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 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. Westlake Laser and Aesthetics uses the LightSheer hair removal laser system. 

This versatile laser system can treat as many as 200 hairs during one single laser zap for large treatment areas or be precisely focused to remove one single hair for those more delicate areas. The laser hair removal system has advanced technology that cools the skin during your laser treatment, which significantly reduces your risk of skin damage, maximizes the effectiveness of your treatment, and minimizes your discomfort. 

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Westlake Laser and Aesthetics conducts a 30-minute initial consultation to determine if you're a good candidate for laser hair removal. During your consultation, your provider reviews your hair removal needs and medical history and evaluates your skin. The advanced laser system can remove unwanted hair from your: 

  • Upper lip
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Abdomen
  • Bikini area

The LightSheer hair removal laser is safe for all skin types. However, your provider may not consider you a good candidate for this cosmetic treatment if you have an active infection or open sores in the treatment area.

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. Then they trim your hair, and your treatment starts.

Most patients feel very little discomfort during laser hair removal, though you may experience a tingling or pinching sensation as the light energy zaps the hair follicle. Westlake Laser and Aesthetics may offer a local anesthetic for the more sensitive areas. 

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 disappear within a few hours. 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 using the online tool.