Laser Hair Removal

Dermatology, Cosmetic & General Dermatology & Dermatology and Cosmetic Center located in Covina, CA

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal services offered in Covina, CA

If you’re tired of shaving, plucking, and waxing, you’re not alone. Antonious Abraham, PA-C, and the dermatology specialists at the Laser and Dermatology Institute of California in Covina, California, work with men and women who are ready for a permanent solution for unwanted hair. The practice invests in unique lasers that can permanently reduce unwanted hair without damaging the skin. Contact the dermatology center today or use the online booking tool to schedule a laser hair removal consultation.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal uses an energy-based device to reduce hair growth. At the Laser and Dermatology Institute of California, the experienced dermatologists can effectively remove unwanted hair with long-pulse-yag and diode technology. These lasers include a cooling unit that protects the skin while eliminating unwanted hair.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal sends a focused beam of light directly into the hair follicle to slow new hair growth without damaging the surrounding skin. Generally, patients will experience permanent hair removal and/or reduction as early as 1-2 treatments. 

Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?

Most healthy adults are candidates for laser hair removal. 

Individuals with light blonde or gray hair may not respond well to laser hair removal. Therefore, a thorough skin evaluation is essential to determine your candidacy. 

How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

During your initial consultation, your dermatologist provides detailed pre-treatment instructions to minimize side effects, such as redness, burning, and swelling. These instructions typically include:

  • Minimize sun exposure
  • Avoid tanning
  • Use SPF 50+ sunscreen
  • Bleaching creams may be recommended 

You should also avoid using sunless tanning creams before your laser hair removal visit. Furthermore, it is not recommended to wax or pluck your hair between sessions. 

What can I expect from laser hair removal treatment? 

Most laser hair removal treatments take 60 minutes or less.The exact time your session takes depends on the size and number of treatment areas. Before treatments, your dermatologist applies a topical anesthetic to reduce discomfort. Most patients liken the feeling of laser hair removal to a rubber band snapping against the skin, so it shouldn’t be overly painful.   

What are common areas that can be treated with laser hair removal?

  • Upper lip
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Legs

How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?

While you may experience significant hair reduction after a single treatment, some people need at least 6-8 treatments, spaced about four weeks apart, to see substantial results.

Call the Laser and Dermatology Institute of California today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about laser hair removal.