Articles Tagged: laser hair removal


The Best Time to Start Laser Hair Removal is Winter

Posted on January 11, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Some people enjoy the winter season, while others shy away from the bone-chilling winds and harsh weather that comes with it. The cold air also ushers in a host of skin conditions such as dry skin, and it can also exacerbate a razor burn. Thus, traditional forms of hair removal such as shaving become more of a chore than ever during wintry conditions. One way to minimize the chance of skin irritation and keep your legs looking smooth and beautiful is by starting a series of laser hair removal treatments.


Understandably, showing off your legs might not be a top priority for you in cold weather, but the fall and winter months are actually the best time of the year to start these treatments. Professional grade laser hair removal is very powerful and effective method of hair removal, but it can also make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Ideally, you should have at least two weeks of minimal sun exposure before each session. Thus, even if winter isn’t one of your favorite seasons, you can still take advantage of this period of reduced sunshine to begin your laser hair removal treatments.


Hair on the legs tends to be coarser than other areas of the body, and it typically takes six to eight treatments to permanently reduce the unwanted hair. Laser hair removal takes time to work, and we recommend spacing treatments four to six weeks apart to achieve maximum results. Patients generally experience minimal discomfort during the procedure, but a numbing agent can be applied before the treatment to further enhance your comfort. During each session, your aesthetic technician will focus a gentle beam of high-intensity light on the unwanted hair follicles. Laser hair removal works best when the difference between your skin and hair color is easily distinguishable. Thus, if your skin is tanned you’re likely to get suboptimal results and it may also increase your chance of side effects with certain types of lasers. You can reduce this risk by scheduling your laser hair removal sessions during the least sunny months.


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) 457-8740 or visit us online at to schedule a free consultation.


All About Laser Hair Removal for Facial Hair

Posted on November 6, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Modern makeup blending techniques require that we get up close and personal with our skin in order to achieve the most realistic looking results. However, this beautifying process also makes us acutely aware of all of our flaws and facial hair.

Traditional makeup, such as powders, tends to make hair stand out because the products cling to stray hairs, which in effect makes our efforts for a flawless complexion a never-ending battle. Thus, we go to great lengths to regularly remove facial hair. Waxing is the most common way to get rid of those unwelcome moustaches, but it can be quite irritating and damaging to the skin.

Fortunately, through advances in technology, lasers can now be safely and effectively used to permanently remove unwanted hair from our upper lip, chin, and sideburns. The laser system we use at Your Laser Skin Care is a state-of-the-art system that works by sending light beams to the hair shaft underneath the surface of the skin in order to destroy the hair follicle. The highly controlled light energy can be adjusted based on skin tone and hair thickness which makes this hair removal method a safe procedure for a variety of people.

If facial hair is a nuisance for you, please consider laser hair removal as your method of choice for a long lasting reduction of facial hair.  We recommend doing laser hair removal during Fall and Winter since exposure to the sun must be limited while undergoing these treatments. As a general guideline, it will take about 6-8 sessions to permanently remove facial hair, but your laser technician will be able to provide a more precise estimate during your initial consultation.

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 to schedule a free consultation.


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 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 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.