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Soft, sleek skin is now within reach thanks to innovative laser hair removal technology

Although there are many methods you can use to remove unwanted body hair, most of them are tedious and time-consuming, with only short term results. Traditional hair removal processes such as shaving and waxing can leave you with nicks, ingrown hairs and bumps. With the laser hair removal treatments that we offer at Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego, you can avoid the hassles associated with traditional forms of hair removal and finally achieve long-lasting results.

What is laser hair removal?

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.

What areas can be treated by laser hair removal?

  • Abdomen
  • Arms, underarms
  • Back, shoulders, lower back
  • Bikini
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Face, nose, ears, chin, lips, neck
  • Legs
  • Shoulders

What are the advantages of 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 long-lasting hair reduction.

Who makes the ideal candidate for laser hair removal?

Laser treatments for hair removal work by identifying the melanin pigment in the hair follicles and targeting it for destruction. It follows that the best candidates for laser hair removal will thus have dark hair and lighter skin. The darker the skin is, the less effective the laser energy can be in penetrating the roots of the follicles. For this reason, it’s imperative that you avoid tanning in the sun, spray-tanning or baking in tanning beds for about a week before your session.

Clients with grey or white hair will not be good candidates for treatment because the hair follicles are void of the necessary pigment to make the laser energy effective. Those with darker natural skin tones can be treated with new, improved lasers designed to remove unwanted hair without causing hyperpigmentation. Our team in San Diego will help to determine the best type of laser for your unique skin and hair combination.

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 La Jolla and San Diego Laser Hair Removal.

Introducing the Lightsheer DUET

  • The Lumenis Lightsheer DUET is the GOLD Standard laser that produces a larger beam of highly concentrated light.
  • The light emitted is well absorbed by pigment located in the hair follicles.
  • During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, allowing the hair to absorb the light and heat up. As it heats up, the hair shaft and bulb are damaged which significantly impedes its ability to re-grow.
  • With the large spot size, the process treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously, making the treatment much faster than traditional alternatives.
  • The Lightsheer DUET also offers the gold standard Lightsheer ET handpiece with a cooling chill tip for smaller areas. A vacuum-assist technology and the large spot size make hair removal fast and comfortable, without the need for topical anesthetics and messy gels.
Hence, the Lightsheer DUET is 6 times FASTER, virtually PAINLESS and MORE EFFECTIVE! The treatment uses a laser to eliminate hair follicles beneath the surface of the skin.

Laser Treatments Offered at Laser Cliniqúe

  • Lightsheer Duet
  • LightSheer™ XC Diode system and
  • Q-switched Nd-Yag laser

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.

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.

Laser Hair FAQ's

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 much does laser hair removal cost?

Laser Hair Removal costs vary depending on the area being treated and if the session itself is a one-time treatment or part of a package. Packages reduce costs per session. A face treatment could cost $199, while a four-session treatment package might reduce that to $150/treatment.

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 touch up 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 perimenopause.

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.

  • Delivered Over 25,000 Botox Treatments
  • Delivered Over 20,000 Dermal Fillers
  • Top 250 of 42,000 Allergan Providers Nationwide
  • Patients' Choice Award Winner 2007-2020
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