Frequently Asked Questions

What is elos technology?
Elos stands for Electro Optical Synergy. It is the revolutionary combined energy that uses Bi-polar Radio Frequency and light energies.

What does elos feel like?
Treatment with elos produces a slight tingling feeling, and on the most sensitive areas of the skin, patients may only feel a quick, light pinch. Side effects are very rare, and elos technology assures a higher comfort level than any laser technology available.

How does the Pitanga get rid of my hair?
The Pitanga uses gentle light and electric energies to damage the hair follicle. This disables the follicle from growing hair, which means that gradually over several treatments, there is a permanent reduction in the amount of hair in that area.

How does the Pitanga rejuvenate my skin?
The Pitanga treats superficial and benign vascular and pigmented lesions including; Telangiectasias, Rosacea, Poikiloderma and Angioma (age spots, sun damage, red and brown spots, and large pores). Highly selective light energies are absorbed by the hemoglobin and pigmented lesions, but not significantly absorbed by the normal dermis. Electrical energies selectively heat blood vessels — while minimizing effect on pigmented structure.

Is treatment with the Pitanga safe?
Treatment is very safe for the skin. There are many advances in the Pitanga technology that make it one of the safest hair removal and skin rejuvenation systems available for all skin colors. There is no long term health hazards from light or electric energies used in the Pitanga. Both have been used for decades in medicine, surgery, and aesthetics without adversity.

What kind of results can I expect from Pitanga treatment on hair removal?
Each Pitanga treatment will result in less hair coming back, as well as hair growing progressively lighter in color, finer, and slower-growing with each treatment. It takes more than 1 treatment to affect all the follicles growing in an area. Most people achieve satisfactory clearance after 4-8 treatments, but individual results vary depending on medical and genetic factors. Lighter colored hair may require more treatments than darker colored hair.

How frequently do I need treatments for hair removal?
The treatments are usually performed every 2-3 months, but this depends on individual factors that your Pitanga clinician will discuss with you during consultation and evaluation.

How frequently do I need treatments for skin rejuvenation?
The treatments are usually performed every 3 weeks, but this depends on individual factors that your Pitanga clinician will discuss with you during consultation and evaluation.

Does the treatment hurt?
The sensation is often described as “hot pinch”, or “snapping” feeling. The sensation only lasts for fraction of a second, and you may feel warmth or a tingling sensation for a short time afterward. Most people tolerate treatment without any topical anesthetic cream, which may be used to numb the skin from feeling sensation for very sensitive individuals.

What happens after each treatment?
Temporary pinkness in the skin lasts a very short time, and most people return to work or normal activities immediately after treatment. The treated area will “shed” some hairs over the next 3-4 weeks, and you may experience a period of hairlessness in the area while you wait for your next treatment.

Is this a no down-time procedure?
Absolutely, elos procedures require no sedation. The average procedure takes less than 30 minutes to perform. Immediately following your procedure, you can return to work or you daily schedule with no problem.

Who should get Pitanga treatment for Hair Removal?
Anyone who wants a solution to shaving, waxing, plucking, or electrolysis. There are a few medical conditions that contraindicate people from treatment which will be discussed with your Pitanga clinician during consultation.

Who should get Pitanga treatment for Photo rejuvenation?
Anyone who wants to look younger and rediscover their youthful vitality. Photo rejuvenation can enhance your well being and appearance. After a series of treatments, you can see the appearance of smoother revitalize skin.