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Laser Hair Removal

Essential Bella

Med Spa & Laser Center located in Pleasanton, CA

Shaving and waxing are time-consuming tasks that only yield very temporary results when it comes to getting rid of unwanted hair. For a more efficient, long-term approach to smooth, hair-free skin, Elizabeth Huang, RN, of Essential Bella med spa in Pleasanton, California, recommends laser hair removal. With the Palomar StarLux aesthetic system, laser hair removal is pain-free and effective on almost every skin type. If you’re tired of shaving, waxing, and plucking unwanted hair and the irritated skin that comes with it, contact Essential Bella by phone or schedule a consultation online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal with the advanced technology of the Palomar StarLux laser system is comfortable and easy. Laser energy penetrates into your hair follicles where the pigment in your hair absorbs the energy. When this happens, the hair is destroyed, but your skin remains unharmed. 

Once your hair follicle is damaged, it can no longer produce new hair, so you can enjoy reduced hair growth in the treated area.

Which areas can laser hair removal treat?

Laser hair removal works nearly anywhere you have unwanted hair, including:

  • Bikini area
  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Chest
  • Back

The Palomar StarLux laser works on almost all types of hair. Many women and men experience reduced hair growth in treated areas, while some enjoy permanent hair removal of nearly all of the unwanted hair. 

How many treatments will I need to reduce hair growth?

It depends on your skin type, hair, and desired results, but most people need 2-6 laser hair removal treatments. Essential Bella customizes a treatment plan based on your skin and hair, so you achieve maximum results. Since hair grows in stages, you may need to schedule your appointments a few weeks apart to ensure that the laser reaches all the hair follicles during their growth stage.

What can I expect during my laser hair removal appointment?

Laser hair removal with the Palomar StarLux system is a comfortable experience, so you won’t feel pain during your treatment. Depending on the areas you’re having treated, your appointment may take just several minutes. For example, if you are getting laser hair removal on your upper lip, it only takes a few minutes for Elizabeth to treat that small area. 

However, if you’re having laser hair removal on your legs, it may take an hour or more to cover the larger area. Your skin may feel the warmth of laser energy as it passes through your skin into the hair follicles, but the Palomar StarLux has a built-in cooling system to keep you comfortable. Afterward, your skin may be red as if you have a mild sunburn, but this soon dissipates. 

Between treatments, you should avoid the sun and protect your skin with sunscreen and moisturizers.

If you’re ready to throw out your razor and give up messy waxing and hair removal creams, laser hair removal is a convenient way to permanently reduce hair growth nearly anywhere on your body. Call Essential Bella to schedule an appointment or book online.