Now men and women are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past, thanks to the latest laser hair removal system. No more painful waxing or electrolysis!*
Our system delivers 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. FDA approved for hair reduction, we can now treat men and women of most skin tones safely and effectively.
How many treatments will I need?*
Most areas require 3-6 treatments, but the number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefits depends on various factors such as your hair’s thickness, the area treated, and your hair’s growth cycle.
Interestingly, not all hairs are actively growing at the same time, but actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. The laser works by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all of the hair follicles in a given area.
*Individual results may vary.
What do treatments feel like?
When the pulse of light is delivered, some patients experience a mild pinching or stinging sensation. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically required; however some patients may prefer to use a topical anesthetic when sensitive areas are treated.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately following your treatment, the area may appear a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment you may experience what seems to be re-growth of hair. Actually, most of these hairs are being shed as a result of your treatment, and are not regrowing. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hair, but it is permissible to shave.*
What areas can be treated?
We can remove hair from all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. It can also treat sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line.
How does laser hair removal compare with Electrolysis?
Electrolysis is a tedious, invasive, and painful process that involves inserting a needle into each individual hair follicle and delivering an electrical charge to them one at a time. Electrolysis often requires years of treatments at regular intervals. By delivering light energy to hundreds of hair follicles at a time, we can effectively treat an area in just seconds that would take much longer with electrolysis.
Why choose Laser Center of Walnut Creek over other hair removal groups?
Unlike most spas or clinics Laser Center of Walnut Creek is a physician supervised medical spa and all treatments are performed with a physician in the office. Using the latest technology in hair removal we can rapidly and comfortably treat large areas without the limitations of older laser technologies. Unlike other systems, we can treat the fine hair on a woman’s upper lip just as easily and effectively as the coarse hair on a man’s back.*
How can I learn if I qualify for this new laser hair removal treatment? Easy either call us at 925-939-4763 or contact us to schedule a free consultation.
*Individual results may vary.
Are there any restrictions on my activity after treatment?
Following the treatment, you can return to your normal activities right away. Occasionally some redness may occur. If this happens, you may want to plan your work or social engagements accordingly. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. As always, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure.
What are the possible side effects?
Slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn may occur in some patients. These effects typically last for several hours or less. In rare instances, blistering may occur. Your doctor will review the benefits and risks of treatment during your free consultation.*