We ask that Laser Hair Removal patients come shaved before a treatment. It is recommended to shave the day before your appointment. We also suggest that all patients receiving any of our facial treatments and consultation to arrive without make up if possible. You’ll want to read our pre and post procedure guidelines after you’ve had a consult.
Lasers have been used for over a 10 years for a host of cosmetic and medical procedures including treatment of facial being and leg veins, age spots, skin resurfacing (wrinkle reduction). We use state-of-the-art technology to customize your treatment depending upon your skin type and hair density. Our laser hair removal systems emit a precise beam of pulsating light that passes through the skin to the hair follicle where the energy is absorbed by melanin (or pigment) that gives color to the hair shaft. The lasers’ energy is then absorbed by the pigment in the hair and transferred to the surrounding hair follicle.
Laser hair removal can be performed on almost area of the body for men and women – from small areas such as your upper lip, underarms, bikini area, chin, neck, and face, to larger areas such as arms, chest, back, and legs.
No, it’s not the same. It’s better! Most people are going to be good candidates for this. Old hair removal techniques, like plucking, shaving and waxing, are only temporary as you know. Electrolysis was also used in the past and lasted a long time, but it was time-consuming. Each individual hair had to be treated so it was usually limited to smaller areas of the body. Laser hair removal, in contrast, is non-invasive, and removes unwanted hair safely without damaging skin structures and delicate pores. Bikini or face areas can usually be completed in under 20 minutes. Larger areas like legs or arms will take longer. The biggest selling point about laser hair removal is that the treatment affects a big number of hair follicles at once resulting in quicker more permanent results. As a rule of thumb, several treatments are required and you can expect to see a fifty percent reduction in hair growth after just one treatment. If you hate shaving, painful waxing, tweezing or electrolysis, our laser hair removal in Burbank may be the best solution for you.
The short answer is to drop by our Los Angeles medical spa for a consult in person. Optimal hair removal results have been achieved with darker, more coarse hair, but other thing can influence the treatment, and are best evaluated in person. Depending on the amount of hair and area treated, the procedure varies from patient to patient. In general, the treatment begins by trimming the hair above the skin to be treated. Then, we’ll put a cool gel (like an ultrasound gel) over the area to be treated. The laser’s hand piece will be applied to the skin to deliver the pulses of light needed to begin disabling your unwanted hair. Check out our website or our YouTube channel for more information on this.
You can return to work or resume normal activities immediately following your procedure. However, since some redness may occur, you may want to plan your work or social engagements accordingly. This may last from a few minutes to several days depending on the area and skin sensitivity.
You ABSOLUTELY MUST stop waxing or plucking any hair for several weeks for laser to be optimally effective. We have a variety of lasers to safely treat all skin types and skin colors including dark & tanned skin. Our highly trained professionals educate you on your options and tailor a treatment program that best suits your personal needs. Together you and the laser specialist can decide if your expectations will be met and which treatment is the best option for you.
Hair grows in cycles. The laser is only effective on hair in its actively growing cycle. At any one time there will only be certain hairs in that growing phase. This means that consistent treatments at appropriate intervals are absolutely necessary for the best possible results. The number of treatments required depends upon your skin, hair coloring, coarseness of the hair and density per treated area. Multiple treatments may be required. The laser hair removal system causes permanent reduction in the number of hairs growing in an area. Because hair grows in three phases, and each hair goes through these stages independently, it is almost impossible for one laser treatment to permanently reduce all hair in a given area. Clinical studies, which have followed patients for one year after completing two treatments, have shown that reduction in hair growth was stable for the duration of that time. While individual results may vary, patients typically find that it takes 3 to 6 treatments.