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Ultimate Guide to Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal | New Look Skin Center Medical Spa in Glendale, Encino and Irvine, CA

Picture this: It’s a sunny summer day, and your best friend surprises you with an invitation to a spontaneous pool party. The only problem? You haven’t had time to book a waxing appointment, and the thought of spending precious moments shaving is daunting. What do you do? This is your ultimate guide to laser hair removal.

Shaving has become a hassle, especially when we’re constantly on the move. The dreaded razor burn can be a painful reminder of the struggle. But fear not! There’s a fantastic solution that saves time and effort: laser hair removal. Just imagine the convenience of saying goodbye to unwanted body and facial hair, and the precious minutes you’ll gain in your morning routine. It’s like finding the secret to effortless grooming!

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser Hair Removal is a highly effective method that uses a concentrated beam of light to target and eliminate unwanted hair. By directing intense heat to the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface, the laser damages them, resulting in delayed hair regrowth.

While laser hair removal doesn’t offer permanent results, it can significantly reduce hair growth. After a series of treatments, maintenance sessions are usually sufficient to maintain smooth, hair-free skin. You’ll be amazed at how minimal hair growth becomes, especially on the areas you’ve treated.

In the past, laser hair removal was primarily suitable for individuals with dark hair and fair skin. However, our advanced technology allows us to safely and effectively treat darker skin tones as well. You can trust that we use the latest and most inclusive technology for laser hair removal.

What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal can be applied to various areas of the body, including the legs, chin, face, underarms, bikini area, arms, back, and more. The benefits of laser hair removal extend to both men and women, and we have numerous satisfied male clients who have experienced positive results.

No More Hair, No More Shaving / Waxing

Undoubtedly, one of the significant advantages of laser hair removal is the time-saving aspect. Imagine the freedom of effortlessly putting on your favorite shorts without concerns about unwanted body hair. Laser hair removal provides long-lasting results, eliminating the need for constant shaving or waxing. Say goodbye to the inconvenience of razor burn and embrace a more comfortable and carefree experience.

How Much Does it Cost?

The cost can vary depending on several factors such as the size of the treatment area. The number of sessions required (if you want to save money by purchasing packages), and the specific clinic or provider you choose. On average, the cost of laser hair removal can range from $20 to $500 per session.

Smaller treatment areas like the upper lip or underarms tend to be less expensive, while larger areas like the legs or back may cost more. It’s important to note that multiple sessions are usually needed to achieve the desired results, typically ranging from 6 to 8 sessions, spaced several weeks apart.

Keep in mind that these are average price ranges, and the actual cost may differ based on the factors mentioned earlier. It’s always recommended to consult with a reputable clinic or provider to get an accurate estimate based on your specific needs and goals. Additionally, some clinics may offer package deals or discounts for multiple sessions, so it’s worth inquiring about any available promotions.

What Happens During Your First Laser Hair Removal Appointment

When considering laser hair removal, it is essential to seek the services of a board-certified doctor specializing in cosmetic surgery or dermatology. Ensuring that the doctor has experience with laser hair removal for your specific skin type is crucial.

Many salons and spas may offer laser hair removal services, it is important to exercise caution. Non-medical personnel should never perform laser hair removal on you.

We strongly recommend scheduling a consultation with our staff before proceeding with the procedure. This will allow us to assess your individual needs and determine if laser hair removal is the best treatment option for you.

During your initial session, we will provide detailed information about what to expect throughout the laser hair removal process. We will also inquire about your medical history, including any skin disorders, medications you are currently using, and previous hair removal procedures you have undergone.

Additionally, we will discuss your personalized treatment plan and present you with the most suitable package options. If you are deemed a suitable candidate for laser hair removal, we will proceed with the treatment, ensuring your comfort and satisfaction.

Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

Before your laser hair removal session, it’s important to keep the following guidelines in mind:

  1. Hair Removal Methods: Refrain from using hair removal methods such as electrolysis, plucking, or waxing before your session. These methods remove hair from the roots, which is counterproductive to the laser hair removal process.
  2. Sun Exposure: Avoid excessive sun exposure both before and after your treatment. It’s recommended to apply sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 when going out in the sun to protect your skin.
  3. Trimming or Shaving: Trim or shave the treatment area one day prior to your laser hair removal procedure. This allows for the removal of hair above the skin surface while preserving the root and hair follicle for effective treatment.
  4. Blood-Thinning Medications: Avoid using any blood-thinning medications, including anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin, before your laser hair removal session. These medications can increase the risk of bruising or other side effects during the procedure.

By following these guidelines, you can ensure the optimal conditions for a successful laser hair removal session and achieve the desired results. Our team will also provide you with specific instructions tailored to your unique needs during your consultation.


What to Expect After Your Laser Hair Removal Procedure?

After your laser hair removal session, it’s important to be aware of the following:

  1. Hair Shedding: Over the course of two weeks following the treatment, the hair in the treated area will gradually shed. It’s normal to experience patchiness in hair growth during this period. However, most patients notice a significant difference in hair reduction as they progress through their treatment plan.

  2. Topical Products: Avoid using topical products that can result in photosensitivity in the treated areas for three days after the procedure. Examples of such products include salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and hydroxy acids. Instead, use a gentle cleanser and a lotion in the treated areas to keep the skin moisturized.

  3. Other Procedures: Refrain from receiving dermal filler injections, chemical peels, or Botox injections in the same area that has undergone laser hair removal. It’s important to allow sufficient time for the treated area to heal and for the full effects of laser hair removal to take place.

If you enjoyed this ultimate guide to laser hair removal. If you’re interested in achieving beautiful, smooth, and hair-free skin, we invite you to book a consultation with us. You can use our app or online booking for easy booking or call 818.662.5005. Say goodbye to unwanted hair and hello to confidence and freedom!

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