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LASER HAIR REMOVAL

It’s no secret that unwanted hair affects both men and women. Common solutions have typically included shaving, tweezing, or waxing, but these options aren’t always effective or long-lasting and can cause irritating skin burns, bumps, or nicks. If you suffer from unwanted hair, you should consider laser hair removal, one of the most frequently performed procedures at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego! A simple, safe, and effective way to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal can be used almost anywhere on the body, including the face, upper lip, chin, neck, chest, arms, underarms, abdomen, back, back, bikini area and legs . 

BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

The benefits of laser hair removal are numerous. These include silky smooth skin, long-lasting results, and fast treatment, but the biggest benefits of laser hair removal include the following:

  • The ability to treat multiple areas of the body

  • Precisely clears large areas of unwanted hair

  • Selectively targets dark hair (while leaving surrounding skin untouched and undamaged)

During laser hair removal, a laser targets the pigment found at the base and the stem cell rich bulge of the follicles during cycles of hair growth. These pigments absorb the laser’s energy, inhibiting follicle growth and resulting in the removal of unwanted hair.

IS IT SAFE FOR MY SKIN TYPE

Regardless of your skin type – from lighter skins like those of Caucasian or Asian descent to the darker tones like those of Indian or African heritage – CLDerm in San Diego, CA will help you achieve the great results you’re looking for. Since the laser targets pigment, darker skin types are harder to treat because it has more pigment. Therefore, you should trust your laser hair removal only to the experts in order to avoid hypopigmentation.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, we offer laser hair removal for permanent hair reduction. Leysin is our Physician Assistant and she does the majority of our laser hair removal procedures to help give you the smooth, hairless skin you want.

The laser hair removal procedure targets hair follicles with an intense pulsating beam of light, selectively zeroing in on melanin, a dark pigment found in the hair. In doing so, the laser finds its way into the follicle, heating it up until it is destroyed. The concentrated laser energy is effective yet leaves surrounding skin undamaged.

Read our pre/post-treatment guidelines for laser hair removal.

Are you worried about potential discomfort? You shouldn’t be. Laser hair removal is minimally painful. You can expect a sensation like the snapping of a rubber band against your skin, but overall, this procedure is well-tolerated.  We also use cooling techniques (cool air and ice) as well as numbing cream to keep you comfortable!

In most cases, you can return to your daily routine immediately after the procedure. You may experience side effects like inflammation, swelling, stinging or tingling (like with a sunburn), some redness around the hair follicles and tenderness, but these side effects are generally mild and should subside within a week. We recommend that you avoid the sun for the first 3-4 days after treatment and apply ice bags, compresses, topical antibiotics, or anti-inflammatory lotions to reduce the risks of blistering and to relieve discomfort.

In 2-4 weeks, you should have skin that’s hair-free and silky-smooth. Visit science.gov to learn more about laser hair removal.

BEFORE MY TREATMENT

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BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL?

The benefits of laser hair removal are numerous. These include silky smooth skin, long-lasting results, and fast treatment, but the biggest benefits of laser hair removal include the following:

  • The ability to treat multiple areas of the body

  • Precisely clears large areas of unwanted hair

  • Selectively targets dark hair (while leaving surrounding skin untouched and undamaged)

During laser hair removal, a laser targets the pigment found at the base and the stem cell rich bulge of the follicles during cycles of hair growth. These pigments absorb the laser’s energy, inhibiting follicle growth and resulting in the removal of unwanted hair.

IS IT SAFE FOR MY SKIN TYPE

Regardless of your skin type – from lighter skins like those of Caucasian or Asian descent to the darker tones like those of Indian or African heritage – CLDerm in San Diego, CA will help you achieve the great results you’re looking for. Since the laser targets pigment, darker skin types are harder to treat because it has more pigment. Therefore, you should trust your laser hair removal only to the experts in order to avoid hypopigmentation.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego, we offer laser hair removal for permanent hair reduction. Leysin is our Physician Assistant and she does the majority of our laser hair removal procedures to help give you the smooth, hairless skin you want.

The laser hair removal procedure targets hair follicles with an intense pulsating beam of light, selectively zeroing in on melanin, a dark pigment found in the hair. In doing so, the laser finds its way into the follicle, heating it up until it is destroyed. The concentrated laser energy is effective yet leaves surrounding skin undamaged.

Read our pre/post-treatment guidelines for laser hair removal.

Are you worried about potential discomfort? You shouldn’t be. Laser hair removal is minimally painful. You can expect a sensation like the snapping of a rubber band against your skin, but overall, this procedure is well-tolerated.  We also use cooling techniques (cool air and ice) as well as numbing cream to keep you comfortable!

In most cases, you can return to your daily routine immediately after the procedure. You may experience side effects like inflammation, swelling, stinging or tingling (like with a sunburn), some redness around the hair follicles and tenderness, but these side effects are generally mild and should subside within a week. We recommend that you avoid the sun for the first 3-4 days after treatment and apply ice bags, compresses, topical antibiotics, or anti-inflammatory lotions to reduce the risks of blistering and to relieve discomfort.

In 2-4 weeks, you should have skin that’s hair-free and silky-smooth. Visit science.gov to learn more about laser hair removal.

BEFORE MY TREATMENT

  • It is normal to feel a sensation of heat for a few minutes after treatment.

  • It is normal to have mild to moderate redness for 4-6 hours after treatment. ​You can use over the counter hydrocortisone cream twice daily to the treated area to alleviate these symptoms.

  • You may develop darkening/superficial crusting of brown spots for a few days after treatment.

  • Do not rub, pick, or wipe the treatment area.

  • You can wear deodorant immediately after treatment.

  • You can wear makeup immediately after treatment.

  • Apply sunscreen daily.

  • Follow up with your physician in ______ days/weeks, or as needed.

  • Topical numbing cream is optional. If you wish to utilize topical numbing please inform us when you schedule your appointment and we will apply it for 30 minutes prior to treatment.

  • Cold air or cryogen spray will be utilized during treatment for your comfort.

DURING MY TREATMENT

AFTER MY TREATMENT

  • Avoid waxing, plucking, tweezing, and threading for 4 weeks prior to treatment.

  • No sun tanning, self-tanner or spray tanning 4 weeks prior to treatment.

  • The treatment area must be clean-shaven.

  • Remove all makeup and/or lotions.

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