Laser Hair Removal in Oakland
Do you have unwanted body hair? Are you tired of tweezing, shaving, and waxing? If so, it may be time to consider a permanent reduction hair removal solution: laser hair removal. Through laser hair removal, we are able to reduce hair growth to help you achieve the smooth, attractive appearance you desire.
Both men and women can benefit from laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is an excellent option for permanently reducing unwanted hair for smooth, touchable skin.
What is laser hair removal?
At our office, we are pleased to offer laser hair removal to reduce the growth of unwanted hair. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis use the Sciton® laser for laser hair removal, which can be safely and effectively used on all skin types and a variety of areas of the body. Laser hair removal works by targeting the desired area with laser energy, which is selectively absorbed by the melanin in hair follicles. It is then converted to heat, diffusing and injuring stem cells in the bulb and bulge of the hair.
Effective hair removal can only be achieved during the active growth phase of the hair. This means that you should avoid plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. Hair reduction is considered “permanent” when a significant amount of hair does not return for a period of time longer than the complete growth cycle. This generally requires a series of treatments to achieve, after which most hair is considered permanently reduced. If the hair does re-grow, however, it will typically be finer and lighter.
Laser hair removal in Oakland, California, can be a great choice for removing unwanted hair from the face, arms, underarms, legs, bikini line, back, and other areas of the body. This treatment is very precise, fast, and predictable. The time required for the laser hair removal treatment depends on the size of the area being treated; small areas like the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, while larger areas such as the legs or back may require over an hour.
Booking a consultation with your Oakland laser hair removal specialist
Before your treatment, you will have a consultation to ensure that laser hair removal is the right choice for your needs and desires. During your personalized visit, we will discuss your goals, questions, and concerns. We will also review your expectations and any preparations you should take before your laser hair removal treatment.
We invite you to contact our office today to learn more about laser hair removal and its benefits. We look forward to helping you reach all of your goals for your appearance.