Laser Hair Removal – Irvine, CA

Say, Hello Laser, GoodBye Razor!

Cast away painful tweezers, wax and razors. Say goodbye to nicks and cuts, unsightly stubble and uncomfortable ingrown hair. Our Candela Laser technology helps you achieve the silky smooth skin you’ve been looking for, easily and painlessly. Gentle Touch Medical Spa is the Premiere Laser Hair Removal Clinic in Orange County.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal is a faster, gentler way to remove unwanted hair, with great results. It applies precisely controlled pulses of energy (electrical and light, with cooling), reaching into the hair follicles that lie beneath the skin. The energy heats the hair, right down to the bottom of the root, destroying it without damaging surrounding tissue or skin.

What Does It Feel Like?

Each pulse, which lasts less than a second, produces a slight tingling feeling. In particularly sensitive areas, such as the upper lip, it may feel like a quick, light pinch.

Who Can Be Treated with Laser Hair Removal?

The unique design and long wavelength of our lasers at Gentle Touch Med Spa allow the laser to treat patients of all skin tones and types, including African American, Asian, Indian, Hispanic, Caucasian, and even patients with a suntan!

What Are The Side Effects?

Most people experience no side effeccts at all, though few exhibit some short-term local reddening of the surrounding skin and possible hyper or hypo pigmentation. You can return to your regular activities immediately after treatment, although it is advisable to keep the skin protected from exposure to direct sunlight for a short period of time.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Hair grows in cycles. The laser is only effective on hair in its actively growing cycle. At any one time there will only be certain hairs in that growing phase. This means that consistent treatments at appropriate intervals are absolutely necessary for the best possible results. The number of treaments required depends upon your skin, hair coloring, coarseness of the hair and density per treated area.

The laser hair removal system causes permanent reduction in the number of hairs growing in an area. Because hair grows in three phases, and each hair goes through these stages independently, it is almost impossible for one laser treatment to permanently reduce all hair in a given area. Clinical studies which have followed patients for one year after completing two treatments have shown that reduction in hair growth was stable for the duration of that time. While individual results may vary, patients typically find that it takes 3 to 6 treatments to get the desired results.