Gardena Women's Center
Gwen Allen, M.D.
OB/GYN located in Gardena, CA
If you’re tired of plucking, tweezing, and shaving, you’re not alone. To make your life easier, Dr. Gwen Allen at Gardena Women’s Center in Gardena, California offers laser hair removal to permanently remove unwanted hair. Call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.
Laser Hair Removal Q & A
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is an advanced cosmetic treatment that uses laser energy to safely reduce the growth and appearance of unwanted hair.
Dr. Allen primarily uses the laser treatment to remove hair from the:
- Upper lip or chin
- Arms and underarms
- Bikini area
- Back and chest
Laser hair removal can be used to remove unwanted hair from just about any part of your body, except around the eyes due to the risk of injury.
How does laser hair removal work?
The laser energy damages the hair follicle to prevent future hair growth. During treatment, the laser targets the dark pigment of your hair follicle and the heat destroys it without affecting your surrounding skin.
How do I prepare for laser hair removal?
To ensure you get the most effective treatment, Dr. Allen recommends you skip tweezing and plucking for a few weeks prior to your scheduled laser hair removal appointment.
If you don’t, it may delay you from getting the lasting results you want with laser treatment because it could prevent removal of the root in addition to the hair.
What can I expect during treatment?
During treatment, Dr. Allen uses the hand-held laser device and gently glides it over your skin. You may feel a slight snap as the laser energy targets your hair follicle. If you’re sensitive to pain, be sure to let Dr. Allen know before starting treatment so she can help make you feel more comfortable.
Duration of treatment depends on the area you’re having the hair removed. For example, it may only take a few minutes for hair on the upper lip, but it can take up to an hour for back hair.
For best results, you may need a series of treatments. Dr. Allen provides an individualized treatment so you know what to expect before starting laser hair removal.
Will my hair grow back?
Laser hair removal can significantly reduce unwanted hair growth. However, the hair growth cycle varies and you may continue to grow hair in the areas you have treated. Maintenance treatments may be necessary to continue to enjoy the freedom from tweezing, plucking, and shaving.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to unwanted hair, call Dr. Allen today or schedule an appointment online.
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