Introduction to Laser Hair Removal
There are some daily routines that are necessary, but aren’t exactly thrilling: showering, brushing your teeth, shaving, etc. While the first two should be continued to maintain bodily hygiene, shaving is one of those “bottom of the list” tasks that not only is time-consuming but also presents the possibility of nicking your skin, which can add even more time to getting ready. The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills has wonderful news in that this doesn’t have to be the case anymore! With Laser Hair Removal, not only will it prevent any future accidental skin cuts, but could quite literally shave off time when you’re getting ready.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Diolaze is an advanced laser hair removal procedure that safely and gently eliminates unwanted hair. Diolaze has one of the largest treatment sizes, making treatments convenient and fast. The combination of efficacy, patient comfort, and speed make Diolaze the leader in hair removal.
During laser treatment, a diode laser beam passes through the skin toward hair follicles. The penetrating energy then heats the root of the hair, which in turn prevents future hair growth.
What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
Aside from removing the need to shave the targeted area again, our Beverly Hills patients have found the following benefits from their Laser Hair Removal treatment:
- Long-lasting results
- Minimal side effects
- Relatively quick procedure
- Very safe
What’s the First Step?
The first step in Laser Hair Removal in Beverly Hills is to contact the Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation. When you come in, we will discuss what you are looking to do and evaluate the area you are looking to remove hair from. Once we have a clear idea of what you should expect, we will go over the treatment plan for you and if you agree, you can start your first session right then, or reschedule for a better time for you.
What to Expect on the Day of Laser Hair Removal
Before your treatment begins, you will be given special eye protection to shield your eyes from the laser beam. If necessary, the area may be shaved to target the follicles rather than the hair. You may be offered a cooling gel to make your experience more comfortable.
Once you are prepared, the technician will use a hand-held instrument that houses the laser and direct it to the targeted location. The laser beam will pass through your hair follicles and the intense heat from the beam will damage them, inhibiting their growth. Although you may feel a slight discomfort like a warm pinprick, the cooling gel should alleviate much of the feeling.
The treatment time will vary depending on which area you are having worked on. For example, an upper lip treatment takes about 5 minutes, however, if you are having both legs lasered, it could take up to 45 minutes.
Diolaze can only treat about 20 – 30% of your hair follicles during a single session, so in order to achieve the best results, you will need to return every 4 – 6 weeks. This waiting period allows the continuously growing hair follicles to grow out.
Who are the Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal?
One of the great things about this treatment is that anyone can be a great candidate for Laser Hair Removal, yet there are certain things to be considered if you are interested in the treatment.
Hair and Skin Type: the best combination for patients is dark and coarse hair with pale skin, this contrast allows for optimal results as the hair is targeted easier.
Treatment area: larger areas of skin (underarms, legs, arms, back) yield the best results, however, facial hair and the bikini area can also be treated.
Laser Hair Removal Recovery
With fast recovery period, you can expect to have between 4 – 6 treatments to see final results. This number can vary depending on your hair color, thickness, amount of hair you wish to remove, and skin color.
The FDA has approved laser hair removal for hair reduction, but not necessarily permanent hair removal. So, unfortunately, there are no guarantees when it comes to the longevity of removal, yet most of our patients do see long-term hair removal, with some actually seeing permanent results.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in Beverly Hills?
The cost of Laser Hair Removal in Beverly Hills is determined by a variety of factors such as the treated area and the number of sessions you will require. After meeting with one of our skilled and certified technicians, they will be able to use their knowledge and experience to decide on what type of treatment plan is best for you. Once this plan is created, our Patient Coordinator can provide you with a detailed breakdown of how much your treatment will cost.
Why Choose Dr. Nikolov?
The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery is conveniently located in the heart of Beverly Hills and features a highly trained staff who is happy to assist residents of the area as well as patients from out of town. Our practice is owned and operated by one of the best plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills and Madrid, Spain – Dr. Nicholas Nikolov. Under the directorship of Dr. Nicholas Nikolov, our clinic strives to help those who want to achieve a fresh, natural appearance. Patient satisfaction is of utmost concern to our entire staff, and this is why we’re considered to be the best clinic for plastic surgery in Beverly Hills.
Get in Touch
If you find yourself consistently dealing with the unwanted task of having to shave and would like to say goodbye to a specific area of hair, Laser Hair Removal could change your world. To schedule a consultation with one of our certified technicians, please call us at (310) 247-1932 today! You can also request an appointment through our website and one of our friendly and helpful team members will get back to you as quickly as possible.