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Laser Hair Removal

If you are concerned with the removal of unwanted hair, sun-damage, unwanted veins or pigmentary uneveness - "brown spots" or "redness" on your skin - and are looking for ways to resolve these conditions, look no further than Azura Medical Spa. Photopneumatic Therapy is a breakthrough aesthetic treatment therapy that offers highly effective virtually painless treatments* that are 4 - 5 times safer than other treatments. Read on to learn more.

PPx Hair Removal Therapy is a breakthrough aesthetic treatment that uses a revolutionary combination of pneumatic energy and broadband light. PPx treatments are no pain treatments that are clinically proven effective and safe treatments for the removal of unwanted hair.

How is unwanted hair removed?

A hygienic treatment tip gently draws the area to be treated into the handpiece of the Aesthera PPx system. This "pulling" up motion brings all the unwanted hair closer to the surface of the skin.

Light energy, when gently applied to the hair, is converted to heat energy and absorbed by the hair, quickly, painlessly and effectively destroying it.

How are PPx treatments for hair removal different from other laser and light based hair removal treatments available?

PPx therapy is the first and only therapy to effectively combine pneumatic energy (pressure) with broadband light. PPx therapy differs from other laser and light based treatments in that it is 5x more efficient in the delivery of energy to unwanted hair. This highly efficient delivery of energy allows PPx therapy to use a fraction of the energy that other treatments require, making treatments very gentle. PPx therapy is painless because energy is concentrated in hair to be destroyed, protecting the surrounding normal tissue. This also makes PPx therapy safer than other treatment modalities.

Treatments are relaxing and not associated with side effects such as the redness or other usual post treatment discomforts. PPx therapy is 4 to 7 times faster than treatments with other laser or light based technologies. It does do not require pre-treatments with topical anesthetics or cooling gels, resulting in reducing treatment time by 35 - 45 minutes.

Tips provide you with personalized hygienic treatments while eliminating the risks of cross contamination and are uniquely customized to treat a wide range of body parts. PPx therapy is a revolutionary skin treatment that was designed with your complete safety and comfort in mind.


What to Expect:

Before the Treatment:

Before treatment begins, your Azura Medical Spa technician will apply a soothing mist to your skin, to hydrate it.

NOTE: Since PPx therapy is designed to provide you with the safest and most hygienic treatment experience available, your physician will use a brand new tip for each treatment (hair removal, removal of unwanted pigment, removal of unwanted veins) and body part (back, legs, upper lip, under arm etc) that you have treated.

During Treatment:

Your Azura technician will place the Aesthera handpiece on the area to be treated. Based on your skin type (the amount of melanin in your skin) and the body part being treated, appropriate settings will be selected.

You will feel a gentle and warm sensation as your skin is drawn into the treatment tip. In less than a second, mild light energy will be applied and you will feel your skin being gently released back into normal position. Your treatment provider will then move on to the next treatment area, and repeat the process over the entire treatment area.

In a recent clinical study, 100% of patients reported no pain during treatment. Treatment sensation was most commonly described as being similar to that of a warm massage.

Photopneumatic therapy is very fast. Below is a comparison of typical treatment durations for commonly requested treatments.

Body Part PPx Therapy Treatment Time (mins)
Skin Rejuvenation - Face 4
Skin Rejuvenation - Chest 3
Hair Removal - Bikini 5
Hair Removal - Under Arm 3
Hair Removal - Legs 15
Hair Removal - Back 10

Post Treatment:

There are no post-treatment regimens associated with PPx Therapy. So once your treatment is done, you are free to resume your normal activities.

PPx therapy's patented process combines the unique properties of therapeutic light with pressure (pneumatic energy) to bring you a breakthrough method for the treatment of unwanted hair, uneven pigment and unwanted veins.

A "pulling up" motion gently lifts a small amount of the treatment area into a specially designed hygienic treatment tip. Targets (unwanted hair, unwanted pigments and unsightly veins) are lifted and brought closer to the skin's surface. When therapeutic light is applied, the light is converted to a gentle heat energy which is absorbed by the target. The energy applied is concentrated in the target to be destroyed, protecting the surrounding normal tissue. Skin is then instantly returned to its normal position and the treatment handpiece is moved onto the next treatment area. The process is repeated until the entire treatment area is covered.

PPx Therapy : Up to 5 times Safer*

PPx therapy is upto 5x efficient in the delivery of energy to unwanted hair, pigment and veins. This more efficient delivery of energy allows PPx therapy to use a fraction of the energy that other treatments require, making PPx therapy safer than other treatment modalities.*

When compared to other treatment technologies, PPx therapy uses lower overall energies. Energy is concentrated in the target to be destroyed, protecting the surrounding normal tissue. As a result, PPx therapy is associated with no pain and is up to 5 times safer than traditional laser treatment methods.