In the hands of the skincare professionals at Salinas Valley Plastic Surgery Associates, laser hair removal can provide long-term results. Almost every part of the body can benefit from laser hair removal in Salinas. Unwanted hair on areas like the legs, arms, back, armpits, and bikini area can be safely and effectively eliminated.

About Laser Hair Removal

Sciton is one of the leading creators of innovative hair-reduction lasers. The Sciton laser has two methods of hair removal: The YAG Laser and the BBL. The YAG and BBL lasers can treat almost all skin types and tones (Type I-VI). With these two methods, your hair removal treatment can be safely customized to your skin type to get the maximum hair reduction with a minimum of discomfort and hyperpigmentation.

hairremovalLaser hair reduction can treat hair follicles in their anagen, or growth, phase. The treatment targets the pigment in the hair follicle, not in the skin. As the light energy is absorbed, it is converted to heat, which destroys the follicle. As a result, it is unable to grow new hair.

It takes multiple treatments to reduce hair because the laser works permanently on only about 15-20% of hair follicles at any given time.

4-7 treatments will usually provide the desired hair reduction. Although nearly complete hair reduction can be achieved, your body will usually gradually start growing lighter and thinner hair again slowly. Therefore, occasional touch-ups may be necessary.

Ideal Candidates for Laser Hair Removal

If you are in good overall health with no history of keloid scarring, you may be a good candidate for laser hair removal. Individuals who want long-lasting results and a sustainable alternative to plucking, shaving, and waxing are recommended for this laser procedure.

Your Consultation

To confirm your eligibility for laser hair removal, a physical examination of your target areas will be performed. The thickness of the hair, your skin tone, and your skin type will be assessed to determine the right treatment approach.

Your medical history will be reviewed, including any pre-existing medical conditions and current medications or supplements. You are encouraged to discuss your aesthetic goals and motivations to help us create a personalized experience.

The Procedure

Anesthesia is not necessary when you undergo laser hair removal treatments. The area is shaved if there is an overabundance of hair, and then it is sanitized to prepare it for treatment. A cooling gel may be applied to ease discomfort and allow easy gliding of the handheld device.

Next, the handpiece is held against the skin. There may be a zapping sensation similar to a rubber band snapping on the skin during the procedure. The process can take under an hour, depending on the area size and number of target areas.

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Laser Hair Removal Aftercare

There is no recovery period or downtime needed after the procedure. To optimize the effects of your hair removal treatment, avoid overexposure to UV rays. Avoid tanning weeks prior to and after treatment to prevent hyperpigmentation. Apply sunscreen frequently to keep your skin protected.

Cost of Laser Hair Removal Treatment

The cost of laser hair removal procedures in Salinas, CA varies from patient to patient. The overall price may be impacted by the number of target areas and number of sessions required to achieve the desired results.

Schedule Your Consultation

Learn more about how you can finally get rid of unwanted hair from your body with laser hair removal in Salinas. Contact Salinas Valley Plastic Surgery Associates to schedule a one-on-one consultation today. If you are interested in hair reduction/removal, please call (831) 758-2746 for an appointment!


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