Unwanted body hair is a problem that almost everyone has to deal with. As a result, hair removal is quickly becoming the most popular noninvasive aesthetic surgery. We employ an 810 nm ion laser to remove and permanently reduce undesirable body hair. The pulse repetition rate can be adjusted up to 10 pulses per second, providing quick and effective treatment of small and large areas. All skin types can benefit from the 810 nm diode.
What are the areas you treat?
Small areas: Feet and toes, hands and fingers, Naval
Medium area: Shoulder, Underarms
Large area: Brazilian (Full Bikini), Chest, Upper Back, Lower Back, Buttocks, Abs
X-Large area: Full arms, full face and neck
XX-Large area: Full legs
We do have special pricing for full body without chest and abs as this is most requested by our patients. We also have another pricing for full body including chest and abs.
The Full body without check and abs include the below:
- Small areas – Feet and Toes, hands and fingers
- Medium areas – Shoulder, Underarms
- Large areas – Brazilian / Full bikini, Upper back, Lower back, Buttocks
- X-Large area – Full arms, full face and neck
- XX-Large areas – Full legs
What machine do you use?
We use FDA approved Spectrum Laser machine from Rohrer Aesthetics. This laser uses an 810 diode laser hair removal. We do TWO passes of hair removal in one session, making it more effective than most other places. If you’re looking for effective laser hair removal, the Spectrum laser is an excellent option. It targets a large spot size, can produce up to ten pulses per second, and has built-in contact cooling.
How is 810 diode laser hair removal compared to other Laser hair removal machines?
Most of the machines used by Medical Spas and clinics used one of these lasers: Intense Pulsed Light, 810 nm diode laser or Nd Yag Laser. Below is the comparison of all laser machines as per the published research papers.
IPL versus 810 Diode laser hair removal
As per the research article published in Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology 2(3):185-190 in 2010. Both methods significantly reduced the density of hair. However, individuals who received powerful pulsed light reported increased levels of discomfort and inflammation (p 0.01 and p = 0.03, respectively). The effectiveness of both approaches was connected with the degree of pain and inflammation (p 0.05). Despite similar final results, strong pulsed light was linked to higher adverse effects. Both methods were equally preferred (p = 0.80); there was no difference.
Both methods were successful, although the 810 diode laser was less painful and had fewer adverse effects than powerful pulsed light.
810 Diode laser hair removal versus ND Yag Laser
As per the research paper published in Pubmed in 2015, after undergoing two sessions of treatment, the diode laser group showed the highest percentage of hair reduction at 40%, followed by the Nd: Yag laser group at 35%, and the IPL group at 10%.
After four sessions, the diode laser group had the highest percentage of hair reduction at 64%, followed by the Nd: Yag laser group at 62%, and the IPL group at 48%. The diode laser group continued to show the highest percentage of hair reduction after eight sessions, with 92%, followed by the Nd: YAG group at 90%, and the IPL group at 70%.
In summary, the diode laser remains the most effective option for individuals with Indian skin and dark hair. However, due to its limited safety margin, it is important to implement appropriate cooling measures before and after treatment. While the Nd: YAG laser has fewer side effects than the diode laser, it is not as effective overall.
In summary, 810 diode Spectrum laser machine from Rohrer Aesthetic has the better hair removal results as it comes with a cooling head by default and the laser is performed using this cooling head touched to the skin. Moreover, we do two passes as per recommendation from the manufacturer which is not the case for other places using ND Yag and IPL laser machines. Overall, the 810 diode laser using Spectrum machine is the more effective hair removal machine compared to ND Yag and IPL laser machines.
How many sessions do I need to laser hair removal for my chin? Is it safe to do so?
Laser hair removal for the chin is one of the top-selling treatments for women laser hair removal. It usually takes six sessions to get 85% removal done and then one maintenance treatment every six months or so. This can differ depending on your hair growth and skin type, so consult with the doctor during your visit. We use the FDA-approved diode laser, and we have seen good results with minimal complications.
Pre-Treatment care instruction
Plucking is forbidden.
Tweezing, waxing, or any other undesired hair removal therapy that eliminates hair from the root must be avoided before a laser hair removal treatment. Laser hair removal only works when there is hair in the hair follicle. The hair’s melanin, or pigment, is what attracts the laser. The hair must be in the anagen (active) phase of growth.
You should also avoid sun exposure in the 4-6 weeks leading up to your laser hair removal procedure. Extra melanin in tanned skin draws laser energy in.
Moisturize your skin but don’t overdo it.
Applying lotion, sunscreen, perfume, or other comparable cosmetics on your skin’s surface right before your laser hair removal treatment is a bad idea.
1-3 days of shaving
Shave 1-3 days before your appointment. The goal is to shave as closely as possible without leaving any hair on the skin. It’s preferable to leave just enough hair for your laser specialist to see what has to be treated.
The small quantity of stubble that gets hit by the laser may be somewhat charred. So don’t be alarmed if you detect a smoldering hair odor.
What to do on the day of your treatment?
- Wash the treatment area with soap and water; don’t apply any makeup/chemicals /sunscreen.
- Bring your sunscreen with you to apply after treatment.
- Protect Your Skin: Heat and sun exposure can cause skin inflammation. Remember to avoid excessive heat on the treated area and direct sun exposure of any kind, as well as tanning bed sand self-tanners to the planned treatment areas for 4 weeks after treatment. If you need to be outdoors, use an umbrella or a large-brimmed hat, a pair of sunglasses, and a physical sunblock (containing zinc oxide and titanium dioxide).
- We recommend using ZO physical sunscreen with SPF 30 or more. These products provide broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays without chemical sun filters. Apply 30 minutes before exposure and reapply often (about every 2 hours) when exposed to the sun. Other sunscreen products may be recommended depending on your specific needs.
What to expect during your treatment?
- You can expect slight discomfort, similar to a rubber band snap on your skin.
- You may experience slight redness, bumps, and swelling in the treated area for up to 72 hours. We recommend topical creams such as arnica gel, aloe, and calamine to be applied to the treatment area as needed.
- Allow a minimum of 7 to 14 days post-treatment for hair to “fall out" or shed from the skin.
- On average, clients experience up to 30% reduction of active hair follicles after each treatment and they may expect to achieve 80-85% hair loss after a series of 5-6
treatments. For best results, allow your doctor to customize your treatment schedule based on your needs.
- Clients may not bring children under the age of 6 to their appointments.
What can I expect after my treatment?
After your treatment, the treated area may be red or pink and feel similar to a sunburn, but the reactions should resolve within 24 hours.
Can laser hair removal cause cancer?
According to an article on cancer.org.au, there is no research on the long-term effects of laser therapy, including the potential risk of cancer. Researchers have noticed changes in atypical moles (dysplastic nevi) after laser hair removal. Due to this, they advise people with a personal or family history of skin cancer or atypical moles to be cautious with cosmetic laser therapy until further research determines whether these changes may be malignant or not.
Laser therapy is a method that employs concentrated light from non-ionizing radiation to create a precise laser beam. For laser hair removal, the laser beam targets hair follicles (the cells responsible for hair growth) and causes them to die, resulting in the cessation of hair growth in those areas. Unlike the ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths present in sunlight, which can damage cells’ DNA and cause skin cancer, laser therapy does not utilize UVA or UVB wavelengths.
It’s important to note that non-ionizing radiation is different from ionizing radiation, such as nuclear radiation and X-rays, which can cause cancer. Laser therapy, aside from being used for hair removal, has a range of other applications, including cosmetic procedures like tattoo removal and dental work, as well as treating conditions like varicose veins, prostate issues, skin and eye surgery, and even kidney stones. Furthermore, it’s a common treatment for cancer, including skin cancer.
Do you do laser hair removal for men?
We do provide hair removal for men. Laser hair removal for men is becoming increasingly popular to reduce unwanted hair growth. Common areas for laser hair removal in men include:
- Back: The back is one of the most common areas for laser hair removal in men, as it can be challenging to maintain and remove hair from this large surface area.
- Chest: Many men choose to have laser hair removal on their chest to achieve a smoother, hair-free look.
- Shoulders: Laser hair removal on the shoulders is popular for men who want to remove hair in this area and prevent it from growing back quickly.
- Neck: The neck area is also frequently treated to eliminate unwanted hair and maintain a cleaner appearance.
- Abdomen: Some men opt for laser hair removal on the abdominal area for a more defined and hair-free look.
- Arms: Laser hair removal on the arms can be done for a cleaner, smoother appearance.
- Legs: While less common, some men also choose to have laser hair removal on their legs, especially if they have dense hair growth.
- Face: Men with excessive or unwanted facial hair, such as on the beard or neck, may undergo laser hair removal for more extended and lasting results than shaving or other methods.
Again, you can review all the areas and prices by going to the booking page.
How long will it take to perform men’s laser hair removal?
- Chin, Cheeks: it can take around 30 minutes to do laser hair removal on these area.
- Face, Shoulder, Neck: Doing these areas can take up to 60 minutes.
- Back, Chest, Abdomen, Arms: It can take from 60 mins to 90 mins to do these areas.
- Legs: Legs are the latest of the areas; hence it can take up to 120 minutes to do the legs.
Is 810 diode laser hair removal suitable for my skin and hair type?
810 diode laser hair removal is performed using a Spectrum laser machine from Rohrer Aesthetics which is FDA-approved for all skin types. We have successfully done this on all skin types. For Fitzpatrick type 1-3, it takes six treatments to get to 85% reduction in hair growth. Type 4-6 can take 8-12 sessions.
Do you have Full Brazilian laser hair removal before and after photos?
As per a research paper published in 2008, Removal of Bikini Hair Using a Rapid 810-nm Diode Laser below are the expected results after five treatments. Again skin type and other factors can impact the results so consult with the doctor or technician for how many treatments you might need.
Why should we consider doing Laser Hair removal in Pleasanton at your clinic?
We strive to provide the best hair removal service; hence Dr. Garg is heavily involved in the procedure. She does the initial consult and explains the procedure in detail and several treatments to expect the desired result. Post-procedure, she is available to take care of any complications as well. We usually don’t see complications during this process.
What are things to consider for Brazilian Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal for the Brazilian area can be effective and provide long-lasting results. However, there are some cautions to consider when undergoing Brazilian laser hair removal:
- Pain and Sensitivity: The Brazilian area is more sensitive than other body parts so the procedure may cause more discomfort. Discuss pain management options with the practitioner, such as using numbing creams or cooling techniques, is essential.
- Risk of Burns and Hyperpigmentation: The skin in the Brazilian area is delicate and can be prone to burns or hyperpigmentation if the laser settings are not appropriate for your skin type.
- Ingrown Hairs: While laser hair removal can reduce the occurrence of ingrown hairs, they can still happen, especially in the Brazilian area. Exfoliating the area regularly can help minimize the risk.
- Sun Exposure: Avoid sun exposure before and after the treatment, as tanned skin increases the risk of complications like burns and hyperpigmentation.
- Proper Hygiene: Ensure that the clinic follows strict hygiene protocols during the procedure to prevent any infections.
What is Brazilian laser hair removal cost?
You can look at our pricing on Brazilian hair removal at this page by clicking the book online button.
How much does laser hair removal cost full body?
Full-body laser hair removal is time-consuming and it can take up to three hours to complete. You can review our prices and other services on this page.
What other Aesthetic Medical Spa services do you provide?
You can view all our Medical Spa services on this page.
Where can I look at your prices and book an appointment?
You can view our prices and book online by visiting this page.