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Q: What's the difference between Laser and IPL?

A:Good question!  Laser hair removal is a process using a specific laser wavelength to damage the hair follicle and inhibit new hair growth. For hair removal, a laser will emit a single concentrated beam of light of a specific wavelength to target melanin in the hair, heat the hair shaft, and selectively damage the hair follicle.  Intense Pulse Light (IPL) uses a lamp, a little like a light bulb, to produces a variety of light waves, meaning that it is more diffuse and less powerful, and consequently less effective, and if misused can be damaging to the skin.  IPL is usually limited to use on fairer skin types and can take much longer. 

Q: What systems do you use and how do they differ??

A:Camellia Laser Spa uses the Cynosure Elite+, a dual-wavelength laser system with Nd:YAG (1064-nm) & Alexandrite (755-nm) which works on all skin types.Both systems allow the operator to adjust the spot size up to 24mm for fast, deep penetration, and adjust the duration of the pulse of laser energy to best suit the thickness of the hair shafts on different parts of your body. Some older laser systems lack this degree of fine control.


How do they differ:


1064 Nd:YAG

Our Nd:YAG Laser uses the longest available, deeper penetrating 1064 nm wavelength, reaching even the deepest hair roots, which can be 4-6 mm below the skin surface in some cases.  The long 1064 nm wavelength laser makes it possible to safely and effectively treat all people — even those with tanned, very dark or black skin.


755 Alexandrite: Our Alexandrite Laser has high melanin absorption characteristics and proven long-term results for permanent hair reduction.

Q: How long is it I see Results


Q: Does laser hair removal work on all skin types?

A:Yes!  Laser hair removal is effective on light skin and dark skin if the treatment is performed using a laser with the appropriate wavelength. Camellia Medical Laser Spa selects the laser wavelength specific to skin type to target the hair follicle without damaging the skin. 

Q: Is it safe for my skin?

A:Yes, we have 2 different systems for safe and effective hair removal, which we can customize to your skin\hair type.  Laser settings are adjusted for correct spot size & depth, proper cooling to the treated area and customized protocol for your specific hair and skin type.

Q: Are the results permanent?

A:Laser hair removal is permanent.  After treatment, the hair follicles within the anagen phase that were damaged are permanently unable to produce new hairs, or can produce only very thin, tiny hairs that are virtually invisible.

Q: What will the Treatment feel like?

A:Most people feel only a slight momentary “snap” like a rubber band at the treatment site during the procedure.

Q: How many treatments will I need?

A:Since your hair grows in 3 stages, several treatments are needed to affect all of the unwanted hair. The number of treatments can vary between individuals, depending on the amount of hair, the area to be treated, skin color, hair color and hair coarseness. Typically 4–6 treatments are needed but this will depend on a number of factors including your type of hair.

Q: What are the risks?

A:Over the years, laser hair removal has proven to be a relatively safe procedure. But now with the variety of systems, the risks of laser have been greatly reduced. The main concern with laser has always been the damage that the heat can cause, however with both our lasers and cooling system, this concern is greatly decreased.

Q: How do I get the best value for my treatment?

A:To get the best results for the smallest number of treatment sessions, please read these guidelines below carefully!

  1. Avoid any and all Waxing, sugaring and plucking. Basically anything that pulls the hair from the root. Without the ACTIVELY GROWING hair root there is no highway for the heat from the laser to enter the follicle.

  2. Avoid tanning before and after any treatment

  3. Timing! It is very important to keep the treatments consistent. It takes approximately 4 to 10 weeks for the body, depending upon treatment location. There is no problem having your treatments more frequently but they will be less efficient and you will essentially need more treatments to complete the process.

Q: What will happen on treatment day?

A:There is nothing that you need to do to prep yourself for laser hair removal except for shaving the area to be treated. You may shave the day before or preferably the morning of the treatment.

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