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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal in Thousand Oaks, CA

Unwanted hair on the body or face can be a source of embarrassment for both men and women. It can also be costly to have that body hair removed and time-consuming to remove the hair yourself. No one wants or has time to spend hours in the bathroom shaving every square inch of their body every couple of days only to feel the inevitable prickle of growing hairs only a few hours later—not to mention the painful bumps of irritated skin and ingrown hairs along the skin.

Now, you can get rid of that unwanted hair and skip all the painful methods with laser hair removal. At Aesthetically Yours, we offer The Lumenis Splendor X laser hair removal to help stop unwanted hair growth at the source so you can enjoy the smooth, stubble-free feel of hairless skin for years to come. The Splendor X is unique in that it uses BLEND X technology to synchronize two wavelengths together (Alexandrite and Yag) to target hair follicles, whereas its competitors only use one or the other. This allows more treatment customization and effective results for all skin types and even tanned skin.

We have grounded our aesthetics practice on the goal of helping our patients elevate their natural beauty rather than alter it. We focus on patient comfort, confidence, and peace of mind from when you enter our office for your consultation to when you leave healed and confident in your new aesthetic look. We put our trust in only the best in cosmetic technology so that we can continue to deliver the absolute best in aesthetic results.

Read on to learn more about laser hair removal in Thousand Oaks, CA, or contact us for a consultation today. We are located in Thousand Oaks, CA, and proudly serve patients visiting us from West Lake, Woodland Hills, Ventura, Camarillo, Calabasas, and many other areas throughout Southern California.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair. During a laser hair removal session at Aesthetically Yours, a laser will emit a light that absorbs the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the hair follicle within the skin that produces the hair. This damage further inhibits or significantly delays future hair growth in the treatment areas.

Although laser hair removal effectively delays hair growth for long periods, it usually doesn’t result in permanent hair removal. Multiple laser hair removal sessions are needed for the initial hair removal, and maintenance treatments may be required to prevent future hair growth from returning. You will notice a significant decrease in hair growth after your initial treatment, and touch-up treatments will be spaced farther apart.

Is Laser Hair Removal Right For You?

Ideal candidates for laser hair removal in Thousand Oaks include men and women who want to permanently remove hair from an area on their face or body. Our state-of-the-art laser hair removal device can safely be used on all skin types, even darker skin tones.

Laser hair removal can be performed on the following areas:

  • Bikini line
  • Brazilian bikini
  • Buttocks
  • Armpits
  • Back and shoulders
  • Abdomen
  • Legs
  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Neck


What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

No more waxing or shaving ever again sounds a bit too good to be true, right? But laser hair removal makes it real with state-of-the-art technology that promises forever-smooth skin. Some of the incredible benefits of laser hair removal include:

  • Extremely precise and safe. Our laser only targets your hair follicles, so there’s no risk of damaging your skin.
  • Fast and efficient. Each session only takes 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
  • Clean and comfortable. Unlike waxing and shaving, no sticky residue is left behind, and you’re not cleaning up tiny hairs from your bathroom tub or sink.
  • Soft and smooth results. Laser hair removal eliminates pesky ingrown hairs and uncomfortable razor burn.

Your Journey Starts Today!

Aesthetically Yours is a boutique aesthetics practice led by Dr. Taqi, a highly-experienced and renowned neurointerventionalist (neurosurgeon). We are committed to achieving the highest levels of patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction. We work with our clients to help them look their personal best, emphasizing their natural beauty and features. Ready to see what we can do for you? Contact us today!

Why You Should Choose Aesthetically Yours For Laser Hair Removal

When it comes to laser hair removal, you should only trust an expert to perform your treatments. The board-certified experts at Aesthetically Yours are committed to your safety and comfort, which is why they perform all laser hair removal treatments personally.

A common concern for patients with darker skin tones is the potential risk of burn from laser hair removal, but our leading experts have the expertise to carry out your treatment with the highest regard for safety and care. Our practice is under the direct supervision of Dr. M. Asif Taqi, a triple board-certified neurointerventionalist who is passionate about helping others both aesthetically and physically. Whether performing laser hair removal or conducting complex neurosurgery, Dr. Taqi brings the same degree of skill and experience to his team and practice.

How To Prepare For Laser Hair Removal

Prior to your laser hair removal appointment, schedule a consultation with your doctor to determine if this is the proper treatment for you and if there are any associated risks. Your doctor will likely go over the following topics with you during your consultation:

  • A review of your medical history, including medication currently in use, history of skin issues or scarring, and past hair removal procedures
  • Discuss the risks, benefits, and expectations, including what laser hair removal can and cannot do for you
  • Take photos to be used as before-and-after assessments and long-term reviews

At your consultation, you’ll also discuss a treatment plan and related costs. Your doctor will also offer specific instructions to help prepare you for laser hair removal. Some things to help you prepare include:

  • Stay out of the sun. Follow your doctor’s advice and refrain from going out into the sun for long periods of time. If you are going to be exposed to the sun, wear sunscreen or protective clothing such as a wide-brimmed hat.
  • Stop Darkening Your Skin. Avoid any sunless tanning lotions or creams, as this can interfere with the laser’s ability to target the melanin in the hair follicles. Your doctor may recommend a skin-lightening cream if you’ve had a recent tan.
  • Avoid Other Hair Removal Methods. Stop your waxing or plucking routine for at least four weeks before your treatment. When you wax or pluck, it removes the entire hair, including the shaft, which is needed for the laser to target.
  • Shave Treatment Area Before Laser Hair Removal Appointment. Shaving the treatment area before your appointment can be helpful as it removes hair above the skin that can result in surface skin damage from burnt hairs, but it leaves the hair shaft intact below the surface.

What To Expect From A Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Laser hair removal treatments usually require two to six treatments depending on the type of hair and the location. In areas where hair grows quickly, such as the upper lip, the treatment might be repeated in four to eight weeks. In areas with slow hair growth, such as the back, the treatment might be required every 12 to 16 weeks.

During your treatment, you’ll wear protective eye goggles to shield your eyes from the laser beams. The area might be shaved again if necessary, and a topical anesthetic will be applied to your skin to help reduce discomfort during your treatment. The doctor will press a hand-held laser instrument to your skin. Our device has a cryo cooling feature which helps to make the procedure more comfortable for patients.

When the doctor activates the laser, a laser beam will pass through your skin to the hair follicle. The intense heat from the laser will damage the hair follicle, which inhibits it from growing hair. You might feel a slight warm pinprick, but the cold from the cooling device or gel will help keep you comfortable.

Ready for Laser Hair Removal in Thousand Oaks, CA?

To learn more about laser hair removal and the multiple ways it can renew your skin, don’t hesitate to call Aesthetically Yours at (818) 964-0921 or contact us through our website to schedule your personalized consultation with our cosmetic specialists. We also offer other non-invasive cosmetic treatments like Botox, dermal fillers, IPL, and more. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Frequently Asked Questions—Laser Hair Removal in Thousand Oaks, CA

It’s a common misconception that laser hair removal treatments aren’t safe for people with darker skin tones. While this might have been accurate when the FDA first approved laser hair removal, due to advances in technology and studies over the years, laser hair removal has become safe for all skin types and tones.

Our laser hair removal system at Aesthetically Yours, paired with the advanced knowledge and training of our incredible aestheticians, provides safe treatment for our lovely darker skin-toned patients. Our advanced technologies allow our medical professionals to customize our patient’s treatment plans to fit the exact needs of each client’s individual skin tone and hair type. It’s this customizable benefit that allows our team to safely perform laser hair removal treatments on any skin tone.

The most common laser-related side effects for darker skin tones include hyperpigmentation, dark spots, or hypopigmentation, in which the patient’s skin lightens. To help avoid these risks and side effects, our laser removal experts can do a test patch to ensure your safety and optimal results.

You should expect to need at least six treatments to experience the full benefits of laser hair removal treatment. Darker skin tones can sometimes require more treatments than lighter skin tones and hair types.

You will likely see a reduction in the color and texture of your hair by 10% to 25% after the first treatment. After finishing their treatment sessions, most patients don’t see any new hair growth on the treated areas for several months to years afterward. When the hair does return, there is significantly less. The hairs also tend to be much finer and lighter in color and texture.

Your laser hair removal experts will give you instructions on the best practices to care for your skin after your laser hair removal sessions. The following tips are often encouraged to help promote healthy skin healing and prevention of side effects.

  • Apply a cold compress
  • Apply approved prescription creams as directed by your aesthetician
  • Protect your newly sensitive skin from the sun by using an SPF or protective clothing
  • Avoid shaving or waxing for several weeks after your treatment to ensure your skin has had a chance to heal
  • Avoid darkening or tanning your skin, as this can increase your risk of developing hypopigmentation
  • Avoid lotions with fragrances or perfumes
  • Don’t apply deodorant to the underarms if you have had laser hair removal in this area
  • Avoid exfoliating the treated area for several days, as this can further irritate the skin

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