Laser Hair Removal San Diego, CA
Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center offers laser hair removal for men and women in San Diego, La Jolla, and Carmel Valley, as well as surrounding areas of California. Laser hair removal offers superior results compared to waxing and shaving.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal uses intense light to permanently disable hair follicles and prevent future hair growth. The laser destroys hair follicles in the active growth phase; follicles in the dormant phase are not affected. Therefore, a series of multiple treatments is usually needed to disable all hair follicles in a particular area depending on the amount of hair and size of the treatment area.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in San Diego, CA?
The average cost of laser hair removal at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center starts at $150 per treatment. As part of your free consultation, we explain the costs associated with your personalized treatment and skin care plan. Multiple financing options are available, and you can apply before your consultation.
On What Areas Can I Get Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal can be performed on most parts of the body and face, including the following:
- Bikini area
- Upper lip
How Is Laser Hair Removal Performed?
Prior to a treatment session, cold gel or a special cooling device is used to protect the outer layers of the skin. The hair to be treated should be trimmed or shaved close to the skin.
We use the Lumenis® LightSheer ET Diode system for laser hair removal. During treatment, the laser device handpiece is placed above the area of unwanted hair, and emits a fine beam of intense light. The laser is specifically calibrated to the skin color and hair color/thickness/location.
The light passes through the skin and is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicles. It heats up and destroys the hair follicles. The handpiece is slowly moved across the treatment area until it has treated all of the follicles in the active growth phase.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from Laser Hair Removal?
The skin may be slightly red and feel sensitive for the first 24 hours.
What Results Can I Expect from Laser Hair Removal?
Individuals with dark, coarse hair and light skin will see the best results because of the discrepancy between hair and skin colors. With lighter skin, the laser light is able to find the hair follicle, and darker hairs absorb more of the laser light.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
Treatment is not painful, and lasts about an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. Patients may receive an ice pack or soothing lotion to reduce any post-treatment irritation or discomfort. Side effects and complications are very rare.
Hilary Black, R.N., Belladerma’s registered nurse for over 20 years, usually recommends multiple treatment sessions (average of five treatments) for the best results. Treatments are spaced eight weeks apart. Once all of the hair follicles have been treated, the results are generally permanent. If the hair does grow back, it looks finer, lighter and sparser. Occasionally, a touch-up treatment may be recommended.
Why Choose Dr. Mozaffari?
- Over 35 years dedicated to the art and science of plastic surgery
- Performed thousands of successful procedures
- Board certified and members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Hands-on and engaged about your results and care
- Up to date on the latest plastic surgery trends and techniques
- Accommodates Spanish-speaking patients
- Respectful of your time
- Human touch in everything we do by investing a great deal of time and care into each patient appointment
- Excellent bedside manner
- Conveniently located with plenty of parking
Experience matters. The plastic surgeons at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center have been in practice for more than 35 years and have successfully performed thousands of procedures.
Drs. Bucko and Mozaffari are actively involved in the plastic surgery community as members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. They stay up to date with the latest laser scar revision techniques and technology to enhance patient outcomes.
Dr. Farid Brad Mozaffari is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who offers laser hair removal for men and women in San Diego, La Jolla, Carmel Valley, and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.