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Laser hair removal in Redwood City is a safe, effective treatment comes with no downtime and leaves the skin soft, attractive, and inviting. The technology helps remove stubborn hairs, ending razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and breakouts for good. Laser hair removal can achieve a 70-90% reduction in unwanted hair in just six sessions.

An Elegant Outcome Begins with Personalized Attention

At Skin Love MedSpa, we treat each patient as a unique individual, curating a treatment plan that meets their needs and accomplishes their one-of-a-kind aesthetic vision. From your detailed consultation to the in-depth aftercare you will receive, our boutique practice is a welcoming haven and home to the most advanced technology for laser treatments in Redwood City.

What Areas Can Be Treated by Laser Hair Removal?

  • Stomach
  • Arms
  • Armpits
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Bikini line
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Ears
  • Legs

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal in Redwood City uses thermal energy to target the pigmentation in hair follicles in order to destroy unwanted hair. The pigments absorb the heat energy, and the hair shaft is permanently damaged as a result. With a series of laser hair removal sessions, a patient can expect long-term freedom from stubborn hair with smoother, softer skin.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Heat from the laser is absorbed by the pigment within the hair follicle. The ensuing inflammation negates the follicle’s ability to form new hairs. While most patients find the treatment tolerable, everyone is different, and some may be sensitive to the pricking sensation of the thermal energy. Rest assured that your laser hair removal session can be carefully customized to reflect your comfort levels and goals.

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What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

  • Long-lasting results
  • No downtime
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Can address large areas such as the back or legs
  • Short treatment time
  • Safe, gentle, and effective
  • Destroys thick, dark hairs
  • Leaves surrounding skin cells intact
  • Corrects ingrown hairs
  • Eliminates chafing and irritation associated with shaving
  • Expands wardrobe options
  • Boosts self-image

Who Makes an Ideal Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal works by zoning in on the melanin pigments in the hair follicles, selecting them for destruction. Hence, ideal candidates have darker hair and lighter skin. With darker skin tones, the laser energy may be less effective in penetrating the hair follicles. For this reason, it is essential that you stay away from tanning, tanning beds, and spray tanning for at least one week before your appointment.

Patients with naturally dark skin tones are eligible for our newer, improved laser technology that is highly effective without the risk of hyperpigmentation. Patients with white or gray hair will not be eligible for treatment because the hair follicles do not contain the required pigment needed to attract the laser energy. During your private consultation with our team, we will examine your skin and hair and determine your candidacy at that time.

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Laser Hair Removal?

One of the most attractive aspects of laser hair removal is that there is no downtime or recovery to contend with. You will need to avoid direct UV rays from the sun after your session, but other than that, there are no restrictions. Patients may experience redness in the treatment areas, a side effect that typically subsides within a few hours or by the end of the day. You will be able to apply make-up, resume exercise, and return to work or school right away.

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When Can I Expect to See Results From My Laser Hair Removal?

After your initial session, you will notice a definitive reduction in facial and body hair. With each subsequent treatment, you will see enhanced improvements.

After the recommended number of sessions are completed, you can expect smooth, silky skin from head to toe.

How Many Sessions Are Needed to Get Results?

Because hair grows in cycles, patients may require multiple treatments to achieve their cosmetic goals. Most clients need 6-9 sessions in order to experience permanent hair removal. While there is no downtime associated with our treatment of laser hair removal in Redwood City, patients should take care to avoid direct sun exposure after their appointments.

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Why Choose Skin Love MedSpa?

Skin Love MedSpa provides a healing sanctuary for discerning patients who wish to look and feel their best. Our providers have trained under the direct guidance of Dr. Elbert and Dr. Jacqueline Cheng, both double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons and ENTs. Patients enjoy the highest levels of safety and professionalism along with access to our advanced, cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking treatment modalities.

Laser hair removal FAQs:

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Does laser hair removal hurt?

How many sessions are needed for effective results?

Are there any side effects of laser hair removal?

Can laser hair removal be done on any skin type?

Is laser hair removal safe?

Is laser hair removal permanent?

While it can significantly reduce hair growth, complete permanency may vary. Some people may experience long-term hair reduction, while others may need occasional maintenance treatments.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Sensations vary, but most people describe it as feeling like a rubber band snapping against the skin. Newer laser technologies often incorporate cooling mechanisms to minimize discomfort.

How many sessions are needed for effective results?

Multiple sessions are usually required because hair grows in cycles. On average, 6-8 sessions are recommended, spaced a few weeks apart, to target hair in various growth phases.

Are there any side effects of laser hair removal?

Common side effects include temporary redness, swelling, and mild discomfort. Serious side effects are rare but may include changes in skin pigmentation or scarring.

Can laser hair removal be done on any skin type?

Modern lasers are equipped to treat a variety of skin types. However, effectiveness can vary, and certain lasers are better suited for specific skin tones.

Is laser hair removal safe?

When performed by a qualified and experienced practitioner, laser hair removal is generally safe. It's essential to follow pre- and post-treatment care instructions to minimize risks.

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