Hair Reduction

Shaving, tweezing and waxing are popular but temporary solutions for unwanted facial and body hair. Laser hair reduction, on the other hand, offers near-permanent results. After just six to eight sessions, most patients will notice a decrease in hair density of 80-90%. This means less worrying about unwanted hair and more time spent doing what you love.

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About Laser Hair Reduction

Laser hair reduction, commonly referred to as laser hair removal, uses concentrated beams of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair. The procedure works by causing controlled heating of the hair follicle, which reduces and even stops hair growth. Surrounding skin is not affected, thus minimizing the risk of scarring and discoloration. 

For optimal results, most patients need six to eight rounds of treatment performed four to six weeks apart. That is because only hairs in their active growth phase (anagen phase) are sensitive to light treatment, and different hairs are usually in different phases of their growth cycle. Light energy is effective on hairs in the anagen phase. Treatments are timed weeks apart to target this phase.

After your first treatment, you may notice a 10-12% hair reduction, with a goal of reaching 80% hair reduction or more. Your results may last for several months or years. If hair does regrow, it is usually fine and light in color. Maintenance treatments every six to 12 months can help you keep these fine hairs to a minimum.

Commonly Treated Areas

Laser hair reduction can help address a wide range of unwanted facial and body hair. Areas we commonly treat at U Laser Med Spa include: 

  • Face- upper lip, chins or sideburns
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Not sure about getting laser hair reduction? Here are just a couple of benefits that come with this treatment:

  • Removes the need for shaving, waxing or tweezing
  • No irritation, stubble or ingrown hairs
  • Less painful than waxing
  • Quick treatment (under 30 minutes per session)
  • Long-lasting results
  • Free consultation and personalized treatment plan

Preparation & Aftercare

We will first need to schedule a consultation with you so we can see if you are a good candidate. We will review your medical history and ask about any past hair removal procedures. If we determine that laser hair removal is right for you, we may ask you to do the following: 

  • Avoid epilation (tweezing and waxing) for four to six weeks before treatment
  • Use daily sunscreen and avoid sun exposure to the treatment area four to six weeks before treatment
  • Stop taking blood-thinning medications, like aspirin or NSAIDs
  • Shave the treatment area one to two days before the treatment

A few hours after your treatment, you may notice mild redness and swelling. This is normal and can be managed with cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication. 

After each treatment and between sessions, follow the same pre-treatment guidelines, especially avoiding sun exposure and using SPF 30 or greater sunscreen daily. 

Recovery & Results

Laser hair reduction requires little to no downtime. Most patients can get back to their usual routine immediately after treatment. You may notice only mild redness and swelling in the treatment area, which should subside within a couple of hours. 

It takes a few weeks for the hairs to gradually shed and for you to notice improvement. Your results will depend on what area is treated, your hair color, your skin tone, any underlying hormonal imbalances and other factors.  

Why Choose U Laser Med Spa for Laser Hair Removal?

At U Laser Med Spa, it is all about U. We want our patients to get the best and safest treatment available, which is why you will be treated by highly skilled providers using the latest hair removal technology. Our team will create a carefully curated plan to suit your unique needs and concerns. 

If you are looking for a permanent solution to unwanted or excessive hair, it may be time to try laser hair reduction at our medical spa center. Call U Laser Med Spa today at 619-304-6974 to schedule a consultation.


What happens during laser hair removal?

You will be given protective eyewear, and your provider will then glide a hand-held device that emits intense pulsed light over the treatment area. You may feel mild pain, similar to a rubber band snapping against your skin. Each treatment should last five to 30 minutes, depending on how large the treatment area is.

Is laser hair removal safe?

When performed by trained and experienced specialists, laser hair removal is a safe and effective procedure. At our San Diego medical spa, we have years of experience performing laser hair reduction on a wide range of patients with remarkable results. 

Is there any downtime?

In short, no. While you may experience temporary redness and swelling in the first few hours following treatment, there is no need for downtime with this procedure. It is important, however, to avoid direct sunlight and to use sun protection to prevent discoloration. 

When will I see the results?

You should begin noticing results within two weeks after your first session. With each subsequent session, you will notice greater improvement and a reduction in hair density of up to 90% after your full course of treatments.

Are the results permanent?

Laser hair reduction does not guarantee permanent hair removal. Instead, the procedure offers longer-lasting results than other forms of hair reduction. If the hair does regrow, it is usually fine and light in color, making it less noticeable. Regrowth can be managed with touch-up treatments.