About Laser Hair Removal
Give yourself the gift of less time spent on plucking, tweezing, waxing, or shaving with a laser hair removal service at Dr. Karen Leong's offices in Newport Beach, CA. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Leong not only wants you to look good, she wants help to improve your life by having the luxury of spending less time removing unwanted hair. With the Clarity Laser Hair Removal System at Leong, M.D. Plastic Surgery, Dr. Leong can reduce the number of hair follicles on the areas you need most (like on the face, chin, underarms, legs, chest, groin, or bikini area). This procedure at each of our Newport Beach facilities frequently leaves the skin feeling so much smoother. Plus, the Clarity laser produces longer-lasting results compared to other hair removal options and may help with skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation spots).
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Reducing hair follicle growth with a laser is a gentle process that is suitable for most patients. In your consultation, you will talk about your needs, concerns, and goals to help determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal patients for laser hair removal:
- Have unwanted facial or body hair
- Are tired of other hair removal methods (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, bleaching)
- Have darker hair with lighter skin
- Are in overall, good health
At your laser hair removal appointment, you can relax in one of our treatment rooms as the needed areas of your skin are cleaned to remove dirt, oil, and moisturizers. During laser hair removal, a technician will stretch out the skin to provide a direct path between the root of the hair follicle and the laser. The laser's energy will target and disable the hair follicle, which stops it from growing back. Usually, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to see your ideal results. Your appointments will be spaced out in order to allow the treated areas time to recover. This also allows time for hair follicles that were in the dormant phase of growth to reach the active growth phase so they can be treated. The state-of-the-art technology we use is able to target the hair follicle alone to preserve the skin in the area being treated.
What to Expect
While the treatment is relatively gentle in nature, your skin may feel like it has a light sunburn since laser light is used. After your session, you will be free to resume your daily activities, but you should refrain from heavy activity or lengthy exposure to the sun for a period of 24 hours to let the treated areas heal. When you get home after your appointment, we recommend anti-inflammatory creams or cold packs to treat any discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does this cost?
Laser hair removal is a procedure that varies in cost depending on the coverage area being addressed on the body, as well as how many sessions are needed to attain a smooth, hairless result. When we discuss pricing with our patients, we often bring up the costs associated with waxing and how this can add up over time, especially if you get waxed on a regular basis year after year. Laser hair removal is more costly than waxing or other hair removal methods, but it is generally the most effective. We will create a custom plan for you that includes the total number of sessions recommended and pricing options to consider.
How effective is it?
Laser hair removal is known to be a solid solution for hair removal. While some men and women can enjoy the benefits of the treatment for years, it is considered semi-permanent in some cases. Meaning, there could potentially be some hair growth that occurs in areas where the laser technology did not hit. Regardless, patients find the majority of the hair will be gone after their treatment plan has concluded and even if some hairs pop up, it is very easy to manage. Most patients find they receive a smooth result. Additional laser hair removal treatments can also be scheduled to take care of any stragglers or new growth as well.
Why more than one session?
Hair growth occurs in varying cycles. While some hair may be in a live growing phase, others may be dormant. Because each follicle grows in various stages, multiple treatment sessions are typically needed to target each hair and follicle at its growing phase. Between treatment sessions, the hairs that do grow can be shaved because the follicle is not affected. Laser hair removal removes the hair from the follicle, but the laser must be able to see the hair to remove it. If a follicle is dormant, it is harder for the laser to read. Spreading out your sessions over various weeks helps remove each follicle for the smoothest, most effective result.
Does it hurt?
Laser hair removal may cause some minor discomfort, but it is not considered a painful procedure. Most patients will feel a slight sting when the laser targets and removes the hair follicle. We can apply a numbing ointment to the surface of the skin prior to the start of the treatment session. For patients who are used to getting waxed, they report that laser hair removal causes much less discomfort than a normal waxing session.
Which laser is best?
There are many great lasers on the market today. Our practice is proud to offer the Clarity Laser for patients of varying hair types. The lasers we invest in produce excellent results, and we continue to upgrade our technologies as newer lasers enter the marketplace and become available. We invite you to ask us about our in-house technology during your laser hair removal consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $100
- Recovery Time
- No Downtime
- Average Procedure Time
- 15 Minutes
- Procedure Recovery Location
- In Office
Rid Yourself of Razors
If you're tired of wasting time, money, and energy on shaving, waxing, and plucking, schedule a consultation to find out more about laser hair removal treatments in Newport Beach, CA. Laser hair removal by Dr. Leong can help you get smoother skin by treating unwanted follicles on the face and body.