Laser Hair Removal

Author: Dr. Susan Stuart

For men and women in the San Diego area, having smooth, hairless skin means more time spent enjoying the sunshine and less time spent shaving, plucking, or waxing. Dr. Susan Stuart, a board-certified dermatologist and laser specialist, helps patients reduce unwanted body hair growth using 2 advanced, versatile systems designed to tailor treatments to each patient’s skin type and aesthetic goals.

Your Hair Reduction Options

Our practice is pleased to feature 2 specialized hair removal systems used to help each patient achieve long-term hair reduction. Both the LightSheer® DESIRE™ and M22™ IPL treatments by Lumenis® heat hair follicles to break down regenerative structures and inhibit future hair growth. During your complimentary consultation, we will discuss your personal goals and recommend the best approach for you.

LightSheer DESIRE

The LightSheer DESIRE’s versatile diode laser wavelengths allow us to tailor treatments to your specific needs. For patients with darker skin tones who may not be candidates for other laser hair treatments, the longer pulses and higher energy of the 1060nm wavelengths overcome high melanin levels in the skin to deliver safe, comfortable, and effective treatments.

Since this treatment works best on hair follicles in the active growth phase, a series of sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart will make sure all the necessary follicles are treated. Depending on the size of the area you want to target, we may recommend 6 to 9 appointments. The result is long-lasting, dramatic hair reduction.

M22 IPL Hair Removal

Our M22 system is a highly customizable laser application platform. The device’s intense pulsed light (IPL) mode provides an alternate method of hair reduction that’s suitable for any skin type or hair color. IPL uses focused light energy to heat hair follicles and prevent future growth.

While your specific plan may vary, we often recommend 6 to 12 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart for the most comprehensive results. With this method, you can also expect to see dramatic reduction that is long lasting.

Dr. Stuart

Dr. Susan Stuart

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart is a specialist in nonsurgical facial rejuvenation and cosmetic treatments for the skin who cultivates lasting connections with her patients.

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Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment

Laser hair reduction can help you feel more excited to show off your skin and can take away the hassle of short-term hair removal methods like shaving. Our systems are designed to deliver quick, comfortable treatments, and any discomfort is well managed with cooling gels or local numbing creams.

Many patients choose to complement their results with other laser treatments designed to even out skin tone, treat sun damage, and reveal younger, more refreshed skin.

Next Step

The best way to determine the ideal approach for your skin tone and aesthetic goals is to request a personal consultation. At this appointment, we’ll be able to assess your targeted areas, discuss your desired results, and outline a more detailed personal treatment plan.

If you are interested in laser hair removal and live in the greater San Diego area, request a complimentary consultation using our online form or call our office at  (858) 623-6333.

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