Qualifications & Side Effects

When you choose Solaris Laser & Skin Care LLC of Vienna, VA, you're choosing high quality, thorough laser hair removal services. We carry the latest hair removal technology, including the Cynosure Vectus laser and the Palomar Vectus laser, to ensure your complete comfort and safety.

We are pleased to offer the Cynosure Vectus laser - the latest and greatest in laser hair removal technology ever at our spa. The Vectus brings hair removal to another level of speed, comfort, and safety. It is a diode laser that works by targeting the pigment in each hair shaft. The laser light is then converted to heat, which spreads to knock out the stem cells that generate the hair.

The Palomar Vectus laser is special for a number of reasons. One, it has the largest spot size, or treatment area, in its class. That means large areas such as the back, chest, legs, or arms can be treated more quickly than ever. Another unique feature of the Vectus is the Skintel Melanin Reader. It's a device that measures the amount of melanin, or pigment, in your skin. This is important because people with darker skin types have more melanin, and the laser light doesn't know the difference between pigment in the skin and pigment in the hair we want to remove. Based on the Skintel's pigment measurement, we can choose appropriate and safe laser settings for treatment of all skin types.

QUALIFICATIONS

It's important to determine your eligibility for laser hair removal. In our experience, the process does not effectively treat blonde, red, or white hair. We do ask that you don't wax or pluck before your appointment, and be aware that you may need multiple sessions.

Laser hair removal cannot be performed on pregnant women, women who are breastfeeding, or anyone who has undergone Accutane treatment within the past 12 months. Please do not book an appointment if you have an active tan!

The amount of sessions required depends on the area you're having done, but you will need at least three treatments to see a reduction in your hair's growth. For optimal results, come in for six treatments. Treatments can be purchased individually or in packs of six.

The laser hair removal process is permanent. You may experience some slight discomfort during the treatments, and your skin may feel slightly sunburned afterwards. Our beauticians are licensed and have 4 years of experience, so you're in good hands!

POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS

  • Peeling and bruising
  • Pain and rashes
  • Itching and redness
  • Ingrown hairs and irritation
  • Infection
  • Burning or scarring
  • Acne or herpetic breakouts
  • Pigment changes
  • Lightening of freckles
  • Broken capillaries

VECTUS LASER TREATMENT

The Cynosure Vectus Hair Removal Laser Treatment - watch this video as cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kevin Johnson demonstrates how the new Cynosure Vectus hair removal laser works. In this video, Dr. Johnson gives Linda the first of six free sessions.

Watch this video to learn about The Palomar Vectus Laser vs. The Lumenis LightSheer Duet .