How does it work?
Lasers treat a target in the skin called a chromophore. Chromophores come in two types: melanin (the pigment in sun damage, age spots, and hair follicles) and oxyhemoglobin (the redness in blood vessels or rosacea). The specific wavelengths in laser treatments serve to destroy these chromophores. VPL Ultra Plus Energist allows for treatment of various issues by emitting the right wavelength for each type of treatment.
What to expect?
VPL hair removal is an extremely safe and permanent method to get rid of unwanted hair on the body and face. It is a perfect solution to embarrassing unwanted hair or razor burn. Consider the benefits of being able to reduce shaving and waxing from your routine; you will save time and money in the long run!
The variable pulse technology allows for treatment of many different skin types or hair colors. This laser is highly specific to the hair follicle, destroying the follicle without causing damage to the surrounding skin.
Laser Hair removal requires between 6-10 sessions for optimal reduction in hair.
The VPL targets unwanted pigmentation in the skin and causes it to come up to the surface. This allows for a more even and radiant skin tone and elimination of unsightly brown spots, lentigines dyschromia, sun damage and hyperpigmentation.
Rosacea, redness, spider veins and telangiectasia are targeted by the VPL, which works by causing the vessels to vasoconstrict, become paler and eventually disappear. Downtime for this procedure is minimal, but you may notice a little swelling and diffuse redness. VPL will clear up the redness, even up your skin tone and give your skin a renewed glow.
Based on clinical evidence on the efficacy of blue and red light for the treatment of acne, VPL has introduced a dedicated handpiece that uses the targeted wavelength to treat acne This maximizes the photodynamic mechanism for optimum anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. The result is smoother, acne-free and clear skin.
Who is a good candidate?
A good candidate is a healthy person that is looking to treat their unwanted hair, hyperpigmentation, rosacea or acne. It is extremely important to use sun protection and to avoid tanning beds for 2 weeks post procedure. Pregnancy and breastfeeding are contraindications to VPL.
After a VPL treatment it is important to protect the skin with good sunscreen.
Treatments are comfortable and it is very important that you avoid any sun to the treated areas two weeks PRIOR to each session, as tanned skin will be more reactive to the laser. Treatments take from 15-30 minutes to perform and there is no downtime, although your skin may temporarily be pink and have a small amount of swelling around the follicles (resembling tiny bumps). It is also important to avoid waxing during the treatment period as the laser only targets active hair follicles under the skin.
Downtime is minimal, but immediately after the treatment you will notice the spots look darker, and will begin to flake off over the next 3-10 days.
Downtime for this procedure is minimal, but you may notice a little swelling and diffuse redness.
Is the VPL treatment safe?
As with all laser -or light treatments, there is a risk that the treated skin becomes darker or lighter. Most of the times this is not permanent and disappears after a while. If the skin is tanned, the chances of this happening are somewhat larger. We recommend you not to tan or sun bath two weeks before the treatment and four weeks after the treatment. In addition, it is advisable to use a good sunscreen during this period.
Prices of the VPL
|VPL rosacea / diffuse redness||Prices|
|VPL rosacea/diffuse roodheid spider naevi||€ 50,-|
|VPL rosacea/diffuse redness around the nose||€ 75,-|
|VPL rosacea/diffuse redness of the cheeks||€ 100,-|
|VPL rosacea/diffuse redness cheeks/nose/chin||€ 125,-|
|VPL rosacea/diffuse redness neck||€ 150,-|
|VPL rosacea/diffuse redness decolleté||€ 150,-|
|VPL hair removal face, from||€ 60,-|
|VPL hair removal bikini, from||€ 100,-|
|VPL hair removal arms, from||€ 100,-|
|VPL hair removal legs, from||€ 225,-|
|VPL hair removal armpits||€ 75,-|
|VPL hair removal shoulders||€ 200,-|
|VPL hair removal back||€ 250,-|
|VPL hair removal chest||€ 150,-|
|VPL hair removal belly||€ 125,-|
|VPL pigment treatment|
|VPL pigment small area (bv. few pigmentspots)||€ 75,-|
|VPL pigment medium surface (eg. a portion of the face)||€ 100,-|
|VPL pigment big surface (eg. complete face)||€ 200,-|
|Acne treatment (30 minutes)||€ 50,-|
|Acne treatment incl. VPL||€ 100,-|
|Acne treatment incl. peeling||€ 125,-|
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