Tired of shaving your legs or waxing your bikini line? Laser hair removal procedures with Dr. Edward Tangchitnob, MD, in West Covina, California, can permanently eliminate your unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is fast, effective, and provides the long-term results you're looking for. Let Dr. Edward Tangchitnob and Dr. Dumrong Tangchitnob help you find a hair removal procedure that meets your needs. Call the office today or schedule a consultation online.
Shaving, tweezing, or waxing unwanted hair can be a nuisance, and these methods of hair removal seldom last for more than a couple of weeks. If you're like many people, you may be looking for a more long-term method of hair reduction. Laser hair removal provides an excellent option.
Laser hair removal uses a beam of light which targets areas of high pigmentation, like hair follicles. The beam transfers heat energy to the hair follicle, damaging it so it's unable to grow any new hairs.
Because laser hair removal relies on pigmentation to identify hair follicles, the procedure is most effective on people who have lighter skin and darker hair. It may not be an ideal option for individuals with darker skin or lighter hair.
Before undergoing a laser hair removal procedure, you meet with one of the doctors at Dr. Edward Tangchitnob’s practice for a consultation. During the consultation, your doctor asks about your medical history and your hair-removal goals to help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you.
On the day of the procedure, your doctor examines your skin and adjust the laser to suit your skin tone and hair color. He may need to test the laser in a few areas to determine what setting works best for your complexion. Once the correct settings are selected, the procedure begins.
Your doctor moves the laser slowly over your skin, delivering pulses of light to the hair follicles. Treatment time depends on several factors, including the size of the treatment area. Some laser hair removal procedures might take only a few minutes, while others might take up to an hour.
Most patients need several treatments to achieve their hair-removal goals. Your doctor may recommend 2-6 treatments, spaced several weeks apart. During your initial consultation, your doctor lets you know how many treatments you need.
Your results typically last for several months or even years. In some patients, hair loss is permanent. Other patients may find that some hair grows back over time, though the hair is usually much thinner and lighter. Regular maintenance treatments can help improve your long-term results.
To learn more about laser hair removal, call Dr. Edward Tangchitnob, MD, today or schedule a consultation online.