Laser hair removal in Santa Monica is available at Laser Away Tattoo and Hair Removal Experts. Laser hair removal is a FDA-approved procedure used to eliminate unwanted body and facial hair with the heat energy provided by a laser. Just a few treatments with one of our lasers will eliminate hair indefinitely and it may never come back.
Some amount of body and facial hair are normal on men and women. Excess hair can become a problem if it makes a person feel uncomfortable or self conscious. On men, back and shoulder hair may not be desirable, especially at the beach. For this reason, laser hair removal in Santa Monica is a popular procedure. For women, dark or coarse hair on the face is unwanted. Excess hair in women may even be a sign of a more serious medical issue. However, hair is usually harmless and just cosmetic issue. Many women have laser hair removal performed to remove hair from their faces, under arms, legs, and bikini lines – places that they would otherwise shave or wax. Laser hair removal is a more convenient option for long-term hair removal.
Laser hair removal in Santa Monica is performed by a staff of trained professionals and registered nurses at Laser Away. The procedure can take just a few minutes for a small body area, like the face, or it can take several hours when a large body area is treated, like the legs. The procedure can be time-consuming because each hair is treated individually with the laser. After a few laser treatments, the hair may never come back. In the long run, laser hair removal is a more cost-efficient and time-saving hair removal method compared to waxing or shaving.
When laser hair removal is performed, a laser provides heat and light energy that penetrates each hair and destroys the follicle to prevent the hair from growing back. It may take several sessions to treat every single hair. During the process, a cooling system is used to protect the skin from the laser’s heat. A cooling gel or topical anesthetic may also be used. After the treatment, it can take up to two weeks for the treated hair to fall out. The skin may be red initially but it will subside.
For several weeks following laser hair removal in Santa Monica, direct sun exposure should be avoided. The treated area should not be plucked, shaved, rubbed, or scrubbed for a few weeks following the procedure. The skin can be washed gently with soap and water.