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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Gould-Jacobson Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Menlo Park, CA

When you’re tired of wasting time and energy shaving, waxing, or tweezing, you can finally say goodbye to old-fashioned hair removal systems with the professional team at Gould-Jacobson Dermatology. Elizabeth Gould, MD, and Sarah Jacobson, MD, use cutting-edge laser hair removal to get rid of your unwanted hair once and for all. With a modern, comfortable office located in Menlo Park, California, they can meet all your dermatology needs. If you live in the Bay Area and are ready to throw your razors in the trash, go online or call the office today to schedule your consultation.

Laser Hair Removal Q&A

Where can I have laser hair removal?

At Gould-Jacobson Dermatology, you can have laser hair removal just about anywhere you have unwanted hair. Dr. Gould and Dr. Jacobson can perform hair removal on your:

  • Face
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

Because the office uses state-of-the-art laser hair removal technology, your dermatologist can selectively target hair without damaging the surrounding skin. This allows the doctor to treat delicate areas such as your upper lip or bikini area.

How does laser hair removal work?

When you visit Gould-Jacobson Dermatology for laser hair removal, your treatment begins when a technician trims the hair on your treatment area to just above your skin. Your dermatologist then adjusts the equipment to make it the most effective for your hair’s color and coarseness.

Depending on your treatment area, you may need to wear protective glasses. Your doctor then applies a gel on your skin, keeping it cool and ensuring the laser energy can easily penetrate your skin.

After a skin test, Dr. Gould or Dr. Jacobson move the device across your treatment area, where it sends laser energy into your hair follicle, increasing the temperature and destroying the cell.

What happens after laser hair removal?

After your laser hair removal, you may notice that your skin looks and feels like it’s sunburned. This fades in a few days. Your hair starts to fall out over the next 4-6 weeks as the damage from the laser takes effect.

Multiple treatments are necessary for complete hair removal, and your doctor typically recommends 4-6 treatments over a period of six months to a year. After your first treatment, you may notice that the hair that regrows is thinner and lighter. With each subsequent treatment, hair continues to thin and lighten until the growth ceases.

You may need maintenance treatments for optimal effect.

Do I have to prepare for a laser hair removal appointment?

Before your laser hair removal, you should abstain from any hair removal techniques that pull the hair out by the root, including:

  • Plucking
  • Tweezing
  • Waxing
  • Electrolysis

Don’t engage in these practices for at least six weeks. You can shave if necessary, which leaves your hair’s root in place.

When you want smooth, soft skin without the hassle of shaving or plucking, call Gould-Jacobson Dermatology today or go online to book your appointment.