Specializing Exclusively in Laser Hair Removal
Why choose Capital Laser?
How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Laser energy is delivered through a small hand piece operated by your Laser Specialist. The laser delivers an intense beam of light, which is absorbed by the skin and converted to heat. The heat is then absorbed by the cells being targeted, while the surrounding tissue remains unaffected. Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™) ensures that the treatments are comfortable, safe, and effective.
What is Candela GentleMax Pro?
GentleMax Pro® is FDA approved and a gold standard premium for Laser Hair Removal. The GentleMax Pro® system is a consolidated, dual-wavelength laser platform that combines a fast and powerful 755 nm Alexandrite laser with a 1064 nm Nd: YAG laser to deliver effective and safe results for all skin types. For over two decades, the Gentle Family® of devices has been a gold standard for hair removal and more, with over 10,000 lasers in use worldwide in over 86 countries.
What is Lutronic Clarity II?
The brand-new FDA-approved Clarity II is a high-powered, dual-wavelength platform of 755 nm Alexandrite laser with a 1064 nm Nd: YAG laser. These combined wavelengths deliver faster and more effective treatments for a wider range of clients of all skin types. It has a Revolutionary IntelliTrak™ technology for efficacious coverage & Temperature Sensing for additional safety.
What is Lumenis SplendorX?
SPLENDOR X is unlike any other hair removal system in the world. This unique BLEND X technology is the first of its kind to synchronize Alexandrite (755nm) and Nd: YAG (1064nm) wavelengths to power the solid-state laser device. With this powerful, fast, and versatile device, treatment providers can combine Alexandrite and Nd: YAG wavelengths to customize treatment options for patients with specific skin and hair type combinations, including hair color, and thickness for the most effective treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Laser hair removal procedures impair the growth of hair follicles when they are in the growth cycle at the time of the procedure. There are three phases in a person’s hair growth cycle: Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen. Most clients need a minimum of 5-10 treatments in intervals of every 4 to 8 weeks, providing up to 80% permanent hair reduction. Many factors impact the efficiency of the results: the skill of the laser specialist, type of laser technology and a clients unique known and unknown conditions.
Does it hurt?
Some clients may feel a slight discomfort with each laser pulse, sometimes described as the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. This discomfort resolves quickly and is minimized by Candela’s patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™), Lutronic’s Cryo ICD or cooling system, or the SplendorX’s Combined Cryo-Touch, and Cryo-Air which deliver cold air exactly over the laser beam treatment area.
Are there side effects?
Permanent side effects are rare, and may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering and purpura (a laser bruise) in the treated area-these usually do not last more than a few days. Be sure to discuss potential side effects with your laser specialist.
How do I prepare for treatment?
Clients should avoid plucking, waxing, or electrolysis for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. Skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed, removing any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics, or self-tanning products before treatment. Avoid skin care products with irritants such as Glycolic Acid or Retin-A on the treatment area for about a week. Do not expose the intended treatment area to sunlight or tanning booth light prior to or immediately after treatment.
What can I expect after treatment?
A cool compress or aloe vera may be applied for comfort following your treatment. Clients can resume daily activities immediately after treatment. Any redness or swelling should resolve within a few hours. Permanent side effects are rare, and may include redness, swelling, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, blistering and purpura (a laser bruise) in the treated area-these usually do not last more than a few days. Prevent sun exposure by applying sunblock (SPF 30 or above). In the first few days after treatment, do not scrub or rinse the treated areas with abrasive skin cleansers.
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Capital Laser has specialized exclusively in laser hair removal since 2001.
1700 N. Moore Street
Suite 1170 Rosslyn City Center
Arlington, VA 22209
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