Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal services offered in Palm Desert and La Quinta, CA

Waxing, shaving, and plucking gets rid of unwanted hair, but they’re inconvenient, impermanent, and imperfect. At the Vein Specialists Institute, vein and aesthetic specialist Ken Jesser, MD, and the team offer laser hair removal as an alternative way to achieve smooth, hair-free skin. Explore how this permanent way to remove hair can help you in their Palm Desert, California, office. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

How does laser hair removal work?

Vein Specialists Institutes uses laser treatment that permanently removes unwanted hair. The technology painlessly eliminates hair on your face and body. 

The tool delivers laser energy that targets the dark pigment within the hair follicles in treated areas. The energy is gentle enough not to damage your pores or the integrity of your skin. 

The heat energy makes it so the hair follicles can no longer grow hair.

What areas can you treat with laser hair removal?

Anywhere on your body that you have unwanted hair can be treated with laser hair removal. This includes your: 

  • Upper lip and chin
  • Arms and legs
  • Underarms
  • Back and chest
  • Bikini area

If you have multiple areas to treat, the Vein Specialists Institute team can do them in one session. Both men and women benefit from laser hair removal. 

How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?

Most people need more than one session to achieve smooth, hair-free skin. The team customizes your treatment plan for you, but usually, it takes four to six sessions to get the best results. Exactly how many sessions you’ll need depends on the size of the area treated and the density of the hair there.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal is nearly pain-free thanks to the advanced technology. The device delivers energy gently, without painful blasts of heat and light associated with older laser hair removal machines. 

You may have some pinkness following treatment, but this fades shortly after your session.

What should I do to prepare for laser hair removal?

Skip any waxing, plucking, or electrolysis for six weeks before your appointment. These treatments remove the hair root, which needs to be present for laser hair removal to be effective. You shouldn’t shave before treatment.

Before laser hair removal, you should also avoid any tanning in a bed or naturally. Tanned skin is harder for the laser to treat effectively. You should also stay out of the sun following laser treatment because your skin is temporarily extra sensitive. 

To find out how laser hair removal can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, call Vein Specialists Institute or book an appointment online today.