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Laser hair removal can permanently reduce unwanted body hair. Especially in Santa Barbara, where a swimsuit is common summer attire, people can feel self-conscious about unsightly body hair. Shaving, waxing, and depilatories do not provide lasting results, and the stubble or ingrown hairs that they leave behind can be more distracting than the hair itself. Laser hair removal treatments can reduce most of the patient's hair on the face, neck, arms, underarms, back, chest, bikini area, and legs - anywhere that hair is a problem.
During laser hair removal at our Santa Barbara office, our licensed physician assistant Jessica Barker or nurse Heather Grieco will use the Lumenis One LightShear laser over the area to be treated. The laser is set at a specific wavelength for darker colors, which distinguishes dark-colored hairs from lighter colored skin, and eliminates the hair. Unlike electrolysis, the laser hair removal treatment can target large areas of skin in a short time period. There is some discomfort during this treatment, but it can be completed during a lunch hour or in 30 minutes after work, depending on the area to be treated. Multiple treatment sessions will be necessary.
For more information on laser hair removal, contact our Santa Barbara plastic surgery office.
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