laser hair removal

REMOVING UNWANTED HAIR SAFELY AND EFFECTIVELY

For men and women alike, dealing with unwanted body and facial hair can be painful, messy and inconvenient…not to mention the effect it can have on relationships and careers. Waxing is painful, using depilatories messy, and shaving is inconvenient and time consuming.

Is there a better option? Yes!

We offer a safe and effective way of removing unwanted and embarrassing hair on all parts of the body, including face, stomach, bikini area, legs, underarms and back. We use ELOS, the world’s most advanced hair removal treatment and a revolutionary alternative to waxing, shaving and electrolysis. ELOS stands for “electro-optical-synergy.” It combines light and radio frequency energies to thermally damage and permanently destroy hair follicles.

ELOS is proven to remove even the lightest shades of hair, although because of how it absorbs the energies, lighter hair may require more treatments than darker hair. Each ELOS treatment reduces the amount of unwanted hair, but because not all hair is in a growing phase at the same time, a series of treatments is necessary. The number of treatments is based on body area, skin tone and type, and hair color. Treatments can be repeated every four to six weeks.

What can I expect during and after my ELOS treatment?

The length of a treatment can vary from a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area to be treated. ELOS treatments are not painful. Some patients describe the treatment as the light snap of a rubber band against their skin. During treatment, the skin is cooled and skin resistance is measured to ensure a positive, comfortable experience for the patient. The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment can vary. There may be some redness and slight swelling but these will disappear in a short time. There is no downtime. However, we suggest you avoid exercise for 24 hours, stay out of the sun and do not pluck or wax between treatments.

Set up a consultation appointment and let us help you become your best self!

Dermal Fillers

Restylane vs. Perlane — Is One Better than the Other?

Every day it seems another filler is brought to the market. For consumers, it can be hard to differentiate between the different names and what they were developed to address. But most fillers have specific targets that they are designed for.

At Lubuono Dermatology, we carry both Restylane and Perlane. Both are made by the same company, QMed, and both are hyaluronic acid fillers. You’ve probably heard of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that gives the skin its volume, hydration, and fullness. As we age, the body’s production of hyaluronic acid slows down, so our skin becomes more loose and prone to wrinkles and folds. Volume in certain areas goes away, too.

Both Restylane and Perlane are injected to fill the space between collagen and elastin fibers within the skin because those two proteins provide support structure to the skin. Both also bind with water molecules to hydrate and fill the injection area.

But that’s where their similarities end. Here’s the difference between the two.

Perlane
Perlane is thicker in consistency than Restylane. In fact, it is three times thicker than Restylane. Because it is thicker, Perlane can’t be injected into areas of thin skin and areas that are lean. It needs fat around it to hide the filler. So, it works well adding volume to the cheeks, chin, and nasolabial folds. Moderate to severe folds love Perlane.

Restylane
Restylane is the more popular filler, having been injected over 11 million times! It is far thinner than Perlane. This allows Restylane to flow, so it is perfect for defining the lips or the hollows under the eyes. It works well on sensitive areas with finer wrinkles and thinner skin.

So, when you look at these two QMed fillers, it’s easy to see that they don’t compete, but they actually complement each other’s strengths.

Which lasts longer? Perlane, of course, because its thickness allows it to stay in the tissue longer. Restylane lasts about a year or more; Perlane six months longer than that.