As one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the US, laser hair removal offers rapid, effective and safe results. It is perfect for patients who are sick of shaving, waxing or tweezing unwanted hair. Further, it can be done almost anywhere on the body, completely eliminating the need to ever tweeze or shave again. Other distinct advantages include:
Laser hair removal is noninvasive, and most patients require no anesthetic. However, we do offer numbing topical cream for your total comfort. This aspect will be discussed prior to the procedure.
As the first step, your practitioner will trim the target area so the hair is only a few millimeters in length. This allows the laser to be placed directly over the follicles, which is necessary for effective treatment.
The laser is then adjusted to the correct setting for your hair’s color, thickness and location, as well as your skin color. Your practitioner will also give you eye protection, as the laser produces a very bright light with each pulse. As a final preparatory measure, your skin will be covered in a cooling gel to give you total comfort during the procedure.
After delivering an initial pulse of light on the treatment area, your practitioner will wait a moment and watch the area. She is looking to make sure the settings on the laser were correct so that the rest of the treatment is as effective as possible. We work to give you the most effective laser hair removal La Jolla, San Diego has available.
After your first appointment, you will be scheduled for a follow-up treatment. Laser hair removal is typically done over 3-5 appointments until the hair stops growing. In most cases, laser hair removal is completely permanent.
When the procedure is completed, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions, or cold water to ease any discomfort. You may schedule your next treatment four to six weeks later. You’ll receive treatments until hair stops growing.
The most popular areas are female facial hair, bikini line hair and back hair for men.
The laser was first used in medicine in 1961, nearly 50 years ago! Laser hair removal began about 15 years ago, but has advanced significantly in the past 8 – 10 years.
IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light and is not a laser. While IPLs can be effective for some cosmetic procedures, our experience supports the more powerful, yet safer use of the Lumenis laser for hair removal.
Laser hair removal is much faster. Electrolysis hair removal requires more time because it’s a process that treats only one hair at a time, whereas laser hair removal treats many hairs per every laser pulse. Laser hair removal for an area like the underarms for example can be treated in only 20 minutes.
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