Los Angeles Laser Hair Removal Review
What is Laser Hair Removal?
The first laser hair removal was preformed 20 years ago but did not become commercially available till 1995 with the Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), which technically wasn’t even considered a laser due to the fact that it emits a full spectrum of light. The basic premise behind laser hair removal is to remove unwanted or unsightly body hair using selective photothermolysis (SPTL), in which lasers are used to selectively damage to the follicle that causes hair growth while not heating the rest of the skin. The part of the skin that is damaged is, melanin, and the laser works best for dark coarse hair and is commonly used to remove hair from the lip, thighs, bikini area, hands and toes. It works best for dark colored hair on light colored skin but it there are new technologies that will remove hair from dark skin as well.
Since 1997 the FDA has approved laser’s for hair removal for “laser hair reductions”, and the procedure has grown in popularity, along with electrolysis this has grown to be one of the most poplar procedures to remove unwanted body hair.
Los Angeles and Cosmetic Surgery
Along with San Diego, Los Angeles has been a mecca for plastic surgery and the go-to place to get cosmetic surgery; with more plastic surgery centers per square mile than almost any metropolis around the globe, Los Angeles is considered the arena of the cosmetic surgery industry. With the affordability and availability of cosmetic surgery reaching new heights in the 21st century, the act of going under the knife hasn’t been a practice only reserved for the elite and wealthy. Firemen, teachers, and others see the benefit of cosmetic surgery and are now getting work done.
If you’re anywhere close to the Southland and you are looking for any type of procedure you are definitely going to be shifting your eyes towards Los Angeles to research practices, doctors and surgical centers.
As far as Los Angeles and laser treatment centers there are three primary leaders in this field and our review of the top three centers of laser hair removal in Los Angeles are reviewed here.
Westside Medical Spa
Westside Medical, with locations in Malibu, Westwood, and Beverly Hills uses two types of laser hair removal, the Soprano Diode Laser and Palomar StarLux Intense Pulsed Light system, depending on which Los Angeles laser hair removal center you’re located in.
The Soprano Diode is a 810 nm diode laser, which supposedly is the gold standard of lasers when it comes to laser hair removal, which has been toted as the most comfortable and painless laser on the market today. Head practitioner Dr. Ravkin, a graduate from Yale, and a UCLA faculty member brought the Soprano laser to the Westside Medical Spa recently and it has been very profitable for him.
The staff at Westide Medical Spa is friendly and courteous, and Dr. Rivkin, from what we can gather from his testimonials is complete professional and expert in his field.
Cosmetique Med Spa
Cosmetique Med Spa is also one of the top Los Angeles medical spas that offers a doctor-administered laser hair removal in the greater Los Angeles area. Cosmetique uses the widely popular Fraxel laser, which was actually showcased the show “The View”, highlighting the non-abrasive laser as the future of laser hair removal, praised for it’s virtually painless treatment of sun spots, unwanted hair, Melasma, and wrinkles around the eyes.
Although Cosmetique is not an exclusive user of the Fraxel laser they may have the most experience in Los Angeles with this particular laser hair removal product.
Medical Director, Ramin Sarshad, M.D. has been practicing medicine for 13 years, graduating from Loma Linda University and is considered an authority non-invasive aesthetic treatments, with many laser skin treatments under his belt he is held in high-regard in the cosmetic surgery arena.
South Coast Med Spa
With over 50,000 laser treatments performed, South Coast Med Spa is the laser treatment center to contend with. The orginal South Coast Med Spa was launched in Newport Beach, but they’re practice has grown by leaps and bounds and have opened up shop in LA and soon to be in San Diego.
Laser hair removal is the procedure that seems to be their core competency but they are familiar with all non-invasive cosmetic surgery treatments. With more and more spas, medical practices and even nail salons offering laser hair removal it’s hard to sift through the chaff but luckily for us places like South Coast Med Spa have set the bar high.
What it comes down to is who you feel comfortable with and who you trust. Someone one wise once said, “Do business with who you like and trust.” So if you check out these places and you don’t like them or don’t trust them than you should probably extend you’re search. But don’t take my word for it, do your own diligence and check out these practices yourself.
Ben Joven is Media Consultant for a laser hair removal Los Angeles center and has direct knowledge and experience with helping medical practices extend their reach and visibility.
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