The Skin Center
26081 Merit Circle Suite #109
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Fax (949) 582-7691
Laser Hair Removal
Hair Reduction for all Skin Types
There is a better solution for removing unwanted hair.
You may be suprised to learn that virtually your entire body is covered with hair. Because most of this hair is fine and pale, it usually isn’t visible to the naked eye.But, when darker, coarser hair appears in places which may make you uncomfortable-like on the face, neck, abdomen, breasts, bikini, legs or underarms in women or on the shoulders, chest and back in men, it may be time to consider hair removal with the LightSheer diode laser. This state-of-the-art system is specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort and more reliably than other methods.
About LightSheer Laser treatment
A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted by the LightSheer diode laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles. During the procedure, the laser pulses for a fraction of a second, long enough to heat up the hair and significantly impede the follicle’s ability to re-grow. This process also treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously. Therefore, LightSheer is appropriate for treating even the largest areas of the body both quickly and effectively.What can you expect?
The length of a laser treatment may last from a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. It is important to know that the hairs in an active growth phase (referred to as anagen) are most affected by the laser. As all hairs are not in this phase at the same time, more than one treatment will be necessary to achieve the best result.
Anagen: Hair’s active growth phase. During anagen, the hair contains an abundance of melanin. Hairs in this phase are most affected by treatment.
Catagen: This is the regression phase when the lower part of the hair stops growing but is not shed, and the follicle is reabsorbed.Telogen: The resting phase, during which the old hair falls in preparation for the developement of new hair.The laser treatment may cause some discomfort. Most patients tolerate the procedure well, but because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia can be an option.
The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of the procedure and skin type. Side effects, if any, are minor. They may include redness and swelling around the hair follicle, which are, in fact, desired clinical results and indicate that the follicle has responded to the treatment. Most people return to normal activity right away. We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment, possible side effects and what results you can expect during your consultation.
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Dr. Gary Cole and Dr. Nili Alai are Board-Certified Dermatologists.
For more information, please call (949) 582-7699 or visit the practice website at www.lagunaskincenter.com.
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