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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal in Beverly Hills, CA

Do you have too much hair down there?

Removing unwanted hair is a hassle. It takes daily effort to keep those legs silky smooth and that bikini line swimsuit-ready. Surely, there’s a better way.

Laser hair removal is the solution to your hair removal woes. It permanently reduces the amount of hair in treated areas, offering long-lasting hair reduction without the hassle of shaving or waxing.

Learn more about laser hair removal with Dr. Ryan Stanton by calling our Beverly Hills plastic surgery office at (310) 278-0077.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal uses concentrated light to destroy hair follicles and stop future hair growth. Melanin, the pigment found in hair, removes laser light. This energy creates heat in the hair follicle, damaging it and slowing future growth.

Destroyed hair follicles don’t produce hair, but individual hairs are in different phases of the growth cycle simultaneously. Often, the hair follicles will regenerate and resume hair growth eventually. For those two reasons, most patients will need a series of maintenance treatments for optimal hair removal.

What Areas Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?

Laser hair removal is a versatile treatment that can be effective on almost any hair. We don’t use the laser near the eyes, but can safely use it on almost any other area of the body. Commonly treated areas include:

  • Underarms
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Bikini
  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest

Where do you have unwanted hair? Come in for a consultation to learn about laser hair removal and to find out if this treatment is the right fit for you.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

If you’re interested in laser hair removal, a consultation is your best first step. This treatment is tricky to get right, and not everyone who is interested in the treatment will be a good candidate. Talking with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Stanton may be helpful.

Laser hair removal works best when there is a dramatic contrast between the skin tone and hair color. Patients with dark hair and light skin typically achieve the best results. Patients with lighter hair or darker skin may still be candidates for laser hair removal, but the procedure may be more difficult.

Since the laser targets pigment in the hair follicles, it may not work well if you have blonde, gray, white, or red hair. A consultation with an experienced provider is the only way to determine if this treatment is right for you.

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Laser Hair Removal in West L.A. – What to Expect from Your Treatment

We perform laser hair removal in our comfortable office location.

Before the treatment begins, we may shave the area again or apply a topical numbing cream. If you’re wearing lotion or deodorant, we may ask you to wash the area. This preparation helps to ensure a safe and effective treatment.

When we’re ready to begin, you’ll put on special glasses that protect your eyes. Then, your practitioner will carefully pass the laser over the treatment area. When the laser fires, you may feel a quick pricking sensation or intense heat. The practitioner continues to move the device and fire the laser until they have treated the entire target area. We can treat small areas, like the upper lip or chin, in under 15 minutes. Larger areas, like the legs, can take up to an hour. Our laser device has a large spot size, so it can effectively treat larger areas quickly.

Preparing for Laser Hair Removal – How to Get Ready for Your Treatment

Maximize the results of your laser hair removal treatment with these simple tips.

  • Don’t pluck, wax, or tweeze for at least a month before your procedure. The laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle. If you’ve removed both the hair and the follicle, there’s nothing for the laser to target.
  • Limit sun exposure and use sunscreen. The pigment that makes skin tan is the same pigment that the laser targets in the hair follicles.
  • Don’t use sunless tanner.
  • On the day of treatment, shave the areas that will be receiving laser hair removal. Shorter hair reduces the chances of skin burning or irritation.
  • Come to your treatment with clean skin. Do not use deodorants or lotions on the treatment areas.

Dr. Stanton may recommend additional pre-treatment preparations like using skin lightening cream or avoiding specific medications.

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal in Beverly Hills

This treatment offers long-lasting results, but hair follicles often grow back. Many patients will need maintenance treatments to reduce regrowth after laser hair removal. Typically, regrowth is lighter, finer, and less abundant than your natural hair. Many patients no longer need to shave after hair removal.

Laser hair removal works best on patients with light skin and dark hair. Darker skin tones are more difficult to treat because the melanin in the skin can absorb the laser energy. Some darker-skinned patients may be eligible for treatment. Talk with Dr. Stanton to find out if you’re a good candidate.

Most patients need between two and six laser hair removal treatments to achieve optimal results.

Laser hair removal only targets hairs in the active growth phase. Your hair cycles through growth phases, with many hairs in every phase at any one time. We can perform multiple treatments to treat every hair follicle.

Hair doesn’t immediately fall out after laser hair removal. At first, the hair may look like it is still growing. You’ll start to see hair falling out within two to three weeks of your treatment.

For a longer-lasting hair removal solution, consider laser treatment. This solution targets hair growth where it happens, deep under the skin in the hair follicles. Contact Dr. Ryan Stanton to learn more or schedule a hair removal consultation.