How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

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laser hair removal san diego carlsbad california cosmetic surgeon At Avalon Laser, one of our top procedures is laser hair removal. That’s because this non-invasive treatment is a safe and effective way to remove unsightly hair from around your body. Whether you wish to get rid of hair in areas frequently exposed by revealing clothing or bathing suits or just want to eliminate the hassles of shaving, laser hair removal can give you the smooth results you desire.

Not only can having an excess amount of hair be embarrassing it can also cause irritation, as those with sensitive skin can suffer irritation and ingrown hairs from shaving. Dr. Reza Tirgari has extensive experience with laser hair removal and will custom tailor a treatment plan to address your specific needs. At our office, we pride ourselves on having a highly-trained staff and using state-of-the-art equipment. We do this so that you can trust that you’re getting the best results for your cosmetic concerns.

Our laser hair removal procedure can treat unwanted hair in areas of the:

  • Face and neck
  • Arms and underarms
  • Bikini area
  • Legs and back

Laser hair removal is one of the most performed cosmetic procedures in the U.S., with over one million procedures completed in 2016 alone. The reason for this is because the treatment is highly precise, quickly performed, and effective for long-lasting results.

For those looking to undergo laser hair removal, you may wonder what the procedure entails. The treatment uses highly-concentrated light to destroy hair follicles. At Avalon Laser, we use a combination of bi-polar radio frequency energy with the laser light to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment. With the specialized laser device, our doctor can quickly and easily hit the target areas, as it only takes a few seconds to treat an area the size of a quarter. For those looking to eliminate hair on an upper lip, a treatment session may only take a few minutes and an area as large as a leg can be treated in about an hour.

The laser is designed to target hair follicles by beaming the concentrated light into the follicle. The follicle then absorbs the light into its pigment, which causes the hair to stop future growth. Since hair follicles grow in cycles, a person may need between four to eight treatment sessions to achieve long-lasting, smooth results. With each treatment session, you’ll notice that the hair is not as coarse and grows back in lesser quantities.

Because of the technology used in the laser, the procedure doesn’t cause damage to the skin surrounding the areas being treated. It’s most effective at eliminating dark hair on light skin but can be used to treat a variety of hair and skin colors. Just as with any cosmetic treatment, there are a few considerations one must address before having treatment. For example, to minimize irritation, it’s recommended that you refrain from tanning, waxing, or having electrolysis before treatment. Dr. Tirgari will evaluate your candidacy during a consultation to make sure you experience the best results possible. Although, a few factors that may inhibit your candidacy include:

  • If you have any hormonal conditions
  • If you currently have or have a history of herpes in the areas to be treated

If you’d like to learn more about the laser hair removal procedure and how it can help you, please contact us by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at to schedule a free consultation today. We happily provide services to those who live in San Diego, Carlsbad, Del Mar, and nearby areas in California.