Laser Hair Removal Frequently Asked Questions Sherman Oaks
If you are thinking about getting laser hair removal for the first time, we are sure that you have many questions about the treatment process. You will find the answers to the most common questions about laser hair removal below.
How does laser hair removal work?
Lasers use an invisible beam of light to destroy hair follicles at the roots. The light given off by the laser hair removal machine is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicles. Pigment is what gives hair its color. When the pigment of the hair follicles absorbs the light delivered by the laser, the hair follicle heats up and gets damaged to the point where it is unable to grow back.
How many treatments will be needed?
Laser treatment impairs the growth of hair follicles when they are in the growth (or anagen) phase at the time of treatment. Unfortunately, not all hair follicles are at this stage at the same time. Therefore, for effective permanent hair removal, most people need approximately four to five treatments to achieve the desired results. With our advanced laser hair removal technique we are averaging permanent hair reduction in an average of just 3 treatments. The treatments are usually spread out 4-6 weeks apart to make sure that all the hair particles in the treated area are affected.
Who performs laser hair removal treatments?
All of the laser hair removal treatments at the Z Center for Cosmetic Health are performed by our fully trained Registered Nurse or Dr. Zadeh himself. We are members of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Are there any side effects?
Risks are minimal when performed in experienced hands. There is no recovery or down time. You may return to your normal activities immediately. After the treatment you may experience a slight redness of the skin similar to a sunburn. This will resolve within a few hours to days. In rare situations (especially in those with darker skin color) temporary pigment changes may occur, but these will disappear on their own after a few weeks.
Is the laser hair removal treatment painful?
This probably the main concern for people who are considering laser hair removal. Rest assured that with our top-of-the-line laser hair removal technology which uses vacuum and cooling technology we can remove unwanted hair effectively, with little to no discomfort when compared to other methods of hair removal. There is no topical numbing creams needed for our treatments.
Are the results permanent?
Results vary depending on skin and hair type. Our clients have been able to achieve permanent hair reduction of up to 90%. Whatever has is remaining grows back softer, lighter, and less dense.
Does my hair need to be grown out before the treatment?
No. For the most effective results we recommend that you shave the area to be treated the night before or the morning of your treatment.
How long will the procedure take?
Our advanced laser hair removal technology lets us provide you with quick and comfortable removal of hair in both large and small areas. We can get rid of hair on your back or legs in 15 to 20 minutes. That’s 3 times faster than any other laser hair removal system. Smaller areas such as the bikini area, face, neck, and underarms can be done in 5-10 minutes.
Is it safe for darker skin types?
Yes. Our laser hair removal machine makes it safe to treat men and women of all skin types.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Our prices are determined depending on the area treated. Therefore, it is best for us to evaluate you in person. However, we are so confident in the quality of our laser hair removal treatments that our treatment prices allow you to receive as many treatments necessary during a 12-month period to achieve permanent hair reduction. Our consultations are also free.
Can any area be treated?
Yes. It’s also an excellent and effective treatment for ingrown hairs.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions which were not answered. If you are ready to say goodbye to your unwanted body hair forever give us a call to book your laser hair removal treatment today and experience our Five-Star Care.