As most people discover by the time they are teenagers, removing unwanted body hair by traditional methods is time-consuming, expensive, and sometimes downright painful. Daily shaving requires a constant supply of sharp new razors and a lot of time, and all too often leads to the development of ingrown hairs and skin irritations. Waxing is just as expensive (although not as frequent) as shaving, but can be extremely painful, while depilatory creams can cause serious skin problems and health concerns. For a truly safe, permanent, and cost effective solution to unwanted body hair, look no further than laser hair removal at California Dermatology Specialists: a truly revolutionary option for individuals of every hair color and skin type!
Laser hair removal is an ideal way for both men and women to remove unwanted body hair permanently, safely, and comfortably. It can be performed on any area of the body except the delicate eyelid region, and is most commonly used to remove hair from the:
- Bikini line
- Upper lip
At California Dermatology Specialists, conveniently located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, we are pleased to offer the gold standard in laser hair removal with Lumenis’ LightSheer® system, which offers superior photoepilation through its state-of-the-art 805nm diode laser technology. Unlike older laser hair removal systems, which were only effective for patients with light skin and dark hair, Lumenis’ LightSheer® system is highly effective for patients with lighter hair color and/or darker skin tone, making it an ideal hair removal system for anyone seeking a painless, permanent method of removing unwanted body hair. As with all the technologies and treatments offered at California Dermatology Specialists, we have selected the industry leader in laser hair removal technology in order to ensure your safety, comfort, and absolute satisfaction!
Fast Facts about Laser Hair Removal at California Dermatology Specialists
- How does it work? Laser hair removal utilizes an intense, pulsating beam of light to precisely target unwanted hair. The light energy passes into the skin and is absorbed by pigment in the hair follicle, quickly destroying the carbon in the follicle, which kills the hair itself and permanently prevents new hair growth in that follicle. Laser hair removal can safely remove hair on any area of the body (except the eyelids).
- What can I expect during my laser hair removal treatment? A standard laser hair removal treatment can be completed within a few minutes or may require several hours, depending on the size of the treatment area. The light energy is delivered into the skin via a small, hand-held device that destroys the hair follicle while simultaneously cooling the outer layers of skin. The precise targeting coupled with cooling technology ensures that surrounding tissues are unaffected by the laser. Laser hair removal does not require any anesthesia or downtime, and you may return to your normal activities immediately.
- Will more than one session be required for complete results? Yes, most patients require between 5 and 7 treatment sessions in order to permanently remove all hair in the target area. Laser hair removal can only target hair follicles that are in an active growth cycle at the time of treatment, so multiple sessions are required to catch every follicle during its active growth cycle. The specific number of treatments will depend on your skin tone, hair color and type, and location and size of the treatment area.
Contact California Dermatology Specialists
At California Dermatology Specialists, with a new office in Brentwood, Los Angeles, we specialize in offering the very highest level of patient care founded on a philosophy of medical excellence coupled with a dedication to cutting-edge advancements in dermatology and aesthetic medicine. Led by Board Certified Dermatologist Dr. Eric Meinhardt, our staff has made it their goal to provide you with the specialized, customized skin care you require to address your medical and aesthetic concerns at their source. Whether you are seeking cosmetic enhancement services or medical dermatologic care, we will work with you to develop an individually-tailored treatment plan that will optimize your health and well-being and maximize your comfort and safety.
If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal at California Dermatology Specialists, or would like additional information about our complete offering of dermatological and aesthetic services, we invite you to contact our office today. We look forward to hearing from you!