Unwanted facial or body hair can be a real pain, and getting rid of it can hurt even worse (if you’ve ever had a bikini wax, you know what we mean). It’s no wonder both men and women are turning to laser hair removal to put a stop to endless shaving, painful waxing and smelly bleaches.

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Laser treatments can also eliminate common shaving and waxing problems, such as ingrown hairs and irritation. Free from the hassle of unwanted hair, you can finally wear a bikini without hours of “prep” time, wear sleeveless dresses confidently, and never endure the pain of waxing again.

At La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre & Medical Spa, we personalize the laser type and treatment plan to address your unique skin type and concerns, so you can trust that you are getting safe treatment that yields the results you want.

If you’d like to learn more about laser hair removal and other options for skin enhancement in La Jolla, contact us to schedule your free consultation!

Enjoy pain-free laser hair removal with add-on option PRO-NOX™

Every patient deserves a comfortable experience, so we now offer an add-on option to use PRO-NOX™ during  laser treatments and other medical spa services.

What is PRO-NOX™?

PRO-NOX™ is a self-administered nitrous oxide (laughing gas) system that allows you to be in full control of your comfort. If at any point you feel you need something to take the edge off, simply breathe through the PRO-NOX™ mouthpiece for instant relief from pain and anxiety.

Unlike oral pain medication, PRO-NOX™ takes effect in seconds, but these effects wear off minutes after your treatment, leaving no trace of the chemical in your body. You can safely drive and return to your normal routine without worrying about side effects.

Ask us about adding PRO-NOX™ to your treatment at your consultation, or contact us for more information!

Laser hair removal Q&A with our laser specialists

Our Laser & Skincare Specialists are trained in a variety of laser platforms and have specialized in laser treatments for many years. Here they have answered some common questions about laser hair removal at La Jolla Cosmetic. Read through and then contact us for your free consultation.

Q: Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?

A: We offer 3 different laser hair removal platforms at our office, enabling us to treat all different skin types safely and effectively. As long as your hair is darker than your skin, you are a candidate for laser hair removal! The higher the contrast between the two (if your skin is very light and your hair is very dark) the better the candidate you are. Also, you’ll need to avoid tanning prior to treatment.

Q: What areas can I have treated?

A: Laser hair removal can help you get rid of unwanted hair almost anywhere, but the most common areas we treat at our medical spa include the legs, bikini line, underarms, and face. Men often treat their back, chest, and abdomen.

Q: How do the lasers work?

A: A single color light wave is focused on the treatment area. This light targets the melanin pigment of the hair shaft and forces the hair follicle into a state of rest.

Q: What does a treatment feel like?

A: Most people describe treatment feeling like a small rubber band snap. In larger areas, such as the back, legs, and arms, treatments are sometimes barely felt. For smaller or more sensitive areas, anesthetic options including topical numbing cream and streams of cold air are available for all patients.

We now offer the add-on option of using PRO-NOX™ nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to help you relax and enhance your comfort during laser hair removal treatments. At your consultation, we will be happy to discuss this option with you.

Q: How many treatments will I need?

A: Laser treatments can only treat hair that is in the active growth phase. A series of treatments is needed to hit every growth cycle and therefore remove all the hair in the desired area. After each treatment, the hair that grows back becomes decidedly softer and lighter in color until it is removed. On average, 5-7 treatments is sufficient for most patients.

After completing a series, most patients are able to switch to a maintenance schedule with treatments 1-2 times a year. Keep in mind that hormones, certain medications, and hair growing supplements can affect hair growth levels throughout life.

Q: Are there any side effects or post-treatment restrictions?

A: Immediately after treatment, the treated area may appear pink and feel like a mild sunburn. A small amount of swelling may be also present around each hair follicle. These typically resolve within 24 hours or less. You’ll need to avoid excessive amounts of heat and refrain from high impact exercise until the next day and cover the area with a minimum SPF 30 before any sun exposure.