Cosmetic Lasers

You can obtain the look you want with laser lipolysis in Long Beach, CA

Laser Lipolysis

LipoLite™, the new evolution of Laser LipoSculpture™ devices, is a minimally invasive system designed to melt fat cells and coagulate blood vessels to reduce bruising, as well as to tighten the skin to improve the appearance of the area treated. It is ideal for areas difficult to treat with traditional liposuction.

VelaShape and Ultrasonic Cavitation

VelaShape

Are you dissatisfied with the appearance of your body? Does managing a healthy lifestyle yet reshaping your body seems like an unachievable dream? Are you looking for a solution for the treatment of dimpled and sagging skin?

It is estimated: more than 80% of women over the age of 20, regardless of their weight and size, are affected by cellulite. There is a proven, medical solution—VelaShape. VelaShape is the first and only non-surgical, FDA-cleared medical device for the body reshaping market using circumferential reduction. It is the first FDA class II cleared platform for cellulite treatment. It utilizes heat and radiofrequency energy (microwave) to melt the fat without downtime or pain.

Using state-of-the-art lasers, Candela’s GentleMax™, our trained specialists will recommend the best treatment for you. We are so confident in our ability to help you reach your hair-loss goal, we will provide you with one of the best guarantees in the business. Our laser is suitable for all skin types.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser energy to remove unwanted hair from a targeted area, while leaving surrounding skin unharmed. Common areas on which laser hair removal is performed are the chin, upper lip, chest, underarms, back, bikini line and legs.

Although there are many temporary treatments, including tweezing, shaving, using depilatory creams and waxing, to remove unwanted hair, patients seeking more permanent and less irritating/painful methods are frequently good candidates for laser hair removal.  

Candidates For Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removalBecause the laser beams used to remove hair target its melanin (pigment), the best candidates have dark hair and light skin. Conversely, those with blond, red, gray or white hair and dark skin are usually not good candidates. Recent technological advances have made laser hair removal for those with dark skin more successful (our practice utilizes Candela’s GentleMax, which is suitable for all skin types), while techniques for using lasers to effectively remove light-colored hair are being investigated.

Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal

There are many benefits to having unwanted hair removed through the use of laser therapy. They include the following:

  • Hair is precisely targeted
  • Procedure is quick
  • Results are permanent (for 90 percent of patients) or long-lasting

For many patients, laser hair removal is relatively painless, although some experience minor discomfort, usually described as something like a rubber band snapping against the skin.

Laser Hair Removal Procedure

Laser hair removal is performed while the target area is numbed by a topical anesthetic. A hand held device is moved across the area, focusing on individual hair follicles. Hair growth takes place cyclically, in three stages. The most effective laser hair removal takes place during the anagen (full-growth) stage, because the hair follicles in this stage are susceptible to laser energy. But, because all hair is not in the same stage of growth at any given time, several laser treatments, usually between three and five, spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart, are necessary. To some extent, the length of treatment depends on the texture of the patient’s hair, and the location from which it is being removed.

Recovery From Laser Hair Removal

Some redness, soreness or swelling may occur immediately after laser hair removal, but they almost always disappear within a few days. Cold compresses or ice packs, moisturizers, and anti-inflammatory creams may minimize discomfort. Sun exposure should be avoided as much as possible for some period of time.

Complications Of Laser Hair Removal

The most common complication of laser hair removal is the regrowth of the unwanted hair. Frequently, however, the hair that regrows is finer and lighter than the hair that was removed. Usually, regrowth can be addressed with a few additional treatment sessions. Other complications that may arise after laser hair treatment include skin irritation such as blistering and crusting; changes in pigmentation or texture of the skin; and scarring at the removal site. However, most of the adverse effects are minor and usually temporary. These will be addressed during your consultation.

Tattoo Removal

Tattoo RemovalOver the past ten years, Q-Switch YAG lasers have shown to be very effective at removing tattoos. They deliver very high power, but very short, pulses of laser light, which pass through the skin and break up the particles of tattoo pigment, which are then destroyed by the body, removed by white blood cells and the lymphatic system. In addition, Q-Switch YAG laser treatments make pigment particles small enough to be destroyed faster than others. Multiple treatments, given about one month apart, are necessary for best results.

Contact us in Long Beach, California, for all of your cosmetic laser needs.

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