Laser Hair Removal with 755, 808 & 1064 Diode Laser

Alluring Look is excited to announce we have added a triple wavelength diode laser to our practice! It has been a long time coming and we are so pleased to be able to offer this to our loyal clients. Want to know more about Diode hair removal? Read on….   The Diode 808 Laser is the gold standard in Permanent Hair Removal and is suitable on all pigmented hair and skin types—including tanned skin. Advantages: The 808nm near infrared laser is best for absorbing melanin so that it is highly effective in different parts of skin, hair follicles and reach to removing any hair easily, with lasting results. Suitable for all skin types The technology behind the Diode 808 laser ensures the skin absorbs less laser, reducing the risk of hyper-pigmentation. Sapphire touch cooling system can make sure that treatment more safe and painless. HOW DOES DIODE 808 LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK? Using selective light absorption, the Diode 808 laser is preferentially absorbed by the melanin of the hair. The light energy is taken up by the hair follicle and converted to heat energy,  and minimal energy is transferred to the skin. This preferentially heats the hair and its DNA, while reducing oxygen organization around hair follicle – reducing the chance of hair regrowth. Special cooling technology is applied simultaneously during treatment to cool the skin and protect skin. The Diode 808 laser permanently reduces hair on all skin types, including very fair skin and olive or African-American skin. Treatments are most effective on medium to dark hair on any skin type. ARE THE DIODE 808 LASER HAIR REMOVAL TREATMENTS...

Now offering Micro-Needling

MICRO-NEEDLING We are excited to offer an FDA approved, non-surgical treatment of fine lines, facial sagging, acne scarring and facial scars called, Micro-needling. Micro-needling activates the natural restorative processes of the body, to transform blemished and damaged tissue into smoother, clearer, more vibrant skin. MICRO-NEEDLING TREATMENTS Automated micro-needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, the DermaPen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles.   BENEFITS OF MICRO-NEEDLING The benefits of microneedling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Microneedling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin. DermaPen may also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin. TREATMENT AREAS DermaPen can be used on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE A sterile cartridge containing 12 points is attached to the DermaPen. One of our trained and skilled aestheticians will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against...
Laser Hair Removal at Alluring Look Laser

Laser Hair Removal at Alluring Look Laser

About Hair Removal with IPL/Laser Excess body or facial hair can be a problem for both women and men. Frequent hair removal chores including shaving, depilatories, plucking, and waxing are time-consuming, often painful, and always inconvenient. At best, they offer only temporary results, for some only a few hours. Laser technology has brought us a better way, a safe, long-lasting way to remove unwanted hair from any part of the body, leaving skin feeling smooth and healthy. Lasers and IPL (intense pulsed light) devices, (which are not technically lasers but work on a similar principal), can be used for hair reduction and skin treatments such as improving skin tone, fading sun damage and acne. Permanent hair reduction involves the use of either a single wavelength of light (laser) or a flash of light containing hundreds of wavelengths (IPL or broadband light BBL). Melanin within the hair follicles is targeted, heating and damaging the follicles in an active growth cycle. Only hairs that have color can be treated, so white and grey hairs won’t respond. Success of the treatment depends on your coloring, with laser generally working best on fair skin and dark hair. Fairer skin and red hair will respond to a lesser degree and those with darker skin can be treated, with a great deal of care. All the experts agree that laser or IPL treatment, in the hands of an experienced and trained operator can be very effective. It’s the best way to remove unwanted hair, as long as you’re a “suitable candidate”. FAQ WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF IPL OVER WAXING, SHAVING OR OTHER HAIR REMOVAL...
What does SPF mean? Does a higher SPF mean better sun protection?

What does SPF mean? Does a higher SPF mean better sun protection?

Answer: SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and refers to the theoretical amount of time you can stay in the sun without getting sunburned. For example, an SPF of 15 would allow you to stay in the sun 15 times longer than you could without protection. So, if your skin starts to redden in 20 minutes without sun block, applying a product with SPF 15 increases that time by a factor of 15, meaning you could stay in the sun for 300 minutes. In addition, a higher SPF blocks out more rays—a product with an SPF of 15 will filter out approximately 93 percent of UVB rays; SPF 30 filters out about 97 percent.  But in reality, it’s not quite so straightforward. A multitude of factors affect how well you are protected from the sun. Sunscreen can be easily washed off by exposure to water or sweat, which can leave parts of your skin vulnerable to UV rays. Applying your sun protection unevenly or not reapplying sunscreen often enough can also reduce its effectiveness. Even your genetic make-up comes into play. If you have fair skin or if there is a history of skin cancer in your family, you may be at higher risk for skin cancer. Finally, certain medications—such as antibiotics or products with retinol—can make your skin more sensitive to the effects of sunlight. It’s also important to know that SPF only applies to UVB rays. There is no SPF equivalent for UVA. You can look for additional ingredients in your sunscreen to protect you from UVA—such as zinc oxide and titanium dioxide—but there’s no standard measurement for...