Laser Hair Removal in San Diego
Coastal Plastic Surgeons is proud to offer laser hair removal using the cutting-edge Optimas DiolazeXL laser. This state-of-the-art diode laser hair removal machine allows us to remove unwanted hair safely and quickly with no pain.
What Are the Benefits
of Laser Hair Removal
The Optimas laser is more powerful and also safer than other laser hair removal systems. This is because the laser pulses and uses only the safest wavelength frequencies.
Unlike other hair removal treatments, the Optimas laser is virtually painless. Based on our experience, we have found that only bikini laser hair removal requires numbing before treatment to ease discomfort.
Treats AlmostAll Skin Types
The Optimas system treats a broader range of skin types than other laser systems. Patients from skin type I (very pale) to skin type VI (deeply pigmented dark brown) can benefit from laser hair removal.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal can eliminate unwanted hair in a variety of locations on the body.
Treatment areas include:
- Bikini line
During the treatment, the laser applicator will be rolled across the treatment area. The Optimas system uses a DiolazeXL applicator piece to target unwanted hair.
The procedure will involve multiple passes over the treatment area to ensure all unwanted hair and follicles are treated. The laser system targets the roots of unwanted hair to ensure that it does not grow back over time.
Depending on the size and number of the treatment areas, the length of your laser hair removal treatment will vary.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Sessions Will I Need?
Most patients need at least six sessions to fully treat unwanted arm or leg hair.
The number of sessions needed for optimal results will vary depending on the thickness of the hair in the target area and your desired results. During your consultation, we will create a tailored treatment plan for you.
Laser Hair Removal Results and Recovery
How Long Will My Laser Hair Removal Recovery Take?
The recovery after skin laser treatment will vary depending on the intensity of the treatment. In general, patients may experience minor discomfort for one to three days after treatment, with full recovery occurring within two weeks.
What Are the Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?
All laser hair removal procedures can have side effects. While most patients will not experience these side effects, there is no way to guarantee they won't occur.
Some of these risks may include:
- Skin discoloration
- Minor burns
- Peeling skin
- Unwanted scars
When Will I See Results From My Laser Hair Removal?
Most patients will see initial results within two to four days of their treatment. The final results of smooth, hair-free skin may take up to four weeks to fully develop.
How Permanent Is Laser Hair Removal?
While this treatment provides permanent hair reduction, some patients may experience hair growth again within two to five years. Repeat treatments can address this concern.
For more information, read our blog about the permanence of laser hair removal.