Safe & Effective Laser Hair Removal

Are you tired of shaving, waxing, and tweezing? Women and men from Danville, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek, California, can enjoy a permanent option for reducing unwanted hair here at Essential Aesthetics. Our powerful laser hair removal devices use energy to disable the targeted hair follicles for lasting smoothness wherever you want it. Expertly administered by our certified medical provider, Ellie Zarnegar, PA, DMSc, laser hair removal treatment is preferred for men and women of all ages.

To meet Ellie Zarnegar, PA, DMSc, in person and begin the process of creating a smoother, softer you, request a consultation online or call the friendly staff at Essential Aesthetics at 925.855.1773.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

If you’re tired of the painful, messy, and time-consuming traditional methods for hair removal, Essential Aesthetics has the solution for you. Our clinic offers two different laser hair removal options:

Diode Laser

Our diode laser handpiece comes with either an 805 nm or 1060 nm wavelength, allowing a tailored treatment for all skin types. It also features two laser hair removal technologies for comfortable and effective treatments.

  • High-Speed Vacuum Assisted Technology: Ideal for large treatment areas, this requires no prep and no gel. It incorporates suction to elevate and stretch the skin. Hence, the laser achieves maximum absorption into the hair follicles while covering a large area, shortening treatment time and reducing the sensation of heat.
  • ChillTip Sapphire: This integrated Sapphire cooling system momentarily numbs the skin while compressing it, so the laser beam is directed into the hair follicle, and the energy is fully absorbed. This technology is meant for smaller, more delicate treatment areas.
Diode Laser

IPL, or laser photo facial, is a flexible laser treatment that can treat sun and age spots, acne, and rosacea, among other conditions. IPL can also be used as a laser hair removal treatment. IPL for hair treatment uses highly controlled pulses of light to the treatment area that are selectively absorbed by the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface. The absorbed light heats the hair follicles and damages them, preventing re-growth. This hair removal method is most effective on black, brown, and red hair.

Preparing For Your Appointment

Laser hair treatment is non-invasive, which means it doesn’t break the skin in any way or damage surrounding tissue. You don’t need to make any special preparations before your appointment. However, it is important to avoid any sort of hair removal that removes the entire hair, such as waxing, tweezing, or depilatories, for at least 6 weeks before your appointment. Shaving is permissible because it only removes a portion of the hair.

Your Treatment & Results

The length of time you’ll spend in our office depends on which area of the body you’re treating. Larger treatment areas, such as the back or legs, require more time than areas such as the upper lip or bikini area. In general, you can expect to spend between 15 and 30 minutes in our office for each treatment session.

During the treatment, the aesthetic provider presses the laser handpiece against your skin, delivering energy in small bursts. Each energy pulse permanently damages the follicle, ensuring it no longer produces hair or produces only very fine “baby” hair. Patients often describe a “snapping” sensation against their skin during the process, but laser hair reduction is not known to be painful.

After your treatment, you can return to normal activities as soon as you like, although your skin will likely be moderately red and tender as if you had a sunburn. It’s important to take good care of your treated skin after your laser hair removal. Keep it hydrated with a fragrance-free moisturizer, and avoid unprotected sun exposure.

Because human hair grows in phases, laser hair reduction treatment requires multiple sessions to be fully effective. We typically recommend between 6 and 12 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. The number of treatments you’ll need depends on different factors, such as the area you’re having treated, your skin tone, and the color of the hair being removed. In the long term, you can expect significant hair reduction that lasts indefinitely.

Laser Hair Removal on Chin at Essential Aesthetics in Danville, CA

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Hair

Skip the razors and waxing for a longer-lasting hair removal solution. We serve men and women with safe, laser hair removal treatments.

Considering Laser Hair Removal? Our Danville office is perfectly situated for clients from Livermore, Alamo, Blackhawk, San Ramon, Orinda, and elsewhere in the Bay Area. Contact us today by calling or texting to learn more 925.855.1773 or schedule a consultation today to get started!