Know Before You Go: San Diego Laser Hair Removal
Posted on September 23, 2013 by Dr. Carlos Chacon - Laser Hair Removal, Laser Therapies
Are you still waxing, plucking or shaving unwanted body hairs? You probably haven’t tried a session of San Diego laser hair removal at Divino Plastic Surgery. If you’re not aware yet, laser hair removal actually made it to the top 5 minimally invasive procedures for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s 2012 multi-specialty procedural statistics. Read on below for a quick look into the whats and hows of laser hair removal.
How does laser hair removal work?
While the word “laser” may sound intimidating, the truth is that laser hair removal is quite a simple, yet very effective procedure. A low-energy laser beam is used to pass through the skin and consequently, your hair follicles. The absorbed light will reach the deeper hair follicles, disabling their re-growth potential without even destroying the surrounding skin tissues.
How painful is it?
Each light pulse feels like the snap of a rubber band. If you feel uncomfortable with a slight pinch or sting, you might want to consider asking for a topical anesthetic before a session of San Diego laser hair removal.
Can all types of hair be treated? How about its effectivity on different skin types?
It is important to note that laser hair removal works best on hair with darker pigments. Thus, laser hair removal may not be as effective for grey or white hair. Also, laser hair removal is proven to remove unwanted hair in individuals with different skin types, including people of Hispanic, Black, and Asian descent.
Who should have laser hair removal?
Women often use this procedure to get rid of unwanted hair in their legs and armpits, while men use laser hair removal to get rid of hair on the shoulders and back. It is best to talk to Dr. Chacon about your hair removal goals so you can decide if laser hair removal is for you.
Laser Hair Removal in San Diego
Divino Plastic Surgery’s “Spa Divino” offers laser hair removal which is safe and effective for a wide variety of skin tones and color. Lasting hair reduction is very much possible with us. Book your appointment today by calling us at (858) 633-7546 or simply fill out this contact form. Our team looks forward to your visit!