Laser Hair Removal in the Tri-Valley

Laser Permanent Hair Removal is a quick, non-invasive way to permanently reduce unwanted hair. MD Laser Spa uses the #1 Rated laser for hair removal for the past 5 consecutive years, Apogee Elite by Cynosure.

Unlike precision ‘hair by hair’ treatments such as electrolysis, the laser (Alexandrite/ND:Yag) treats many hairs at once.

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Laser Hair Removal FAQs

How many treatments are required?
Is Laser Permanent Hair Removal safe?
Are there any possible side effects?
Will there be any downtime?
What are the benefits of Laser Permanent Hair Removal over other treatments?
What can be expected post-treatment?
How soon will results appear?
How long does a Laser Permanent Hair Removal treatment last?
What conditions respond best to this treatment?
Who are candidates for Laser Permanent Hair Removal?
Who should avoid Laser Permanent Hair Removal?
How does the treatment feel?
How long does results last?
What are the alternative treatments?
Is additional treatment necessary?
What are the limitations of Laser Permanent Hair Removal?
Instructions prior to treatment:
Instructions after treatment:
How many treatments are required?

Hair growth can only be affected during the growth cycle. Several sessions are required to destroy all hair follicles. By using the # 1 rated laser you can be assured that you are receiving the absolute best technology for your treatment.  Why would you want to settle for anything less than the best? You should insist on the best for your treatments!

Is Laser Permanent Hair Removal safe?

Laser Permanent Hair Removal is a common, quick and safe procedure. A variety of lasers have been FDA approved for hair reduction.

Are there any possible side effects?

You may experience stinging, mild swelling and pigmentation changes immediately after treatment. These effects are temporary, as are the rare appearance of blisters and lesions. Scarring and the activation of viral infections, such as herpes and shingles, may occur if you are already predisposed. For this reason, you must give a complete medical history before treatment.

Will there be any downtime?

No, you may return to your normal routine immediately.

What are the benefits of Laser Permanent Hair Removal over other treatments?

Laser Permanent Hair Removal is fast and has long term results. Other hair reduction methods must either be done often or hair by hair.

What can be expected post-treatment?

The area may be red and swollen immediately after treatment. You can return to your normal schedule, but keep out of the sun and use sunscreen. Over the next few weeks your hair will appear to grow as it falls out.

How soon will results appear?

Results are revealed as your hair goes through its normal cycles. By six months, you should have an idea of how much hair has been reduced.

How long does a Laser Permanent Hair Removal treatment last?

The procedure may take anywhere from minutes to hours depending on the size of the area to be treated.

What conditions respond best to this treatment?

Laser Permanent Hair Removal works best on those with darker hair than skin tone. The ideal candidate has darker hair and lighter pigmented skin.  MD Spa has the #1 laser that is FDA approved for all skin pigment types.

Who are candidates for Laser Permanent Hair Removal?

With the newest lasers, individuals of all skin and hair types can be treated.

Who should avoid Laser Permanent Hair Removal?

If you have a history of keloid formation, excessive scarring or poor healing, you may not be right for this treatment. Tattoos and permanent makeup can be altered by Laser Permanent Hair Removal. This treatment cannot be performed in areas with open sores, lesions or infections.

How does the treatment feel?

Patients usually experience mild pain which can be followed by several hours of a sunburn-like sensation.

How long does results last?

Results vary from person to person. Permanent reduction is common but cannot be guaranteed.

What are the alternative treatments?

Traditional methods of hair removal include shaving, plucking, waxing, depilatory creams and electrolysis.

Is additional treatment necessary?

Yes, several sessions are required to achieve a consistent hairless effect.

What are the limitations of Laser Permanent Hair Removal?

Certain lasers work on melanin, so their use is limited to people with hair darker than skin tone. In general, Laser Permanent Hair Removal cannot guarantee permanent hair removal.

Instructions prior to treatment:

Avoid Accutane® for six months before treatment, and avoid anti-inflammatory drugs and Retin-A® for three weeks before treatment. You should not tan (sunless or otherwise) or use any method of hair removal besides shaving for six weeks prior to your session.

Instructions after treatment:

Keep the area clean and dry. For the first few days, do not scrub or irritate the skin with heavy creams, chemicals, lotions or sun exposure. Use sunscreen with SPF 45 or greater. Apply moisturizers, cold compresses or over-the-counter steroid creams at your discretion. Contact your physician if you develop blisters, scabbing or signs of infection. Your hair will still appear to grow for two or three weeks as it falls out. Additional treatments can be performed until you achieve the desired effect.

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Brown SpotsIPL Photo Facial, Microlaser Peel, Chemical Peels
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Hair LossPRP, Theradome Laser Helmet

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