Sciton® ClearScan™ in San Francisco, CA
Feeling self-conscious about unwanted hair? Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams can all help, but the results are temporary. Electrolysis has been used in the past but is both time consuming and inefficient. With Sciton® ClearScan™ laser treatment from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Aycock, San Francisco area residents enjoy more targeted results with minimal downtime.
What Is ClearScan™?
ClearScan™ is a unique laser hair removal procedure in that it has been shown to effectively and quickly remove hair across all skin types. Tanned skin can also be treated with the ClearScan™ laser, providing lasting effects and smooth, touchable skin.
Benefits of ClearScan™*
ClearScan™ offers a number of benefits including the following:
- Reducing the appearance of hair by destroying the hair follicle right at the root. No more shaving! No more nicks and cuts!
- Softer, smoother skin that’s ready for summer.
How Is ClearScan™ Performed?
ClearScan™ uses a precisely targeted laser to destroy the hair follicle at the source. Many patients report feeling “prickly,” like a light rubber band flicked against the skin. The ClearScan™ laser will pass over the area being treated. A cooling system will then help dissipate the heat from the hair follicles being treated and will provide you with added comfort.
What Treatments Are Available?
Waxing, shaving, and the use of depilatory creams are well-established methods for hair removal, although temporary. Electrolysis is the traditional tried and tested method for hair removal but is often very time-consuming and inefficient. These days, the most popular and most effective method for hair removal is the use of lasers, which have been specifically designed to damage and destroy many hairs in a short time, with little chance of complications. People are interested in laser hair removal because it involves new and efficient technology and because its effects are valid in most of its subjects.
Can All Skin Colors Be Treated?*
Yes, all skin types I through VI can be treated. Skin Type I is very fair, always burns, and never tans (usually blonde hair and blue eyes). Skin Type VI never burns (black skin, black hair).
Can Tanned Skin Be Treated?*
Tanned skin can be treated safely, but always inform your physician if you have been tanning or exposed to the sun within the last three weeks, and he will adjust your treatment regimen accordingly to give you the safest most effective experience.
Can In-Grown Hair Be Treated?*
The infrared energy delivered by ClearScan™ can be used to remove all types of hair. Sometimes “shaving bumps” can cover a follicle, but the penetrating light of the ClearScan™ can still be safely used.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?*
You may need to be treated about 3 to 5 times at approximately 5 to 8-week intervals. There are three phases of hair growth – anagen, catagen, and telogen. Only hairs in the active growth, anagen, can be successfully treated.
Preparing for ClearScan™
While tanned skin can be treated with ClearScan™, you should let your surgeon know if you have been tanning anytime in the previous three weeks so that your ClearScan™ treatment can be properly optimized.
You may experience a feeling like a bad sunburn after the treatment. In addition, different areas of the skin are more sensitive than others. A topical anesthetic can be provided to help numb any discomfort. If you are very sensitive, please let us know in advance so that we can provide the appropriate treatment regimen. You should also keep the area clean and use a minimum of SPF 15 sunblock when outdoors.
How Much Does ClearScan™ Cost?
The cost of ClearScan™ in San Francisco varies depending on the area being treated. Dr. Aycock provides convenient financing options, including CareCredit®; to help cover the cost of your treatment, and you may be approved in as little as an hour. Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover® are also accepted, and you’ll enjoy a FREE CONSULTATION on your first visit to our office.
Is ClearScan™ Right for Me?*
Botox® may be the ideal procedure for you if you meet any of the following conditions:
- You want to remove hair under your arms, chest, face, bikini area, or other areas and want the quickest, safest results possible.
- You want a hair removal treatment that can treat any skin type, including tanned skin.
Why Choose Dr. Aycock?
With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Aycock is a board-certified surgeon who has performed a number of both structural and cosmetic surgeries over the years. As one of the most awarded and trusted surgeons in the Bay Area, you can rest assured that Dr. Aycock will personally attend to your questions, comfort, and needs from the very first visit.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
Dr. Aycock will take the time to go over your complete medical history to ensure there are no conflicts or issues that could arise during or after your treatment procedure. He will discuss your goals and anticipated outcome of your surgery, as well as answer any questions you may have. Depending on the type of procedure you plan to have done, he may examine the area being treated. Every consultation is done with the utmost professional courtesy and thorough explanation of each step to ensure that you are informed and comfortable with the process. Once you feel fully assured and satisfied with the answers, you can move forward with scheduling your treatment.
Additional Sciton® Laser Treatments
ClearScan™ can offer safe, effective technology that provides laser hair removal (several sessions may be needed to achieve full hair removal) and can treat a variety of skin types and complexions. Contact our office today to schedule your free consultation and discover softer, smoother skin!
*The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.