The Laser Image Company
Your Best South Bay Laser Hair Removal Provider
The Laser Image Company wants to help you get rid of the hair in the wrong places. We use the breakthrough laser hair removal technology called CoolGlide to safely remove unwanted facial and body hair for Any Skin Color. This specialized long-pulsed NdYag laser works by surpassing the superficial skin and focusing the energy below the surface at the hair follicle root. It safely destroys hundreds of hair follicles in a split second, resulting in permanent reduction.
If you are concerned about discomfort, the handpiece uses a contact cooling design that decreases the surface temperature of the skin, minimizing pain and protecting it from burns.
Education. Treatment. Results
At the Laser Image Company your beauty, comfort, and satisfaction are our number one priority. Our focus is on listening to our client’s concerns and educating you on the treatment options for outstanding results. We pride ourselves on a “no pressure” practice atmosphere and focus on creating custom treatment plans to correct unwanted hair for any age and skin type.
Our nurses have performed tens of thousands of laser hair removal treatments with outstanding results for clients throughout South Bay, Torrance, and Los Angeles. Our staff is knowledgeable and caring and will make you feel like family in a safe, comfortable facility.
This informative article will help your decision-making process. Laser Hair Removal. Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal:
- Reduce unwanted hair, face, and body
- No more ingrown hairs
- No razor bumps
- No more painful waxing
- Safe on all skin colors
- Cooling tip reduces discomfort
- Make shaving a thing of the past
Frequently Asked Questions – Laser Hair Removal
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal in Redondo Beach is a safe and effective laser procedure that removes unwanted hair from any part of the body. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, states over a million people in the US undergoing laser hair removal treatments annually.
Laser hair removal at the Laser Image Company works for all skin types and tones, from light to dark, and for both men and women. It reduces hair growth on all parts of the body including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back. We cover sensitive treatment areas such as are bikini line, nipples, and chest.
How does laser hair removal work?
The FDA-approved Cutera Xeo laser hair removal system generates intense, long-pulsed light through an actively cooled handpiece. As pulses of light penetrate the skin the laser selectively damages the root of the unwanted pigmented hair follicles, impairing their growth. The laser’s cold handpiece is placed on the skin and glides along to reduce discomfort and protect the skin.
Are there any side effects?
As the Cutera Xeo laser was designed with client comfort and safety in mind. Side effects from laser hair removal at The Laser Image Company medical spa are mild and will subside within 24 hours. The common side effects of laser hair removal include discomfort, redness, swelling, and pigment changes which can be reduced by following the recommended skincare instructions both before and after the procedure.
Is the procedure painful?
Every patient will feel the laser working on their skin but some have no discomfort while others will experience a snapping sensation. The degree of pain is associate with the size and sensitivity of the area.
Your comfort is our priority so the Laser Image Company uses a laser with contact cooling technology to reduce this discomfort. For those sensitive, the nurse can use a chiller that blows cold air and can prescribe an anesthetic cream to numb the area.
How many laser hair removal treatments are required?
It is important to understand that the hair grows in three stages: anagen, telogen, and catagen with the effective time being the anagen stage when the hair is growing. Only 20% of the hair is in this stage at a given time so sessions are repeated a month apart to accommodate the hair growth cycle and provide optimal hair reduction.
The number of treatments you require depends on many factors. The area being treated, skin type, and hair coarseness and color, age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication, and metabolism all play a part. Areas of coarser darker hair, like the lower legs, underarms, and bikini line do the best and require 6-8 treatments. The face and arms may require more sessions.
Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?
The laser targets the pigment in the hair follicle which means it will be more effective on darker and coarser hairs. Those with lighter hair will need more treatments to get an effective outcome. The long-pulsed Cutera Xeo laser is safe on all skin colors and body areas and allows us to customize each procedure by matching the appropriate laser settings for each unique individual.
Are there any restrictions to my activity after laser hair removal?
After your laser hair removal in the south bay, you can return to your normal activities. As with any laser treatment, it is a good idea to limit your sun exposure for 3 days and use sunscreen on any treated areas exposed to the sun.
How does laser hair removal compare with other hair removal methods?
Shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams are all short-term fixes for unwanted hair and must be repeated on a frequent basis. Laser hair removal offers long-term reduction.
How long will the results last?
Every patient is different but overall, results can last from several months to several years. If the hair does return it will be finer, lighter, and less noticeable. Periodic maintenance is recommended to manage any unwanted regrowth.
What about home laser hair removal systems?
Our experience with the home laser hair removal systems shows that they do provide some reduction but patients stated that all the hair returns after 3 months. This is due to low output energy that stunts hair growth. Some systems will limit the number of pulses per session forcing you to stop and treat several days in a row to cover an area.
Keep in mind safety is our main concern for any laser procedure. Having an experienced professional will allow constant adjustment of settings based on discomfort and skin and hair reaction to provide optimal results.
Is it safe to drive after having laser hair removal?
At the Laser Image Company, we treat laser hair removal system clients from Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Torrance, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, and Los Angeles and there is no problem for them to drive after the procedure.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
The price is dependent on the area being treated, and the number of treatments required. For example treatment of underarms, one time is $50 with a package of 6 costing $240. There is a flat discount of 20% Off any package of 6 hair removal treatments. The nurse performing the procedure will discuss the exact cost specific to your concerns before the procedure is started.
Instructions Before and After Laser Hair Removal
Consultation before starting any procedure:
- We will review your medical history, including any medication you use.
- Discuss the benefits and risks of laser hair removal, and discuss any past procedures you may have had.
- Design a treatment plan, calculate cost and set expectations regarding the procedure.
- Review the list of guidelines to be followed before and after.
What must I do before getting laser hair removal?
- Avoid waxing, tweezing, electrolysis and bleaching hairs for (10) days before your treatment.
- Limit sun exposure in the treatment area.
- Shave the area the night before your appointment.
What must I do after getting laser hair removal?
- Avoid bathing or washing with very hot water. Use tepid water and wash gently.
- Avoid direct sun exposure and if you do go in the sun, protect the area with SPF 30 sunscreen or higher.
- Do not shave the treated area for 2- 4 days after treatment.
- Do not wax, pluck or use depilatories for the hair that grows back. Note: After the laser treatment, hair may continue to grow out as if it were never even treated. Typically this will occur for about 2 weeks and then these hairs will simply begin to fall out.
- Avoid any irritating medications or chemicals, particularly on the face. Ex. Retin-A, Benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid or astringents.