Here in Honolulu, it’s always beach weather. But even if you’re snowbound now, it’s never too early to start getting yourself bikini-ready.
From re-shaping your figure, to eliminating excess body hair, to finally doing away with an old tattoo that’s outlived its glory, beauty procedures need time to achieve their ultimate results.
Begin your treatments today so you can hit the beach in style Memorial Day weekend.
Get Glossy and Hair-Free
Have you ever added up all of the hours you’ve spent shaving, tweezing, waxing, threading, or depilating your legs, armpits, bikini line, mustache, eyebrows and other areas? Don’t. You’ll get depressed.
Instead, re-prioritize your precious time by undergoing laser hair removal that gives you sleek, silky, beautifully touchable, hair-free skin … permanently.
Laser hair removal works by shooting extremely fast, concentrated beams of light into the hair follicles, where the hair roots lie. Pigment in the follicles absorbs the light and the hair dies, falling out by the root. The laser light is highly focused to target only the pigment in the follicle; it won’t affect your skin or other tissues.
Each laser pulse can kill all of the hairs that occupy an area of about the size of a quarter. That means your dermatologist can eradicate hairs over large areas of your body quickly, easily, and virtually painlessly.
You can use laser hair removal to get rid of hair in the following areas:
- Arms and underarms
- Neck and shoulders
- Mustache area
Most people need three to six sessions to completely eliminate excess hair. Each time the hair grows back, there’s less of it. Ultimately, the hair loss is permanent. That means no more shaving or tweezing, so you can concentrate on more important things — like sipping fresh coconut milk as you laze under a sun-protecting umbrella
Ditch the Old Tattoos
Tattoo regret is almost as ubiquitous as tattoos themselves. Unfortunately, it’s a lot easier to get a tattoo than it is to get rid of it. Old-style lasers sometimes burned or irritated the skin and left “ghosts” of old tattoos.
Luckily, the PicoWay laser makes tattoo removal easier, safer, and faster than ever before. PicoWay doesn’t use heat to melt the tattoo pigments. Instead, PicoWay shatters the pigment with bursts of high-intensity energy that last only picosecond (that’s one-trillionth of a second!).
PicoWay features two precisely calibrated wavelengths that can be adjusted to treat a broad spectrum of colors, including red and yellow. Lighter pigments are more difficult to shatter because they tend to oxidize and grow darker first, which means it takes almost twice as long to remove them.
PicoWay can treat:
- Old tattoos
- New tattoos
- Amateur tattoos
- Multi-colored tattoos
- Light-colored tattoos
- Tattooed makeup
- Tattoos that didn’t respond to other lasers
Tattoo removal is a long process, as the pigment must be shattered layer by layer and you need to allow healing time between each treatment. Most tattoos will need at anywhere from 2 to 8 treatments or more, with about two months in between each session. You can also choose to have the tattoo faded just to the point where a cover-up tattoo can be initiated.
Whatever you need to do to get your body ready for the surf and sun (don’t forget sunscreen, hats, and cover-ups!), Kitagawa Dermatology in Honolulu can help you do it. For laser hair removal, tattoo removal and more, contact us today.