Laser Hair Removal
For the very latest laser hair removal in Lawrence, MA, visit the office of Estherchic Med Spa under or Director Joseph Russo, MD, where we offer the state of the art Cutera CoolGlide and Cutera ProWave lasers.
The CoolGlide Cutera laser is an outstanding laser hair removal system for all skin types, from light to dark, including tanned patients. With its unique design, longer wavelength, and innovative cooling system, the CoolGlide can deliver permanent results in an average of 3 to 6 gentle, safe, and affordable treatments. It can treat unwanted hair anywhere on the body, including underarms, bikini, back, shoulders, arms, legs, and face.
The CoolGlide works by disabling hair growth with pulses of light. No local anesthesia or pain medication is usually required for this form of laser hair removal in Lawrence, MA, as the handpiece cools and soothes as it glides along your skin. However, some patients may experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation, and may opt for a topical anesthetic in sensitive areas.
Cutera’s latest innovation, theProWave laser, has a large handpiece to treat large areas, such as women’s legs and men’s backs, quickly and safely. It also delivers a specially tailored light source, for permanent hair reduction on a wide range of skin types.
While the Cutera lasers have very few side effects, you can expect a slight reddening and swelling, similar to sunburn, following your laser hair removal in Lawrence, MA. The hair removal professional who oversees your treatment will discuss the various benefits and risks of laser hair removal.
Men and women alike are increasingly taking advantage of laser hair removal, and saying good bye to temporary forms of hair removal such as shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, and electrolysis. To learn more about this safe, effective, gentle, and affordable form of permanent hair removal, call us to make an appointment at (978) 725-6766 today.
Laser Pigmentation Removal
At Estherchic Med Spa we have several lasers that treat pigmentation including brown spots, freckles and age spots. Your skin is unique so your treatment should be as well. Call today and meet with a laser technician who will evaluate your skin and advise you on the best treatment to reveal younger and fresher looking skin.
We employ Certified Registered Nurses and Licensed Certified Aestheticians who are experienced providing even the most delicate procedures under medical doctor supervision. These professionals will work with you to achieve your desired outcomes.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic? BOTOX® has been used therapeutically for more than 17 years to treat a variety of medical conditions. It is approved in more than 75 countries and remains the most-studied botulinum toxin and one of the most widely researched medicines in the world. In 2002, the same formulation – under the label BOTOX® Cosmetic – was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of moderate to severe frown lines between the brows in people ages 18 to 65.
What causes frown lines between the brows? The lines that appear between your brows actually result from muscle movement and the passage of time. When powerful muscles between the brows contract, they draw the brows together, causing the skin to fold or furrow. As skin becomes less elastic with age, those folds or furrows result in stubborn lines.
How does BOTOX® Cosmetic work? During treatment, very low doses of BOTOX® Cosmetic are administered via a few tiny injections directly into the muscles responsible for frown lines between the brows. By blocking the release of a chemical that causes these muscles to contract, BOTOX® Cosmetic enables them to relax. The effects are very localized and, when administered by an experienced physician, do not affect your ability to smile, laugh, or otherwise show expression. BOTOX® Cosmetic is the only product of its kind that has been approved for use in this area.
What are the common side effects? The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection.
What is the treatment like? BOTOX® Cosmetic is a quick and minimally invasive procedure consisting of a few tiny injections. Your doctor will determine exactly where to administer these injections to achieve the best results for you. No anesthesia is required, though he or she may choose to numb the area with a cold pack or anesthetic cream prior to injecting. The entire procedure takes approximately 10 minutes, and there is no downtime afterward. Discomfort is minimal and brief. Localized pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/swelling may be associated with the injection.
Will I still be able to make facial expressions? Although you may see a marked improvement, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic does not make you look like you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines is simply reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.
How soon will I see a difference? You can expect to see results within days after your treatment, and the appearance of the area between your brows may continue to improve for up to a week. Your own results may vary – be sure to talk to your doctor about what you can expect.
Radiesse® is a more robust dermal filler for added support and structure to restore facial volume and correct moderate to severe folds and wrinkles for a more youthful appearance. This filler is longer lasting, up to one year or more, and has the unique ability to stimulate the growth of new collagen. Treatment results are immediate with little to no down time.
Radiesse is a safe, FDA-approved dermal filler that restores a natural, long lasting, youthful look. This convenient treatment can restore facial volume volume as well as correct smile lines, Nasolabial Folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. Radiesse is made of unique calcium-based microspheres suspended in a natural gel that is injected into the skin through a simple, safe and minimally invasive procedure.
How does Radiesse work? Radiesse works with your body, below the skin’s surface. Tiny calcium-based microspheres form a “scaffold” to support and stimulate the growth of your own collagen. Over time, the calcium-based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body. Radiesse does more than just temporarily fill-in facial folds and wrinkles – it can restore facial volume for the youthful look you want.
How soon can I expect results? How long will the results last? The results are immediate. Radiesse may last a year or more in many patients. Since results may vary, be sure to discuss your expectations with your doctor.
Is Radiesse safe? Yes. Hundreds of thousands of patients have experienced Radiesse and more than 4,000 physicians worldwide have been trained to provide Radiesse treatments. Through years of clinical studies and independent research, Radiesse has proven to be safe and effective. With Radiesse, you get FDA-approved, safe, clinically tested reliability.
How is a Radiesse treatment performed? Radiesse is injected into the skin through a simple, safe, convenient procedure. Typically administered by a doctor’s office, with the use of a local anesthetic, Radiesse treatments have little to no downtime, with most patients returning to normal activities soon after treatment.
How many treatments will I need? Many patients will achieve their desired result after just one visit. Because Radiesse is a long term cosmetic enhancement, and to ensure your satisfaction, your physician might schedule a follow-up visit, where a touch-up treatment may be recommended.
Are there any side effects? Normal, injection-related reactions, such as mild irritation, swelling, itching, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site may occur. These conditions typically resolve on their own.
Is Radiesse permanent? No. Treatment results are long-lasting, but not permanent. The calcium-based microspheres gradually break down and are safely and naturally absorbed by your body.