Seeking smooth, glowing skin? Say hello to laser treatments! No, not the evil “laser” from Austin Powers—lasers designed specifically with skincare in mind. We were curious to find out more about these treatments, so we spoke with a local esthetician from Spa Cahaba in Hoover to find out more. Here’s a look at what we learned.
Meet Dominique Bobian, an esthetician with almost 20 years of experience
Dominique Bobian is one of Spa Cahaba’s experienced estheticians and has helped make locals in the Greater Birmingham Area beautiful since 2003. From collagen boosting to tattoo removal, she filled us in on three laser treatments that are becoming all the rage. Here’s a look at each:
From acne to age spots, our skin can suffer many woes. I know I have my share of annoyances. To give your skin the dreamy boost it’s craving, Spa Cahaba offers a really cool Resurfx laser treatment.
What is it: Using a non-ablative laser (a fancy term for a laser that stimulates the production of new collagen and elastic fibers in the deepest layers of the skin without damaging it), it gives the skin noticeable results in texture and overall appearance.
Who is it designed for: all skin types including those with early signs of aging for acne scarring.
Number of treatments needed: “With a sequence of treatments, you can achieve excellent results. We provide a series of treatments and recommend appointments every four-to-six weeks.
What to expect:
“After your treatment, you may experience some redness or mild swelling. Generally, this diminishes in a few hours and you will be able to resume normal activities.
Within a week after getting the Resurfx treatment, your pores will look smaller and your skin will have a plump and youthful appearance.”Dominique Bobian, Esthetician, Spa Cahaba
Dominique stated that at least one week prior to getting the Resurfx treatment, all topical acne medications an ABA/BHA products should be stopped.
2. Laser Hair Removal
Want smooth, hairless skin, but don’t want to deal with waxing? I don’t blame you, especially when movies and TV make it so humorously dramatic. (Honestly, it’s not like that IRL!)
Happily, Spa Cahaba has a much better option for achieving smooth skin—Laser Hair Removal.
- What is it: a treatment that reduces/removes unwanted hair on the face and body.
- Who is it designed for: people with dark hair.
- Number of treatments needed: The number of treatments needed varies per individual. Spa Cahaba starts with packages of six treatments. Treatment will not be needed again for 4-10 weeks, depending on the area of hair removal.
“Hormones are a factor when it comes to hair growth and Laser Hair Removal has proven to be helpful in relieving people of excessive hair growth.”Dominique Bobian, Esthetician, Spa Cahaba
- What to expect: According to Dominique, “The procedure is fast, typically taking no more a few minutes. After treatment, you may have a ‘sun-kissed appearance’ which normally subsides within 30 minutes.”
3. Laser Tattoo Removal
Did your forever tattoo turn into a wish-it-were-gone situation? Ruh-roh! While you may feel trapped with your ex’s name on your arm or that random star on your back, laser tattoo removal is an option, and Spa Cahaba offers it.
What is it: the process of permanently removing tattoos.
Number of treatments needed: Multiple treatments are needed due to several factors, including:
- How deep the needle went into the skin when the tattoo was created
- Ink colors used in the tattoo
- Number of passes of ink in each area of the tattoo
“After treatment it will appear as if the tattoo is gone or considerably faded. This is part of the process. Each treatment will break the ink down more and more until it is eventually removed from the skin.”Dominique Bobian, Esthetician, Spa Cahaba
What to expect:
“Laser tattoo removal is a fairly quick appointment and you should expect to return within 10-12 weeks for your next treatment. There’s no down time involved post-treatment other than keeping the area covered with protective dressings for a few days. If exposed to sun, sunscreen should be used on the treated area to avoid burns.”Dominique Bobian, Esthetician, Spa Cahaba
Ready to schedule a FREE consultation or appointment with Spa Cahaba in Hoover? Request an appointment, give them a call at 205.273.9120 or visit them at 2279 Valleydale Rd Suite 102, Hoover, AL 35244.