Articles Tagged: laser hair removal

 

Your Laser Hair Removal Questions Answered

Posted on September 8, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

If you are tired of shaving and waxing, then laser hair removal might be the ideal solution for you. After completing the recommended number of treatment sessions, results are often permanent, so you may never have to worry about in-grown hairs again.

Here are answers to some of the most common questions about laser hair removal:

How does it work?

Laser beams target the pigment of the hair follicles; the follicles absorb the light, which in turn destroys them, and they can no longer grow hair. This is why laser hair removal was traditionally best for those with fair skin and dark hair – this combination makes it easiest for the laser to find the hair follicles.

More advanced technology, such as the Candela YAG laser, has allowed patients with darker skin tones to enjoy the benefits of laser hair removal as well.

Why do I need multiple treatment sessions?

It is impossible to target every hair follicle in one treatment session because the laser can only treat follicles that are in a growth phase. In order to reach the hair follicles that are “resting” during your initial treatment, you will have to come back in 4-6 weeks for another session. Most patients will need about 5-6 treatments, on average, to see maximum results.

How painful is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal sometimes feels like being flicked with a rubber band. It is common for a numbing cream to be applied before a laser hair removal treatment, but most patients will only experience mild discomfort or no pain at all, depending on the area being treated. Many laser devices also have a cooling feature that helps to minimize pain.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Laser Technology Offers Treatment for All Skin Tones

Posted on July 10, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Lasers are revolutionizing the way men and women remove unwanted hair. Historically, hair removal tended to be both painful and damaging to the skin. For example, one of the ancient rituals involved the use of volcanic glass to scrape away hair at the skin’s surface. Over time hair removal techniques have become less invasive, but the process of removing hair is still a dreaded experience for millions of people. Lasers offer the opportunity to simplify your beauty routine and avoid the discomfort associated with traditional hair removal methods.

The first generation of laser hair removal equipment worked best for patients with lighter skin tones. Patients with darker skin tones were also more likely to develop side effects such as hyperpigmentation, and scarring. Luckily, with advances in technology, laser hair removal can now be done safely and effectively on all skin types. The Candela Yag system we use is excellent at permanently removing unwanted body hair following a series of quick and relatively painless treatments. This laser device works by focusing a beam of light on the skin’s surface to destroy unwanted hair follicles. This sought after laser treatment has been very effective at removing hair without damaging the surrounding tissue for both light and dark skin types.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

Video: Safe and Effective Facial Laser Hair Removal

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Watch this patient describe her experience with facial laser hair removal. Choosing an experienced doctor can minimize side effects and ensure excellent results.

Video: Why Experience Matters with Laser Hair Removal

Posted on March 1, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Not all Laser Hair Removal providers give you the same quality of service. Patient’s skin tone and technician’s experience play a big role in a successful treatment.

Video: How Laser Hair Removal Can Benefit You

Posted on January 23, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

In addition to removing unwanted hair, laser hair removal benefits men and women of all skin types by improving quality of their skin and preventing unnecessary antibiotic treatments. Find out how this quick and virtually painless procedure can help you.

 

Why Shaving in Winter is Bad News for your Skin

Posted on January 9, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

When you think about your winter beauty routine, hair removal may not be the first thing that comes to mind. After all, it’s likely that you’re more covered up during these colder months. Many women may choose to forgo their usual hair removal methods, and opt instead for a quick shave in the shower when needed. Unfortunately, this is actually a bad idea. Read on to find out why you shouldn’t shave during winter, and discover tips on healthy hair removal for colder months.  (more…)

 

It’s No-Shave November at Your Laser Skin Care

Posted on November 7, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko

If you’re like most Americans, you probably know someone whose life has been touched by cancer. Sadly, this deadly disease is on the rise: in 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer, and 595,690 will pass away from the illness.

No-Shave November is an annual event that was created to raise awareness for cancer. Each year in November, participants pledge to skip shaving for the entire month. The goal is to inspire conversation surrounding cancer and cancer prevention. Additionally, No-Shave November is symbolic of the struggles faced by those who have been diagnosed with cancer, as cancer patients often lose their hair during treatment. No-Shave November participants typically choose to donate the money they would have spent on shaving supplies (which definitely adds up!) to charities that support cancer awareness, treatment, and research. (more…)