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What is Regen-xl and how does it work?

Regen-xl is a non-invasive weight loss and body contouring alternative to a myriad of invasive weight loss surgeries. The Regen-xl heats the dermis (skin) stimulating the contraction of collagen fibres. These contracting collagen fibres pull and tighten the skin immediately. Increased fibroblasts’ activity results in collagen regeneration creating a long-term wrinkle reduction effect. This creates immediate as well as long-term skin tightening effects

What is Botox and how does it work?

Botox is an injectable muscle relaxant that works to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Botox is produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. When it is injected into the skin, it prevents the nerves from releasing acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter that sends nerve signals) at the junction where nerve endings meet preventing muscle contraction because muscles don’t receive the acetylcholine contraction signal. This paralyzes the muscles where Botox is injected so that wrinkles and lines are less apparent since the face cannot contort in those areas as effectively.

What is Juvederm and how does it work?

Juvederm is an inject able dermal filler for a multitude of skin areas. Juvederm is a gel made of hylauronic acid that is injected into the skin. The hylauronic acid is the juvederm gel is synthesized in a way that mimics the body’s own natural production of hylauronic acid naturally. The Juvederm gel has the ability to fill in wrinkles, restore lost volume in the face, and redefine the skin (hence it is known as a dermal [skin] filler).

What is Latisse and how does it work?

Latisse is a scientifically lab tested and proven eyelash length, darkness, and fullness enhancing serum. While the exact mechanism is unknown, scientists believe Latisse works by increasing the length of the anagen phase (growth cycle) of the eyelash hair cycle while simultaneously increasing the number of hairs grown in the anagen phase. The active ingredient in Latisse is bimatoprost. Applying excessive amounts of Latisse will not speed or enhance results. In the event of discontinuing use of Latisse, the progression of the anagen phase returns to normal. When the Latisse enhanced eyelash falls out during your natural eyelash shedding cycle, the eyelash that grows in its place will grow in the nature of your natural eyelash length, darkness, and fullness.

What is KONA LHE and how does it work?

KONA LHE is a hair removal and skin rejuvenation laser. LHE stands for light, heat and energy which are combined to create the hair removal and skin rejuvenation effects. Photothermolysis is used in which light is selectively absorbed into the hair shaft and hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. Because the hair shaft and follicle contain more pigment (colour) than the surrounding skin tissue, they absorb more light causing the temperature of the hair to rise to the point of coagulation which damages the hair follicle (root of the hair) and prevents or delays growth. The few hairs that grow back are grown back slower, lighter, and thinner.

Why are multiple sessions required?

Multiple sessions are required because hair growth occurs in a three part cycle: active, dormant, and transitional. To maximize the removal and delay of regrowth, hair must be treated in the active phase. Since each hair on the body has its own individual growth cycle, multiple treatments over time damage each hair follicle while it is in its active growth phase. All skin types and colours are candidates. It is important to keep in mind that hair growth varies from person to person and body part to body part.

How does KONA LHE work for skin rejuvenation and acne?

The KONA LHE can also be used for skin rejuvenation by stimulating the formation of new collagen and eliminating spots and lesions in LHE photo-rejuvenation. As for treating acne, green light is used in the treatment of mild to moderate acne and cystic acne to allow maximum penetration into sebaceous (oil) glands in the skin without compromising the process of activating porphyrins that initiate the anti-bacterial process destroying acne. The KONA LHE clears acne without side effects, patient down discomfort, photo-sensitivity, or down time.