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Laser Hair Removal Treatment

At MD Laser and Cosmetics we use the latest technology to treat all of your hair removal needs by our best Laser Hair Removal Treatments in San Francisco and San Mateo. We use Palomar Starlux technology which cools the skin as it works to remove the hair, making the procedure a comfortable and relatively painless procedure. Our hair removal equipment is absolutely safe to use on all skin types.

Which areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

The areas are divided into two categories, small and medium.

Small area:

  • Back of the neck
  • Front of the neck
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Side burns
  • Nipples
  • Fingers or toes
  • Ears

Medium area:

  • Under arms
  • Full arm
  • Half arm
  • Bikini
  • Brazilian bikini
  • Around belly botton
  • Buttock
Laser hair removal treatment

Is laser hair reduction permanent? 

Your genetics are an important factor in determining this outcome. While some patients require a full course procedure, others respond faster and require less treatments.

One of the most common misconceptions about laser hair removal is that the hair will never grow again after completing the hair removal procedure. The truth is the growth of new hair can still take place just not as full as before. Some medical conditions and medicine like Hypothyroid, Polycystic Ovarian syndrome can trigger the production of excess hormones causing continuous hair growth.

Do I need to continue maintenance treatment after my last laser hair removal treatment session?

Depending on your hormonal status and genetics, you may or may not require maintenance. Keep in mind that the maintenance procedure differs from one person to another and depends on the area treated.

How many sessions does it take to treat one area?

Typically about 3-6 sessions are required per area treated. Note that only the hair that is actively growing is affected during the procedure and this is about 15-20% of hair in a particular area. So the following procedure should be in about 4 weeks after the initial procedure.

Is laser hair removal painful?

The most sensitive part is the bikini line, especially during the first procedure when there is a lot of hair. With the availability of topical and soothing anesthetics plus the expertise and experience of Dr. Susan Lin, the procedure is relatively painless in comparison to waxing. The good news is that with every recurring procedure the pain minimizes.

Is there downtime after Laser hair removal?

There is zero downtime after laser hair removal procedure! You can go about your normal routine immediately after the procedure.

Are there any side effects to laser hair removal?

The laser hair removal procedure is not recommended for people receiving radiation treatments, pregnant, suffering from infections or those with skin cancer history.

How will my skin look after hair removal?

The appearance of your skin will be lightly reddish, with the hair follicle looking slightly raised and white which is a positive response to the procedure. The redness and swellings may be obvious for a couple of hours and you will notice some hair falling off.