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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

HK Dermatology

Dermatology Clinic located in San Juan Capistrano, CA

If you could reclaim the time and energy you’ve put into shaving and removing unwanted hair over the years, you’d gain back about 72 days in the course of your lifetime. At HK Dermatology, in San Juan Capistrano, California, the medical team offers a more permanent solution with laser hair removal. Laser hair removal provides long-term hair reduction so you may never have to waste time shaving again. Learn how laser hair removal can help you get long-lasting results. Call or book a consultation online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

The HK Dermatology team offers the latest technology in laser and light-based hair removal systems using the ICON™ by Cynosure. Lasers use thermal energy to target unwanted hair and light-based treatments, like intense pulsed light (IPL) systems, use light energy to target and destroy hair cells so they can no longer produce new hair. HK Dermatology offers laser hair removal treatments for any skin type — including dark skin — in comfortable, cost-effective treatments with minimal risk and downtime.

Laser hair removal treatments target the hair follicle so the pigment in your hair absorbs the energy from the laser. This destroys the hair follicle but leaves your surrounding skin unharmed. Treatments are quick, virtually painless, and work on all types of hair and skin colors to deliver lasting results. ICON hair removal may be performed on a variety of skin types, including darkly pigmented skin.

Most men and women need a series of laser hair removal sessions to permanently reduce hair, or remove it altogether.* With each treatment, you’ll notice less hair growth and the hair that does grow decreases in thickness and quantity.

What can I expect during a treatment session?

Your medical aesthetic expert uses a handheld laser device to target specific areas for hair removal while you lie comfortably on the treatment table. If you’re concerned about pain, talk to your provider ahead of time, as your comfort and safety are their top priorities.

The laser may feel like the snap of a rubber band against your skin, but with today’s technology and light-based treatments, you may not feel any discomfort at all during the procedure. Some patients opt to arrive 15-30 minutes before their appointment so a topical anesthetic may be applied to reduce the mild discomfort associated with laser hair removal treatments.

What areas can laser hair removal treat?

Laser and light-based hair removal treatments can effectively remove unwanted hair from just about anywhere on your body, including:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Legs

Treatments are fairly quick depending on the size of the area you want to remove hair from.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

Along with saving you time each day, laser hair removal treatments offer the following benefits:

  • Long-lasting, often permanent, results
  • Minimal discomfort during treatments
  • Fast treatment sessions that fit your busy schedule
  • No downtime
  • Available for nearly all skin tones, colors, and types
  • Available for nearly all hair colors
  • Treats fine and coarse hair at the same time

The team at HK Dermatology customizes a laser hair removal treatment plan that works best for your individual needs so you get maximum benefit from your appointments. Because hair grows in different stages, most people need a few sessions to target all your unwanted hair.

Take the first step to getting rid of unwanted hair. Call to schedule an appointment or book online today.

* Individual results may vary.