Laser Hair Reduction Conveniently located to serve San Ramon and San Francisco
Advanced laser systems can treat all skin types and hair colors on the face and body. The laser is rapid, safe, and gentle. A series of treatments are required to reduce unwanted hair but there is no downtime. The hair grows in cycles with approximately one fourth of hair follicles being active at a time. The laser affects the hair follicle of actively growing hair. Depending on the area, treatments may be spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
How Does Laser Hair Reduction Work?
Laser hair reduction works by targeting the hair follicles in the deeper layer of the skin. Energy from the laser device is absorbed by the hair’s melanin (the pigment that determines the color of your hair). The heat damages the follicles, impairing their ability to grow new hairs.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Reduction?
The best candidates for a laser hair reduction are people with dark hair. People with blonde, silver, red, or white hair may not experience the best results, since these colors do not absorb light well. Thanks to advancements in technology, laser hair removal is effective for all skin types.
Laser hair removal is not safe for pregnant women and people with active cold sores. Before considering laser hair removal, ensure that the selected area for treatment has not been exposed to the sun.
Your Laser Hair Reduction Consultation
Your consultation for laser hair reduction will involve an assessment of your preferred areas of treatment. Dr. Place will speak to you about the treatment’s benefits and timeline to set realistic expectations.
You will be given instructions on how to prepare for the treatment. Take a break from waxing, plucking, or hair bleaching for at least six weeks before your laser hair removal. This will preserve the roots of the hairs, which are necessary for damaging the follicle correctly. You may shave the night or morning before your appointment.
Contact Us to Learn More
Dr. Place is a board-certified plastic surgeon, located in San Ramon, California, who is very skilled and has a vast amount of experience with the Laser Hair Removal procedure. Contact Dr. Place to see how she can help you achieve your desired appearance.