Hair Reduction

A Younger Look Wellness & Laser Center

James Andrews, MD

Primary Care located in San Jose, CA

Excess facial or body hair can be embarrassing and difficult to shave or wax. Fortunately, a simple solution is within reach using laser reduction with the Palomar pulsed light system. At A Younger Look Wellness & Laser Center in San Jose, California, aesthetic specialist James Andrews, MD will be using this laser to eliminate unwanted hair long term and help you feel better about the way you look. Call to learn more about this laser hair reduction being offered soon.

Hair Reduction Q & A

What is laser hair reduction?

At A Younger Look Wellness & Laser, Dr. Andrews uses the Palomar pulsed light system to reduce unwanted hair in men and women, so you can spend less time shaving, waxing, or enduring painful electrolysis.

The Palomar laser creates long-lasting hair reduction by emitting light energy that is absorbed by pigment, or melanin, in your hair follicles. This light energy gets converted to heat, which damages hair follicles and delays or inhibits future hair growth.

Which areas does the Palomar laser treat?

The Palomar pulsed light system is similar to traditional laser hair reduction, but uses a much larger treatment window. It reduces hair on your:

  • Upper lip
  • Face
  • Underarms
  • Neck
  • Bikini line
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Legs

Dr. Andrews can eliminate bothersome hair on just about any area of your body. The hair may not disappear permanently, but Palomar laser therapy helps you avoid waxing or shaving for long time periods.

What should I expect during laser hair reduction?

Before your laser hair reduction procedure, Dr. Andrews goes over your medical history and completes a physical examination. He lets you know if you’re a good candidate for this type of aesthetic procedure.

During treatment, he holds a hand-held laser gently against your skin. You may feel slight discomfort, such as warm pinpricks paired with cooling from the laser system or cooling gel. Your session may last just a few minutes for small areas, such as your upper lip, or more than an hour for larger surfaces like your back.

After the procedure, you may experience swelling or redness for several hours. Applying ice to the affected area reduces discomfort and swelling. Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds after your session and between treatments.

You’ll notice hairs falling out for several days or weeks after laser hair reduction. The hair may grow back after several months or years, as each patient experiences different results.

What else does the Palomar laser do?

In addition to hair reduction, the Palomar laser system offers the following aesthetic services:

  • Photofacials
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Brown spot reduction

In other words, the Palomar laser is a one-stop shop for treating numerous skin conditions. Dr. Andrews works with you to create a personalized aesthetic treatment plan that best matches your needs based on the condition of your skin.

To reduce unwanted hair, gain confidence, and eliminate time spent shaving or waxing, call A Younger Look Wellness & Laser Center today to learn more.

**The above Palomar laser services will be offered soon.