LASER

Our laser treatments include:

  • Laser Hair Removal for unwanted hair
  • Photofacial for sun damage, hyperpigmentation and redness of the skin
  • Laser Vein Treatments for unwanted veins of the face and body

At Holden Timeless Beauty, we use the Gentle Max Pro by Candela for ultimate results and comfort for our clients.

What are the Benefits?

Laser Hair Removal

  • Decrease in amount, thickness and darkness of hair
  • Less ingrown hairs
  • Less need for shaving, waxing or sugaring

 Photofacial

  • Improvement of sun damage, brown discoloration and pigment of skin
  • Improvement of redness of the skin
  • More even tone and appearance of skin
  • Improvement of raised lesions such as keratosis

Laser Vein Treatments

  • Decreased look of small veins of the face and body
  • Improvement of spider veins of the legs
How long is the treatment?
What is the recovery process like?
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Contraindications

LASER PRE-CARE

Laser Hair Removal

  • Six weeks before your treatment discontinue waxing, hair removal creams or chemicals, tweezing and electrolysis, as well as bleaching your hair.
  • Two weeks before your treatment avoid incidental or direct sun, tanning beds, spray-tans and self-tanners. If you are out and about, apply sunblock (with at least SPF 50) and use barrier protection such as wide-brimmed hats, large sunglasses and protective clothing. If you have had recent sun exposure, please call us to reschedule your appointment.
  • Three days before your treatment, stop using any topical prescription products on areas being treated with the laser such as Hydroquinones or Retinol Products.
  • Please shave the area(s) we are treating the day before your appointment in the direction that the hair grows with a clean razor. If we are treating an area with fine hair on your face, you may closely trim the area with scissors or a facial hair trimmer, if you prefer. If you arrive unshaved, we may have to reschedule or not be able to treat all the areas as planned.
  • Makeup, deodorant, lotion, sunscreen and everything else you might put on your skin must be removed from the area being treated before your appointment.
  • Please inform us of any changes to your medical history. New diagnosis? New pregnancy? New medications? We need to know. Please tell us, as some medical conditions and medications are not compatible with laser treatments. It may be necessary to reschedule your appointment, as your health and safety are always our top priority!
  • If you get cold sores, have a history of HSV-1 or HSV-2 and are treating those areas, we recommend you take an antiviral medication starting 24-48 hours before your treatment to prevent an outbreak, and continuing for three to five days after. Contact your primary care provider if you need prescription medication.
  • If you have tattoos (ink) on or near the area being treated, we need to know. This includes permanent make-up on your face. You’ll have to cover it up with a physical barrier, which we can help you with when you arrive.

Photofacial

  • Two weeks before your treatment, avoid incidental or direct sun, tanning beds, spray-tans and self-tanners. If you are out and about, apply sunblock (with at least SPF 50) and use barrier protection such as wide-brimmed hats, large sunglasses and protective clothing. If you have recent sun exposure, please call us to reschedule your appointment.
  • Three days before your treatment, stop using any topical prescription products on areas being treated with the laser such as Hydroquinones or Retinols.
  • Makeup, lotion, sunscreen and everything else you might put on your skin must be removed from the area being treated before your appointment.
  • Please inform us of any changes to your medical history. New diagnosis? New pregnancy? New medications? We need to know. Please tell us, as some medical conditions and medications are not compatible with photofacial treatments. It may be necessary to reschedule your appointment, as your health and safety are always our top priority!
  • If you get cold sores, have a history of HSV-1 and are treating your face, we recommend you take an antiviral medication starting 24-48 hours before your treatment to prevent an outbreak, and continuing for three to five days after. Contact your primary care provider if you need prescription medication.

LASER AFTER-CARE

Laser Hair Removal

  • We strongly recommend you avoid direct sun exposure and tanning beds for a minimum of three days after your treatment, and always apply sunblock with SPF 50+ to the treated area any time you are outside. Also, use barrier protection such as wide-brimmed hats, large sunglasses, and protective clothing.
  • You should also avoid steam rooms, saunas, hot tubs, pedicures and exercise/sweating for 24 hours, and avoid swimming for at least three days after your treatment.
  • Take short, cool or lukewarm showers, and avoid scrubbing or shaving the area too much. After showering, gently pat the area dry with a clean towel.
  • Avoid Irritants- these include harsh soaps, medicated washes, scrubs, peels, and topical prescription products, such as retinoids for at least three days. We recommend applying only Vaseline, Aquaphor, hydrocortisone 1%, or sunscreen as needed.
  •   For redness, swelling or discomfort, apply cool ice packs to the affected area, taking them on and off every three to five minutes for one to two hours. Do not apply the ice pack to any area for more than five minutes at a time. Also, apply hydrocortisone 1%, Vaseline® or Aquaphor® to the affected area up to three times a day until this resolves.
  •   For itching, we recommend taking oral liquid Benadryl®, Allegra® or Claritin® (antihistamines available over-the-counter) as needed, as well as applying hydrocortisone 1%, and Vaseline® or Aquaphor® to the affected area up to three times per day until it resolves. Also, avoid scratching the area.
  • Laser Bumps are normal and very common in areas with coarse, dense hair, and their presence indicates an effective laser treatment. These small bumps will resolve within a few days, and will be less intense with each subsequent treatment. To help them resolve quickly, avoid direct heat, as well as activities that cause you to sweat. Avoid picking, scratching, shaving, and tight clothing. Apply hydrocortisone 1% and Vaseline® or Aquaphor® three times a day until resolved.

Photofacial

  • After your treatment, moisturize the treated area with ZO product/Alastin or Aquaphor® at least three times daily for three to four days or until micro-crusting has sloughed off. This will reduce any irritation and promote healing.
  • We strongly recommend you avoid direct sun exposure (including tanning beds!) on the area being treated after your treatments, and always apply sunblock with SPF 50+ any time you are outside. We also recommend barrier protection such as wide-brimmed hats, large sunglasses and protective clothing.
  • You should avoid steam rooms, saunas and exercise/sweating for 24 hours, and avoid swimming for at least three days after your treatment.
  • Take short, cool or lukewarm showers and avoid scrubbing or shaving the area for a minimum of three days. After showering, gently pat the area dry with a clean towel.
  • Avoid Irritants- these include harsh soaps, medicated washes, scrubs, peels, and topical prescription products, such as retinoids for at least three days. We recommend applying only ZO/Alastin product, Aquaphor, hydrocortisone 1%, or sunscreen as needed, as well as same-day makeup if you need to. Reminder: refrain from scrubbing the area.
  • For redness, swollen or discomfort apply cool ice packs to the affected area, taking them on and off every three to five minutes for one to two hours (do not apply ice pack for more than five minutes at a time). Also, apply hydrocortisone 1% and Vaseline® or Aquaphor® to the affected area up to three times a day until it goes away.
  • For itching we recommend taking oral liquid Benadryl®, Allegra® or Clartin® (antihistamines available over-the- counter) as needed, as well as applying hydrocortisone 1% and Vaseline® or Aquaphor® to the affected area up to three times a day until it resolves. Also, avoid scratching the area.
  • It’s common for areas of hyperpigmentation/sun damage to darken and form a superficial crust (called a micro-crust) following a photofacial treatment. It is important that these crusts remain intact for as long as possible—do not pick, scratch, or scrub them. Keep the area moisturized by applying Vaseline® or Aquaphor® 3-4 times a day until they slough off on their own.
  • Wait 4 weeks between Photofacial treatments.

Laser Veins

  • May use cool compress for any swelling.
  • Apply sunblock SPF30 or higher daily.
  • For itching we recommend using a topical cortisone cream.
  • Avoid activities that cause vasodilation or increase blood pressure for 3-5 days: hot tub, sauna, hot shower, steam room, etc.
  • Avoid exercise or strenuous activity for 3-5 days.
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