Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Advanced Dermatology Surgery Center

Dermatologist & Medical Aesthetics located in Fresno, CA

No one needs to worry about the routine of shaving, waxing, and plucking when safe and effective laser hair removal is available. Dr. Jane Kardashian at Rejuvenique Medical Spa has years of experience using lasers to permanently eliminate hair from any part of your body. If you have any questions, please contact her office in Fresno, California, for a complimentary consultation, or schedule an appointment online to start your laser hair removal treatment.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

Advanced Dermatology Surgery Center

How do lasers remove hair?

When lasers are set to specific wavelengths, they’re only absorbed by colored pigments, such as those in hair follicles. As a result, hair follicles can be targeted and destroyed, producing permanent hair removal, while the laser safely passes through your skin without causing damage.

Dr. Kardashian uses the LightSheer® laser, which can permanently remove hair from the full range of skin colors and hair types.* Customized treatments are available for any area of your body, from your face and underarms to your legs and bikini area.

Why do you need more than one treatment?

The hair follicles that anchor and support every hair on your body go through growth cycles. Follicles actively grow hair for three to five years, but then they go into a resting phase when the follicles become dormant, and the hair falls out. About three months later, the follicle becomes active again and grows a new hair.

Lasers can only damage the hair follicle when it’s in a growth phase. Since each follicle has its own timing -- some are in growth phase while others are dormant -- one laser treatment won’t stop growth in all of the follicles. You need several treatments spaced about four to six weeks apart, but the number of treatments needed varies for each person.

What should you expect during and after laser hair removal?

LightSheer has different-sized hand pieces, and each laser pulse destroys numerous hair follicles. However, the length of each session varies based on the size of the area being treated. An upper lip requires a small amount of time, while hair removal from your back could take up to an hour.

Most people tolerate laser hair removal treatments well, but Dr. Kardashian talks with you before the procedure about what to expect and takes steps to ensure your comfort. The LightSheer is equipped with ChillTip™, which continuously cools your skin. It also incorporates vacuum-assisted technology that allows for quicker treatment and activates tactile pressure that distracts from the laser treatment.

You won’t need downtime to recover. Your skin may be slightly reddened following laser hair removal, but it goes away quickly.

*Individual results may vary.