Having hair in all the wrong places is one of the most embarrassing problems that men and women have, especially considering the outdoor lifestyle of California. Dr. Keith Llewellyn offers laser hair removal for men and women in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Solvang, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, and the surrounding areas of California.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a technique that we use to remove unwanted hair on the face and body, including the underarms, bikini area, chest, back, and face. The advantages of laser hair removal compared to traditional techniques, such as shaving, waxing and plucking, is that it is relatively pain-free and may permanently remove the hair.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
The cost of laser hair removal depends on the area that is being treated, characteristics of the hair, and number of sessions that are required to achieve the best results. These factors are determined during your consultation with Dr. Llewellyn. Once he develops a treatment plan, we can provide the cost of the laser hair removal. Aloe Dermatology accepts payment by cash and major credit cards, and you can learn more on our financing page.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
- More likely to produce permanent hair removal compared to other techniques
- Treatment may take as little as 30 minutes
- Safe for most skin types
- Appropriate for the face and body
Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Each skin and hair type respond differently to laser hair removal, and your body response to the treatment should also be considered. If you are interested in laser hair removal, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Llewellyn to find out if you are a good candidate.
What Should I Expect from Laser Hair Removal?
You should limit waxing, plucking and electrolysis for six weeks before your laser hair removal appointment. The effectiveness of the laser that is used relies on having hair in the follicle to absorb the laser energy. You should also avoid sun exposure and self tanners in the treatment areas for six weeks before and after treatment. During the appointment, the skin is cleaned. Please avoid using any moisturizers, sunscreens, and other products the day of the appointment. A handpiece is used to apply the laser energy in short bursts. You may feel a slight sting on your skin with each burst. Some of the hairs will fall out during the treatment. Others may take some time to fall out based on their stage of growth. It is also normal to see new hairs erupt after the treatment. We recommend that you have a series of treatments so we can treat all of the hairs with the laser energy.
After each treatment, your skin will feel sensitive, as if you have a mild sunburn. This lasts only a few days at most. Avoid sunlight as much as possible, and use a high-quality sunscreen.
Are you tired of trying to manage your excess hair with painful and ineffective methods? Aloe Dermatology offers laser hair removal for men and women in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Solvang, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, and the surrounding areas of California. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.