Tired of shaving, waxing, and plucking? Cut your shower time and regain your freedom with laser hair removal at Colorado Skin Care in Englewood, California. Board-certified dermatologist Kimberly Stone, MD, Amy Huber, PA-C, and the team use laser hair removal to reduce unwanted hair nearly anywhere on the body, from legs and arms to bikini lines and full-face treatments. Call or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
Laser hair removal uses concentrated beams of light to destroy hair follicles, inhibiting the future growth of hair in the treated area. It’s one of the most popular treatments for men and women at Colorado Skin Care.
Laser hair removal can target unwanted hair nearly anywhere on the body, including:
The aesthetic team can even perform full-body treatments for smooth skin from head to toe.
Laser hair removal beams specific wavelengths of light directly into the targeted hair follicles. The melanin (pigment) in the hair absorbs the light, which transforms into heat and destroys the follicle. This process prevents the follicle from producing new hair growth.
A few steps you can take to prepare your skin for laser hair removal include:
Minimize sun exposure, and avoid tanning beds for at least four to six weeks before your treatment.
Avoid waxing, plucking, or using hair removal creams for a few weeks before the treatment. The laser targets hair follicles, and these methods remove the hair shaft, making the treatment less effective.
On the day of your session, shave the treatment area. This helps the laser focus on the hair follicles beneath the skin's surface rather than the hair above it.
Skip perfumes, deodorants, or skin care products with potential irritants on the day of your treatment.
Laser hair removal sessions can last 5-60 minutes, depending on the number and size of your treatment areas.
Once you’re comfortable, the team applies a topical numbing cream to the targeted area. Next, they beam the laser into the hair follicles. You may feel a mild pricking or snapping sensation.
Expect your skin to be red, tender, and slightly swollen after laser hair removal, but these effects should subside within a few hours. Most people need about six to eight sessions to see permanent hair reduction.
Call Colorado Skin Care today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about laser hair removal.