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Sciton® BBL® Laser Hair Removal

What is Sciton® BBL® Laser Hair Removal?

The Sciton® BBL laser uses quick, low-energy pulses of laser light to directly target heat up and eliminate unwanted hair follicles. The laser is attracted to melanin pigment that resides in your hair shaft, so it destroys both the hair shaft and follicle with a quick burst of heat. Plus, because this treatment uses lower energy levels, it is less likely to cause skin irritation or burns. 

Laser hair removal can be used on almost every area of the body, with some of the most popular treatment sites being: 

  • Face. 
  • Arms. 
  • Underarms. 
  • Back. 
  • Bikini area. 
  • Legs.  

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Our team of experts will start with a comprehensive consultation using our exclusive SkinScope LED™ technology. We will build the perfect treatment plan to satisfy your skin’s needs.

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Who Can Benefit from Sciton® BBL® Laser Hair Removal?

Both men and women who wish to eliminate unwanted body hair can benefit from this treatment. While in the past laser hair removal usually worked best only for those with lighter skin tones and dark hair, the Sciton® BBL® laser hair removal system can be beneficial to almost any skin tone! However, if you have been diagnosed with any pigmentation conditions that could be worsened by laser treatments, you should not undergo this treatment. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate is to schedule a consultation appointment at our office. 

The Sciton® BBL® Laser Hair Removal Procedure

First, there are some steps that should be taken prior to receiving laser hair removal treatments. We ask that you limit your time in the sun and wear sunscreen when outdoors, as sunburn can make your treatment very uncomfortable. We ask that you do not tweeze or wax before your treatment for at least a month beforehand. However, you should shave the areas to be treated 12-24 hours before your first appointment.  

During your treatment session, your technician will first cleanse your skin. Then, the special BBL® handpiece will be passed over the necessary areas emitting short bursts of laser energy. This light will target your hair follicles, while a cooling handpiece is used to ensure that you are comfortable during your treatment session. 

Over the course of your laser hair removal treatment, your hair’s natural growth cycle will be impacted, meaning that you will begin to notice finer, thinner hair over time. Overall, the length of treatment will depend on the number of areas being treated and the size of the targeted areas.  

Meet Our Team of skin experts

Meet Our Team
Courtney Nester

Licensed Cosmetologist, Skincare Specialist

Bryan Brooks, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Injection and Skincare Specialist

Jeana Elhart

Laser, Skincare Specialist

Jeanne Eyde, DO

Medical Director, Board Certified ENT-FPS

Joelle Hampton

Licensed Aesthetician

Kestell Row

Operations Coordinator

Liz Wilholt

Laser, Skincare Specialist

Nicole Devos, RN

Injection, Skincare Specialist

Stephanie Decot

Spa Manager

Sciton® BBL® Laser Hair Removal Results

Following your first Sciton® BBL® hair removal treatment, you should avoid applying any lotions, deodorants, or makeup to the treated skin for at least 24 hours. You should also avoid the sun, as your skin will be sensitive. About 5-10 days later, you will notice some hair shedding in the treated areas.  

In order to see the full benefits of Sciton® BBL® laser hair removal, your treatment process may last several months. However, you will be left with finer hair growth and reduced hair volume so you won’t have to shave or wax as often! For most people, 6-9 treatments are ideal.  

Contact Our Office 

If you are tired of regular shaving, waxing, or tweezing to remove unwanted body hair, Sciton® BBL® laser hair removal may be right for you! To schedule your initial consultation appointment, contact SkinCeuticals SkinLab™ by Plastic Surgery Associates in Grand Rapids, MI today.   

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Can I wear makeup after Juvederm?

It is advised that patients avoid wearing makeup for at least 12 hours after their Juvederm treatment.

Can Juvederm be reversed?

Yes, Juvederm can be reversed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. When injected into the treatment area, this enzyme dissolves the hyaluronic acid particles.

Can Juvederm cause blindness?

The risk of blindness following Juvederm injections is extremely rare.

Can Juvederm migrate?

In rare cases, Juvederm can migrate to other areas of the face within a few days of treatment. This occurs when the filler moves before it has fully bonded to your facial tissue.

Can you drink alcohol after Juvederm?

It is best to avoid alcohol consumption for 24 hours following all filler treatments.

Can you get half a syringe of Juvederm?

Very few fillers are available in a half syringe. This s because half of a syringe is a very small amount and is only recommended for focused areas.

Can you split a syringe of Juvederm?

Individuals should not split a syringe of Juvederm or any filler, since this can cause cross-contamination and exposure to another person’s bodily fluids.

Can you wash your face after Juvederm?

You can wash your face following Juvederm injections but be sure to wash it very gently. Avoid massaging the treated area for about six hours after treatment.

Does Juvederm dissolve over time?

Yes, Juvederm fillers naturally dissolve over time. Juvederm fillers typically last for 6-18 months.

Does Juvederm expand?

No, Juvederm fillers will not significantly expand following injection.

Does Juvederm look natural?

Juvederm fillers are formulated to create natural-looking improvements in the face. Many patients enjoy a younger appearance following treatment.

Does Juvederm soften up?

It can take several weeks for Juvederm to soften and settle into the skin. This means that final results will not be immediately observed.

Does Juvederm stimulate collagen?

Yes, Juvederm stimulates the body’s collagen production, helping patients to enjoy more youthful-looking skin.

Does Juvederm work immediately?

Patients will be able to notice an immediate improvement following Juvederm injections, with full results seen after about two weeks.

How can I make Juvederm last longer?

In order to prolong your Juvederm results, be sure to minimize sun exposure, wear SPF when outdoors, and follow a consistent skincare routine.

How do you get rid of Juvederm bumps?

Juvederm bumps may resolve on their own within a few weeks with massaging. The injections can also be diluted with a steroid anti-inflammatory called Kenalog.

How long after Juvederm will I see results?

Full Juvederm results can usually be seen after about two weeks.

How long does Juvederm last?

Juvéderm fillers can last anywhere from 6-18 months.

How many syringes of Juvederm do I need for marionette lines?

The number of syringes needed will depend on the severity of your lines or wrinkles. However, most people will need one syringe per side.

How much is a syringe of Juvederm?

The cost of Juvederm may vary depending on a number of factors. To learn more about pricing, please contact our office today.

How often can juvederm be injected?

To maintain ideal results, patients should schedule Juvederm treatments every 6-18 months, depending on the specific Juvederm filler they receive.

How painful are Juvederm injections?

Juvederm injections should not be painful, as a topical numbing cream can be applied to ensure you are comfortable.