Glow Aesthetic Center offers a variety of different laser treatment options for people who have unwanted hair. Unlike other cosmetic medical centers and aesthetic spas, we use cutting-edge alexandrite lasers, which are more effective. Some clients, particularly those with darker skin and hair, may be better suited to our Nd:YAG lasers. Either option is more effective than some of the other laser systems on the market, but are they permanent solutions?
The short answer is that laser treatments are highly effective and long-lasting, but additional treatments may be needed in the future for a small percentage of patients. That said, laser hair removal can last many years before another “touch-up” session is required, so it is a solution sought after by many men and women who want to look sleeker, younger, and smoother.
If you are ready to get rid of unwanted hair or cease your never-ending struggle against wayward follicles, consider laser hair removal. Call the team at Glow Aesthetic Center, led by Dr. Homan Siman, by dialing (818) 905-8815. We’ll schedule an in-person consultation to learn more about your body type, hair type, beauty goals, and any additional information that can help us form a treatment plan tailored specifically to you.
Not a fan of phone calls? No problem! You can also schedule a consultation by clicking the Book an Appointment tab on our website.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
At Glow Aesthetic Center, the system we use is a top-of-the-line Quanta 4v laser system. It uses short pulses of high-intensity light, through the medium of an alexandrite crystal, to target individual hair follicles. The light destroys the cells, removing the hair and preventing future growth from that follicle. Our Nd:YAG laser is also from Quanta and simply emits a light beam at a larger wavelength, which makes it better for people with darker skin and hair.
The light beam aimed at the follicles is absorbed by the melanin in the targeted hair follicles without affecting the skin that surrounds the area. As it absorbs the laser, the melanin heats up and the follicle becomes damaged. In this case, that’s a good thing! This is because damaged follicles no longer grow hair.
What to Expect from Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Laser hair removal is designed to be as comfortable as possible. That said, there may be some level of discomfort involved, depending on the targeted area and the sensitivity of the surrounding skin. Laser treatment is designed to be pain-free, but we may need to apply a mild numbing cream to the area if it is particularly sensitive.
After your laser hair removal treatment, remember to:
- Use Aquaphor® or Vaseline® to moisturize the area several times each day.
- Wear sunscreen on the affected area (at least 45 SPF).
- Shower with cool or tepid water. NO BATHING!
- Pat the affected area dry after your shower, rather than scrubbing it with a towel.
Keeping your skin well-moisturized is a good way to reduce any irritation you may experience. Remember, the procedure damages follicles so even though you may love the results, your skin will still need time to adjust.
Though laser hair removal may require several sessions, most if not all of the results are permanent. You may still have some hair in the affected area, but the amount will forever be greatly reduced to an almost unnoticeable point. This makes maintenance fairly simple and can be a great boost to your self-esteem.
Typically, we recommend clients undergo several laser sessions, spaced four to six weeks apart, in order to achieve the best results. If you would like numbing cream applied, please arrive at least half an hour before your scheduled session, as it takes some time for the cream to take effect.
Areas Targeted by Laser Hair Removal Treatments
Many of the more specific details of your treatment plan, including how long you can expect to remain hairless in the affected area, will depend on the location your laser sessions target. Glow Aesthetic Center has helped clients remove hair from many locations, including:
- Upper lip
- Delicate areas
In most cases, the only sensation you will feel is a cool tingling as the laser does its work.
Schedule Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment Today
If you are ready to stop waxing and shaving, and you’d love to have the confidence that comes from not having to wear pants and long sleeves, laser hair removal can be just what the doctor ordered—literally. The medical staff at Glow Aesthetic Center, led by Dr. Homan Siman, will craft a tailored treatment plan designed just for you and your body’s needs.
To schedule an initial physical consultation, call our office at (818) 905-8815. You can also click the Book an Appointment tab on our website to see our next available date. We look forward to helping you restore your self-confidence and leave the world of razors and wax behind.