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Laser Hair Removal

bkini buttIf you are bored of regularly using hair removal creams or waxing to remove unwanted hair and want a more permanent solution then it is time to switch to laser hair removal. Laser hair  removal reduces unwanted hair from all areas of the body like legs, face and arms. Instead of trying out laser hair removal at a local beautician, who may not have much expertise in handling the equipment, it is better to visit a medical spa at Encino, CA where you will be examined by trained professionals under the supervision of Dr. Bijan Farah, who will provide treatment with machines suited for your skin type.

Laser hair removal process at medical spa

During the process, laser rays are directed towards melanin section of hair follicles which absorb the light and get destroyed in the process which impairs hair growth. Laser removes most recent hair growth from the body and treatment has to be repeated every month at a med spa for destruction of all hair follicles during various growth cycles. Though varied laser machines are available in Sherman Oaks, CA for hair removal, the latest in the market today first pre-cool the skin before using “gentle gliding technology” to achieve required results.

Cost of laser hair removal

Price for hair removal differs according to location and you should look for a dermatologist with experience who will offer best results in a medical spa instead of skimping on money and getting it done from a beautician which may leave you with burnt skin. The normal rate for single sessions in different areas of the face and upper body is $75 at San Fernando, CA while packages including 5-6 areas cost upwards of $300 per session. Hair removal from large areas like back and both legs can cost upwards of $600 while hands cost only $300 - $500 for more than one session.


Use of lasers for removal of unwanted hair from the face can also work as an anti-aging treatment as these rays tighten the facial skin and make it look clear and youthful. Lasers are more precise and target only hairy locations and do not affect surrounding skin. It will permanently remove body hair after a few sessions and you will have to undergo fewer treatments when compared to other hair removal techniques in in Calabasas, CA. The process is speedy and can treat large sections of skin within minutes and can help you lose hair permanently within five to seven sessions.


Laser hair removal is a large financial commitment that requires payments for at least a couple of years and may not be worth the expenditure unless you are in a profession that requires you to appear flawless all the time. If you have the financial means, then the results are worth the effort, even though you may suffer from a few side effects like redness and swelling of skin or sensitivity and light scars. Sometimes if the treatment is performed by untrained technicians at a med spa then you may suffer from infection or permanent pigment changes. See all Medical Spa Non-Surgical Procedures Dr. Bijan Farah performs on patients in Encino, Sherman Oaks, San Fernando, Calabasas, Tazana, Woodland Hills, CA, and surrounding communities. Schedule a consultation now.
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. 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.