Laser Hair Removal

Visalia Laser and Skin

Medical Spa located in Visalia, CA

If unwanted facial or body hair makes you feel self-conscious, try laser hair removal to get rid of it for good at Visalia Laser and Skin in Visalia, California. Through a series of simple state-of-the-art laser treatments, our providers free you from unsightly hair and tiresome shaving. If you’re looking for a laser treatment provider, contact Visalia Laser and Skin online or over the phone.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

Visalia Laser and Skin

What is laser hair removal?

Our providers use the Gentle® Hair Removal system, an advanced laser system that delivers intense beams of light to the treatment area to get rid of your unwanted hair. The lasers destroy the hair follicles at the root, preventing further hair growth.

To remove your hair permanently, the provider must treat each strand in the anagen, or growth, stage. Only some of your hairs will be in this stage during each treatment, so expect to return for five or six treatments — spaced six weeks apart, over the next six months — to reach your hair removal goals.

What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is appropriate for any hair growing on your body and effective for all skin types and colors.

Popular treatment areas for women include:

  • The face
  • Legs
  • Armpits

Men tend to want hair removed from the following areas:

  • Back
  • Chest
  • Face

How does a laser hair removal treatment work?

First, the provider has you lie comfortably on an exam table, and you both wear protective eyewear. Next, they prepare the treatment console.

While you relax, the provider places the handpiece attached to the Gentle® Hair Removal system on your skin and moves it around quickly to cover the treatment area in increments. This process lasts an average of 22 minutes, but the timing varies greatly and depends on the size of the treatment area.

True to its name, the Gentle Hair Removal system causes mild, if any, discomfort. Some men and women compare the feeling to a rubber band snapping on their skin.

After your treatment, the provider applies a cool compress to reduce swelling. They explain all the precautions and self-care instructions before you leave, and you can return to your routine straight from the office.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

The best advantage of laser hair removal is freedom from the discomfort and inconvenience of shaving and waxing. You never have to worry about whether you shaved before stepping into your bathing suit.

Many men and women also choose laser hair removal for its aesthetic benefits. This procedure helps you avoid the embarrassment of unwanted facial or body hair.

Another advantage of laser hair removal is its permanence. Successful treatment removes your unwanted hair forever.

To make your appointment for laser hair removal, contact Visalia Laser and Skin online or over the phone for an initial consultation.