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FAQs

Photofacial

How long does a treatment session last?

Exact treatment times may vary depending on the patient, but a single session typically takes 15-20 minutes.

How many sessions will I need to see results?

Most patients receive 4-5 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual and the area being treated.

Do I need to do anything before my treatment?

Make sure your skin is clean. You must also avoid tanning, this includes self-tanners. You are advised to shave the area before your treatment and remove all jewelry around the area being treated.

How will I feel after my treatment?

Your skin may feel warm, similar to a sunburn, and can remain red anywhere from a few hours up to a day. Be sure to follow instructions for before and after your treatment.

How far after my treatment can I apply makeup?

Makeup can be applied immediately after your treatment, but make sure to apply sunscreen first!

Do I need anything after my treatment?

Avoid tanning for at least 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your treatment, and don’t forget your sunscreen! You should also avoid hot baths, massages, or any treatment that requires direct contact with the skin for the first 2 days after your treatment. Did we mention sunscreen?

Laser Hair Removal

What machine do you use?

Venus Concept – Velocity ™

How many treatments will I need?

Results are unique to each individual. Typically, 6-12 treatments are recommended where each session will result in 10-15% hair loss.

Does it hurt and what does it feel like?

It is much more comfortable than waxing. Many describe the sensation of the laser pulses as tiny rubber band snaps. Most clients report they were much more worried before they had the treatment. Our amazing laser equipment has a gold-plated cooling head to keep you and your skin comfortable and cool while being treated.

What types of skin can you treat?

We can treat all skin types! No matter your skin tone, we can effectively treat it.

How often should I come in for treatments?

Hair grows in cycles, typically every 4-6 weeks depending on the part of the body, however, this will vary individually.

Can I shave between treatments?

Yes! We also require you to shave 24 hours before your appointment. We ask that you wait 10 days after your treatment before shaving.

Do I need a patch test?

It is mandatory that you receive a laser patch test prior to treatments. We can perform your treatment 24-48 hours after your initial patch test

What should I do post treatment?

Be sure to keep your skin cool (keep out of direct sunlight) for at least 48 hours and avoid anything that creates heat (such as hot showers, saunas, going to the gym, the sun, etc). Sunscreen is a must. Also avoid exfoliating the treated areas for 24 hours.

Skin Resurfacing

I have a dark skin tone, can I still get this treatment?

Yes. Venus Versa™ skin resurfacing treatments use radio frequency technology, which is proven to be safe and effective for all skin tones.

How many sessions will I need to see results?

Most clients receive 3-4 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each individual and the area being treated.

How often/far do my treatments need to be?

Treatments are done 4 weeks apart.

Will it be painful?

Venus Versa™ skin resurfacing treatments may be slightly uncomfortable, but not painful. You’ll feel intense heat, similar to the feeling of a sunburn, and your face will be red directly after the treatment. For more intense treatments, your treatment provider may apply a topical numbing cream to reduce any discomfort.

Is there down time after the treatment/ How long is recovery time?

Yes, but only for 24 hours post-treatment (or up to 5 days for more intense treatments), unlike lasers or other treatments where recovery or downtime lasts up to 10 days. Your skin will be red and sensitive for the first 24 hours. After 24 hours, you may put on makeup and resume your regular skin care routine. You should always apply sunscreen (SPF 30 at least is recommended) to maintain your results and prevent sun damage. Avoid vigorous exercise, hot baths, and massages on the treated area for the first 2 days after your session. Make sure to keep your skin clean and protected from the sun. Avoid any sort of tanning.

How long will the results last and are they permanent?

After your final treatment, your results will continue to improve. However, one touch-up session may be needed approximately every 6 months, depending on how your skin responds.

Can I put on lotion or makeup right after my treatment?

No. You should wait till 24 hours after your treatment to apply any makeup or lotion. Some topicals may be recommended by our staff, and anything you apply should be done in-office or prescribed by us.

Body Contouring

I have darker skin – can I still get this treatment done?

Yes. Venus Versa™ body aesthetics and anti-aging treatments use technology that is safe for all skin tones.

How many sessions will I need to see results?

Most patients receive 6-8 treatments per area. The exact number will depend on each person and the area being treated.

How often/far do my treatments need to be?

Treatments are done once a week.

Do I need to do anything to prepare for the treatment?

Make sure your skin is clean. Do not apply any lotions, creams, or makeup before your treatment, and remove all jewelry around the area being treated.

How long does a treatment session last?

Each session lasts 15-30 minutes, depending on the area being treated. Exact treatment times may vary depending on the patient, but a single session typically takes no longer than 30 minutes.

What does the treatment feel like?

The applicator will slowly get warmer until your skin reaches the needed temperature and stays within that temperature range. But if you feel that it is too hot, just let us know and we can easily lower the temperature.

Will it be painful?

Treatments are comfortable. Some say it feels like a relaxing hot stone massage. Some even fall asleep during the treatment.

How will I feel after my treatment?

You will likely feel relaxed. The treatment is virtually painless and has been compared to a relaxing hot stone massage. Some patients have even fallen asleep while they were getting treated.

How long will the results last and are they permanent?

The treatments are cumulative. After your final treatment, your results will continue to improve for up to 3-4 months. After that, your face and body continue to age, so maintenance is recommended once a month or every 3-4 months, depending on the person.

Is there really no downtime?

Absolutely no downtime. The treatment area may look a little flushed and warm to the touch, but this will go away within 1-2 hours. You can return to your daily schedule immediately after your treatment.

Do I need to do anything after my treatment?

No, you do not need to do anything after your treatment.

Can I put makeup on right after the treatment on my face?

Yes, you can apply makeup immediately after your treatment.

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