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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Cosmetic Med Solutions

Medical Aesthetics located in Escondido, CA

Are you tired of the time, expense, irritation, and short-lived results of traditional hair removal methods? If so, you may want to try laser hair removal through the services of Thomas Watson, MD, at Cosmetic Med Solutions in Escondido, California. Sessions are swift, but the results are lasting. Book an appointment today to get started. You can set up your visit using the simple online scheduling tool, or call the office to speak with a staff member about appointment availability.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Your skin is covered with hair follicles, which are tiny, tube-shaped openings leading to the deeper layers of skin. At the base of each follicle is a small sac that produces hair, which extends up and out of the follicle to the surface of your skin.

When you shave, you cut hair at the surface of your skin. Depilatory creams work to “dissolve” or break down hair and extends a bit below the surface of the skin. Waxing pulls each hair out from the base, or sac, but does nothing to prevent future regrowth.

Laser hair removal works by delivering carefully controlled heat to the pigment in each hair. That heat travels the length of the hair shaft, damaging the sac and impeding future hair growth.

What areas can be treated using laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal with the xeo® handpiece through Cutera® effectively removes hair from many areas of your body. Some popular treatment areas include:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Upper lip

During your initial consultation, Dr. Watson discusses the best hair removal treatment plan for your goals.

Isn’t laser hair removal expensive?

At first glance, laser hair removal carries a higher price tag than other hair removal options. However, when you take a closer look, the cost advantages of laser hair removal become more apparent.

To begin, all those razors, shaving cream, depilatory creams, wax strips, and waxing appointments are not free. Those expenses add up over time, especially if you use quality razors and products. Then there’s the value of the time spent on hair removal efforts.

For some men and women, razor rash or regrowth bumps are a real concern and require special skin care efforts and products. Permanently eliminating those outcomes is a relief, and ends the worry that an unsightly rash will occur at the least convenient moment.

When you look at the cost of traditional hair removal efforts over the long term, it’s easier to see the true value of laser hair removal.

What should I expect during laser hair removal sessions?

The length of your sessions depends on the treatment area, but you can schedule multiple treatment areas at once if you prefer. The xeo handpiece allows a larger area of skin to be treated with each pulse as compared to other lasers, so treatment sessions are brief.

You’ll remove any clothing covering the treatment area, but you can leave other clothing in place. Protective eyewear prevents any laser light from damaging your eyes.

Some men and women who’ve had laser hair removal report a sensation similar to the snap of a rubber band as the laser pulses across their skin. Others feel only a mild warming or tingling sensation. The xeo handpiece incorporates a patented cooling system to keep your skin at a comfortable temperature as the laser does its work.

To learn more about laser hair removal, book an appointment today. You can set up your visit online or by phone.