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Laser Hair Removal

Removal in Santa Rosa lets you say “goodbye” to unwanted hair.

Laser hair removal Santa Rosa customers have decided is the new innovative way to get rid of unwanted hair.  It uses beams if highly concentrated light to penetrate the hair follicles.  The light is then absorbed by pigment in the follicles and destroys the hair within them.  Traditional methods of hair removal often leave you with bumps, nicks, burns or just the simple hassle of having to repeat the process of shaving, tweezing or waxing.  This all just sounds unappealing.  That is why here at Fountain Grove Med Spa we are dedicated to helping you achieve beautiful skin without the unsightly effects of traditional hair removal methods.  Hair removal has become a cosmetic must-have in today’s society.  It’s no wonder why laser hair removal has become the second largest cosmetic procedure throughout the US.  Another form of hair removal is electrolysis.  Electrolysis is a form of permanent hair removal.  This method is used to destroy the growth center of the hair with chemical or heat energy.

Fountain Grove Med Spa is dedicated to providing exceptional results with skincare and laser rejuvenation.  We are proud to offer the best care available in a stress-free and comfortable atmosphere.  Our services are done by professionals who have been specially trained within the field of skincare.  We believe that our clients should look and feel their best and we provide our services at an affordable price.  Our staff and surgeons set us apart from other med spas and cosmetic surgeons.  Our dedication to you is what makes our days sparkle.  Contact Fountain Grove Med Spa, the first choice for laser hair removal in the Santa Rosa area, today to schedule your appointment.

Laser Hair Removal FAQ

What treatments are available?

Laser hair removal is the latest innovative way to remove hair permanently. Lasers for this process have been specially designed to damage and destroy the hair follicles in a short period of time. The results are permanent in over 80% of patients who undergo the procedure.

What is laser hair removal and how does it work?

Laser hair removal is an innovative, safe, fast and effective way to getting rid of unwanted hair. Lasers use a specialized light that passes through the skin and absorbs the hair. Lasers that are used in hair removal targets the color in the hair follicle, damaging it and removing the hair in the process. This process is sage to be used on all body parts.

Can all skin colors be treated?

All skin types are eligible for laser hair removal treatments.

Can tanned skin be treated?

It’s important to inform your doctor if you have been tanning prior to treatment. Tanned skin can be treated and the treatment regimen will be adjusted accordingly to ensure the safest experience.

What happens during hair removal treatment?

Before the treatment begins, your doctor will assess your skin to decide if you will need a topical anesthetic cream. The treatment area will be scanned using the laser light from the Profile system. There will be a cooling system used to remove the heat as it leaves the follicles and this will help ensure a comfortable laser skin treatment.

How does it work?

The Profile system will target the hair follicles and heat them with infrared energy. The laser treats many hairs at one time. The scanning system will automate the treatment and ensure that your skin is rapidly and evenly treated. The treatment process is safe, fast, effective and most of all, gentle.

What should I expect after treatment?

You may experience some redness and swelling in the treatment area. This should diminish within a few hours. You should remember to keep the area clean, use sunscreen and follow any instructions your doctor has provided for you.

Is there a risk for complications?

This treatment has a low risk of pigment changes to the skin. You should discuss all concerns with your doctor prior to treatment.

Can pseudo folliculitis be treated?

Pseudo folliculitis is a chronic acne disorder caused by ingrown coarse hairs. This type of skin can be treated with laser hair removal.

Is treatment permanent?

An average study shows that laser hair removal can result in permanent hair loss. However, this can only be achieved with several treatments. The number of treatments that you require will depend on your individual response to the treatment.

How many treatments will I need?

Each patient is different, but treatments may need to be done 3-5 times at 5-8 week intervals.

Does treatment hurt?

Laser hair removal doesn’t necessarily hurt as it’s more of an uncomfortable feeling. Many patients describe it as feeling like a rubber band snapping against the skin.

What can I expect with the procedure?

After the treatment, your skin might feel like it has been badly sunburned. Each patient is different and their ability to withstand pain and sensitivity will vary. It’s also important to keep in mind that each area of the body can be more sensitive than another.

How long will it take for my skin to heal?

Your skin can look red and swollen for up to 48 hours, sometimes longer. On occasion a patient may experience blistering. If this happens, call your doctor and inquire about treatment options.

What will I look like immediately afterwards?

Recovery time varies between each patient as everyone’s skin is different. Typically, some redness will remain for about 5-7 days. Someone patients recovery time may be less and some may be more.

How much does treatment cost?

The cost of treatment depends on your personal needs. Some factors regarding cost include: the size of the area being treated, the amount of treatments needed and other office fees that may be included. These are things that can be discussed with your provider before undergoing laser hair removal.

Will my insurance cover treatment?

Unfortunately, laser hair removal is often considered a cosmetic procedure and your insurance will not cover it. If it’s considered a medical necessity, your insurance may cover all or part of it, however this will need to be discussed with your doctor and your insurance company.