Painless Laser Hair Removal

Dr. David P. Melamed performs the most advanced Painless Laser Hair Removal in his West Los Angeles office. The service and patient care is unmatched, with discreet attention to all details, assuring your comfort.

Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking, waxing and depilatory creams provide only temporary relief. Most hair removal is done using an IPL machine that is very painful, or using older lasers that are not very comfortable. Dr. Melamed is the first to offer painless hair removal. Painless Laser hair removal safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. Facial and bikini areas (even Brazilian bikini in all the private areas) are completed safely and effectively; results are guaranteed.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?
Hair grows in cycles. The number of treatments required depends upon your skin color and coarseness of the hair. Everyone will require at least 2-3 treatments as the process is only effective on hair during the early growing cycle. Repeat sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when they re-enter the early growth phase.

How does the laser remove the hair?
The laser emits an invisible light which penetrates the skin without damaging it; it is then absorbed by the pigments of the pilous follicle. The laser light selectively absorbed by the follicle damages its functions and impairs its ability to fabricate hair. At the level of the pilous follicle, the laser light absorbed by the pigments is then transformed into heat which damages the hair but not the surrounding skin.


How safe is laser hair removal ?
Laser hair removal is an effective and proven method. Laser can be used as a medical device since it can be exactly tuned according each patient's type of skin, guaranteeing an effective treatment. Observance of instructions and precautions are essential for safe treatment. Thus, the use of a powerful device adapted to each skin type allows for effective and safe treatment.

What are the precautions to be taken before a laser hair removal?
It is imperative to stay away from the sun in the weeks preceding a hair laser removal session, since tan is a contra-indication for the treatment. People under medication must warn their doctor since some drugs can lead to reaction to light and require postponement of the laser treatment. The area to be treated must be shaved three days before the laser hair removal session.

Can laser hair removal work for white or blonde hair?
Yes. Dr. Melamed uses Meladine therapy to pre-treat white, blonde or villous hair in preparation for laser hair removal. Make an appointment for a free evaluation and consultation.

What precautions should be taken following a laser hair removal session?
You will be advised to use a hydrating and anti-redness cream during the hours following the treatment. Exposure to sun is a contra-indication, a solar shield must be used in case of sunny weather.

What precautions should be taken before and after laser hair removal treatment?

  • Avoid the sun 4-6 weeks before and after treatment or until your practitioner allows it.
  • You must avoid electrolysis, plucking or waxing hair for 6 weeks prior to treatment.
  • If you have had a history of peri-oral herpes, prophylactic antiviral therapy may be prescribed.
  • If you have a dark skin type, a bleaching cream may be started 4-6 weeks before treatment to optimize results.
  • You should discuss your desired results and the improvements you expect to achieve with your practitioner. Together you can decide if your expectations will be met and if this laser treatment is the best option.

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