Laser Hair Removal

Integrity Aesthetics MD

Roger W. Shortz, M.D.

Medical Aesthetics & Laser Center located in Pleasant Hill, CA

Medical lasers have come so far over the years that they’re now used to dramatically reduce unwanted body hair growth, so you don’t have to waste time waxing, plucking, and shaving. With the help of board-certified physician Roger W. Shortz, MD, of Integrity Aesthetics MD in Pleasant Hill, California, you can get laser hair removal packages that are personalized to your skin and your hair. Book your laser hair removal consultation by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the office directly.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal involves using energy to destroy hairs deep down in their growth center. Energy is absorbed by the pigment of your hair, which is that bulb part that comes out if you ever wax or your pluck your hair from the root.

When hair pigment heats up, it destroys the hair and the entire growth process. Since hair is no longer functional and can no longer grow, it eventually sheds within a couple of weeks.

All the hairs on your body grow in cycles though, and what makes things challenging is that each hair is at a different point in the growth cycle. Laser hair removal is most effective on actively growing hairs that are in the anagen phase.

In order to target each hair when it’s in the anagen phase, you need to go through several laser hair removal treatments. But once your treatment package is complete, you experience a dramatic reduction in unwanted body hair growth that’s permanent.

Is laser hair removal right for me?

In years past, the best candidates for laser hair removal were men and women who had fair skin and dark hair. But Integrity Aesthetics MD is home to some of the most advanced laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) systems, so even if you weren’t a candidate before, you might be now.

Because laser energy is drawn in by dark pigments, it’s still true that having lighter skin and darker hair gives the perfect contrast for effective laser hair removal. Advancements with this type of technology make it beneficial, even if you have darker skin or lighter hair.

As an alternative to laser, Integrity Aesthetics MD proudly offers IPL body hair removal. This technology is often preferred if you have darker skin, pigmented skin, or tanned skin since laser can damage skin pigments that attract the energy.

How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

Unlike waxing, plucking, or even electrolysis, your hair doesn’t have to be grown to a certain length for laser hair removal to be effective. In fact, you must shave the day before your scheduled session at Integrity Aesthetics MD.

You should not wax, pluck, no electrolysis, sugar, exfoliate or have sun exposure two weeks prior to your treatment. You should also avoid applying lotion, deodorant, or makeup to the treatment area before your visit.     

Find out if you’re a candidate for laser hair removal by booking a consultation at Integrity Aesthetics MD today. Book online or over the phone.

Individual results may vary.