Articles Tagged: Los Angeles 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.

 

Look Stunning on Your Big Day with this Bridal Beauty Timeline

Posted on August 4, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

The journey from your engagement to your wedding day can be a challenging time in your life. Brides-to-be often feel overwhelmed once they realize how limited a time they actually have to plan their wedding. Engaged couples absolutely need a team of friends and family to help them put together a perfect wedding.

A common mistake brides make during their wedding planning journey is having a limited view on what it takes to bring to life that perfect wedding day look. If you want to look like your best self on your wedding day, you will likely need some help from aesthetic medicine practitioners. These skincare specialists will do more for you than create the illusion of a flawless face; they can actually make you look younger and more beautiful. In our practice we worked extensively with brides to strategize and deliver the best results given the individual’s beauty goals and timeline. Here are two pre-wedding beauty treatments to try that can help bring forth an even more beautiful bride.

Botox
Botox is an excellent option for women who are concerned that wrinkles and facial lines will diminish their chance of looking their best on a wedding day. Botox is one of the most effective methods available to smooth facial lines, but it will take a couple of weeks to reveal full results of the treatment. Brides should have their first Botox session at least 5 months before their wedding day so that they have time to fine tune areas of the face that they would still like to improve.

IPL Photofacial
Your wedding day will be one of the most photographed days of your life. For women who want to remove the signs of sun damage so they could look flawless on their wedding photographs, we strongly recommend a series of IPL Photofacials. This advanced therapy uses light energy to eradicate sun spots, spider veins and pigment problems. For best results, we typically perform 2-3 treatment sessions approximately a month apart, and brides can usually see results after the 2nd treatment.

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.

 

3 Things to Avoid When Doing Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Posted on June 30, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Laser Hair Removal technology works by destroying the hair follicle through controlled bursts of high intensity light. You will need several treatments to reduce your unwanted body hair, but each session is relatively quick and we offer treatment packages to make the process more affordable. Our laser technician will work with you to make each treatment session as comfortable and effective as possible, but there are few things you can also do yourself to ensure optimal results.

1. Avoid sunbathing
Avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks prior to your treatment. Sunbathing makes your body more sensitive to heat, which in turn increases the possibility of burns and hyperpigmentation.

2. Avoid waxing and plucking
Do not wax or pluck your hair during the two weeks leading up to your treatment. Waxing and plucking interferes with the hair follicle’s growth cycle and may extend the number of sessions you need to achieve good results. We recommend that you shave the unwanted hair the day before your appointment to maximize the results of your treatment.

3. Avoid perfumes, deodorant, and lotions
Do not apply any moisturizing agents to the treated areas the day of your treatment as this can interfere with the laser’s ability to destroy hair follicles. The skin should also be cleaned thoroughly prior to your appointment.

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: 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.

 

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…)

 

Best Hair Removal Option for Unwanted Arm Hair

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko

Different areas of the body require different hair removal methods. While shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams may still work for lower legs and underarms, patients who are struggling with unsightly arm hair should definitely avoid these options. Laser Hair Removal is the gold standard for reducing unwanted arm hair. Read on to find out why you should avoid other methods of removal for unwanted arm hair. (more…)

 

Botox is Safe and Effective Treatment of Migraines and Other Neurological Disorders

Posted on June 6, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko

The same drug that smooths out your skin can help soothe your headaches if you suffer from chronic migraines. Severe, recurrent headaches significantly affect patient’s quality of life. Botox, consisting of botulinum toxin type A, decreases frequency of migraines in some patients.

Botox for Migraines

Botox is prescribed for people who have severe debilitating migraines. It is not approved for use in adults who suffer fewer than 14 headache days every month. Each headache episode must last at least four hours.

American Academy of Neurology 

American Academy of Neurology recently updated its guidelines and approved the use of Botox for migraines and certain other neurological disorders. These include:

  •  blepharospasm –  a condition causing a disabling eyelid closure
  •  cervical dystonia – involuntary contractions of the neck and upper shoulder muscles
  •  adult spasticity
  •  stroke
  •  spinal cord injuries.

While the FDA approved Botox for chronic migraines in 2010, American Academy of Neurology did not include Botox treatments for migraines in its guidelines until April 2016. Scientists aren’t exactly sure how Botox works in reducing chronic migraine, although research indicates it may inhibit pain by reducing pain pathway expression involving specific nerve cells.

The Procedure

The injections are performed on certain areas of your neck and head. Patients receive injections roughly every three months for about a year. As a result, most patients enjoy significantly more pain-free days.

Botox has not yet been scientifically proven to work on tension, cluster or other types of headaches.

Your Laser Skin Care 

Your Laser Skin Care offers a range of professional skin care services. Please call us at 323-525-1516 for a free consultation, or email us at info@yourlaserskincare.com.