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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Chico Dermatology

Dermatology & Aesthetics located in Chico, CA

Having dense or coarse body hair that grows back quickly can be embarrassing and more than a small nuisance to constantly shave or wax. With laser hair removal by O. Jay On, PA-C, at Chico Dermatology, you can avoid the complications of shaving, waxing, and tweezing for long-lasting hairlessness. To explore the possibilities of laser hair removal, call the clinic in Chico, California, or book your consultation online today.

Laser Hair Removal

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is the newest and longest-lasting method of removing body hair. During the procedure, a powerful laser light vaporizes each hair and disables the follicle in your skin that grows it. The results last for long periods of time, and you often see a permanent reduction in the hair that grows back.

To keep your hairless look, you can book regular maintenance laser hair removal appointments after an initial series of several treatments. Since the results are unpredictable and different for each individual, O. Jay works with you to form a treatment plan for your hair. 

What areas can I treat with laser hair removal?

With laser hair removal, you can remove the hair on nearly any area of your body, large or small. Common areas that patients target with laser hair removal are:

  • Arms
  • Armpits
  • Legs
  • Chest
  • Chin
  • Upper lip
  • Bikini area
  • Back

The only place you shouldn’t get the treatment is the area around your eyes. If you want to shape your eyebrows, for example, you’re better off plucking or waxing them to avoid damaging your eyes.

Does laser hair removal cause any side effects?

Laser hair removal may result in a few unwanted side effects in the days following your procedures. Common side effects include:

  • Redness 
  • Irritation
  • Swelling
  • Crusting 
  • Skin color changes

These side effects are minor and often go away within a few hours. You can reduce your irritation by applying an ice pack to your treatment area. O. Jay may also give you a skin relief cream to tone down redness.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is easy and effective, but it isn’t the best option for everyone. Before your treatment, you’ll attend a consultation with O. Jay  to make sure that the procedure is right for you. 

You may be a good candidate for laser hair removal if you:

  • Want to remove the hair from a large area
  • Aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Have hair that’s a darker color than your skin
  • Are in generally good health

Even if you don’t meet all of these criteria, laser hair removal may still work for you. It’s always worth it to come in for a consultation just to be sure.

Men and women alike enjoy the long-lasting smooth skin that results from laser hair removal. To find out if you’re a candidate, call Chico Dermatology or go online to book your appointment today.