Laser Hair Removal in San Francisco Explained

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Laser Hair Removal is a gentle, long-lasting solution to unwanted body hair, and it can eliminate the need for shaving, tweezing or waxing. The ideal candidate for laser hair removal has dark hair and light skin. While anyone can have laser hair removal in San Francisco, dark or tanned skin patients run a higher risk of experiencing pigmentation changes following the procedure. During laser hair removal, the laser targets the pigment located in the hair follicle and shaft.  Light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, and this energy is converted to heat which results in damage to the follicle. This damage causes delayed re-growth of the hair, and in most cases permanent destruction of many hair follicles. For most patients, the procedure is relatively painless. You may feel a tingling or stinging sensation during the treatment, but most people tolerate the procedure well. San Francisco Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shahin Javaheri can help educate you about laser hair removal, so that you know what to expect before you decide to undergo the procedure. To schedule an appointment in either his San Francisco or Berkeley office, call 415.923.3800