Laser Hair Removal in San Diego
Global Laser Cosmetics
Are you looking for a more permanent solution to your unwanted facial and body hair? Tired of wasting money on waxing and shaving with short-term results? Laser hair removal is the #1 most effective treatment for permanent hair reduction. Here, at Global Laser Cosmetics, we use one of the best lasers with fast, effective, long-lasting results. In pursuit of smooth skin and a flawless complexion, laser hair removal in San Diego is a welcome technology. There now exists a gentle, safe, fast, and effective method for the removal of unwanted hair both for women and men. Save the time and money on temporary solutions and come in for your complimentary consultation today!
We want our patients to have the best laser hair removal experience possible. That’s why we use the most advanced state-of-the-art technology. The Cutera CoolGlide (Nd:YAG) is the first laser cleared for permanent hair reduction for ALL skin types, is FDA approved, and is endorsed by physicians worldwide. This laser provides safe treatments with highly effective results. The copper cooling tip is the most efficient cooling method and best used for skin protection and comfort.
How does it work?
The laser light from the Cutera Coolglide passes through the outer layer of skin and is selectively absorbed by the hair follicle. The laser energy heats the pigmentation within the hair follicle and effectively disables hair growth. This allows for permanent hair reduction in the selected areas.
What areas are safe to treat?
We can treat just about anywhere on the body with laser hair removal. The most common areas for women are the chin, underarms, upper lip, bikini line, Brazilian, arms, and legs. Most common areas for men include shoulders, neck, back, chest, and abdomen.
How many treatments are required?
Research indicates that between 20% and 30% of the hair follicles are in the growing, or in the Anagen stage, of hair growth at any point in time. As a result, multiple treatments are required to treat all the hairs which enter the Anagen stage at different times. The actual number of treatments varies from one individual to the next and also from one area of the skin to the next, but our experience indicates that on the average 6 or more treatments at 4-6 weeks apart are best for maximum results. A small area can take only minutes per session where larger areas can take 40-60 minutes per session.
Am I a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The answer is yes! At Global Laser Cosmetics we use the best laser technology on the market allowing us to treat all skin types and skin tones. The ND:YAG laser is cleared for darker skin tones as well. The one exception is that the laser cannot effectively treat grey, white, or red hair. This is because the laser needs darker melanin pigmentation within the hair follicle for effective elimination of the follicle.
How do I prepare for my first appointment?
Always make sure you have the area shaved the morning of your appointment. No waxing or tweezing 4 weeks prior to your first appointment. You may experience some discomfort (described as a rubber band snapping back at the skin), so depending on your pain tolerance some patients require numbing cream that you can purchase here on site. If you choose to use numbing cream, you will apply 40-60 minutes before your appointment.
What should I expect after a treatment?
The great thing about laser hair removal is there is no downtime. One of our highly skilled RN’s (registered nurses) will apply a cream after the appointment to help with any irritation. Also, make sure you apply sunscreen on the area if you will be in direct sunlight. You may experience some redness or sensitivity on the treated area. The redness usually subsides within a few minutes to a few hours and returns to normal. You are able to reapply your make-up, return to work, and continue with your normal daily activities immediately following treatment.
How much does it cost?
Prices vary for each patient depending on the area of the body to be treated and how each individual responds to treatment. That being said, each area will need a minimum of 6 treatments.
If you are looking to have Laser Hair Removal in San Diego give Global Laser Cosmetics a call today at 1-866-BEST-LOOK or 1-866-237-8566, or schedule an appointment online today!