Habib Dalhoumi, MD
Lifestyle Medicine located in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
Unwanted hair can be both uncomfortable and unsightly, but waxing, shaving, and plucking are time-consuming and unpleasant. Laser hair removal offered at Inspire Wellness, with location in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, helps you achieve smooth, hair-free skin for good. Dr. Habib Dalhoumi uses the LightSheerⓇ DESIRE™ laser, and he oversees the program to ensure you get the results you want. Call one of the offices or book an appointment online to learn about laser hair removal.
Laser Hair Removal Q & A
How does laser hair removal work?
One of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States, laser hair removal is safe and effective in smoothing your skin. During the treatment, a laser beams concentrated light to treatment areas. The light penetrates the surface of your skin and is absorbed by hair follicles that absorb the light. The intense energy of the laser destroys the follicle to slow or eliminate hair growth altogether.
What areas can be treated for hair removal with a laser?
Just about anywhere on your body that you have unwanted hair is a possible treatment area. Laser hair removal can effectively smooth the:
- Chin, lips, or cheeks
- Bikini line
- Back and chest
- Legs and arms
The team at Inspire Wellness consults with you to determine your hair removal goals and sets up an effective treatment plan.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal permanently smooths your skin. The energy destroys hair follicles, so you don’t have to repeatedly eliminate regrowth as you do with waxing or shaving. The procedure is incredibly precise, so you can treat small or large areas.
Laser hair removal can address many hairs at the same time, making it effective at treating the area the size of a quarter every second. You can have a treatment for your upper lip in less than a minute, while large areas, such as your back or legs, may take 30-60 minutes.
How many sessions will I need?
Exactly how many sessions you’ll need depends on the area you’re having treated, the density of hair growth, and your skin type. Dr. Dalhoumi establishes a customized treatment plan for you, but most people get the results they want in 3-7 sessions.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
You feel the laser differently depending on where on your body is being treated. Areas with thinner skin may be more sensitive. Overall, the sensation is like that of a rubber band snapping against the skin. If you’re worried about discomfort, talk to Dr. Dalhoumi about using a cooling gel or numbing cream prior to a session. Plus, ice packs or other anti-inflammatory creams may be provided after treatment to ease discomfort.
To learn more about laser hair removal, call Inspire Wellness or book an appointment online.