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Laser Hair Removal

Westlake Laser and Aesthetics

Double Board Certified Dermatologists and Cosmetic Surgeons located in Westlake Village, CA

You’re not alone if you’re looking for a more permanent solution for getting rid of your unwanted hair, which is why laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the United States. Serving both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties, the team led by Afshin David Rahimi, MD, FAAD, at Westlake Laser and Aesthetics in Westlake Village, California, provide the highest quality of care possible and performs laser hair removal using the advanced LightSheer Duet Laser by Lumenis®. To schedule a consultation to learn more about laser hair removal, contact the office by phone or online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that uses focused laser energy to destroy hair follicles and stop the growth of unwanted hair. 

Laser hair removal is one of the most sought after non-invasive aesthetic treatments for women and men alike. More and more people seek permanent hair removal, and they are looking for a treatment that is effective, fast and comfortable.

Great results begin with the LightSheer Duet diode laser empowered by two advanced technologies:  High Speed vacuum assisted technology and ChillTip™ integrated contact cooling technology.

The High Speed hand piece offers a unique pain reduction mechanism and works without gel.  It is ideal for treating larger body areas quickly and comfortably.

The Chill Tip is designed to treat small areas that require maximum precision.  Epidermal protection through continuous sapphire contact cooling also significantly increases comfort.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Westlake Laser and Aesthetics conducts a complimentary initial consultation to determine if you're a good candidate for laser hair removal. During your consultation, your provider reviews your hair removal needs, medical history and evaluates your skin and hair color and texture. 

What happens during laser hair removal?

Before your provider starts your laser hair removal session, they customize the laser settings on the LightSheer laser to your skin color and type and the area of your skin undergoing treatment.

Most patients feel mild discomfort during laser hair removal, though you may experience a tingling or pinching sensation as the light energy zaps the hair follicle.

Treatment time depends on the size of the treatment area and may range from a few minutes to over an hour. 

You may notice some redness and swelling after your treatment, but these side effects are temporary. There are no restrictions following laser hair removal, and you should be able to resume your usual activities afterward. 

How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?

Your hair grows in cycles, which means it’s impossible to remove all your unwanted hair after one laser hair removal session. The number of treatments you need depends on your skin type, as well as the color, thickness, and density of your hair. 

To learn more about permanent hair reduction with laser hair removal at Westlake Laser and Aesthetics, call the office or book an appointment.