Long Lasting Results
Although there are many methods you can use to remove unwanted body hair, most of them are tedious and the hair is only removed for a short period of time. Hair removal processes such as shaving and waxing can leave you with nicks, ingrown hairs and bumps. With the laser hair removal services that we offer at Laser Cliniqúe, you can eliminate the hassles associated with traditional forms of hair removal and finally achieve long-lasting results.
How does Laser Hair removal work?
Laser hair removal uses the power of a concentrated laser beam that passes through the skin, targeting hair follicles. The pigment within the hair follicle absorbs the light, which causes damage to those follicles. This process slows hair growth, and often prevents hair from growing back in the treated areas.
The laser will only target the hair follicles, and does not cause damage to your skin. To protect your skin and minimize any discomfort of the procedure, we use instruments that feature a cooling device at the tip. The device can also treat numerous hair follicles at once, which can significantly reduce your total treatment time.
How many treatments are needed to get results?
After your first treatment, you can expect a noticeable reduction in the amount of hair. You will likely need six to nine treatments before you experience permanent results. Although you should avoid sun exposure to the treated areas, there is no downtime associated with the procedure.
Laser Cliniqúe is proud to announce the latest innovation in our San Diego Laser Hair Removal.
Laser Hair removal procedure using Lightsheer DUET
Laser Treatments Offered at Laser Cliniqúe
- Lightsheer Duet
- LightSheer™ XC Diode system and
- Q-switched Nd-Yag laser
These laser treatments are each FDA approved, and used to safely and effectively disable hair in the active growth stages. Multiple treatments are required to achieve optimal results. Visit us today for some of the best Laser Hair Removal San Diego has to offer.
The most common areas treated for are: legs, bikini, upper lip, under arms, arms, back, shoulders, neck and full face. We are able to treat any area of the body that has unwanted hair.
Laser Hair FAQ'sWhat are the advantages of having laser hair removal? Is the procedure safe? How does Laser Hair removal work? How long does a Laser Hair removal treatment take? How many Laser Hair removal treatments are required? How long does it take to recover from Laser Hair removal? When can I expect to see results from my Laser Hair removal?
Laser Hair FAQ's
What are the advantages of having laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal has longer-lasting results than other temporary hair removal methods such as waxing, shaving, electrolysis, threading, tweezing or plucking. The laser uses a wide tip that treats many hairs at once instead of treating hair-by-hair like tweezing, plucking or electrolysis. Large areas, such as the back or legs, can be treated in a very short period of time. This hair removal treatment is a safe, fast, gentle and effective method for permanent hair reduction.
Is the procedure safe?
The lasers used at this office for laser assisted hair removal are the safest lasers available today. While other lasers are available for this procedure, they all run the risk of side effects because they use the heat from much longer laser pulses to destroy the hair. Because the laser produces light in such short pulses, it destroys the hair through a photomechanical method and does not heat the surrounding skin to the same degree as other lasers. Both the Lightsheer and the Q-Switched Nd Yag laser can easily and safely be used with much less risk of blistering, scarring and changes in pigmentation.
How does Laser Hair removal work?
The laser light, which is directed at the hair, penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the follicle beneath the hair. As the light is absorbed, it is converted to heat, which in-turn produces inflammation – eliminating the hair follicle’s ability to grow new hair. A series of laser hair removal treatments is required to achieve the maximum results.
The treatment produces a slight prickly sensation. Most patients can tolerate the treatment without difficulty. However, since every person’s level of sensitivity is different and treatment areas may vary, your procedure will be tailored for you.
How long does a Laser Hair removal treatment take?
The treatment time depends on size of area(s) you wish to have treated. For example, the underarms may take ten (10) minutes to treat, and the legs may take forty-five (45) minutes to treat. Once we know what areas you want treated we can give you a time estimate, but they are generally very short.
How many Laser Hair removal treatments are required?
Typically, six to nine treatments are required. Most patients can discontinue treatments after the sixth appointment, however, an occasional touchup may be needed. You are an individual, and this is only an estimate, and based upon you following the recommended treatment schedule. It is also important to understand that results may vary depending on the individual hair type, certain medications you take, your hormone levels, and issues such as pregnancy and peri-menopause.
How long does it take to recover from Laser Hair removal?
There is NO downtime, although you will need to keep the treated areas out of direct sun after treatment.
The treated areas will redden which is the desired skin reaction. The redness usually subsides within a few minutes to a few hours and returns to normal. You can then reapply your make-up, return to work, and continue with your normal daily activities immediately following treatment.
When can I expect to see results from my Laser Hair removal?
After your initial treatment, you may notice a significant reduction of hair. With each treatment, you will see a difference in the areas being treated. You should notice a significant reduction after your series of treatments have been completed.
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Meet Dr. Ataii
Medical Director of Laser Cliniqúe
P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego. He is a skilled skin care specialist who focuses on all aspects of the skin both diagnostic and cosmetic.View Bio