Whether it’s the lip, underarms, legs, or back, it’s highly likely you spend a lot of time shaving, waxing, and tweezing unwanted hair, and with the razor burn, bumps, nicks, and cuts that come from those standard hair removal treatments, it’s no surprise that laser hair removal is one of the most commonly performed dermatologic procedures. Our board-certified dermatologists in San Diego are experts at laser hair removal and may have a treatment option that is just right for you.

What is laser hair removal?

San Diego laser hair removal is a non–invasive procedure performed by a board-certified dermatologist in which the doctor aims a pulsating beam of light at the unwanted hair follicles. The laser targets the melanin in the hair, heats it up, and destroys it, greatly slowing regrowth. The entire process is relatively pain free, and patients generally enjoy great results after several treatments.

Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Our expert dermatologists perform laser hair removal treatments on men and women alike who are looking to stop their daily hair removal routine in favor of a long-term solution. Most commonly, a good candidate is a patient with light skin and dark hair who is looking to get rid of unwanted hair in any of the following areas:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Bikini area
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Stomach
  • Upper lip
  • Underarms

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Because our San Diego dermatologists want to help you find the best solution to getting rid of unwanted hair, they have answered some frequently asked questions to clarify any concerns you may still have.

Q: Which is better: laser hair removal or electrolysis?

A: Both laser hair removal and electrolysis remove unwanted hair; however, they do so in very different ways. Laser hair removal uses a low-energy beam to target and destroy many hair follicles at the same time, whereas electrolysis burns unwanted hair one hair follicle at a time making it a much longer process. Laser hair removal tends to be the less painful of the two options as well.

Q: What will I experience after the laser hair removal treatment?

A: The side effects associated with laser hair removal are usually minimal. You may experience redness, swelling, or inflammation around the hair follicles, but that should diminish within 1-3 days after treatment. A temporary change in color, lightening or darkening, around the area of treatment may occur, but permanent changes are rare.

Q: Why should I get laser hair removal?

A: There are many benefits to receiving laser hair removal treatment. For instance, laser hair removal is a long-lasting solution to getting rid of unwanted hair, many areas of the body can be treated quickly, and the procedure targets only the unwanted hair, leaving the surrounding tissue unharmed.

Q: How much does laser hair removal cost?

A: Because the amount of unwanted hair and area of the body differs from one patient to the next, it is hard to give one flat rate. However, our doctors would be happy to discuss your desires with you at your consultation and put together a treatment plan that would be best for you.

Q: I have unwanted hair, but I’m not sure if I’m a good candidate for laser hair removal. What should I do?

A: Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego today to schedule a consultation. Our board-certified dermatologists would be happy to discuss hair removal treatment options with you.

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If you are like the millions of people out there struggling to keep unwanted hair at bay, call us today at (858) 943-2113 to schedule a consultation with a laser hair removal specialist in San Diego. Here at Cosmetic Laser Dermatology we strive to meet our patients needs with the best care possible, the most cutting-edge techniques, and state-of-the-art equipment. If you’re looking for San Diego laser hair removal, contact us today.

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