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Solutions to Your Unwanted Facial Hair

Posted on January 14, 2019 by Ella Fedonenko

“Unwanted” facial hair describes a wide range of situations, including stray hairs. Typically, the most unwelcome facial hairs are the dark, coarse hairs that often appear on the chin as we age. They can be caused by hereditary factors, some medications, or by elevated levels of male hormones.

Causes of Unwanted Facial Hair

Hereditary factors are responsible for increased chances of excess hair and some people just have more hair than others. Excess levels of male hormones can be caused by several medical conditions, including ovarian and adrenal gland tumors. They can also be due to the medications you take, especially drugs that contain hormones (such as anabolic steroids), and drugs intended to boost hair growth (like Rogaine). More often, however, they are simply caused by the normal hormonal fluctuations and changes that our bodies undergo as we age. For most people, sooner or later, unwanted facial hair is simply a fact of life.

Laser Hair Treatment Options

Regardless of the level of hair growth that you regard as excessive, several treatment options are available:

– The traditional methods of shaving, plucking, threading, waxing, and depilatory creams.

Depending on your skin type these solutions may be more or less attractive. They often come with downsides – pain and redness from plucking, threading, and waxing. Irritation from depilatory creams, and cuts or razor burn from shaving.

Laser hair removal is a highly effective way to remove unwanted hair. Although a single treatment won’t permanently stop the hair growth, after a few treatments unwanted hair can be greatly reduced or eliminated. The laser works by applying heat to the hair root (“follicle”), which kills it.

Laser hair removal can now be used on patients with any skin tone or hair color. Although the laser pulse is not totally painless, modern techniques incorporate cooling and anesthetic sprays that greatly reduce the discomfort.

Los Angeles Facial Hair Removal

Our office will be happy to schedule a consultation to discuss your particular situation and to recommend the best way for you to tackle unwanted facial hair.

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.

 

Important Questions to Ask Before Starting a Laser Treatment

Posted on December 4, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

We always recommend doing research before deciding on any course of treatment – it’s always wise to educate yourself on the various options and treatments available. This advice certainly applies when you’re thinking of having a laser treatment, and you have to decide both on the type of treatment to have, and the practitioner you want to perform it.

The following list covers the important questions that we suggest you get answers to:

How much experience does the practitioner have performing this type of treatment?

You should certainly ask each practitioner what their qualifications are, but don’t forget perhaps the most important factor: how long have they been performing the procedure you’re considering.

What types of laser equipment are used, and how safe are they?

Non-invasive laser treatments target skin layers beneath the surface and are inherently safe. Nevertheless, you should expect the practitioner to discuss any risks associated with the treatment with you.

Does this treatment require follow-up visits?

Depending on the treatment being performed, you may well find that individual laser sessions can only cover part of the area you want to be treated. In the case of laser hair removal, for example, hair follicles follow individual life-cycles, and only a certain percentage can be effectively treated in a single session. It’s good to know in advance approximately how many sessions will be needed, and how long you will have to wait between each session.

How soon should you expect to see results?

Be cautious of practitioners who promise immediate results – although some benefits may be visible right after a single treatment session, multiple sessions will often be needed, and it may take some time for all benefits to become apparent. It is of course natural to want to see improvements right after each treatment, but it’s also a good idea to set your expectations to a reasonable level.

What can you do to minimize possible side effects?

Laser treatments can leave you temporarily more vulnerable than normal to sun damage, so most practitioners strongly recommend the use of hydrating skin care products and sunblock after laser treatments.

What things should be avoided before and after each treatment?

Your practitioner should be prepared to provide you with a list of medications and procedures to avoid in the weeks leading up to each treatment, as well as a similar list of things to avoid the following treatment.

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.

 

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.