What To Expect From Laser Hair Removal

Cosmetic Dermatologist Serving Beverly Hills, Larchmont & surrounding areas of Los Angeles


Laser hair removal is a popular way to lessen the amount of unwanted hair from your arms, legs, back and elsewhere. Here are a few things to expect from the treatment:

The Procedure: This non-surgical, non-invasive treatment is simple but you must factor in time to numb the area to be treated. It is perfectly normal to feel a sensation similar to a slight pinch or akin to the snapping of a rubber band against your skin during laser treatment. To be efffective, you will require multiple laser appointments to get the desired result.

The Recovery: Most people have a easy, painless recovery. You may have some reddening and swelling of the skin, which will look and often feel like a slight sunburn. It should dissipate over the next 24 hours. You may also have occasional blistering of some areas of the skin. 

The Cost: The cost of laser hair removal varies widely. You will see different pricing in different areas of the country, and based on who is performing the treatment and the technology used. Our experienced staff will be happy to provide you with a full estimate of the cost, so that you can decide if it's right for you.

The Prep: Don't "tan", either in the sun or through tanning salons. Also, some self tanners or salon tans can be problematic, so call and ask us if you need clarification.