Frequently Asked Questions
What is laser therapy and how does it work?
Laser therapy is a safe, effective, and commonly used treatment, providing optimal results in areas such as the removal of unwanted hair skin rejuvenation, wrinkle reduction, leg and face veins.
Lasers work by delivering an intense beam of light that is absorbed by the skin. This light is converted to heat and is absorbed by the cells being targeted, while leaving the surrounding tissue unaffected. Candela lasers feature a patented skin-cooling device for even greater patient comfort and safety – and better results.
Are laser and light-based treatments safe?
Yes, laser and light-based treatments have been used for many years for a variety of medical and cosmetic procedures. Candela, the most trusted name in the industry, has pioneered the development of some of the safest and most effective technologies and products available on the market today.
What will my treatment be like?
You and your practitioner will wear safety glasses to protect your eyes during the procedure. The laser technician will use a small handpiece that touches your skin to deliver the light. You may feel a light spray of coolant on your skin before each laser pulse.
How long will my treatment take, and how many treatments will I need?
Every treatment, like every patient, is unique. Consult your practitioner to decide what is best for you based on your needs and expectations.
What precautions should I take before or after my treatment?
In general, avoid sun exposure for 4-6 weeks before treatment, and again after treatment until your laser technician allows it. Care should be taken in the first few days following treatments to avoid scrubbing or rinsing the treated area with abrasive skin cleansers. Consult your practitioner for specific precautions that relate to your individualized treatment plan.