|PPx Hair Removal FAQs
1: What is PPx Hair Removal?
2: How is the unwanted hair removed?
3: How is PPx Therapy different from other laser and light based hair removal treatments available?
4: How does it work?
5: What should I expect before treatment?
6: What should I expect during treatment?
7: What should I expect after treatment?
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What is PPx Hair Removal
PPx 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 the 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
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 is PPx Therapy 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 they are 5x
more efficient in the delivery of energy to unwanted pigment and veins. This highly efficient delivery
of energy allows PPx therapy to use a fraction of the energy that other treatments require. PPx therapy
is painless because energy is concentrated in the target 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, crusting 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.
How does it work?
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 (unwanted hair, unwanted pigments and unsightly
veins). 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.
What should I expect before treatment?
Before treatment begins, your physician 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.
What should I expect during treatment?
Your treatment provider 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.
|PPx Therapy Treatment Time (mins)
|Hair Removal - Bikini
|Hair Removal - Under Arm
|Hair Removal - Legs
|Hair Removal - Back
What should I expect after 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.