Laser Hair Removal

Medical Aesthetics & Laser

Safoora Zaka, MD

Medical Aesthetics Specialist & Cosmetic Laser Specialist located in Walnut Creek, CA

Are you tired of annoying stubble and want to stop cutting yourself with a regular razor? Laser hair removal might just be what you’ve been missing to get rid of unwanted hair on your body. Safoora Zaka, MD at Medical Aesthetics & Laser helps women living in or around Walnut Creek, California get the smooth skin at-home hair removal solutions won’t give them through cutting-edge ICON® laser hair removal services. Book a hair removal consultation today by phone or online.

Laser Hair Removal

What is laser hair removal?

At Medical Aesthetics & Laser, Dr. Zaka uses ICON laser hair removal therapies to target specific areas of skin that have more hair than you’d like.

Using ICON laser technology, Dr. Zaka uses the energy produced by the laser to target the outer layer of skin and reach the hair follicles that lie directly beneath it.

The laser energy heats the hair follicles, causing them to self-destruct. Once destroyed, the follicles no longer grow hair in that area.

Where can I get laser hair removal treatment?

As with most aesthetic treatments, the first step is to identify what your goals are. During your initial consultation with Dr. Zaka, she’ll examine the areas of your body you want to target.

Based on this initial assessment, she’ll determine whether the desired treatment area is healthy enough to undergo laser hair removal treatment. Some of these areas include:

  • Underarms
  • Legs and arms
  • Upper lip and chin
  • Bikini line
  • Chest and back

Naturally, your body grows hair in many other areas, so if you’re interested in getting laser hair removal treatment in another part of your body, you should feel comfortable discussing it with Dr. Zaka.

When should I expect to see results?*

You should expect to see results within 6-10 laser sessions. This number varies according to the treatment area. However, it typically takes that amount of sessions to eliminate hair regrowth permanently.

The reason why it takes so many sessions to achieve the best results is that it takes up to 13 weeks for your hair to reach the surface of the skin. In addition to this, each hair follicle grows at a different rate, so you’ll need multiple sessions to treat each one.

Nonetheless, Dr. Zaka might recommend a different treatment frequency depending on your hormones, ages, and family history.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Laser hair removal is one of the least painful hair removal treatments out there. Nonetheless, because the treatment involves heating your hair follicles, you might feel some tingling sensations.

After the procedure, you might notice some slight swelling or redness. This is normal and should fade within a few hours. If this is not the case, get in touch with Dr. Zaka immediately.

Laser hair removal is the leading hair removal treatment out there. Get the quality care you deserve and contact Medical Aesthetics & Laser today by phone or online to book an appointment.

*Individual results may vary