Laser Hair Removal Specialist

The Advanced Laser & Anti-Aging Medical Center

Cosmetic Dermatologist & Anti-Aging Specialist located in Pasadena, CA

Advanced Laser and Anti-Aging Medical Center and Advanced Laser Center in Pasadena, California is dedicated to helping you look and feel your very best — which may mean eliminating hair from choice places. Our laser hair removal methods do away with unwanted hair safely, easily and conveniently, even on large areas.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

One of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States, laser hair removal works by streaming highly concentrated light into your hair follicles from the bikini line, underarms, face, legs, back and other areas. Pigment in the follicles soak up the light, which destroys the hair.

How well does it work?

Advanced Laser and Anti-aging Medical Center offers the best available energy-based hair removal treatments. With each patient, Dr. Seltzer takes important factors into account, from hair and skin color to body chemistry and genetic predispositions, then customizes treatment accordingly. As a result, our procedures are not only safe and comfortable but highly effective.

How many treatments will I need?

Numerous factors affect how many laser sessions you’ll require, such as the amount of hair in the area and its thickness. Many people achieve permanent hair loss after 3 to 7 treatments. Because hormones influence hair in certain areas, such as around the lips and chin, they may require more treatments than legs. Typically, you’ll have a series of treatments, then take time off to see how much they have helped before having more.

How should I prepare for my appointment?

Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and raises your risk for complications. If possible, stay out of the sun for 6 weeks before and after your treatment. You should also limit waxing, plucking, and electrolysis for 6 weeks beforehand. Otherwise, you may remove roots, which lasers target.

Are there side effects?

Laser hair removal is generally considered safe, though you may experience side effects. For 1 to 2 days after your treatment, the targeted area will likely feel and appear sunburned. Although rare, blisters may occur, especially if you have a darker complexion. Other possible side effects include swelling and temporary scarring. Permanent scars and skin color changes are rare.