While facials, body wraps and massages will never wane in popularity, the addition of intense pulsed lighting technology to the day spa industry marks another evolutionary trend. As far as treatments are concerned, a laser facial is more effective than a standard facial. And laser hair removal is more effective than waxing. We’ll take a look at how this new approach and technology represents a monumental shift in day spa services.
More Effective Treatment Methods
The treatment methods overall seem more consistent and effective with intense pulsed lighting technology. This ranges from wrinkle treatments to laser removal of hair to spider vein treatments. Previously there were few, if any, options for some of the treatments that intense pulsed lighting technology offers—which presents a whole new avenue for skin care at spas.
The Laser Facial
The laser facial is easily a chart topper for clients that’s made possible by intense pulsed lighting technology. Using similar prep methods to any standard facial, and very similar to microdermabrasion, the laser facial relies upon light to help resuscitate the capillaries. The results are long lasting and are noticeable within the first few days post treatment.
With intense pulsed lighting technology, pigmentation can now be treated. This can range from freckles to brown and even white pigmentation. The lasers can help the body naturally attack the pigmented cells, which is also a natural reaction that’s used for laser tattoo removal.
Hello Laser Hair Removal
Perhaps the most popular offering of intense pulsed lighting technology is laser hair removal. About a year’s worth of shaving costs can be spent on a few treatment sessions that permanently remove hair from the area being treated. By comparison, waxing is a messier and temporary fix.
See You Later Spider Veins
A lot of people suffer from the appearance of unsightly spider veins that can fan and web out on the thigh areas. These highly undesirable spider veins can make anyone feel self conscious about wearing shorts, a skirt and of course the swimsuit. With intense pulsed lighting technology, the ability to zap these veins using intense light that causes them to recede beneath the visible top layers of skin represents a revolutionary and relatively pain-free method of treatment.