Frequently Asked Questions
Is invisa-RED™ safe?
invisa-RED™ laser light energy is part of the range of electromagnetic rays that are absolutely necessary for metabolism and growth in human begins and is also part of the natural light spectrum of sunlight minus the skin-damaging UV rays, which is why NASA currently uses this type of energy in space. It is also vibration energy, with which the human body resonates. This is the reason that it can penetrate through the skin.
I don't know much about invisa-RED™. Can you explain it to me?
Sunlight is a combination of visible, UV and infrared light. Infra-red light is longer in wavelength than visible light and starts just after the visible color of red. Infrared laser light is the safest and healthiest spectrum of sunlight and accounts for 70% of the heating of the Earth, the rest being caused by visible light. It is therefore understood that a coherent combination of visible light and infrared laser light offers the most benefits in electromagnetic heating of objects that absorb infrared such as the human body. Other forms of heat, such as fire and ceramic heaters, etc., warm a person by heating the surrounding air that touches the person which does not penetrate deeply into the body. Infrared laser light heat penetrates the skin and is much more effective. Certain infrared laser light wavelengths also interact with living cells, thereby increasing metabolism, energy production, and causing more fuel (calories) to be burned.
What are the benefits of invisa-RED™?
invisa-RED™ produces a combination of near-infrared and infrared light energy (680nm-980nm). Human cells have light sensitive molecules called chromophores which react to light in this range. When stimulated by energy in this range, the cells produce more ATP which is the energy source that powers every muscle and increases metabolism. Red laser light also causes DNA synthesis in the fibroblasts of the cells which stimulates collagen production which makes the skin more elastic and younger looking. In addition, infrared light increases the production of cytochrome c oxidase enhancing the metabolism and the removal of toxins from the body.
Increases blood capillary circulation and vascular activity by promoting improvement in the metabolism of nitric oxide (NO). This facilitates improved regulation of vasodilation and leads to the formation of new capillaries – This in turn provides additional oxygen and nutrients to accelerate natural tissue-healing processes and eventually evokes a cascade of beneficial biochemical processes.
Stimulates synthesis of adenosine triphosphate (ATP)—an immediate energy source for muscle contraction and essential in the metabolism of all cellular processes and sustaining living systems.
Relaxes muscles, reduces nerve excitability and stimulates nerve transmission
Reduces scar tissue and stimulates wound healing
Increases lymphatic system activity and relieves edema and discomfort associated with swelling
Stimulates production of collagen—the most important component of wound healing
Increases RNA/DNA synthesis – this stimulates cellular reproduction and facilitates accelerated replacement of damaged cells
Increases production of endorphins and enkephalins from the brain – promoting mood elevation
Stimulates production of adrenal glands— which facilitate long-term resilience to stress
Reduces inflammation and swelling in chronic conditions of arthritis, bursitis, and tendonitis
Stimulates fibroblastic activity – promoting repair of connective tissue and formation of collagen fibers
How long has this technology been around?
With extreme popularity in the Beauty Capital of the World, South America, Invisa-RED™ is now at the forefront of cutting-edge technology for non-invasive weight loss and aesthetics procedures in the U.S. as of 2014.
How is invisa-RED™ different from other body-slimming technologies?
Other body-slimming devices are only able to accomplish temporary inch loss through skin tightening in the area of treatment. Invisa-RED™ is the only clinically proven device for weight reduction, fat reduction and inch loss. Invisa-RED™ machines have the ability to adjust power output, pulse, and delay settings to maximize results for each individual patient, case by case. Patient results are both rapid and concrete. Our technology not only provides true weight loss but also skin tightening, cellulite removal, area-specific contouring, and stretch-mark fading. By combining technology and practical application within our own facilities, we have been able to provide what others can only claim.
Can I eat before my treatment?
Please do not eat one hour before or after your treatment. Do not drink alcohol or coffee three hours before.
Can I eat before my session?
It's not recommended to eat a large meal before your session. Saunas increase the flow of nutrients (glucose, amino acids, fatty acids and oxygen) via the circulatory system. Don't drink alcohol or coffee three hours before. Prior to your session, drink plenty of water. It's important to be hydrated.
Can I use the infrared sauna if I have a heart condition or take medication?
No, we recommend partnering with your doctor prior to starting sauna therapy.
What will be provided during my session.
We will provide a towel, water and bluetooth speaker. We recommend downloading your favorite podcast or playlist and bringing earbuds.
What is the aftercare?
We recommend wearing loose cotton clothing as you will build up quite a sweat. Take a cold shower after your session to wash away all the toxins and so they're reabsorbed. Drink plenty of water. Sauna therapy is dehydrating and you want to replenish your electrolytes.
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What is the Hyaluron Pen?
The Hyaluron Pen is a device used to non-invasively inject hyaluronic acid. It was created by medical professionals for patients who are averse to needles. It uses air pressure to shoot hyaluronic acid into the upper layers of the skin. This procedure can be done on the lips, smile lines, crow's feet and forehead lines.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a natural sugar found in the human body. It is a hydrophilic ("water-loving") molecule, and can retain one thousand times its weight in water. Its function is to attract water, and keep skin hydrated and plump. HA volumizes, fills and shapes your skin. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving the skin hydrated and plump.
How long does Hyaluronic Acid filler last?
Hyaluron lip filler typically lasts one to four months. This treatment provides a natural look, to achieve fuller lips. It's recommended to do additional treatments to achieve your desired size and plumpness. When additional treatments are done, the hyaluronic acid builds and has longer lasting results (up to one year). Results vary person to person depending on how fast your body metabolizes the hyaluronic acid and depending on your lifestyle.
How often can I get Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
For best results, you should wait two weeks in between your appointments.
If I am pregnant or breast feeding, can I get Hyaluronic Acid Fillers or Teeth Whitening?
Unfortunately, no. But I'm happy to work on you once you're done breast feeding your little one.
If I've had lip injections, Botox or Fillers in the past, can I still get Hyaluronic Acid Fillers?
Yes, but please space your treatments by six months.
Which payment methods does Bay Area Beauty Babe accept?
To reserve your appointment, a $30 deposit is required today. The remainder of your balance is due the day of your service via cash, Venmo or Cashapp.