the higher the concentration of melanin.
However, melanin is also responsible for pigmentation in skin – this is called epidermal melanin. The concentration of epidermal melanin increases in correlation with the darkness of the skin – therefore people who have skin tones of V and VI on the Fitzpatrick scale exhibit the highest concentration of epidermal melanin.
Venus Velocity™ laser hair removal treatments are quick, though the length of the session will vary depending on the size of the treatment area. In most cases, sessions can be booked during a lunch break, and multiple smaller areas (such as the underarms and bikini line) may be treated during the same session.
Once the treatment starts, expect to feel some heat in the area. For most, Venus Velocity™ laser hair removal treatments feel like a light snap of an elastic band against the skin. The device applicator has a built-in cooling feature to make the treatment as comfortable as possible, but some discomfort may be expected when treating more sensitive areas, such as the bikini line. If the treatment feels too uncomfortable, the treatment provider can adjust the settings. Post-treatment, skin may feel slightly sunburnt. A cool compress may be applied for relief and the sensation should fade in one to two days.
Venus Velocity™ laser hair removal treatments permanently reduce hair growth. All the same, no hair removal treatment is capable of halting hair growth entirely. Results depend on how the hair grows. Some small patches of hair regrowth may occur. While any hair that does grow back in the treated area is often sparse, less coarse, and often unnoticeable, a touchup appointment may be needed to maintain results.
Prior to each treatment client needs to shave the area ( if there is any hair, treatment will be very uncomfortable) , skin should be clean from lotions, creams, or makeup. The technician will double clean the area before starting the treatment. They will also ask about the individual’s medical history, so it helps to have that information ready. Refrain from any hair removal treatments, aside from shaving, at least six weeks prior to the appointment. It is also recommended to stop tanning a few weeks before each treatment.
Post-treatment, gently clean the treated area twice a day and apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 before going outside. Avoid excessive sun exposure whenever possible and cut out any hot baths, massages, or treatments that require direct contact with the treated skin for 48 hours post-treatment. In the days following treatment, hairs may fall out more easily—this is perfectly normal.
Some patients may also experience what appears to be a rash accompanied by some mild itching. This is just the skin’s response to the energy. The redness and itching should subside quickly, within a few days. Cool compresses or antibiotic ointment can help speed up the healing process.
Venus Velocity™ hair removal treatments can be safely performed on darker skin tones and tanned skin. However, there is a risk of discoloration due to the higher levels of pigment in the skin. The technician will perform a test spot and wait between 15 minutes to 48 hours, depending on the skin tone, to assess the skin’s reaction to the laser. For this reason, it is best to seek out a certified treatment provider, as they will know best what treatment parameters are most appropriate to use for each skin tone.
To discover if Venus Velocity™ laser hair removal treatments are right for you, or to receive your customized treatment plan, start by calling us or schedule an appointment for Consultation and Spot test.
Unwelcome hair growth can be embarrassing for everyone. And although there are plenty of hair removal options, they aren’t always worth it. Shaving and depilatory creams might be a quick fix, but they only get rid of the hair at the surface—not to mention the risk of nicks and adverse skin reactions. Waxing and plucking may deliver longer-lasting results, but treatments are painful and time-consuming. Where does that leave you?
Venus Concept is transforming hair removal by using advanced technology to permanently reduce unwanted hair on the face and body. You can finally enjoy smooth, hair-free skin with results that last longer than traditional methods.