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Why you should consider Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal San Francisco CATweezing, waxing, and shaving have always been a part of our “getting ready” for the day or “going out” for the night regimen. Imagine if you could skip that. You can, with laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. The procedure destroys hair follicles by beaming highly concentrated light on a specified area.

The benefits

Lasers can remove hair from the bikini line, under arm, leg, arm, and face, and other areas. Lasers are incredibly precise. For example, they can select dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin untouched.

Laser therapy is fast. With each laser pulse, many hair follicles are treated at the same time. Every second, the laser can work on an area the size of a quarter. Small areas like the chin can take only minutes, while larger areas like the back can take an hour.

Laser hair therapy is predictable. The majority of patients have permanent hair loss after three to seven sessions.

Preparing for laser hair removal

Laser hair therapy may be a quick and effective procedure, but it is a medical procedure nonetheless. Be sure to select an experienced doctor with the proper credentials to minimize the risk of complications. If you have plans to a do a laser hair removal procedure, limit electrolysis, waxing, and plucking for six weeks before your appointment. This is necessary because the laser must target the root of the hair, which is briefly removed when you wax or pluck.

Avoid sun exposure for six weeks leading up to your procedure, as well as six weeks after. Being in the sun will make laser hair removal not work as well. It also opens up the possibility of more complications post-treatment.

Schedule a consultation

At Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center, we offer a variety of treatments and services to help you look your best this holiday season. If you are interested in laser hair removal, call our office today at 510-724-8282 (Pinole) or 415-461-5755 (Larkspur). We look forward to answering your questions and addressing your concerns!

Laser Hair Removal Basics

Laser Hair Removal bay area | Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery CenterNo more plucking, waxing, shaving, razor burn, ingrown hairs and pain. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Laser hair removal is one of the most popular services we offer – our patients love feeling smooth and hair-free. If you’re thinking about giving laser hair removal a try, here are a few things to know before you schedule your appointment:

  • Your appointment will last about 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the area you are having treated.
  • You’ll be asked to avoid shaving or waxing for about six weeks prior to your appointment. Laser hair removal targets the roots of body hair, so if you’ve recently waxed or plucked, those roots will be temporarily gone and the laser will have nothing to target.
  • The laser will be calibrated specifically for your hair thickness, skin tone, and hair color. Next, a gel or topical numbing agent will be applied to protect your skin. You may experience some slight tingling, heat, or minor discomfort during the procedure, but overall the pain should be minimal, if any. You will be asked to wear eye protection to shield your eyes from the bright light of the laser.
  • After your treatment, you may experience minor swelling and redness, but don’t worry, this is normal. You should be able to go about your regular daily activities immediately. If you need some pain relief, you can use over-the-counter pain relievers to minimize discomfort.
  • The targeted hair should start to fall out a few days after the procedure. You may have to return for a few follow up sessions to get the most optimum results. You should plan on three to five sessions, scheduled four to six weeks apart. Avoid waxing, plucking, and excessive sun exposure between sessions.
  • After you have completed the necessary sessions, the laser-treated hair will be permanently gone – you won’t have to shave, pluck, or wax again.

Men as well as women are taking advantage of laser hair removal!
Now is the perfect time to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Bertolino: (716) 633-6100.

Take control of your unwanted hair

Laser Hair RemovalRazors, hot melted wax, tweezers, chemical creams – what do these items have in common? They all do a fairly terrible job of helping us deal with unwanted hair. Yet, those are the tools most of use, which also means we’re putting up with ingrown hairs, rashes, burns, sneaky regrowth — day after day, year after year, for life…  We pluck and shave and burn and rip, but the hair still seem to be in control. But it doesn’t have to be like that.

Laser hair removal puts professionals in charge of pesky hair
What if in a six- to eight-week period, you could achieve a 70-80% reduction of unwanted hair? At Bay Area Laser we have the technicians and the techniques to help make that happen — with laser hair removal treatments.

An intense, pulsating beam of light from a laser can be your best friend

And it’s a powerful enemy to the unwanted hair on your face and your body. During the procedure, a laser beam passes through your skin and targets an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser actually damages your hair follicle so the hair can’t grow back to its “full strength” – if at all.

Inhibiting hair growth with lasers can take time

But coming into our offices for several treatments over a couple of months is nothing compared to a lifetime of shaving, trimming and plucking. Some of your hairs will be eliminated with your very first treatment, but it can take about two weeks for treated hair to detach from their follicles. And it can take up to eight weeks for all treated hair to fall out.

Legs, underarms, upper lip, chin, arms, back, bikini line

What do these have in common? They are common laser hair removal treatment areas. But it’s possible to reduce hair growth in practically any area.

Are you ready to show your unwanted hair who’s boss?

Make your laser hair removal consultation appointment today.
Pinole (East Bay) Office, call: (510) 724-8282

Larkspur (North Bay) Office, call: (415) 461-5755

Laser Hair Removal at Bay Area Laser Surgery Center

When it comes to enjoying the summer sunshine, you want to wear those shorts, tank tops, and bathing suits without worrying about how your body hair looks.  Fortunately, you don’t have to constantly shave your body to enjoy the fuzz-free look you’re going after.  Laser hair removal can help you achieve a sleek and smoother look – and in fewer sessions, too.

Whether you’re self-conscious about your back hair or want to stop dealing with leg hair once and for all, laser hair removal can help free you from the chains of your razor.  At Bay Area Laser Surgery Center in Pinole, CA, and Larkspur, CA we provide innovative laser hair removal treatments that help patients enjoy a smooth, fuzz-free look without going through the pain and frustration of electrolysis.  Led by Dr. Armen Serebrakian, the Bay Area Laser Surgery Center can have you ready for summer with our advanced laser hair removal techniques.

Here’s how our process works:

  • Dr. Serebrakian schedules the laser hair removal treatments at precise intervals to optimize the results of the procedures.  Hair grows in three stages: an active stage, a resting stage, and an absence stage.  Hair can only be effective treated in the active stage, which means that laser hair removal treatments will only be scheduled six to eight weeks apart.  This is enough to get the majority of hair (about 70-80%); additional sessions will be needed to take care of the rest.
  • Laser hair removal is superior to traditional electrolysis because it kills growth of the hair follicles without causing pain and irritation.  Laser can also penetrate a deeper layer of skin, which better removes hair follicles.  The end result is that you achieve a smoother and sleeker appearance in less time; in fact, many clients report seeing results after just a single session.
  • Did we mention that laser hair removal is far less painful and tedious than other hair removal methods?  Get ready to say good-bye to irritating razors, torturous waxing, and electrolysis – because laser hair removal is your ultimate answer to all your body hair woes.

For more information about laser hair removal with Dr. Armen Serebrakian and the team at Bay Area Laser Surgery Center schedule a consultation with us today. Our Pinole office serves the East Bay, from Berkeley to Martinez, and our Larkspur office serves the North Bay, including San Francisco and all of Marin County.

You can reach our Pinole office at (510)724-8282 and our Larkspur office at (415)461-5755.

Larkspur (North Bay) Office

1000 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 461-5755

Pinole (East Bay) Office

1599 Tara Hills Dr
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 724-8282
Larkspur Office Pinole Office