Laser Hair Removal Santa Ana & San Clemente
Ingrown Hair, Bikini, Back, Face, Arms
No more shaving, waxing, tweezing or painful electrolysis treatment needed. Now there is a more effective, comfortable, safe, fast, and easy way to significantly reduce unwanted hair.
The laser system that is used emits a beam of light which penetrate the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicles. The energy from the beam of light is then transformed into heat and can disable the hair follicles. To make the treatment more comfortable we use the latest technology to cool your skin using an integrated cooled sapphire tip with a Zimmer cooling device which increases patient comfort and safety. There are no negative side affects so you can return to your daily activities right after treatment while protecting treated skin from direct sun exposure for a short period of time. Results are usually seen 2-3 weeks after the first treatment.
What does laser hair removal feel like?
The first sensation that patients feel is the cooling tip of the device, then patients report a slight tingling when the light is emitted. Although some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, most patients can tolerate the procedure fairly well.
Who is the ideal candidate for laser hair removal?
Laser Hair Removal is not for everyone; however it is best to have the doctor determine your candidacy. Laser Hair Removal will yield the best results in individuals with white or dark/tan skin. One absolute requirement is that the hair must be darker than the surrounding skin.
Why does it take more than one treatment?
Hair grows in cycles. The laser only disables the hair in the active stage of growth at the time of treatment. It does, however affect the hairs in the early and late stages. The hairs that return are those that were not in the active stage of growth at the time of the treatment. They appear lighter in color and finer in texture. We do see some results after just one treatment, but a series of treatments are needed to have a significant clearance of hair.
How many treatments will I need?
Everyone will need at least 3-6 treatments. Some individuals will need 6-8 laser treatments. Skin, hair coloring and coarseness of hair are all contributing factors to the number of treatments needed. Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments since the hair follicles that are targeted are in the active growth phase, the approximate number of treatments can be determined upon consultation.
Are the results long-lasting?
Results vary depending on skin and hair type. Studies have shown many patients can achieve long-lasting hair loss of up to 85-90% and remaining hair returns lighter and softer.
Are there any side-effects?
After the treatment you may experience a slight reddening of the skin similar to sunburn that will resolve within few hours to days. In certain instances (especially with darker complexions) temporary pigment changes may occur, but will disappear within a month.
Dr. Tim Roham is dedicated to providing his patients with safe, effective, and comfortable cosmetic treatments to help them enhance their overall appearance. In addition to offering laser hair removal, he is pleased to provide laser varicose vein treatment, laser skin resurfacing and laser liposuction. He is also skilled in a number of surgical procedures and is regarded as a top Orange County breast augmentation, face lift and abdominoplasty surgeon.
*There's no guarantee of specific results. Results may vary from person to person.