We have a new state of the art Laser on the market that uses two synergetic technologies: 3D IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) and  Laser Diode 808 nm. This laser can perform a wide range of treatments: remove hair, skin rejuvenation, acne treatments and reduce the appearance of vascular and pigmented lesions.

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The Alpha System:

  • The first and only system that offers Laser Diode 808 nm and 3D IPL in one.
  • 5 different treatment modes to customize client treatments.
  • The MILO reader measures melanin present in the skin to accurately set treatment parameters.
  • Adjustable cooling system to eliminate discomfort without affecting results.
  • Effective laser (not IPL) hair removal treatments for ALL skin types.
  • The highest quality Laser and IPL technologies.

Laser Diode 808 nm

Considered the gold standard for laser hair removal as it can treat light and dark skin tones as well as fine and course hair types.

How it Works

Light pulses are released into the skin which are attracted to the melanin (pigment) in the hair and skin. This light gets absorbed to generate heat.

Hair generally has more melanin than skin, therefore most of the heat is generated in the hair follicle, leaving skin unharmed.

The heat created from the light damages the hair follicle beyond repair, and as a result, losing potential for regrowth.

After the recommended number of treatments, there is a permanent reduction of hair growth. The ideal client for hair reduction is someone who has excessive hair growth in certain areas or all over the body. The Alpha laser can also help to improve razer bumps caused by shaving.

There are many hair removal technologies on the market today. Alpha's unique system allows custom treatments using MILO, a melanin reader to determine how much melanin is present in the skin.

Wavelengths from Alpha's diode laser are considered the gold standard because they absorb 808nm into the skin, effectively reaching the hair follicle and destroying it.

The hair growth cycle

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  1. Anagen Phase - active growing phase
  2. Catagen Phase - transition phase
  3. Telogen Phase - hair detaches from root and sheds/ new hair starts to grow

Only hairs in the Anagen phase can be effectively treated with laser hair removal, however, not all hairs are in the Anagen phase at the same time, therefor it is important to to get the recommended number of treatments to maximum hair reduction.

3D IPL Technology

IPL is a non-invasive skin treatment to improve the skin's colour and texture. With Alpha's unique 3D IPL technology, we can treat different skin conditions including acne, rosacea, small veins, redness of the skin, discoloration, wrinkle reduction, skin tightening, scarring and more.

Treatments with Alpha's 3D IPL are customized to you using MILO to determine the level of melanin in the skin. The tip used during the treatment is cooled using water to reduce the amount of heat felt on the skin.

Alpha's 3D IPL treatment is quick, comfortable and has minimal downtime.

How it works

IPL is an effective acne treatment as the light pulses are absorbed into the skin they destroy acne causing bacteria.

IPL for vascular lesions including small veins and rosacea, the light pulses cauterizes the blood vessels, minimizing the appearance on the surface of the skin.

IPL greatly reduces pigmentation and sun spots on the skin by absorbing light and generating heat to dissolve pigment.

Treatments available with Alpha

Hair Removal

Permanent Hair Reduction

Hypertrichosis

Pseudofolliculitis Barbae

Vascular Lesions

Couperose 

Erythrosis

Rosacea

Telangiectasia

Poikilderma

Pigmented Lesions

Melasma

Lentigines

PIH

Diffuse Pigmentation

Cafe-au-lait

Skin Rejuvenation

Acne Vulgaris

Wrinkle Reduction

Skin Tightening

Atrophic Scars

Keratosis

Before & After Pictures

Remember to always wear sunscreen after Laser & IPL treatments. We recommended Jane Iredale 100% Mineral Sunscreen!

Jane Iredale is available for purchase at Divine MediSpa!

frequency asked questions

What is the Alpha Laser?

The Alpha Laser machine has a two-in-one laser diode and 3D IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) to perform a wide range of treatments including hair reduction and skin rejuvenation.

Why is Diode 808 nanometer (nm) considered the gold standard for hair removal?

A Diode laser reaches 808nm deep into the skin, reaching the hair follicle where hair growth occurs. The diode laser effectively cauterizes the blood supply to the follicle, leaving it unable to continue to grow more hair. 

What is the difference between Laser and IPL?

Lasers are a single, parallel wavelength (one colour) whereas IPL are a combination of different wavelengths (different colours) that scatter away from each other. The Alpha uses a Diode laser that travels 808nm into the skin. The different wavelengths in IPL ranges from 420nm-1200nm.

Laser Diode is ideal for darker course hair where as IPL would be more appropriate for fine vellus hair.

How does the treatment feel?

The Alpha has a built-in cooling system to minimize discomfort. You may experience some heat as both Laser and IPL create heat within the skin. The Alpha has multiple modes that can customize the treatment to further minimize discomfort.

How long is the treatment?

The treatment length varies depending on treatment type and area. Small areas usually take less than 30 minutes. Larger areas may take up to 45 minutes.

How many treatments are required?

The number of treatments required may vary depending on the individual. For hair removal, we usually recommend 8-10 treatments. For skin rejuvenation, usually 3-6 treatments.

One or more yearly touch up sessions may be required to maintain results. 

What should I do before coming to my Alpha appointment?

Before coming to your appointment, avoid sun exposure for 2 weeks. Do not wax the area you wish to treat for at least 6 weeks. Avoid using retinols and exfoliating acids in the treatment area for one week.

Wear light clothing and shave area the day before the appointment. Touch up shaving can be done at the Spa if needed, however if the entire area has to be shaved there will be a charge.

What should I do after my Alpha appointment?

It is important to follow written instructions given to you after your appointment. Generally, avoid direct sunlight, sweating, exercises, saunas, hot tubs, swimming, restrictive clothing and products in the treatment area. You can use Aloe vera cream (without alcohol) to soothe treatment area.

What is melanin?

Melanin is the pigment in the hair, skin and eyes of humans. There is generally more pigment in hair than there is in skin, allowing effective hair removal with a laser.

Can grey or naturally blonde hair be treated using Alpha?

No, unfortunately we cannot treat grey or blonde hair with the Alpha laser. The laser is absorbed into the melanin in the hair which generates heat to destroy the hair follicle. With grey or blonde hair, there is very little melanin in the hair, therefore not enough heat will be generated to fully destroy the follicle.

Do I need to wear sunscreen after having an Alpha treatment?

Yes, it is very important to wear sunscreen after any laser treatment. Increased sun exposure without protection may cause hyperpigmentation in the skin.

Is there any downtime?

Yes, there is usually 48 hours of downtime after a laser treatment. Downtime may vary depending on the individual.

If I have Herpes Simplex, can I have the treatment?

If the Herpes Simplex is in the treatment area it will be stimulated by heat produced from the Alpha. You will be required to get a prescription from you doctor to take before the treatment to keep the Herpes Simplex under control.

Can I have the Alpha treatment if I am taking photosensitive medications and herbs (such as Accutane, Tetracycline or St John’s Wart)?

If you are taking Accutane, you must wait 6 months after stopping the medication before starting any laser or IPL treatments.

If you are taking Tetracycline or St John’s Wart you must wait 2 weeks after stopping the medication or herb before starting any laser or IPL treatments.

Can I get the Alpha treatment if I have a tattoo in the treatment area?

Both IPL and Laser cannot treat over tattoos (including microblading and permanent makeup) as it will lighten the pigment in the tattoo. Tattoos are to be covered up during the treatment and areas around the tattoo can be treated.

How long do I have to wait to get the Alpha treatment if I have a sunburn?

You must wait at least 4 weeks before any laser or IPL treatment if you have excessively tanned skin from the sun, tanning beds or tanning creams.

Can I use tanning creams before my laser treatment?

No. Lasers and IPLs create light that is absorbed by pigment in the skin to create heat. This light cannot determine the difference from natural or artificial pigment. Ensure all results from tanning creams are removed from skin prior to treatment. You may use tanning creams again 2 weeks after treatment.

How often should I get laser hair removal?

The protocol for laser hair removal is

  • 6-8 weeks between 2nd & 3rd session
  • 5-6 weeks between 1st & 2nd session
  • 8-10 weeks between 3rd & 4th session and thereafter
How often should I get an IPL treatment?

The protocol for IPL treatments are:

  • For skin rejuvenation & hyperpigmentation: 3-5 sessions, once every 4 weeks
  • For Vascular lesions: 3-6 sessions, once every 4 or 6 weeks
  • For Acne treatments: 4-6 weekly sessions 

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Package deals available at free consultation.

Hair Removal

Upper Lip | 50

Chin | 50

Lip & Chin | 75

Lower Face | 120

Nape | 80

Sideburns | 50

Shoulders | 75

Half Back | 150

Full Back | 200

Back & Shoulders | 225

Chest | 150

Chest & Abdomen | 200

Underarms | 60

Half Arms | 80

Full Arms | 130

Bikini Line | 60

Brazilian | 150

Upper Legs & Bikini | 140

Half Legs | 100

Full Legs | 150

Full Legs & Bikini | 200

Skin Rejuvenation

Face | 250

Neck | 150

Decolletage | 200

Face & Neck | 350

Face, Neck & Decolletage | 500

Pigmented Lesions | 55+

Vascular Lesions | 55+

Back of Hands | 120

Half Arms | 150

Full Arms | 200

Rosacea Treatment | 250

Acne Treatment (Face) | 250

Acne Treatment (Back) | 250

Acne Treatment (Half Back) | 150