Laser Hair Removal Specialist

SoCal Ob/Gyn

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Sun Valley, CA

Are you sick and tired of constantly shaving, waxing, plucking, or otherwise removing your hair at home? If so, consider treating yourself to a laser hair removal session at SoCal OB/GYN, with locations in Glendale and Panorama City, California. Laser hair removal is safe and easy, and its results last much longer than your bathroom hair removal endeavors; they’re permanent. The experienced, caring staff at SoCal OB/GYN offers laser hair removal using the Icon™ laser system. To schedule a consultation, call or use the online booking tool today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal sends out highly concentrated beams of light. The pigment in your hair follicles absorbs this light, which allows it to damage them. Once damaged, the hair follicles will fall out. The laser damage also prohibits hair regrowth. To make your hair removal permanent or semi-permanent, you typically need to attend three to seven sessions.

Dr. Choi at SoCal OB/GYN delivers this laser light using the handheld Icon laser device. As he presses it towards your skin, the laser emits controlled bursts. How long each session takes depends on the size of the area Dr. Choi is treating.

Is laser hair removal right for me?

If you’re looking for a more permanent and less frustrating alternative to traditional hair removal methods, laser hair removal may be right for you. At SoCal OB/GYN, Dr. Choi can remove hair from a variety of body areas, including:

  • Bikini line
  • Face
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Underarms

Modern laser hair removal technology makes it effective on all healthy skin types and hair types.

How do I prepare for a laser hair removal session?

To prepare for your hair removal session at SoCal OB/GYN, you need to avoid a few different activities and substances for about six weeks leading up to your treatment to avoid unexpected skin irritation. These include:

  • Tanning beds
  • Waxing
  • Electrolysis
  • Sun exposure

When you come to see Dr. Choi for your laser hair removal appointment, make sure that you don’t apply deodorant, perfume, or creams to any of their areas you’re getting treated.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

During treatment, you may feel some heat as Dr. Choi applies the hand-held Icon laser device to your skin. Other than that, laser hair removal creates little to no discomfort during treatment. After treatment, though, your skin may be extra sensitive. To reduce pain, you can apply ice to your skin or use a topical treatment. During this time, it’s also best to avoid sun exposure and any products that may irritate your skin.

How long until I see results?

After treatment, you’ll see an immediate difference. When your hair does begin to grow back, it’ll come back less dense, finer, and lighter. To obtain permanently smooth skin, you’ll require several treatments.

If you’re ready to treat yourself with laser hair removal, schedule an appointment with Dr. Choi at SoCal OB/GYN. To contact the practice, call or use the online booking tool today.

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