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What You need to Know about Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal - Encino | Sherman Oaks | San Fernando

Rejuvenate Medical Spa, led by Dr. Bijan Farah, is a result-oriented med spa that provides some of the most effective aesthetic procedures without surgery. Dr. Farah, along with an expert team of aestheticians and nurses, makes sure that every patient receives personalized care and attention. Patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and nearby communities have an opportunity to receive a range of non-invasive and minimally invasive anti-aging treatments. What sets Rejuvenate Medical Spa apart from many other similar facilities is the fact that it is headed by a distinguished, board certified doctor, who has nearly 40 years of experience in medicine. Apart from his dedicated attention to the med spa, Dr. Farah also serves as an attending Staff Physician in the Department of Internal Medicine at Providence-Tarzana Regional and Northridge Medical Centers.

Removal of Unwanted Hair

Apart from the latest, proven anti-aging treatments for the skin, Rejuvenate also specializes in laser based procedures for the removal of unwanted hair. A clean, smooth and hairless skin can be an important part of physical aesthetics. However, the challenge with hair removal is that traditional treatments can be painful and cause discomfort. Furthermore, the results may not last for very long, and the treatment may have to be repeated often to maintain an attractive looking skin. Patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, and other areas who are dissatisfied with traditional procedures such as waxing, tweezing and shaving to remove unwanted hair, may choose the option of laser assisted hair removal at Rejuvenate.


Laser hair removal has emerged as a popular aesthetic procedure in the United States. The treatment involves focusing of highly concentrated beams of laser into the targeted hair follicles. The sharp light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles, causing their precise destruction with no harm to healthy, surrounding skin. Common areas in the body for laser hair removal include arms, legs, face, underarms, and bikini line. Some of the key benefits of laser hair removal are listed as follows: Targeted and Long-lasting Results: Advanced laser equipment can help achieve very precise results. The laser beam destroys the follicle right from its root to ensure long-lasting outcomes. Due to the high precision capabilities of laser equipment, it is possible to achieve targeted results without causing collateral damage to surrounding skin. Convenience and Speed: Unlike many traditional anti-aging and hair removal treatments, laser hair removal at a recognized medical spa can be performed with efficiency and speed. Every single pulse of laser can treat several hairs at the same time within a fraction of a second. Small sized areas such as upper lip may be treated in under a minute, and large sized areas such as the legs or back may take nearly one hour. Highly Predictable Outcomes: Nearly nine out of ten patients will experience permanent or long-term hair loss after about three to five treatment sessions. This high success rate makes laser hair removal the treatment of choice for a large number of patients in the U.S.

Preparation and Procedure

Patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, CA, or other places who are planning to receive laser hair removal treatment should limit or avoid traditional treatments such as waxing, plucking, and electrolysis for a period of at least six weeks prior to the treatment. Direct sun exposure should be avoided for about six weeks before and after the procedure. Prior the treatment, the laser expert at the med spa will trim the targeted hair to a few millimeters in the length. The laser equipment will be adjusted to match with the thickness, color, type and location of hair in order to achieve customized results. Outer layers of the skin will be protected from laser with the application of a cold gel or a special cooling device. At first, a small area will be treated to determine the response and make any adjustments to the laser settings, if necessary. Once the procedure is completed, the patient may be provided with ice packs, cold water, or anti-inflammatory lotion or cream to subside any discomfort. Multiple treatment sessions will have to be scheduled within a space of four to six weeks.


For one or two days after the treatment, the treated area may appear as if it has been sunburned. Moisturizers and cool compresses may be used during this period. Makeup on the face and other parts should be avoided for a day or two. The treated hair will fall out over a period of one month or so. It is important to wear a sunscreen for at least a month following laser hair removal treatment.