Frequently Asked Questions
Laser Hair Removal
Q: HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
A: Everyone is different so there is no universal answer. However, you can expect to receive about 6-8 treatments. At Wellsprings, if you follow protocol, every treatment after the 8th treatment is 50% off.
Q: DO I HAVE TO SIGN A CONTRACT AND/OR PAY UP FRONT?
A: No, at Wellsprings we understand that everyone responds differently to treatment and if we can't tell you how many treatments you will need, we won't make you pay upfront. You can just pay as you go per treatment. We won't have you sign a contract because we want to earn your repeat business every time you walk through our door.
Q: HOW MUCH TIME IS THERE BETWEEN TREATMENTS?
A: The treatments are spaced differently per area. Face is 3-4 weeks. Bikini and underarms are 6 weeks. Legs are 6-8 weeks.
Q: WILL LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK FOR MY HAIR COLOR?
A: Unfortunately, Blonde, Red and Silver hair do not work. If you are borderline you can always come in and we can do a test spot for free.
Q: I HAVE REALLY DARK SKIN. WILL LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK ON ME?
A: Yes, Wellsprings can treat all skin types.
Q: WILL IT HURT?
A: Wellsprings employs the most comfortable LASER on the market. Our LASER shoots cryogen onto your skin just before the LASER pulse to cool and numb the skin. So you may feel a little discomfort but it is not too painful.
Q: WHAT DOES A PHOTOFACIAL DO?
A: A Photofacial can achieve many things. We can reduce or eliminate redness in your face, neck and chest. We can also reduce or eliminate freckles, sun spots, age spots and Rosacea, giving you a smoother complexion that is more uniform in color. It can also help boost collagen to create a tighter and smoother face.
Q: DOES IT HURT?
A: Not very much, but if you have extremely sensitive skin you can get a numbing agent applied before treatment.
Q: HOW LONG DOES THE TREATMENT LAST?
A: For a full face Photofacial you can expect about 45 minutes to an hour. For spot treatment it can be much less.
Q: HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
A: Shannon can usually give you a good idea of how many treatments you will need once she sees you during your free consultation and finds out what your goals are. But many clients get the results they are seeking after one treatment.
Q: HOW DOES I-LIPO WORK?
A: During an i-Lipo treatment a laser is used to stimulate the body’s natural process for breaking down and releasing stored content in the fat cells.
Q: HOW IS I-LIPO DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PRODUCTS?
A: i-lipo doesn't destroy fat cells or body tissue. This means that you won't have some of the problems associated with surgical liposuction and other treatments which destroy fat cells. Cutting or destroying fat cells can lead to cratering, dimpling and uneven skin.
Q: HOW MANY TREATMENTS OF I-LIPO WILL I NEED?
A: I-lipo treatments are structured into courses of eight. Your number of i-lipo treatments, however, is determined at your consultation and is based on your requirements and goals. We suggest two i-lipo treatments a week over four weeks to complete a full course of treatment.
Q: HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO LOSE?
A: Independent results using I-Lipo found an average circumference loss of 3" to 5" with some individuals losing more than 9". The procedure was proven in an independent, double blind, randomized, multi-site and placebo controlled study where the placebo group lost only 1/2" over the course of 2 weeks. Please remember that individuals are different so results will vary. The success of the treatment depends on your body's ability to detoxify emulsified cellular debris.
Q: HOW LONG IS EACH I-LIPO TREATMENT?
A: I-Lipo laser treatment takes just 20 minutes followed by a 10-15 minutes of infrared laser vacuum massage. The length of time for your post-treatment exercise to "burn off" the free fatty acids is determined at your consultation and is based on your requirements and goals.
Q: WHY DO I HAVE TO WORKOUT AFTER I-LIPO TREATMENTS?
A: Once the fat cells are broken down after i-lipo treatments, the contents of the fat cells need a way to exit the body. If they do not exit the body within a few hours, they get reabsorbed by other fat cells. A brief workout immediately after an i-lipo treatment ensures that the fat is processed via the lymphatic system.
Q: ARE I-LIPO TREATMENTS COMFORTABLE?
A: Most people feel very little during their i-lipo treatment and find it comfortable and relaxing. The typical sensation felt is slight warmth where the treatment pads are in contact with your skin.
Q: IS I-LIPO SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE?
A: I-Lipo can be used on both men and women and can treat most areas of the body except the female breast. As with any treatment, people with certain medical conditions should not use i-Lipo. Shannon will go through a full medical questionnaire and consultation prior to treatment to confirm suitability. I-Lipo is not recommended for patients that are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a history of malignancy.
Q: IS I-LIPO SAFE?
A: Yes. Independent clinical studies have shown i-Lipo to be completely safe with no side effects. The i-lipo laser simply triggers a natural reaction of fat cell release. The process does not cause any damage and the cells remain intact but vacated, giving immediate results.
Q: HOW LONG WILL MY I-LIPO RESULTS LAST?
A: I-lipo results are long-term, provided your calorie intake and eating plan is stable, and you engage in regular exercise. Further i-lipo treatments can be performed to correct diet indulgence or target another area of the body.
Q: WHEN WILL I SEE MY I-LIPO RESULTS?
A: Often i-lipo results can be seen immediately and improve with every treatment. Over the course of eight i-lipo sessions you can achieve dramatic reshaping of the body and reduction in cellulite.
Q: HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY TIME FROM I-LIPO?
A: There is no recovery period and no down time after i-lipo sessions.
Q: WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH I-LIPO?
A: The abdomen, saddle bags, thighs, upper back area, bra bulge, neck, arms, and calves can all be safely treated with i-lipo.
Q: CAN I TREAT MORE THAN ONE AREA AT A TIME WITH I-LIPO?
A: It is not recommended to treat more than one area at a time with i-lipo due to the difficulty to excrete the fat from multiple areas and overall treatment being less effective. We recommend completing one area before starting on another i-lipo treatment location for optimal results.
Q: HOW DO I START I-LIPO?
A: Simply schedule your free consultation to ensure that you are a good candidate for i-lipo treatments and then we can start!