How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Men and women may have to deal with annoying hair removal as often as every day. Even if you wax, results may only last a few weeks before you have to return for another session. Laser hair removal offers a more permanent way to treat unwanted hair.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a treatment that stops your hair follicles from growing new hair. You can have laser hair removal to treat hair almost anywhere, even facial hair. Some popular areas for laser hair removal include the legs, face, bikini area, back, and chest. Almost anyone can achieve permanent hair reduction with this effective treatment. 

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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Your expert NorCal Plastic Surgery provider will apply a numbing cream to the area before laser hair removal. The treatment uses pulses of laser energy that target the pigments in your hair roots. Inside the hair follicle where the root grows, the laser heats the melanin in your hair, causing heat that deactivates the hair follicle. As a result, that follicle stops growing hair. 

Is There Any Downtime After Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal requires little to no downtime. Your skin may feel hot and red, similar to a sunburn. Avoid exposing the treated area to the sun. Redness and sensitivity will fade within a few days. You can shave your hair between treatments but avoid waxing or plucking. 

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How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Laser hair removal produces permanent hair reduction. However, most people see a few stray hairs appear over time. Occasional maintenance treatments can keep these strays under control and give you long-lasting hair-free results. With minor maintenance, your results can last as long as you want. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Ideal candidates for laser hair removal have a strong contrast between their hair and skin. This combination makes it easy for the laser to target the hair follicles. Those with very pale hair may not see the same results. People with darker skin tones require the correct laser and an experienced provider to avoid complications. 

Wonderful service and great results! Dr. Rankin is super nice and great at his job and the staff at Greenbrae surgery center were amazing! Overall 10/10 experience and would go back for any other surgeries in the future!

Next Steps

If you are interested in laser hair removal, please reach out to our qualified staff to schedule a consultation at one of our convenient locations in Walnut Creek and Greenbrae. Schedule your consultation with NorCal Plastic Surgery by calling our East Bay location at (925) 856-4800 or our North Bay location at 415-727-9666, or by filling out the consultation request form below. Helping you achieve your cosmetic goals is an honor and a privilege at NorCal Plastic Surgery, proudly serving the East Bay, Marin County, and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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