Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Are you tired of shaving, plucking and waxing your hair? Laser hair removal offered by your dermatologist in Glendora, CA, Dr. Amarpaul Sidhu of Foothill Cosmetic Surgery, offers a better way to get rid of unwanted hair.

How does laser hair removal work?

Hair grows from tiny openings in your skin called hair follicles. Laser light targets melanin, the pigment that gives the hair its color. The treatment produces heat that damages follicles, which slows or stops hair growth. Laser light is precisely targeted and won't harm the skin around the hair follicle.

What types of hair can be removed?

The Cutera CoolGlide system used for laser hair removal at the Glendora, CA, cosmetic surgery center, removes both fine and coarse hair. The system uses longer wavelengths that make it possible to remove hair from light, dark or tanned skin. Since the treatment targets the pigments in the hair, it works best with brown or black hair and isn't effective for blonde, gray, white or red hair.

Hair can be removed from the:

  • Face
  • Upper lip
  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Shoulders
  • Ears
  • Neck

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal treatment isn't painful, although you may notice a slight stinging sensation when the laser light is activated. The Cutera CoolGlide's cooling feature keeps your skin comfortably cool during your treatment. You may notice that your skin looks a little red or swollen for a day or two after your treatment. Applying ice packs or using anti-inflammatory pain will reduce any pain or discomfort.

How many treatments will I need?

Every hair on your body doesn't grow at the same time. Hair follicles cycle back and forth between active growth and dormant phases. In order to treat all hair follicles, you'll need to return for several sessions spaced a few weeks apart. The number of hair removal treatments will vary depending on the amount of hair you want to be removed. Three to six treatment sessions are usually needed to produce your desired results.

Simplify your life with laser hair removal! Call (626) 691-6400 to schedule an appointment with your Glendora, CA, dermatologist, Dr. Sidhu of Foothill Cosmetic Surgery.

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