The Plastic Surgery Institute offers our Beverly Hills and Los Angeles patients laser hair removal, a painless and long-lasting cosmetic procedure that eliminates the need for constant shaving and waxing.
Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It consists of beaming highly concentrated light into hair follicles, where pigment in the follicles absorb the light, destroying the hair.
Lasers are useful for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, chin, back, arm, underarm, bikini line, and other areas. At The Plastic Surgery Institute, we use the Lumenis Lightsheer XC Diode Laser System. By using one of the most advanced laser hair removal systems on the market, we can provide patients of all skin types and hair color the fast and effective results they desire. As hair has different stages of growth, a series of treatments is necessary for maximum results.
The feeling of skin on skin is one of life’s greatest pleasures, and body hair can just get in the way sometimes. Not to mention the time it takes to shave, risking cuts and ingrown hairs, or the pain of a waxing session. This is why The Plastic Surgery Institute provides our Beverly Hills and Los Angeles patients laser hair removal, offering long-lasting, painless, and immediate results.
Shaving and waxing can be tedious, time-consuming, and sometimes painful. If you are looking to achieve silky-smooth skin, free of unwanted or unsightly hair, laser hair removal is an innovative treatment that provides long-lasting hair removal in problem areas, granting you smooth skin while also helping to free up time in your already busy schedule. If you are ready to throw your razors in the trash and say goodbye to the painful experience of a waxing session, then call The Plastic Surgery Institute and set up a consultation today. We would love to answer any of your questions and set your mind at ease!
Just prior to the procedure, the hair that will be undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin surface. A topical numbing cream may be applied, and the laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated, as well as your skin color.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING TREATMENT?
A typical laser hair removal treatment takes 15 – 60 minutes depending on the areas being treated.The procedure is typically performed without anesthetic, but a topical numbing cream will be provided if requested. Eye shields will also be given as protection. The practitioner will evaluate the areas to be treated and apply a cooling gel prior to starting that works as a conductor for the laser. During the treatment the practitioner will guide the handpiece over the areas to be treated. Patients typically experience minimal pain such as a prickling feeling or increased sensation of heat during treatment.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?
After treatment, a cooling serum is applied if needed. Post-treatment guidelines will be provided to the patient and sun exposure of the treated area needs to be avoided until redness disappears, usually within a few hours. If sun exposure cannot be avoided we recommend using and reapplying sunscreen with SPF 50 or higher. Results of Laser Hair Removal are noticeable over several weeks after each treatment. A series of treatments is needed for maximum results, with most patients experiencing long-term hair loss after 4-6 treatments, scheduled at 4-6 week intervals.
Laser hair removal works via shining light energy on to the unwanted hair, and selectively targeting the pigment in your hair follicles. This light energy is converted to heat, and damages and destroys the hair follicle, preventing new growth in the future.
Often, a single session of laser hair removal may not destroy all hair follicles, as each hair on your body goes through a natural growth cycle where they alternate between resting and active states. As such, how long it may take for the hair to grow back (if ever) may depend on your natural follicle cycle. Call us today to set up a consultation at The Plastic Surgery Institute to see what options are available to you. We would love to set your mind at ease and show you how much you could improve your own aesthetics and increase your self-confidence by getting rid of unwanted hair growth.
At The Plastic Surgery Institute, Dr. Nathaniel Villanueva M.D. focuses on natural aesthetics and is a highly trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Villanueva believes that a comprehensive understanding of the patient and their aesthetic goals is the key to optimal outcomes. By evaluating the patient’s anatomic ratios and body types, he ensures their results are beautifully proportionate, all while using state of the art surgical techniques to ensure safe and exceptional outcomes.
The Doctors at the Plastic Surgery Institute love what they do. If you want the highest quality of care from industry leaders who are as approachable as they are professional, you will find a perfect partner for your procedure at the Plastic Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills.
Dr. Ritu Chopra M.S, M.D. is a warm and caring surgeon whose skill in the operating room is unsurpassed. Dr. Chopra specializes in highly technical procedures like deep plane facelifts and breast restoration following cancer or trauma.
Dr. Andrew Ordon, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a global leader in plastic surgery and Emmy-nominated co-host of The Doctors. His experience and passion for innovation can be seen in each procedure performed at The Plastic Surgery Institute.
Dr. Nathaniel Villanueva, M.D. takes a holistic approach to plastic surgery. Dr. Villanueva helps find solutions that extend long after the initial procedure thanks to his innovative ability to integrate healing wellness practices into his treatment plans.
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It is precise, and long-lasting. It can target hair follicles while leaving the surrounding tissue undamaged. By targeting and destroying hair growth at its root, laser hair removal provides a gentler technique with longer lasting results than either shaving or waxing.
It is also predictable, and you can usually achieve permanent hair loss after just three to seven sessions, depending on your follicle cycle (results may vary). And let us not forget, lasers do move at the speed of light – almost as fast as this procedure! Laser hair removal treatments require no downtime. You could come in on your lunch break and head right back to work or other daily (or nightly) activities with zero delays!
Results of laser hair removal are noticeable over several weeks after each treatment. A series of treatments is needed for maximum results, with most patients experiencing long-term hair loss after 4-6 treatments, scheduled at 4–6-week intervals.
No matter what brought you here, a visit with our doctors will bring out the best in you. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation, either in person or online.
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