Tired of waxing, shaving, tweezing, and plucking to get rid of unwanted body hair? Luckily there are many other ways to remove the unwanted hair from your back, face, arms, legs, or any other part of your body. The team at the Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus located in Inglewood, California offers a variety of options for permanent hair removal to men and women from all backgrounds. Physician Assistants Robin Garner and Zenda Lewis can help you choose the best way to remove the unwanted hair. To tackle your problem of unwanted hair, call or go online to schedule a consultation today.

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Hair Removal Q & A

What are the common ways to remove unwanted hair?

There are several ways to remove the unwanted hair; some are temporary while others last a little longer. Some commonly used techniques for temporary and permanent hair removal include:

  • Shaving
  • Waxing
  • Plucking
  • Hair removing creams
  • Threading
  • Medications
  • Laser hair removal
  • Electrolysis

Even with the permanent methods, some of the hair tends to grow back.

What is electrolysis?

FDA backs electrolysis as a permanent solution for hair loss. It involves the use of electricity to stunt the hair growth. Using state-of-the-art technology, your practitioner gently applies a small amount of electric current to the base of the hair follicle. The process destroys the hair growth tissue, thereby preventing it from regrowing. The procedure can be used on any part of the body and requires multiple follow-up appointments.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive method of removing unwanted hair from the face, arms, legs, back, chest, and the bikini area. It produces long-lasting results and is currently the number one aesthetic laser procedure next to Botox. According to a report by American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, laser hair removal is on the rise, with an increase of nearly 30% from 2013.

What can I expect during the laser hair removal procedure?

Your practitioner evaluates your general health and any pre-existing health condition or risk factors and takes photographs before the procedure begins. The next step involves the application of cooling gel to the treatment site.

Using the advanced Cynosure Elite Plus laser system, the practitioner destroys the hair follicles in the treatment areas by the focused beam of light of the latest laser system. You might momentarily experience a slight sting-like sensation during the procedure. The treatment takes minutes for smaller areas and may require half an hour for larger areas.

Following the procedure, there might be slight swelling with a mild sunburn-like sensation that resolves by itself. It typically takes several hair removal sessions to affect all your unwanted hair.

The Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus offers Laser hair removal for all skin types and all hair colors for men and women of all ethnicities.

What are the risks involved with laser hair removal?

Some of the hair follicles may be resistant to laser hair removal and may regrow after the procedure. You may also observe mild redness and swelling at the base of the follicles. Some patients, especially with a darker skin tone, may notice a pigment change. There may be temporary blistering, crusting, scarring, or other changes in skin texture.

What precautions do I need to take after the procedure?

Immediately after the procedure, you may need to apply ice to the treated area. Regular follow-up with your practitioner once or twice a year is advisable for the best results. Avoid sun exposure, and use sunscreen between treatments and after the follow-ups.

To know more about your hair removal options, call or click to schedule an appointment with the team at the Inglewood Laser and Aesthetics Plus today.