Shahin Javaheri, MD
Over 20 Years of Experience in Plastic Surgery

Over 20 Years of Experience

Excellence in Plastic Surgery

Laser Hair Removal In San Francisco



About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal offers a safe, gentle, long-lasting solution to unwanted body hair that can diminish the need for shaving, tweezing, or waxing.  Based on the latest laser technology, laser hair removal can result in general hair reduction without damaging the epidermis, it is safe for most skin types.*  

Are You a Candidate forLaser Hair Removal?

The ideal candidate for laser hair removal has dark hair and light skin.  Darker hairs absorb more of the laser light, and lighter skin allows greater transmission of the laser light into the hair follicle.  Although anyone can have laser hair removal, dark or tanned skin patients may run a higher risk of pigmentation changes following the procedure.*  

*Individual results will vary in each patient.

About the Procedure

This laser targets the pigment located in the hair follicle and shaft.  The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and this energy is converted to heat which results in damage to the hair follicle.  This damage causes delayed re-growth of the hair and, in most cases, permanent destruction of many of the hair follicles.  Unlike electrolysis, which diminishing one hair follicle at a time, the laser reaches and treats hundreds of follicles at a time.*

The cooling tip has a mild anesthetic property, which allows tender areas to be treated in a relatively painless fashion.  You may feel a tingling or stinging sensation during the treatment, but most people tolerate the procedure well.  Topical anesthetic is available to increase your comfort, if you choose.  Following your treatment, you may experience a sunburn-type sensation in the treated area for several hours.* 

What to Expect After the Procedure

Within several minutes following your procedure, the treated area may become slightly red and puffy.  This reaction usually subsides quickly and returns to normal within a day or two.  Though recovery is quick, depending on the area treated you should plan any work or social engagements accordingly.  After three to seven days, you may experience what appears to be the return growth of hair in the treated area.  In most cases, the hairs are simply being shed as a result of your treatment, and are not growing again.  It is important that in-between treatments, you should not wax or pluck your hairs in the treated areas, but it is permissible to shave if needed.*

*Results for each patient will vary. Please remember that the information provided will not guarantee your eligibility for treatment. Consultation and medical examination must be completed before approval.

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Patient Testimonials

  • “Thank you, in appreciation to your supreme dedication to duty. The surgery went well! Thank you very much.”
    – MF

    - MF*

  • “Everyday I see more change and improvement. The clock is turned back and it’s like I get a 2nd chance. Rather like a mini-magical miracle so…thank you. Thank you for your excellent work. I send you a little dance of gratitude.” - D

    - D*

  • “I would like to say THANK YOU to Dr. Javaheri for my surgery. I received excellent service. He explained everything he was doing step by step which help ease my mind.”- P

    - P*

  • “I was sorry to cause you to make an unneeded trip to Alta Bates yesterday. Thank you for the excellent care you are providing to Deborah.”- AE

    - AE*

  • “Thank you so much for your consideration and helpfulness in my face dilemma. I sincerely appreciate what you have done for me. THANK YOU!”- MR

    - MR*

  • “I came to you with a very uncomfortable feeling about a part of my stomach area. I have always wanted to have this procedure take care of but did not. After making that one phone call to your office and visiting you and your staff, everyone made me feel completely satisfied that I had found the right person to make this change in my life. I can go on and on but basically you have personally made a great change for me. You were completely gentle and very honest with me. I am very happy I had this procedure done by you. Thank you! Even in the hospital you made it all better knowing I was scared and nervous. You’re great! Thank you again.” - DB

    - DB*

  • “There are no words I can express to you how thankful I am for the wonderful job you did on my surgery. I feel 10 pounds lighter. I am and always will be eternally grateful.”*

    - F

  • “You did a wonderful job on my breast! I have never looked and felt better. My breasts were very big and I feel a hundred times better in my appearance now. Dr. Javaheri is very kind and does great work. I will never forget what he has done for me!” - LB

    - LB*

  • “I wanted to say thank you so much for the best tummy tuck. My husband and I are so very pleased. We look at my tummy often and cannot believe it’s mine. Dr. Javaheri, you are a man with high excellence and much gentleness. Rosh, you are a woman of much grace and joy. Thank you both so very much for everything, especially my new tummy.”*

    - Most Grateful Oct ’04

  • “Hi all, I wanted to send a thank you for all you guys did for me. I’m so thrilled. Everyone was so kind and knowledgeable and just plain fun. That really helped me get over being nervous and shy about the whole thing. Your experience really shines. I attached a picture of my new chest with a shirt I’m wearing that made me think of y’all!”

    “I have had 3 procedures so far with Dr. Javaheri, they are: tummy tuck with lower body lift, arms & breast reduction , and legs & gluteus maximus lift. My upcoming surgery is a face lift procedure. All these procedures are following weight loss surgery procedure called Gastric Bypass whereby I lost nearly 300 lbs. Dr. Javaheri performed all of my plastic & reconstructive surgeries to a great success. I am very pleased by the results. He even came to the office on a Sunday to deal with a small complication I had following one of my surgeries. It is so unusual to find a surgeon who cares so much about his patients; and an office staff that are so capable.”*

    - PB

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