Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Kalia Dermatology & Laser Center

Dermatologists located in Los Gatos, CA

Whether you’re dealing with unwanted facial or body hair, or you’re simply tired of the repetitive daily task of shaving, waxing, or plucking, laser hair removal offers a safe, effective, long-term cosmetic solution. At Kalia Dermatology and Laser Center in Los Gatos, California, Dr. Iris Gin and her top-notch team have helped countless patients from communities throughout the San Francisco Bay area get rid of unwanted hair for good.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Safe, effective, and virtually painless, laser hair removal is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures in the United States today. The advanced technology works by delivering laser generated heat through short-pulse durations directly into active-growth hair follicles. Once there, it’s absorbed by the pigment of the follicle, which puts it out of action so it can no longer produce hair. Dr. Gin and her team use Palomar Vectus® laser technology, which is the fastest and most effective hair removal technology available.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

You may choose to undergo laser hair removal treatments because you don’t want to devote another minute to tweezing, waxing, shaving, or bleaching unwanted hair, but the procedure comes with a few secondary benefits, as well. It can leave your skin looking noticeably smoother and silkier, and it may also give you a more uniform complexion at the treatment site. Laser hair removal is just as effective for small areas as it is for larger areas, and can be used on virtually all parts of your body. Most patients seek laser hair removal treatment to get rid of hair from the upper lip, chin, face, neck, bikini area, legs, chest, back, and shoulders.

What is the procedure like?

The Palomar Vectus laser has the only FDA-approved Skintel™ Melanin Reader™, which helps ensure a safe and effective setting for any skin type. Clinicians at Kalia will first measure your skin with the Skintel Reader to help ensure the optimal results.

They then will hold your skin gently taut as they systematically pass the laser over the area, spot-by-spot, as it emits quick pulses.

The procedure can last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or longer, depending on the size of the area you’re treating.  

When will I see results?

Dr. Gin’s patients typically see up to a 90% reduction in hair growth after a series of five laser hair removal treatments. Multiple treatments are required because hair grows in cycles, and the laser only affects active-growth hair follicles; dormant hair follicles are unaffected. After completing a full treatment cycle, patients generally stay hair-free for years. When hair does regrow, it tends to be lighter and sparser.

*Individual Results May Vary