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Cosmetic Laser

At Avida Wellness Centre & Spa, we believe that your beauty shines when you are confident in your self-expression and we’re here to help you bask in your glow

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is the process of using laser energy to reduce growth and permanently eliminate unwanted hair. The laser releases photons that attract to pigment in the hair shaft. The photons travel in waves to kill hair follicles.

It is a safe, effective alternative to the time consuming and often painful process of removing unwanted hair. After a series of 5-8 treatments, patients can expect 50-85% permanent hair reduction in the target area.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is a skin rejuvenation procedure that reduces the appearance of imperfections, wrinkles, scars and stimulates collagen production, creating younger-looking skin.

Now you can have a more youthful appearance by treating those conditions that are typically associated with premature signs of aging and sun damage, such as excessive redness, large pores, uneven texture, and fine line wrinkles. You can expect to see subtle yet consistent results after each treatment, without unwanted side effects such as bruising or excessive skin irritation.

elōs Plus

Avida Wellness Centre& Spa proud to offer elōs Plus, the first and only technology that uses combined energies to effectively and gently restore and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin!

Elōs™ Hair Removal

Elōs™ Hair Removal  is combines both light and radio frequency (RF) current, the DSL applicator uses two different energy sources to thermally damage hair follicles, permanently removing unwanted hair.

This technology is even capable of targeting follicles with low melanin target hair such as grey, blonde and red.  This treatment is both incredible effective and safe, the RF has no interacton with melmin in the skin making it safe to use for all skin types.

This hair removal treatment will continue to reduce hair density counts through a series of several treatment sessions.  Expect to experience a gradual and cumulative reduction of hair growth with each treatment.  When hair re-grows between treatments you will notice that there will be less overall hair growth, they appear to be finer, lighter and grows slower than before.

How does hair removal with elōs™ work?

Hair follicles are precisely targeted and destroyed using the revolutionary elōs combination of bi-polar radio frequency and light energies.

Is hair removal with elōs™ right for me?

Elōs™ Hair Removal is beneficial to any woman or man who suffers from unwanted hair. During our thorough consultation process, we will ensure that there are no possible contradictions that may affect your laser hair removal treatment.

Is elōs® hair reduction safe?

All of the lasers in our clinic have been specifically chosen because they have been proven to provide safe and effective treatments. FDA approved laser hair removal with elōs™ technology is a superior hair removal solution all skin types. elōs™ is effective for lighter hair colors that other systems miss!

When can I expect to see results?

Most areas require 4-8 treatments, but the number of treatments each person requires depends on various factors such as hair color, thickness, the area being treated and growth cycle, patients can expect 50-85% permanent hair reduction in the target area.

Elōs™ Hair Removal treatment works by disabling the hair that is in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments are necessary to disable all hair follicles in a given area of the body.

Does it hurt?

The Motif Vantage has a strong water-cooled tip which can be combined with a topical anesthetic cream and even an air chiller to render the treatment almost painless.

Treatment Preparation
  • Avoiding UV light exposure.
  • Limit exercise or activity that generates excessive body heat for 4 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Shaving the target area evenly the night before treatment.
  • Avoiding other forms of hair removal treatments (including tweezing, waxing, bleaching or threading) throughout the program.
  • Remove all deodorants, lotions and skin creams before treatment [it is best to avoid using skin products the day of your appointment].
  • Always use SPF 30 sun block on areas being treated.
  • You should arrive for your appointment with clean skin. There should be no lotion, makeup, perfume, powder, deodorant, antiperspirants, bath or shower gel, or oils present on the skin in the areas to be treated. If you have applied a topical numbing gel or cream to the area to be treated, it must be thoroughly washed off before the start of treatment.
  • Discuss any medications with your therapist prior to each treatment.
  • If you become pregnant between treatments you MUST inform the therapist. Treatments will be suspended during pregnancy
Aftercare Intructions
  •  A SPF30 full spectrum sun block isessential.
  • A mild blushing and warm sensation may last 2 – 24 hours, up to 72 hours.
  • You can apply cold packs, a cool wet towel or aloe vera gel to soothe the area. Hydrocortisone cream may also be applied to soothe any itching.
  • Bathe or shower as usual. Treated areas may be temperature sensitive. Cool showers are recommended. Pat the treated areas dry.
  • Avoid excessive scrubbing, use of exfoliants, scrub brushes and loofa sponges until the treatment area has returned to its pre-treatment condition.
  • Avoid self tanning creams, sun exposure and use of tanning beds.
  • Avoid swimming pools, hot tubs, Jacuzzi tubs and excessive exercise for 48 hours following treatment.
  • If blistering occurs, apply antibiotic cream to the area twice a day until healed. Picking or removing scabs or crusting may cause infection or scarring.
  • Appearance of stubble or hair growth will continue for 7 to 35 days after treatment. This is not new hair growth, but treated hairs being purged from the skin.
  • Do not tweeze or pluck these hairs.
  • Hairs that were in the resting phase at the time of treatment may enter the active stage in one to six months depending on the body area.
  • Consult your therapist regarding your next appointment.

Elōs® Sublative Skin Rejuvenation (Wrinkle Remover, Acne Scar Remover and Stretch Mark Remover!)

Elōs® Sublime™ skin treatment is the first technology of its kind to use a synergy of infrared light and bipolar radio frequency energies to reverse the signs of aging and achieve a more youthful appearance both safely and comfortably. This technology can effectively stimulate and intensify your own natural production of collagen resulting in a younger overall appearance of the skin, a reduction in mild to moderate wrinkles, and a smoother texture with decreased pore size, with a very low risk of side effects and virtually no downtime.

Safely Restore Youthful, Healthy Looking Skin Safely and comfortably fade the appearance of skin imperfections caused by the sun, and uneven skin tones caused by brown and red spots (such as rosacea, spider veins and age spots). We’re proud to offer elōs, the first and only technology that uses combined energies to effectively and gently restore and rejuvenate the appearance of your skin.

How does skin rejuvenation with Elōs® Sublime™ work?
The combined bi-polar radio frequency and light energies of elōs technology prcisely and safely target pigmented lesions such as freckles, sun spots and age spots. Vascular lesions such as spider vessels and redness from rosacea are also lightened and gradually fade.
When can I expect to see results?

In most cases, we recommend a treatment plan of 3-5 sessions, spread 4-6 weeks apart. The total number of required treatment sessions will depend on the condition of your skin. Elōs® Sublative Skin Rejuvenation is safe for all skin types and textures. There is no downtime required, nor is there any peeling involved during the days that follow your treatment.

Is skin rejuvenation with Elōs® Sublime™ right for me?

Elōs® Sublative Skin Rejuvenation is a safe and effective solution for most skin types. This procedure is used to treat skin laxity, loss of elasticity, irregularity in skin texture, fine to moderate lines and wrinkles, and scarring caused by acne. If you suffer from any of those concerns, you may be the perfect candidate for treatments.

Does it hurt?

During treatment, many patients feel a warm, prickly sensation as energy enters the skin. After treatment a pink or red “sunburn” appearance may be seen. Topical anesthetic ointments and cooling can be used to reduce any unpleasant feelings during your treatment.

Treatment Preparation
  • Please reveal any medical conditions that may be of significance to the Sublative procedure—such as pregnancy, cold sore and fever blister tendencies, any type of allergy, recent facial peels or surgery, and all current medications (including both prescriptions and over-the-counter products) such as Accutane, tetracycline, hormone replacement therapy, or use of Retin-A.
  • Do not use self-tanning lotions or tanning booths two weeks prior to your laser treatment. Do not sunbathe two weeks prior to your appointment. Any patient arriving with a tan or sunburn may be rescheduled due to the sensitivity of the procedure to altered skin color and for the sake of your own safety.
  • Do not use any irritating skin care products such as Retin-A or OBAGI for one week prior to treatment.
  • Avoid taking NSAIDs such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, aspirin for 1 week prior to scheduled procedure.
  • Please avoid caffeine 24-48 hours prior to your treatment. This will help reduce the skin’s sensitivity. Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily to keep your skin hydrated.
  • Areas of dental crowns, caps, braces, or other metal dental implants may be more sensitive to treatment and the clinician may use gauze or a tongue depressor to isolate the area and make the treatment more comfortable.
Aftercare Intructions
  • Please be advised that you may expect a certain degree of discomfort, redness, and/or irritation during and after treatment. If any discomfort or irritation persists, please notify the clinic at (417)-447-7777.
  • Tiny scabs of less than 1 mm in diameter will usually form 24-72 hours post treatment and may remain for several days. The scabs should not be touched or scratched even if they itch, and should be allowed to shed off naturally.
  • During the first two (2) days following treatment, care should be taken to prevent trauma to the treated site: avoid hot baths, massage, irritating skin care products or exfoliants, etc. The skin should be kept clean to avoid contamination or infection; any mechanical or thermal damage to the area must be avoided.
  • For burning sensation, you can spritz your skin with a diluted vinegar solution (1 tsp white vinegar per 8 ounces water)
  • It is important to keep your skin moisturized after the treatment.
  • You may have mild swelling for 1-3 days after your treatment. Please apply an icepack to the irritated area for 1-2 days in approximately 15 minute sessions 3-4 times per day.
  • Redness for 2-3 days is common. You may apply hydrocortisone cream 3-4 times per day to reduce this. Makeup can be applied 12 hours after treatment.
  • If you should develop any open sores, apply over-the-counter antibiotic ointment to those areas 2-3 times daily until healed.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure or use of tanning bed for at least two weeks after your treatment, as your skin will be more sensitive to the sun after your Sublative treatment.
  • Ask our staff for recommendations of DermaHealth skin care products to use to enhance your procedure for your skin type.
  • Use a minimum of SPF 30 daily to protect your skin after your treatment.

Elos™ Sublime Skin Tighteningn (A Non-Surgical Facelift!))

Reverse the Signs of Aging Without Downtime. Sublime technology is known by the nickname “Red Carpet Facelift” because of the immediate lifting, plumping and tightening effects with no downtime. The long term benefits of improved tone and lift improve all aspects of the signs of aging. elōs is the first and only technology that uses combined energies to effectively stimulate collagen production and improve your overall skin quality in areas that are most telling when it comes to age, such as the eyes, brow lines, cheeks and around the neck.

How does Elos™ Sublime laser work?

The Elos™ Sublime laser merges two different forms of energies to deliver exceptional results. Your healthcare professional will administer infrared light and radio frequency energies in minimal yet effective intensities to alter the dermal structure of the skin.

This promotes collagen production, which is crucial for improving the elasticity and tightness of the skin. This translates into substantially younger-looking skin. For many years now, dermatologists have relied on laser and radio frequency energy independently to cure skin problems. The innovation of merged energies will guarantee safer results with little to no downtime.

When can I expect to see results?

The total number of required treatment sessions will depend on the condition of your skin, however, it is recommended to take about three to five sessions spaced a month apart. Some patients may need a touch up once a year or so to preserve the results. Elos™ Sublime laser is guaranteed to satisfy your needs and help get rid of the signs of aging with repeated sessions.

Is Elos™ Sublime treatment right for me?

Elos™ Sublime is a safe and effective solution for most skin types

Is Elos™ Sublime laser safe?

Elos™ Sublime laser is an FDA approved skin tightening treatment. It is based on the proven elos (Electro-optical synergy) technology that gives you a youthful, vibrant, and lifted look without experiencing any downtime. It is different from other laser treatments that cause discomfort and take up a lot of time. Sublime gives you a quick and almost painless cure for skin tightening.

Elos™ SRA Applicator technology (Skin Rejuvenation / Photo Facial)

The SRA applicator is intended for the treatment of superficial benign pigmented and vascular lesions, (such as telangiectasia, rosacea, poikilodenna and angioma), thus leading to improved skin appearance. The SRA applicator is recommended for the treatment of lesions that are more resistant and difficult to treat, such as light color pigmented lesions and fine caliber telangiectasia. It is also recommended for treatment once the lesion has been lightened, usually after 2-3 treatments with the SR applicator.

The SRA procedure provides a complete area treatment for body areas such as the face, neck, chest, hands and arms. It can be also be employed on sporadic lesions anywhere on the body. The SRA application utilizes the elos technology which combines pulsed light optical energy in the visible and the near infrared range, and radio-frequency (RF) energy. Both optical and RF components are delivered to the skin as a combined pulse resulting in an efficient and safe treatment.

How does Elos™ SRA Applicator technology work?

The SR/SRA uses focused light and bi-polar radio frequency energies to restore skin to a more youthful state. Brown spots (pigmented imperfections) from sun damage and aging, red blotchiness from spider vessels or rosacea (vascular imperfections), and uneven skin texture will improve over a treatment series.

When can I expect to see results?

Photodamaged skin, erythema from Rosacea, Telangiectasias and pigmented lesions typically require 4- 5 treatment sessions. Some resistant vascular and pigmented lesions may require more than 5 sessions to achieve fading or improvement. Fine lines, pore size and superficial depressed scarring may also show noticeable softening after 4- 5 treatment sessions.

Each SRA treatment will result in gradual lightening and improvement of pigmented and vascular imperfections. Textural improvements are appreciated towards the end of the treatment series.

Is Elos™ SRA treatment right for me?

Elos™ SRA is a safe and effective solution for most skin types

Is Elos™ SRA Applicator safe?

Treatment is very safe for the skin. There are many advances in the SRA technology that make it unparalleled for skin safety, without compromising effectiveness for treatment. There are no long term health hazards from light or electric energies used in the SRA. Both have been used for decades in medicine, surgery, and aesthetics without adversity.

Does it hurt?
During treatment, many patients feel a warm, prickly sensation as energy enters the skin. Most people tolerate treatment without topical anesthetic, but individuals who are more sensitive may prefer to have the skin numbed before treatment.

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