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What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Imagine a day when you no longer need razors, waxing or painful electrolysis to get rid of unwanted body hair. At Cosmetic Dermatology of Orange County, we offer the latest, state-of-the-art laser technology that awards patients with a safe, fast and effective alternative to dealing with unwanted or disliked body hair. It is affordable, fast, safe and there is no down time. Laser hair removal can be done on almost all parts of the body. Some parts include the face, back, bikini lines, legs, arms and underarms.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Lasers work by emitting a specialized light that is passed through the skin and preferentially absorbed by its target, be it an unwanted blood vessel, birthmark, tattoo or in this case, hair. The laser used for hair removal targets the melanin, or color, in the hair follicle, damaging the follicle and removing the hair.

Results: How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Do I Need?

Hair grows in a cycle that spans six to twelve weeks. This is the amount of time that it takes hair to grow from the base of the follicle to the surface of the skin. Because hair does grow in these cycles, only a portion of your hair is being treated in the proper state with each laser treatment. Initially, it is recommended that you undergo a series of four to eight treatments at three to eight week intervals to treat all the hair. These treatments will be followed up by a period of evaluation to determine how much hair will regrow and how fast the hair will return. This can be followed up with periodic “touch-up” visits.

For more information about our services, or to schedule an appointment, please call 714.974.3272.