It’s Never Too Early to Get Beach-Body Ready!


Hawaii Permanent Unwanted Hair TreatmentHere 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.

Sculpt a Hot New Figure

You look great. Well, pretty good. Well, you’d really like to get rid of that muffin top before you unbutton your bathing-suit cover-up.

You don’t have to compromise over your ideal figure any longer — no matter your age. If you’re in pretty good shape and at a stable weight, you could be a candidate for body contouring with UltraShape Power, the only FDA-approved procedure that utilizes the pulsing power of ultrasound to instantly vaporize exercise-resistant fat cells. UltraShape Power can zap:

  • Muffin tops
  • Love handles
  • Saddle bags
  • Flanks
  • Butt
  • Upper arms
  • Bra fat

The ultrasound energy vaporizes excess fat cells without affecting surrounding tissue. Your body then eliminates the dead cells through the lymph system. That means the particles of dead fat get processed through the liver and then are excreted through urine and other means. The excreted cells are gone forever.

Advantages of UltraShape over other body contouring techniques include:

  • No surgery
  • No anesthesia
  • Completely noninvasive
  • Doesn’t use cold or heat
  • No downtime
  • No scarring
  • Fast results

You need to be at a healthy BMI of 30 or under and have a stable weight and healthy lifestyle to be a candidate for UltraShape. Most patients need at least three 15-45 minute treatments, spaced two to three weeks apart. Your final results are visible at six to eight weeks. Get started now to be ready for May!

Get Glossy and Hair-Free

Hawaii Unwanted Hair TreatmentsHave 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:

  • Legs
  • Arms and underarms
  • Neck and shoulders
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Eyebrows
  • Mustache area
  • Chin
  • Ears

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

Hawaii Cosmetic Skin Care Specialists Ink TreatmentTattoo 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 body-contouring, laser hair removal, tattoo removal and more, contact us today.