What Can the Green Flash Do for Me?
Light has always been a source of life and joy, but nowadays it also shines as the excellent beauty enhancing tool. Excessive hair, minor wrinkles, acne, stretch marks, age and sun spots, and superficial facial vascular lesions can become history with just a gentle touch of the Green Flash Pulse Light.
How Does It Work?
The non-invasive Green Flash therapies are based on the principle of selective photothermolysis. The process involves local selective absorption of an intense light pulse at wavelength spectra that are absorbed by the desired targets. The three most relevant targets are melanin (in skin, hair, hair follicle, blemishes), hemoglobin (in blood vessels), and porphyrins (acne). The target absorbs the directed light energy, which is then transformed into heat, raising the temperature in the selected area to the degree sufficient for coagulation. This way, the target can be destroyed selectively, without damaging the surrounding tissue.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for the Green Flash Pulse Light Treatment?
This non-invasive treatment is an ideal solution for both women and men of all ages. However, there are a few people that may not be suitable for treatment due to pregnancy, cancer, diabetes, history of scarring, skin diseases and open wounds (within the treatment area), use of medications that increase photosensitivity, hair waxing or tweezing prior to the treatment (hair removal only), recent and planned sun, or sun lamp exposure.
What Does the Treatment Involve?
The treatment itself is normally very straightforward. After routine skin cleansing, the treatment head is applied to the skin, delivering precise pulses of yellow, orange, red, or blue light to the area being treated. The treatment is relatively painless, but you may experience a sensation likened to a light pinch or the snap of a rubber band. There is no post-treatment pain or discomfort and you can return to your normal daily activities immediately, but make sure to comply with sun avoidance and sun protection for a couple of weeks after the treatment.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
The number of treatments varies with the application, body area, size of treatment site, and client individualresponse to treatment. Hair removal requires the highest number of treatments. Typically, 5 to 10 sessions in 1 – 2 month intervals should be performed in order to attain optimal treatment outcome. However, extremely coarse and dense facial hair may take up to 15 treatment sessions. In most cases, skin rejuvenation and removal of wrinkles are accomplished by administrating 5-8 sessions once in 2-3 weeks. The same number of treatments, but on weekly basis, is required for virtually complete active acne clearance. A course of 2-3 weekly treatments is usually sufficient to remove blemishes and facial capillaries, although larger and deeper lesions sometimes necessitate additional sessions. Stretch marks are known to be a very persistent cosmetic problem. While no method currently guarantees the complete removal of stretch marks, 8-12 weekly Green Flash Pulse Light treatments can significantly improve their appearance.
Can I expect Any Side Effects?
The reported side effects are rare and resolve themselves within a few hours or days of treatment. The most common ones are varying degrees of discomfort and mild edema. Light redness may persist for a few days after the treatment, but could be easily covered by applying make-up. Slight transient hypo or hyper-pigmentation that may rarely occur usually disappears within a few weeks.