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Who doesn’t desire a smooth, hairless body? You do have your options in the good old waxing, shaving and tweezing, but they aren’t permanent. Each one of them have their pros and cons. Don’t you feel helpless when you have a date coming up and your body hair is noticeable, but just too short to be waxed? Sure, shaving is an option, but who wants to end up with stubbly skin every second day? Tweezing isn’t even an option for all the problem areas with plenty of hair! So what do you do in such a case? Just hope that your date looks past the physical appearance or go the extra mile and opt for a laser hair removal session?

Before and after pictures can help

If you go for the latter, you might want to know how big a difference will laser hair removal make? You might also want to know if you are an ideal candidate for it. It is very essential to get the treatment done at a licensed medical spa. If you stay in and around Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando or Calabasas, CA, an appointment with certified and recognized Dr. Bijan Farah can help you understand if laser hair removal will work for you. Dr. Farah can help you make an informed decision by explaining you all about the procedure as well as sharing a few before and after pictures of the past treatments handled by him.

Follow the advise given by medical spa

Your doctor will advise you on stopping waxing or plucking hair, about six weeks before the procedure.

You will be allowed to shave as it does not take out hair from the roots, unlike waxing and tweezing. Also, you will have to avoid getting out in the sun before and after the treatment, probably for six weeks.

Once you are convinced about going ahead with the procedure, the med spa technician or doctor will first trim the hair. The strength of the laser beams will be adjusted based on your skin type, skin color and hair density. Laser hair removal was initially believed to be effective only on dark hair, but there are now options available even for people with gray or blonde hair. Your doctor will explain you that your hair goes through three phases, the first is the growing stage, the second is resting and the final being shedding.

How does  Laser Hair Removal work?

The laser beams target the hair in the first stage and destroy the melanin present inside the hair follicles. It is possible that even after the treatment, you may notice some hair left behind. You don’t have to worry about that, as the treated hair will fall out over the next two weeks. You can exfoliate your skin around the tenth day after the treatment to remove the hair gently.

Laser hair removal is a preferred option for getting rid of hair from all over the body and not just the face. You will have to go through four to six  sessions, to get the best results.

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Laser Hair Removal | Encino | Sherman Oaks | Studio City | Calabasas Cutting your nails doesn’t hurt, does it? That’s because you just cut a part of it, and don’t actually rip out your nails. In the same way, when you shave your hair, it doesn’t hurt at all because shaving doesn’t take out your hair from the roots. However, because waxing and plucking do take out the hair from the roots, they hurt. Laser too destroys the hair follicles, so a laser hair removal session is likely to cause some pain, but is it unbearable? Lets find out.

If you could endure a waxing session, especially around your private parts, chances are that you will find a laser hair removal session much painless. You fill certainly find the first laser session a little discomforting. The feeling of getting your hair removed through laser can be described as a rubber band snapping against your skin or that of a pin prick. Not too bad, right? Most people  find the pain tolerable.

Factors that decide the pain level during Laser Hair Removal

The pain level also depends on the part of body being subjected to the laser beams. Certain areas are likely to hurt more than others. The pain also depends on the kind of hair you need to remove from your body. If you have fine or light hair, you may not experience much pain. People with dark, thick hair are likely to go though comparatively more pain. It also depends on the sensitivity of your skin.

Most people who have tried both waxing and laser hair removal, have mentioned the latter to be less painful. With every laser session, your hair will start getting thinner, which will result in less pain.

If you get the treatment done at a licensed and reputed medical spa like that of Dr. Bijan Farah, you can expect the procedure to be as painless as possible. Experienced med spa professionals will try to make the process extremely comfortable for you. Your doctor may give you certain painkillers or apply a numbing lotion on the area to be treated, to reduce the pain.

Options available at medical spa

The following options are offered by most medical spas that undertake laser hair removal:

  • A cold cloth may be rubbed over the area simultaneously while the treatment is going on. It may be lightly pressed on the treated area after every three to four pulses.
  • An aloe vera gel maybe applied to soothe the skin.
  • You may be given an ice pack to apply on the treated area.

Not everyone has the same level of tolerance, so the pain level will certainly vary. Perhaps a friend of yours who has undergone the treatment, may have found it to be quite painful. However, that does not mean you will find it unbearable too. If you feel you won’t be able to take it, you can opt for painkillers recommended by your doctor, before the treatment.

If you reside near Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando or Calabasas, CA, you can fix an appointment with Dr. Bijan Farah and understand the laser hair removal procedure in detail. He will explain you all about it, which will help you in deciding if it is suitable for you.

See all Medical Spa Non-Surgical Procedures Dr. Bijan Farah performs on patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and surrounding communities. Schedule a consultation now.

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