Many patients in the San Francisco area are excited about laser hair removal due to the complete, aesthetic result it delivers without any extra complications or added work from your part. Smooth and hairless skin can be achievable with laser hair removal and in addition, it can last for months or more.

The Hair Removal Process

Since hair has growth that is layered in different phases, not every strand of hair shares the same growth phase. The laser specifically targets the pigment in the hair follicle, which absorbs the laser light and is destroyed. You can use laser hair removal to target one hair on your chin or multiple hairs on your legs or back. With the appropriate amount of treatment, you can achieve the result most desirable to your expectations.

Dr. Harlan South and his team are well-versed in multiple areas of age management medicine and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, but his expertise in laser hair removal also stands out for the immense benefits his patients have enjoyed. We work to bring those benefits to your case as well.

What to Expect

When you work with Dr. South, you can expect to learn how to prepare for your treatment and accommodate any medications you are taking. In addition, special precautions are made to avoid exposure to the sun for a specific period of time before and after the treatment.

As the laser targets the hair follicle, it is recommended to avoid waxing, electrolysis and other hair removal procedures before your appointment. You can continue to shave as this does not affect the hair follicle.

For additional information about our laser hair removal experience or to schedule an appointment, contact our team today!