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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.
Posted on April 24, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko
With summer just around the corner, more and more women want to look beautiful and wrinkle free in their bikinis. Besides the at-home remedies for skin tightening like egg masks or exfoliating gels, there are non-invasive treatment options women can indulge in.
One of the most popular skin tightening methods available is laser treatment.
What exactly is laser skin tightening treatment?
Laser treatment is a non-invasive, skin tightening procedure that will heat up collagen, creating a natural biological reaction that causes the collagen to thicken. When the collagen thickens, the skin will become tighter.
How to prepare for the treatment?
Sunbathing should be avoided for a period of time prior to the treatment. Also, all makeup needs to be removed before laser treatment.
What needs to be done after the treatment?
After the treatment we recommend that patients use SPF 30 sunscreen to protect the skin. Along with this it is always beneficial to live a healthy lifestyle with daily exercises and proper nutrition.
Are there any side effects?
There may be redness and swelling after the treatment. Any swelling should subside after only a few hours.
If you are trying to get perfect, wrinkle free skin this summer, laser skin tightening treatment is proven to be effective and safe, and requires no downtime. To learn more about laser skin tightening in Los Angeles please visit us at www.yourlaserskincare.com/skin-tightening/