Facial Hair Laser Removal

Facial Hair Laser Removal

By Cynthia Thaik, M.D., FACC

If you are struggling with facial hair, laser removal may be a solution you can opt for. Even more so that unwanted body hair, facial hair can cause great difficulty for individuals. Leg hair and belly hair can be strategically hidden under clothing but for most people facial hair is difficult to mask, and a significant source of insecurity. Whether it has emerged as a result of puberty or other hormonal shifts, (pregnancy or menopause) or perhaps even medical issues such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Burbank Aesthetics Medical Spa can help. We offer laser therapy for Los Angeles area women and men who seek a means of removing facial hair without wax or razors.

Laser Hair Removal— Benefits, Side Effects, and Cost

Clients seek laser hair removal for their facial hair for different reasons. It can help with stubborn, high-maintenance hair. It offers options for professionals seeking to present their best appearance without worrying about razor burn, ingrown hairs, and the like. And still others want to remove unwanted hair that appears as part of the aging process. 

Laser treatment for hair removal has many advantages. It can target coarse, dark hairs while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. It can treat many hairs with a single pulse— approximately the surface area of a quarter. The upper lip can feasibly be treated in as little time as a minute. However, the treated area will look and feel similar to the effects of a sunburn for a day or two. This side effect of laser hair removal can sometimes be mitigated by cool compresses and moisturizers. The hair will fall out of your hair follicles over the next month.

Direct sunlight during this period can potentially lead to sun damage causing temporary discoloration of the treated area. This is why it’s important to either avoid sun exposure or wear sunscreen during this period, even if the sun isn’t out. To maximize the effect of laser hair removal, it is advisable to avoid prolonged sun exposure for several weeks before treatment. Another, rarer side effect is blistering of the skin. This happens infrequently but is slightly more common in people with darker skin.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons claims the average cost of a laser hair removal treatment sessions is $285. However, this cost varies depending on:

  • The region of the US the procedure is being performed in
  • The size of the area being treated
  • The time required for treatment
  • Whether multiple sessions are required
  • Who is performing the procedure (a doctor or another qualified individual)

Best Laser Hair Removal in Los Angeles, CA

Burbank Aesthetics Medical Spa is highly effective in the field of laser hair removal. Our trained technicians can work with your skin type to reduce any potential skin irritation and ensure that you receive treatment in the greatest possible comfort and ease. As a medical spa we are ideally situated to perform this treatment with the correct emphasis on the health of your skin— combining aesthetic concerns with skincare. Your hair growth need not be a constant cause of misery. Call us today for more information about facial hair laser removal. You can schedule a consultation to talk about your aesthetic goals.

About the author

Dr. Cynthia Thaik, M.D., FACC is a Harvard-trained cardiologist and functional practitioner serving the greater Los Angeles community at her holistic health center in Burbank and Valencia, CA. Dr. Thaik is the author of Your Vibrant Heart: Restoring Health, Strength, and Spirit from the Body’s Core. Dr. Thaik is dedicated to holistic health and beauty and offers a variety of procedures to help patients look and feel their best. She is assisted in the Spa by a nurse practitioner, a registered nurse, and office manager who collectively have over 30 years of experience in the aesthetics business. To learn more about Dr. Thaik and her team or the Burbank Aesthetics Medical Spa, or to schedule an appointment, please contact medspa@drcynthia.com or call (818) 900-5630.