All before and after photos are actual clients of Blue Water Spa, voted Best Medical Spa in Raleigh and Best Medical Spa in America
How to choose a laser hair removal center
1) Laser Hair Removal should only be performed in a medical office
A medical office means the facility is owned and operated by a physician who is on site. Lasers are medical devices and they require physician oversight as per the NC Medical Board.
2) No single laser works effectively on all skin types.
The Alexandrite laser has been evaluated as the most effective laser for light to medium skin types and the long pulsed nd yag has been evaluated in medical journals as safest and most effective for darker or tanned skin. If the correct laser is not used, the treatment won't work, and it could possibly mean permanent discoloration of the skin
3) NEVER Sign up for a laser "series" or package
People respond to lasers differently. Multiple treatments are required for complete clearance, but not everyone requires the same number of treatments. A laser center confident with their lasers, providers, and protocols will be confident that you will come back for laser treatments without asking you to pay upfront
4) Laser hair removal results cannot be guaranteed
Even medical offices that perform thousands of laser treatments each month with outstanding outcomes cannot guarantee results because physicians are prohibited from offering guaranteed results for medical procedures. If a guarantee is offered for a medical procedure, it should be brought to the attention of the medical board.
5) IPL is not a laser. And it doesn't work for hair removal
There has never been a peer-reviewed medical study that determined IPL to be more effective for hair removal than lasers. Research has shown that IPL can permanently damage the skin
6) Size matters
The larger the spot size, the deeper the laser can penetrate, allowing the laser energy to disable even the deepest root of the unwanted hair. A large (18 mm) spot size also makes for a much faster and effective treatment.
7) The Cooling device makes all the difference in a comfortable treatment
A Dynamic Cooling device (DCD) is the only way to provide consistent cooling to the skin,. A DCD sprays cryogen immediately prior to the laser to cool and protect the skin from the most comfortable treatment
8) Always schedule a complimentary consultation - and don't pay up front
The first step in the consultation process is being assessed and given medical clearance by a Nurse Practitioner or PA to be sure you are a good candidate for laser hair removal, and to determine which laser frequency will provide best results for you. A complimentary test spot should be available if you wish You should never feel pressured to schedule a service, pay up front, or worst of all get financial "pre-approval" for packages that may not be right for you. Do not pre-pay during your consultation. Reputable laser centers don't offer specials available only the day of your consultation, nor do they
9) Always check the NC medical board website to learn about the physician who owns and operates the facility
There should never be any hesitation about providing the name and specialty of the physician who owns and operates the practice.
10) Smoke evacuators ensure safety and a more pleasant treatment for patients and providers
Medical studies have demonstrated that laser hair removal releases potentially harmful toxins into the air. The plume or smoke, created by laser hair removal could be dangerous to both patients and providers. The particle size of the smelly black smoke is so small that masks cannot prevent inhalation of the potentially toxic plume. Confirm that smoke evacuators are in use before receiving a treatment.
Laser hair removal can be a wonderful, life-changing experience for men and women. It can be performed on virtually any area of the body or face It can permanently eliminate hair that causes embarrassment and even discomfort. Between laser sessions, the right laser will keep skin smooth for weeks at a time. Laser hair removal is a medical treatment. Do your research about who you are trusting with your health and well-being.
Laser Hair Removal for African- American Skin. One of the laser for hair removal at Blue Water Spa (The Gentleyag) is specifically designed for dark skin, ideal for people of color, this laser can be used on any area of the face or body. Laser hair removal can eliminate ingrown hairs, and keep skin smooth and stubble free for weeks at a time between treatments. Ultimately, you may never be bothered with excess hair and you may never need to shave again. http://www.bluewaterspa.com...
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Blue Water Spa Aesthetic Laser Center
10931 Raven Ridge Rd #201, Raleigh, NC 27614