Laser hair removal is available at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery for all different types of skin for people who have unwanted facial and body hair. Based on your skin and hair color, our clinical staff will select a specific laser treatment plan to produce pulses of high-energy light that cause hair follicles to become dormant. A single treatment may reduce thickness and density of hair, but multiple treatments (typically 6 to 8 treatments at 4 to 8 week intervals based on the part of the body being treated) provide the best results.
Hair removal with a laser is very safe and carries a high degree of satisfaction. A minor side effect of redness is equivalent to a mild sunburn.
Our approach to laser hair removal
During your initial consultation with our clinical staff, we will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail, providing you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about this non-surgical procedure.
Prior to your treatment, we will discuss a number of important decisions to make when planning this non-surgical procedure. We will walk you through your options and share recommendations based on the latest research, advances in the field, and what’s best for your particular case, including its effective use on your upper lip, chin, eyebrows, and cheeks.
The SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery difference
Patients must shave the area they are having treated prior to coming in for their appointment. A topical numbing cream can be applied 30 minutes before their scheduled appointment time for an additional $10.
Laser hair removal procedures are very commonly performed at our practice. They are performed in-office using a built-in cooling device or a topical anesthetic. Depending on the extent of your treatment, laser hair removal takes between 15 and 60 minutes, and full results are expected a few months after completion of your entire treatment.
Some of our patients also combine their laser hair removal procedure with other cosmetic or plastic surgery procedures, such as BOTOX/Dysport or injectable dermal fillers (Juvéderm, Radiesse, Restylane / Prelance and fat injection), Fraxel laser, chemical peels, sclerotherapy and laser vein treatment, and skin care. NOTE: If patients are having a facelift / neck lift, browlift / forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose job cosmetic procedure in the Operating Room, they can choose to add a BOTOX/Dysport injection or injectable dermal filler.
Recovering from laser hair removal at SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery
After a laser hair removal procedure, patients can resume normal daily activities. We recommend that you avoid strenuous activities the evening after the procedure, but you will have no additional restrictions after that. The treated area may become red or pink within about 30 minutes of treatment. This may last from a few hours to several days.
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We invite you to schedule your cosmetic consultation with SF | Bay Area Plastic Surgery today; we’d love to be a part of your journey to a more youthful you. To learn more about hair removal procedures, please call us today at 650.964.2200or complete this form to request an initial consultation in Mountain View or Morgan Hill, California.