San Diego Molding Studio

Laser Hair Removal

As of Jan 1, 2018 Laser Hair Removal service will be temporarily be suspended until further notice. Please check back soon.

Introduction to Laser Hair Removal

Individuals unhappy with the traditional methods used to remove unwanted hair such as waxing, shaving, and tweezing are choosing laser hair removal. This is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures done in our nation. This convenient and noninvasive method can permanently remove undesirable facial and body hair. Your skin will look silkier and smoother with this procedure than with any other traditional procedure. This gently technique can be used to successfully treat larger areas with no downtime and less discomfort. At San Diego Molding Studio you can achieve optimal laser hair removal results. This procedure is more effective when hair is in the growth stage. In order to guarantee optimal results and due to the hair growth cycle, patients may require four to six sessions about one month apart.
How does Laser Hair Removal work?

Laser hair removal is one of the most fashionable cosmetic procedures performed today. Hair grows on various regions of the body. Laser hair removal is a medical process that uses a laser, within which a strong, vivacious ray of light is used to eliminate undesirable hair. The light targets the melanin in each hair follicle, causing the hair to fall out. For the purpose of disabling the follicles, Eres Plastic Surgery uses the latest innovative technology in the market today. The number of treatments expected will vary from patient to patient depending upon different factors such as the hair type, the skin sensitivity and the responsiveness to the procedure.
Am I A Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal may not be for everybody. Individuals with light skin and dark hair generally constitute the ideal candidates for the laser hair removal treatment. This is because the laser light is absorbed by the pigmented hair and destroyed. Individuals with very light or white hair are not good candidates for this procedure.
How should I prepare for the Laser Hair Removal Treatments?
Before undergoing laser hair removal treatment at San Diego Molding Studio, patients need to shave the parts to be treated at daybreak on the appointment day. The hair follicles can be still be visible, but removing the long hair can be painful during this procedure. The area to be treated with laser hair removal should be newly cleaned and left free from any makeup, scents, antiperspirants, creams, ointments, and oils. Parts to be treated should be as light as possible. Waxing eliminates the roots of the hair sacs reducing the effectiveness of the hair removal. Make sure not to bleach any hair that will be treated with the laser.
What should I expect during Laser Hair Removal?

Once the individual has the area ready to be treated, the laser machine will be regulated depending on a number of factors such as the thickness, color, and location of the hair as well as the skin tone. The laser or source of light will determine if you or the laser hair removal specialist will need to use suitable eye shields. It’s also essential to guard the outer layers of your skin with a cooling gel or a special freshening device. This can assist the laser light to infiltrate the skin. Afterwards, the specialist will direct a beam of light to the area to be treated and supervise it for several minutes to check if the adjustments are correct and check for bad reactions. When the procedure has been completed, the specialist will recommend using anti-inflammatory ointment, ice packs, or cool water in order to alleviate any discomfort. Your next procedure, which generally occurs within the following four to six weeks, will be scheduled later. You should continue with treatment as long as the hair is still growing.
Important steps to follow after Laser Hair Removal
Apply aloe and vitamin E lotion to the areas that were beamed
Be ready to participate in normal activities following your treatment
Use sunblock or sunscreen for the next forty-eight hours

It is important to know that the instantaneous redness (erythema) may be predictable and it usually goes away in a few minutes or hours. For the next few days, the area of your skin that was treated may look and feel like sunburn. Cool compresses and creams can help ease that feeling. If the treatment has been performed on your face, you may wear makeup as long as blistering does not appear. Throughout the next month or so, the hair you had treated will fall out. Make sure to wear sunscreen for the following month to help protect the pigment of the beamed skin from exposure to sunlight. Some side effects may signal the destruction of the follicles. Blisters are rare but they apparently appear more on darker complexities of the skin. Other additional and potential side effects may include inflammation, soreness, and blemishing.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Most individuals are able to easily handle this treatment procedure. However, the amount of discomfort the patient might feel mainly depends on the type of skin and sensitivity of the person. The level of discomfort also depends on the treated area. Patients with darker skin color are generally more sensitive because they have more pigment in the hair and skin. Individuals who have coarse hair also generally experience more discomfort. However, after each treatment session the hair tends to become lighter or thinner which facilitates a quicker removal. Topical numbing creams can also be applied to the area before the procedure. This will not interfere in the laser treatment. This is one of the most popular and affective ways to prevent any pain caused by laser hair removal.
How long does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Many factors can affect how the patient responds to treatment. It all depends on the laser used, hair and skin type, and the presence of any medical condition. In several cases, permanent results can be accomplished in about six to eight laser treatments. Sporadic touch-up laser treatments may be necessary in the future since not all hair is at the same point in the growth cycle; thus, some hair will not receive the death signal and will continue to grow. To guarantee the best level of effectiveness, each patient should make the best laser hair removal selection for his or her skin type. When a hair sac has been damaged, it may be known to be sterile, and can certainly not generate a hair again. Over the progression of the treatment many hair follicles may be damaged. Have in mind that some prescription drugs can stimulate hair growth.
Before and After Photos