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Cosmetic Dermatology

Laser Hair Removal

California Skin Institute proudly offers laser hair removal treatments at many of our practices to help women and men remove unwanted hair. As part of our goal to provide comprehensive cosmetic, surgical and aesthetic solutions to our patients; our practitioners will develop a treatment plan based on your specific needs. Working with a California Skin Institute provider for your treatment, means you are being treated by highly knowledgeable staff that have experience with the latest laser technology and have a deep understanding of the best practices.

Why Choose Laser Hair Removal

Many people still choose traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking and waxing to address their aesthetic goals. However, these methods provide only temporary relief. For example, although electrolysis can result in lessening of hair growth, the technique often requires years of ongoing, and frequently painful, treatments. Further, allergic reactions and ingrown hairs are common side effects of all these hair removal methods; creating long-term discomfort and the need for supplementary treatments to address the side effects.

On the other hand, laser hair removal treatments at California Skin Institute can provide long-term relief from excessive hair growth, with far fewer side effects. These treatments are pain-free and our patients experience virtually no discomfort during the procedure. Further, the results of laser hair removal can last for as long as 12 months; saving you time and money by having to do minimal upkeep procedures to maintain results.1

How Laser Hair Removal Works

The LightSheer laser hair removal system safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. At the most basic level, laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicles in the skin by delivering bursts of targeted energy via the laser. As the hair follicles are destroyed, the hair falls out and does not re-grow until the body’s natural processes restore the follicle again. This approach makes laser hair removal a highly effective, non-invasive treatment option that provides long-term results without any discomfort or pain.

Your Laser Hair Removal Procedure

The laser hair removal treatment is quite fast, and requires only a minimal time investment by the patient. For example, facial and bikini areas are usually completed in less than ten minutes; legs and larger areas can take longer. This is just one of the reasons why California Skin Institute patients choose laser hair removal to meet their aesthetic goals.

Another reason why California Skin Institute patients opt for laser hair removal is that the process is simple and painless. No painful waxing is necessary beforehand and there is no need to suffer through growing out the hair first. Anesthesia is not required, and most individuals experience no more than a slight stinging sensation as the laser pulses are applied. Some parts of the body do tend to be more sensitive than others, and sometimes redness or swelling will occur for a few hours afterward.

After the Laser Hair Removal Procedure

Upon completion of your treatment, you may notice light swelling and redness in the treatment area. This is quite normal because the laser pulses are designed to cause micro damage to the hair follicles, and the swelling/redness is the result of your body’s healing response. However, because your skin may be sensitive after treatment, it is important to stay out of the sun, so as to avoid potential skin damage from UV radiation. When you visit California Skin Institute for laser hair removal treatment your provider will describe in detail all of the aftercare steps you will need to take.

If you’re interested in a laser hair removal treatment, let our experienced specialists provide you with an assessment. Find a California Skin Institute practice near you and give us a call, or click the appointment button to find a location near you!

References: 1.  A comparison of two 810 diode lasers for hair removal: low fluence, multiple pass versus a high fluence, single pass technique. Koo B, Ball K, Tremaine AM, Zachary CB. 2014


Treatment results will vary, talk to a practitioner to see if this treatment or procedure is right for you.

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