Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction (aka “Removal”)

Laser Hair Removal at Neu Look Med Spa in San Diego

The Struggle is Real

At Neu Look Medical Spa in San Diego, California, we consider it summertime year-round. With almost perfect weather for shorts all year , your skin always needs to be ready! We offer all of the treatment essentials such as spray tanning, IPL Laser (for red and brown discolorations) and most importantly Laser Hair Reduction or “Removal”. Every female knows the struggle of always trying to achieve smooth skin with the results ending in stubble, razor bumps, and ingrown hairs . Men can also struggle with folliculitis (white or red pimple like dots surrounding the hair follicle) and ingrown hairs that can potentially cause scaring on their face, typically in their beard area.

Laser Hair Removal Vs. Waxing

Some people get waxed regularly, which is much less time consuming than shaving. Waxing is an effective method of hair removal for most people but it can be expensive in the long run. Many people experience skin irritation that can be itchy, unsightly and painful for days after their service. It is also common for ingrown hairs to form under the skin, especially if the client has thick or course hair.

If you are hoping to find a treatment that is a worthwhile investment, Laser Hair Reduction (Removal) is a wise choice. Our Nurse Practitioner, Gita Izadi, will use the Lumenis (Light Sheer Desire) Laser to quickly treat the hair that is in the anagen stage (growing phase). Multiple treatments will be required to achieve the best possible result as we are trying to eliminate all the hair growth cycles. On average, 5-7 treatments that are between 4-6 weeks apart are needed for optimal results. Laser Hair Reduction has been FDA approved to last a minimum of 2-4 years with patients needing occasional touchups. Some treatment areas, such as lip or underarms, can even be completed in less than 10 minutes.

Preparation

To prepare for this treatment you need to shave the area that that will be lasered. It is important to not tan for 7 to 10 days before (or after) treatment, this includes Spray Tanning. Immediately after treatment, you can expect a mild sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor swelling. This usually lasts 2-24 hours, and can be soothed with cold gel or ice packs. The treated hair will continue to appear 7-30 days post-treatment. This is not new hair growth, but the treated hairs being expelled from the skin. In some cases you may experience Folliculitis or slight inflammation of the hair follicles, if this occurs you can call Neu Look Medical Spa for advice on how you should treat that area.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!
If you have any questions regarding Laser Hair Reduction (Removal), call Neu Look Medical Spa at 858-538-5665 or email us info@neulookskin.com

Edited by Gita Izadi, Nurse Practitioner

How To Get Rid of Facial Redness?

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Having Rosy Cheeks is one thing, but having ruddy, red skin is another. Do you suffer from redness around your nose and cheeks?  An IPL ( Intense Pulse Light Treatment) is often the solution we offer at Neu Look Med Spa to get rid of facial redness. Often times redness is caused by broken capillaries. Broken capillaries, commonly known as spider veins, or by medical terminology telangiectasias, are tiny blood vessels that we see on the surface of the skin,” says Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schwartz. These can occur from sun damage, skin trauma, or are genetic. The IPL treatment helps close off the blood supply to these broken capillaries, leading to less redness.

Another concern that Neu Look Med Spa patients have is red marks left over from previous blemishes. This is typically called Post Inflammatory Pigmentation. Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) “ is an acquired hypermelanosis occurring after inflammation or injury that can arise in all skin types” according to The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology. Here at Neu Look Med Spa we use IPL to treat this condition in patients who are Skin Type 1-3. Darker or Ethnic Skin Tones are not good candidates for this treatment as the laser is attracted to dark pigment in the skin and this can lead to unwanted complications. A much more safe and effective treatment for these patients is Cosmelan. Neu Look Med Spa always encourages a consultation to find out what treatment is best for you. For more information about laser skin treatment options, give us a call at (858) 538-5665

Fractional Laser — How I Treat Myself

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Many of my patients frequently ask me about how I treat myself. I’m a big fan of Fractional Laser Treatment because there is no downtime, no puffiness, and no pinkness — in fact, the image you see is me immediately after treating myself.*

Almost all of my new patients are surprised when they find out that it’s actually relatively painless too.* If you’re experiencing a loss of skin elasticity, discoloration, or you’d like to learn more about fractional, please give us a call!