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Laser Hair Removal in Sacramento

Excess hair is a source of frustration and embarrassment for both men and women. Although there are options for hair removal at home or a salon, they are temporary, time-consuming, sometimes painful and almost always inconvenient. Many irritate the skin and, when added up over a lifetime of fighting unwanted hair, become remarkably expensive.

Laser technology has given us a better way to remove unsightly hair from any part of the body. With minimal discomfort or downtime, laser hair removal delivers smooth skin and results that last by preventing hair from regrowing. This is one of the many cutting-edge cosmetic treatments available at Physicians Laser, serving Rocklin and the greater Sacramento area. Visit our office for a private consultation to learn more about how we can help you achieve the touchable, hair-free skin that’s summer-ready all year round.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Our lasers accomplish hair removal by emitting a beam of light that is attracted to the pigment, or melanin, in an actively-growing hair follicle. When the beam hits the follicle, it generates heat and damages the follicle to disable hair growth. A customized setting is chosen based on the color and coarseness of your hair, ensuring maximum light absorption by the follicles and no damage to the surrounding skin. Laser hair removal is nearly painless and results in quick, safe and effective hair reduction.

Where Can I Have Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal can be used to treat any area of the body — even the most delicate ones — where you have unwanted hair. Some of the most popular areas include:

  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Eyebrows
  • Shoulders
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Stomach

If you have questions about an area that you do not see listed above, feel free to contact us for more information.

What Can I Expect From a Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Preparation for a laser hair removal session begins in the weeks before your appointment. Your laser specialist will give you directions to follow to maximize the safety and efficacy of your treatment, including avoiding tanning and other hair removal methods for a recommended period of time. All pre-treatment instructions will be discussed in detail during your initial consultation. On the day of your treatment, your specialist will choose an appropriate setting for the laser, give you protective eyewear and prepare your skin. They will then place the handpiece of the device over the area you’ve chosen to treat and administer pulses of light. Most patients find that laser hair removal involves very little discomfort. It is often compared to the feeling of a rubber band snapping against the skin. No anesthesia is required.

Is There Downtime After Laser Hair Removal?

After a laser hair removal session, reddening and swelling of the skin are desired reactions. These effects usually subside within a few hours after treatment. You will be able to resume work and continue normal activities immediately after laser hair removal with no restrictions. It is not uncommon for our clients to have laser hair removal performed while they’re on a lunch break and return to work or school right away. Because laser hair removal does not damage skin, side effects are minimal and the risk of potential complications is low. You will be given a complete set of instructions explaining how to care for your skin after treatment to minimize risks and ensure the best results.

What Results Can I Expect From My Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Your hair will not disappear right away. Over the two to four weeks following your appointment, the treated hair will gradually shed. A series of treatments is necessary for optimal results. Hair is produced in cycles and can only be treated with laser hair removal during a specific phase. Several sessions scheduled over time allow all the hair in the targeted area to be treated while it is in the correct stage of growth. Most patients require four to six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. You’ll see fewer and fewer hairs grow back with each session until your desired degree of hair reduction is achieved.

How Long Will My Results From Laser Hair Removal Last?

Laser hair removal is considered a permanent treatment. You may experience some regrowth over the years, but it is typically minimal and can be effectively addressed with occasional touch-up appointments. Individual results are dependent on a combination of factors unique to the client, including skin type and hair color. Finishing the recommended series of treatments in full is critical, as this assures that you achieve the highest degree of permanent hair reduction possible. Your Physicians Laser specialist will create a customized treatment schedule so you can continue to look your best for years to come.

What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal offers numerous advantages for patients seeking permanent hair reduction:

  • Noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure P
  • erformed in-office
  • Quick treatment sessions
  • Customizable for different skin types and hair colors
  • No downtime after treatment
  • Low risk of side effects
  • Can treat larger areas than electrolysis
  • Cost-effective compared to extended use of temporary methods
  • Does not cause skin irritation or ingrown hairs
  • Can be used on any area of the body
  • Provides long-lasting hair reduction

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is safe for most men and women over the age of 18. Individuals with fair skin and dark hair typically see the fastest and best results. However, laser hair removal can also deliver good results for clients with other combinations of hair colors and skin tones, including those with darker skin types. Treatments performed on light red, blond, gray and white hair are generally less effective or not effective at all. To find out if laser hair removal could be right for you, schedule an in-person consultation with a Physicians Laser specialist. Your doctor will answer your questions about the device and procedure, determine whether you are a candidate and outline your recommended course of treatment.

Schedule A Consultation With a Physicians Laser Doctor Today

Smooth skin does not require hours spent shaving or painful and expensive waxing sessions. With laser hair removal, you can get rid of unwanted hair and say goodbye to the frustrating hair removal process for good. Call our Rocklin office today at 916-625-9131 to schedule your laser hair removal consultation. Physicians Laser looks forward to helping you achieve your best skin yet.

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