Laser hair removal utilizes a safe, laser light in a controlled area to administer pulses of heat to the hair follicles. The heat from the laser targets the follicles and destroys them, slowing and damaging their regrowth process. Our board-certified Physician Assistants use the Gentle YAG laser to remove hair from multiple areas, such as the legs, underarms, bikini area, back, face, and other popular areas that contain unwanted hair growth. Multiple treatment methods are recommended for optimal results, and each session typically takes 15 – 20 minutes to perform. Call Moradi MD in San Diego, CA, to learn more about how laser hair removal can help you.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure
During laser hair removal, it is common for multiple treatments to be done to ensure that the hair follicles are completely destroyed. At any given time, a certain number of hairs are in a resting phase, rather than a growth phase. Because the laser treatment is not effective on the hair follicles that are not actively growing, multiple sessions are needed. On average, it takes about 3 to 5 treatments to permanently disable new hair growth. These sessions are spaced between 3 or 4 weeks to make sure the area has already recovered from the previous session. During the procedure, the laser can precisely target the hair follicle roots. When this happens, the follicle absorbs the heat and ultimately falls off and stops regrowing.
Laser Hair Removal Reviews
"So when I decided to finally start having laser hair removal I went to this place in Carlsbad. I walked in and walked right back out. From the appearance to the receptionist, everything turned me off. Second spot was here with Moradi MD Cosmetics. I walked in and the place was clean and modern. Right away I was greeted by a friendly receptionist. I started my laser sessions with Becca. Simply put she is amazing. She's professional and friendly. She insures that my comfort is priority at each session. Before each procedure she offers an ice pack to help ease the pain a little. Let's be real, it's NOT pain free. When all is done she offers some Cortizone cream to help with the slight irritation. I highly recommend Becca. The procedure itself is just as painful as getting a wax. However, with laser it's over way faster and there's no sticky mess to deal with afterwards. Financially, if you can afford to pay for waxing as often as you'd have to then laser is something your should really consider. Waxing is, on average, 2-3 week. With laser it's every 6 weeks. I'm currently 5 sessions in and I have loner periods of no hair regrowth. Most importantly I have no ingrowns from waxing and not razor bumps from shaving. Laser is the way to go!! Moradi MD is the place you want to have it done!"- E.R. / Yelp / Apr 23, 2019
"Omgosh, I have just the MOST wonderful experience with this office. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating to my hectic schedule. I had my first laser hair removal with Shannon the other day and she was incredibly welcoming and gentle with the treatment! I have had other services there prior to my hair removal,as well as been part of their research trials. Jeanette, Jocelyn and Becca are especially fantastic. I have never felt more comfortable at a doctor's office. I can't wait for my next appointment."- K.H. / Yelp / Feb 10, 2020
"Omgosh, I have just the MOST wonderful experience with this office. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating to my hectic schedule. I had my first laser hair removal with Shannon the other day and she was incredibly welcoming and gentle with the treatment! I have had other services there prior to my hair removal,as well as been part of their research trials. Jeanette, Jocelyn and Becca are especially fantastic. I have never felt more comfortable at a doctor’s office. I can’t wait for my next appointment."- K.H. / Yelp / Feb 10, 2020
"I’ve been Dr. Moradi patient for couple years. I don’t trust other Dr. but him with my face. I also have done laser for face treatment I think it’s called Moradi Laser Package and face laser hair removal this year with Becca, she’s absolutely my favourite. She’s very professional, honest, and friendly. I felt very comfortable doing other sensitive treatments with her like I think it’s called Femm 360 machine. I trust her option blindly as I know she’ll be telling the truth if I need this treatment or not. I’ve tried last year a face chemical peeling with Magdalene, she was awesome. I hope this review helps. Thanks"- N.C. / Yelp / Oct 15, 2020
"I don’t usually write reviews but I feel the need to share how great my experience was at Moradi today. I went in for a consultation for under eye filler and laser hair removal. From the start Becca was so sweet and friendly. She recommended I wait to do the filler since my face is still a little swollen from some previous cheekbone filler. She answered all of my questions about the laser hair removal process and I never felt pressured to make a decision. Be made sure I was comfortable during the procedure and let me take a small break when I needed to. Overall, it was a great experience and I look forward to going back for my next appointments."- K.H. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2021
What to Expect
Patients will feel a slight sting on the area that is being treated. The laser beam can slightly sting, but a cold ice pack can be applied between pulses to help with the patient’s discomfort. Sessions may last from 15 minutes up to an hour for larger areas, such as the back. Although patients can resume normal activity after treatment, the treated area will look and feel similar to a sunburn. Patients should avoid exercise for about 24 hours to allow the skin to calm, and sun exposure should be avoided during treatment.
Individuals with light skin and dark hair generally are the best candidates for laser hair removal. That being said, individuals with varying skin tones and hair color can also be considered for this treatment, but in order for the laser to “find” the hair and effectively treat it, it has be able to “see” it. Therefore, those with light skin and very light blonde hair may not be the best candidates for this procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
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Remove Unwanted Hair
If you're struggling with constant shaving and painful waxing, then consider an alternative to these methods. Schedule a consult at our San Diego office to learn more about laser hair removal and booking an appointment.