Laser Hair Removal
If you’re tired of shaving, waxing, trimming, or plucking away unwanted hair, you’re not alone — laser hair removal ranks as one of the most popular cosmetic treatments among women and men alike. At Wallace Skin & Body Institute, top-rated dermatologist Paul Wallace, MD, MPA, offers painless and permanent laser hair removal services for all skin types. Call the office in the Ladera Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, today, or book online any time.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is an advanced treatment that gets rid of unwanted hair growth. Specifically, it uses light energy to target, disrupt, and deactivate active-growth hair follicles.
When it’s passed across the surface of your skin, the laser device delivers rapid, intense pulses of energy into each follicle, where it’s quickly absorbed by the follicle’s pigments. This disrupts the follicle’s stability, effectively switching it off so it can no longer produce hair.
To remove unwanted hair, Dr. Wallace uses the Elite+™ Aesthetic System by CynoSure®, which is widely considered the fastest, most powerful, and most effective laser hair removal device available.
What advantages does the Elite+ laser offer?
Safe to use on any skin type, the Elite+ features the FDA-approved Skintel™ Melanin Reader™. Equally effective on larger treatment areas and smaller spots, the Elite+ can remove hair from almost any part of your body, including:
Bikini area and legs
Upper lip and chin
Side of the face and neck
Chest, back, and shoulders
Gentle, noninvasive, and virtually painless, the Elite+ gets rid of unwanted hair without affecting skin cells or other tissues. In fact, after a full treatment cycle, the laser may leave your skin noticeably smoother, softer, and more uniform in the treated area.
What is laser hair removal like?
Laser hair removal is a quick process that lasts anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or longer, depending on the overall size and follicle density of the treatment area.
It’s also a relatively painless process — as the laser is systematically passed over the treatment area, spot by spot, the short pulse of energy you feel is similar to a tiny rubber band snapping against your skin. Although the sensation is mild and well-tolerated by many people, a topical numbing cream ensures optimal comfort if you’re having more sensitive areas of skin treated.
How many treatments will I need?
Because your hair grows in cycles and the laser only targets active-growth follicles, you’ll need to undergo a series of laser hair removal sessions to achieve complete results.
Each session is spaced at least a month apart to ensure the treatment catches every active hair follicle; the laser won’t work on follicles that are in their resting or shedding phase. The average person achieves complete or near-complete hair removal in just three to six sessions.*
To learn more about laser hair removal, call Wallace Skin & Body Institute or use the easy online tool to book an appointment today.
*Individual results may vary