Laser Hair Removal
In the past, the usual remedies for unwanted hair were plucking, shaving, waxing, or chemical depilatories. They are inconvenient, painful, some are messy, and all are only temporary. Increasingly, men and women of all ages are turning to a more effective solution, at California Cosmetic Laser Clinic we offer the latest technology available - Light Sheer Diode Laser System, from Lumenis. The Light Sheer diode laser is a state of the art system specifically designed to remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort and more reliably than any other method and it permanently reduces your unwanted hair.
Does skin color make a difference in the results?
Light Sheer has the flexibility to provide a customized treatment. Also, the Light Sheer laser is the only laser that can safely treat a broader range of skin tones including patient with darker complexions. However, patients with fair skin respond the best. The unique component of the Lumenis Light Sheer laser, the actively cooled sapphire hand piece was designed to conduct heat away from the skin before, during and after each pulse. This cools the skin and protects it from injury.
What are the treatments like?
The Light Sheer lasers system delivers light energy in a non-invasive manner to hundreds of hair follicles, this affects the root and reduces re-growth. Also it contains a cold hand piece, which reduces any discomfort during the treatment. The laser treatment may last a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. We can help remove hair from all parts of the body including cheeks, legs, arms, underarms, and back.
Are treatments painful?
Some patients experience a mild sting or pinch. It can feel like a small snap of a rubber band. No local anesthesia or pain medication is required, however, a topical anesthesia cream may be applied to the skin half an hour prior to treatment to minimize any pain.
How many treatments are required?
More than one treatment may be necessary depending on the area you wish to have treated. Some factors include hair density, and your own hair’s growth cycle. Age, diet, ethnicity, weight, hormones, medication, and metabolism all may effect your hair growth thickness, and resilience.
Are there any side effects?
Short -term side effects may include redness and swelling around the hair follicle, which indicates that, the hair follicle has responded to the treatment. Most people return to normal activity directly after the procedure. Side effects disappear within hours of treatment.
Are there any precautions or restrictions after treatment?
After treatment, you may return to normal activities. You may be advised to use a formulated skin care product after your laser treatment. Sunscreen must be used on any treated areas exposed to the sun. Limiting sun exposure is best.
How should I prepare for my treatment?
You may shave the day before. It is not recommended that you wax of pluck hair prior to treatment. Although having done so will not mean you cannot have a laser hair reduction treatment, best results are obtained if you don't. Once your treatment series has begun, we urge you to completely stop both waxing and plucking.