One of the most common targets for cosmetic intervention is hair, whether the patient feels that they have too much, too little, or a combination of both problems. Unwanted body hair on any area of the body or face can be embarrassing, and leave the person feeling inhibited and self-conscious. Constant attention with waxing or tweezing is costly and painful. New aesthetic technologies make it possible to remove unwanted hair from any face or body area, leaving a smooth, clear skin texture, without the lumps and bumps associated with some other types of hair removal treatments.
Laser Vs. Other Hair Removal Methods
If you suffer from unwanted body hair, you may find yourself dedicating hours of your weekly routine to its removal. Shaving, plucking, waxing, and chemical removal methods can be arduous and even painful, and need to be performed again and again to maintain results. Shaving, for example, is an abrasive method that irritates the skin and whose results are extremely short-lived: within a day or two, hair is already growing back, often appearing thicker, darker, and coarser than before. That doesn't even take into account the irritation, itching and burning sensations in your skin during hair regrowth after shaving. Waxing can be painful and tweezing meticulous, and neither lasts long before you're back where you started. Over-the-counter chemical shaving replacements often irritate the skin and can produce unreliable results.
Only one method is known to produce consistent, long-lasting results: laser hair removal. Rather than just cutting the hair or removing it at the root, Dr. Kong's San Francisco laser hair removal treatment takes it a step further by targeting the hair follicle itself and preventing it from re-growing new hair. This method involves the use of brief, intense pulses of light that penetrate the skin and target the hair follicles, halting growth. You will be given a pair of goggles to protect your eyes from the bursts of lights, and a cooling gel will be applied to your skin to protect it from rising temperatures and keep you comfortable. Our Laser hair removal in San Francisco treatment is a safe procedure associated with only minimal discomfort, and many clients see permanent reduction in hair with only a few treatment sessions.