LASER HAIR REMOVAL
Conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and Los Angeles.
Right for you?
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Dr. Emer’s laser hair removal services are for both men and women. While laser hair removal can be effective for patients of all skin types and skin tones, those with dark hair and light skin tend to get the best results. This is because of the contrast in colors since the laser seeks out the dark pigments of the hair.
However, in Dr. Emer’s many years of experience, research, and practice, he has developed methods of treating more complex cases. He is able to customize laser hair removal for blondes and redheads, and he can also safely treat those with darker skin.
All patients should be in good mental and physical health and be willing to follow instructions before and after their procedure. Patients should also have realistic expectations for their results based on a private consultation with Dr. Emer in Beverly Hills.
HOW DOES LASER HAIR REMOVAL WORK?
Laser hair removal treatments involve the use of a specialized laser device to deliver light energy to the targeted hair follicles. The melanin, or pigment, in the hair absorbs the light energy.
Hair follicles are damaged when the light energy is converted to heat. The damage caused by the controlled heat can delay future hair growth for an extended period of time.
Which Laser Device Is Best for My Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
An authority in the aesthetics and skincare field, Dr. Emer’s expertise allows him to determine which lasers will produce the best outcome for each patient and to execute the treatment safely and effectively with long-term results. Based on your hair removal needs, skin tone, and the area(s) being treated, Dr. Emer will select the optimal laser device for your treatment. For many patients, he selects the Aerolase Neo device and/or the MeDioStar NeXT PRO laser for hair removal:
The no-contact Aerolase Neo microsecond YAG laser delivers energy deep into the skin without burning the skin’s surface. Aerolase Neo is an ideal treatment for dark skin types and isolated treatment areas. The Aerolase device targets ingrown or unwanted hairs while simultaneously tightening skin, minimizing pores, and rebuilding collagen.
MeDioStar NeXT Pro
To treat larger areas, the MeDioStar NeXT PRO can be a great option. The MeDioStar NeXT PRO is the fastest diode laser available on the market and uses a combination of wavelengths, high-frequency pulses, and advanced cooling technology. This system ensures greater skin penetration and destroys the deepest hair follicles in the safest manner possible.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal
Dr. Emer performs laser hair removal treatments at his relaxing West Hollywood medical practice. The length of the procedure will depend on the size of the treatment area. Large areas can take an hour or more, while small areas can often be treated in just a few minutes.
At the start of your procedure, you will be given eye protection to wear for the duration of the laser treatment. If needed, the treatment area will be shaved. A topical anesthetic can be applied to prevent discomfort.
Once the treatment area has been prepared, Dr. Emer will direct the laser device to the targeted areas. Many laser devices have an integrated cooling mechanism on the tip to prevent overheating the treatment area. In other cases, a cooling gel is used.
What to Expect After Laser Hair Removal
Though there is no significant downtime after laser hair removal, swelling and redness can occur after the treatment. Dr. Emer may suggest icing the area and/or the use of certain skincare products to minimize post-treatment discomfort.
You will need to avoid tanning beds and sun exposure for about six weeks after laser hair removal. During this time, it is especially important to be diligent in your use of sunscreen.
Emerage Skin Fusion Shield SPF 30 was developed by Dr. Emer to help his patients combat the aging effects of sun exposure. A chemical-free product, Fusion Shield SPF 30 is a great option for protecting the skin after and between laser hair removal treatments.
A series of two to six treatments is often needed for optimal improvements. Depending on the treatment site and your body’s natural rate of hair growth, you may need to wait from four to 16 weeks between laser hair removal sessions.
WHAT TO EXPECT
What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
Dr. Emer’s advanced laser hair removal treatments provide a range of benefits, including:
- Cost-effective solution when compared with money spent on razors, creams, waxing
- Improves texture and tone of the skin
- Shrinks enlarged pores
- Stimulates collagen production
- No more ingrown hairs
- Reduction in skin irritation
- Saves valuable time spent shaving
- Short treatment time of 30 minutes or less
- Smooth, luxurious skin
- Improved self-image and self-esteem
Laser Hair Removal Results
Every patient’s body is unique and responds differently to laser hair removal. Many patients enjoy results that last for years, while others will need more frequent retreatments.
Laser hair removal results are not immediate. The treated hairs will fall out over a course of several days or weeks. You can build on your results with follow-up sessions as recommended by Dr. Emer.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
The number of sessions needed and the size of the treatment area(s) will impact the overall cost of your laser hair removal treatment. Dr. Emer will create a customized laser hair removal treatment plan for you based on your skin type, skin tone, and treatment site(s).
This plan will involve a strategically selected laser device and a recommended number of laser hair removal sessions to achieve your desired outcome. You will be provided with complete pricing information once Dr. Emer has crafted your personalized protocol.