Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light, which destroys the hair follicle.
Laser hair removal, San Francisco – We use the Cynosure Apogee® for all skin types.
Laser hair removal, Larkspur, Marin – We use the Lumenis LightSheer® DESIRE high-speed laser.
What To Expect On The Day Of Treatment
Prior to your procedure you should make sure the area being treated in freshly shaven. This will allow for effective energy delivery of the laser device to your hair follicles, thus providing a more effective treatment. During the treatment, the laser specialist will guide the device over the treatment area. As he or she does, it will deliver light energy, which travels through your skin and is absorbed by the hair follicles.
The hair follicles that absorb energy from the laser will be damaged. Hairs that were present in the follicles at the time of treatment will fall out over the next couple of weeks and future hair growth will be impaired. Since not all hairs are actively growing at the same time multiple treatments are required for optimal results. As the follicles in the transitional and resting periods return to the active growth phase, you may notice some hair regrowth but not as thick as it was before the treatment. This regrowth will become thinner and lighter with each subsequent treatment until there is little to no hair at all.
Contact us for a complimentary consultation to consider a treatment plan and budget for you.
“I’ve had a great experience with my laser hair removal. The treatment has been very effective (unlike my past experience with laser hair removal) and scheduling has been really easy.”
– Lindsay R.
“I have been seeing Linda for Laser Hair Removal– the results are fantastic! She really knew how to work with tan skin and dark hair. She walked me through the process, made sure it was economical for me and set goals against each treatment. End result is amazing!”
– Indogal I.
” This place is amazing! I have started my Laser hair removal treatments and so far have seen amazing results. ”
– Martha C.
” I’ve had laser hair removal in the past, but it never worked very well. My wife convinced me to try again with the Hayes Valley Med team. I don’t know if the other places I had gone just didn’t know how to do the procedure correctly, or if they just had old lasers, but since I’ve been coming here, I’ve had such great results. ”
– Carl P.