Articles Tagged: Laser Hair Removal Los Angeles

 

Getting Ready for Your Laser Hair Removal Appointment

Posted on July 24, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Laser hair removal is the high-tech way to remove hair from anywhere on the body. It works by using pulses of laser light to target the pigment inside the root of each hair – the follicle. Laser light is absorbed by the follicle, which damages it and inhibits further hair growth.

You can prepare for laser hair removal, and ensure that you get the maximum benefit from the procedure, by following these simple tips:

Keep out of the sun for at least 2 weeks before each treatment.

Tanning increases the levels of melanin in the skin, which makes the laser pulses less effective. Artificial tanning products have a similar effect, and should also be avoided ahead of time.

No plucking, waxing, or electrolysis for 2 weeks before a treatment.

These techniques can disrupt the growth cycle of hair follicles, and laser hair removal is most effective when the hair follicles are undamaged.

Shave the day of your treatment.

In contrast to the previous two “no’s”, we ask that you shave the area to be treated before your appointment. Shaving removes hair without damaging the follicles, and maximizes the amount of laser light reaching each hair follicle. Using a fresh razor will also reduce the chance of infection.

Avoid applying makeup and deodorant the day of your treatment.

If you normally apply these to the area being treated, don’t use any the day of your treatment. The Doctor will also give you instructions on what to do after the treatment to minimize any redness or inflammation.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions ahead of an appointment.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy, chemical peels 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.

 

How to Make the Most of Your Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective ways to remove unwanted hair from your body. This technology utilizes energy of light to target and destroy hair follicles.

Before your first session of laser hair removal you should take at least two weeks off from waxing, tweezing or electrolysis to give your hair follicles time to grow. You should also minimize sun exposure for at least two weeks before starting laser treatments. Sunbathing is not advisable during your treatments as well since the sun will make your skin more sensitive to heat. This will minimize side effects and increase the effectiveness of the treatments. Ideally, sessions must be scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart.

Unfortunately, even the best laser systems will require multiple treatment sessions in order to achieve permanent hair reduction. This is because not all hairs are at the same stage in their growth cycle during a treatment.

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you.

Can I shave in between laser hair removal treatments?

Since shaving doesn’t affect hair follicles it should not interfere with the effectiveness of your treatments.

Why must I wait so long in between treatments?

Each individual hair’s growth cycle is largely independent of neighboring hairs. Hair follicles in the anagen, or growth phase will respond best to laser hair removal.

Do treatment intervals depend on the area of the body being treated?

Hair growth cycles vary on different parts of the body. For example, facial hair can be treated in shorter intervals than on other areas of the body.

How is laser hair removal different from other hair removal methods?

Laser hair removal works by destroying hair follicles while other hair removal methods only remove visible hair.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy 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 Hair Removal Popularity Is Growing Among Men

Posted on May 7, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Recent study found that 84.4 percent of men in the U.S. now remove hair on more than just their faces. This growing trend is due to several factors:

Culture shifts

Male body hair used to be associated with masculinity. That has changed somewhat in recent years. Chest hair is still considered attractive, but excessive hair on the back and shoulders is not.

New options

The razor is no longer the only hair removal option for men. New techniques with longer lasting results have been developed to help men remove unwanted hair.

Popularity of laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular solutions for hair removal.

It works by targeting hair follicles with a laser and removing them with the heat generated by it. It can take 6-8 sessions for the best results, with sessions spaced four to six weeks apart. Dark, coarse hair responds best to laser hair removal, which is why it can be such an effective method of hair removal for men.

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

 

Your Laser Hair Removal Questions Answered

Posted on April 30, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about laser hair removal:

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal reduces hair by targeting and destroying current hair follicles. Some patients seek maintenance treatments when new hair follicles develop due to hormonal or weight fluctuations.

What are the risks?

Skin blistering and discoloration is possible but it usually doesn’t last more than a few days.

Does it hurt?

Laser hair removal usually causes only minimal discomfort. The sensation can be compared to a rubber band quickly snapping against the skin. Numbing gels are used to help minimize the pain.

Will laser hair removal work on my skin type and hair color?

Thanks to advancements in laser technology, laser hair removal works on almost every skin type. Lighter skin with dark coarse hair tends to respond the best to laser hair removal. Darker skin types can be successfully treated with Nd:YAG lasers. Blonde, gray, or light red hair are the most difficult to treat.

How long does it take?

Expect at least 6-8 sessions for the best results. Sessions are spaced four to six weeks to follow the hair’s growth cycle. The length of each session depends on the size of the area targeted for removal.

Which area should I not do laser hair removal on?

The only area to avoid is the one around the eyes. 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.

 

The Evolution of Hair Removal

Posted on March 19, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Hair removal has been practiced across cultures for centuries. The women of Ancient Egypt would use pumice stones and seashells to remove unwanted hair from their bodies. Upper classes of the Roman Empire correlated excessive body hair with poverty. The elites of Roman society would use razors made from flint to keep themselves well-groomed and clean shaven. This tradition can still be seen in Roman sculptures and paintings as artists often depicted hairless human bodies.

 

Although the tools of hair removal have changed dramatically over time, the desire to have a smooth, hair free skin has remained. Luckily, we now can utilize laser technology to safely and effectively remove unwanted body hair.

 

How does laser hair removal work?

A laser hair removal system uses a beam of high-intensity light to destroy hair follicles deep within the skin. The laser can effectively target and remove hair follicles without damaging the surrounding tissues.

 

Who can benefit from this treatment?

Earlier generations of lasers were limited to patients with a lighter skin tone. Fortunately, newer laser hair removal systems can now successfully treat patients with darker skin tones as well.

 

How many treatments will I need?

Generally, you can expect to have at least 6-8 treatments to achieve good results.

 

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injection, 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.

 

Three Rejuvenating Treatments to Kick-Start the New Year

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

The new year inspires many of us to improve ourselves. If you are interested in investing in yourself in this upcoming year we have put together a list of treatments that will help you on your journey to looking your best in 2018.

 

Botox and Fillers

Although the new year bell has rung, you can still turn back the clock by incorporating Botox and fillers into your beauty routine. Botox and fillers have been lauded for their remarkable ability to freshen the appearance of your facial features, but each treatment addresses different aspects of the aging process.

 

Botox, for instance, is best used on the expressive lines of the face, which include the forehead, in between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. The rejuvenating treatment will relax the muscles that create wrinkles and fine lines on the face, and it is powerful enough to soften patient’s faces for a period of three to six months.

 

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are best used in the areas where we are experiencing volume loss. Restylane is one of the leading brands in the injectable fillers market, and it can correct deep static lines and restore youthfulness to one’s appearance. We have found that Restylane works best to reverse the signs of aging in the nasolabial folds area and around the mouth.

 

Chemical Peels

One of the simplest ways to rejuvenate the skin is through exfoliation. Medical grade chemical peels are highly effective at improving skin texture. Some of our favorite chemical peels on the market today have been created by the renowned professional skincare company called Skinmedica. The Illuminize, Vitalize, and Rejuvenize peels have been expertly designed to create a more uniform complexion. The Rejuvenize and Vitalize peels can also tackle minor skin imperfections such as acne scars and fine lines.

 

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.

 

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 www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.