Shaving, waxing, and tweezing to remove hair on your face and body can be incredibly tedious and time consuming, which is probably why 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures were performed in the United States in 2016. Dr. Pamela J. Stuart, at Physician’s Skin Solutions in Morgan Hill, San Jose, and Gilroy, California, is a board certified physician with extensive experience using lasers for diverse aesthetic procedures, including hair removal. Contact us for a consultation to learn how you can be permanently free of hair using noninvasive laser procedures.
Lasers can be set to specific wavelengths that target hair follicles without affecting the skin or surrounding tissues. As hair follicles absorb heat from the laser, they’re destroyed, which means they can’t continue to grow hair.
You’ll need to plan on several laser hair removal treatments, because hair follicles can only be damaged when they’re in a growth phase. All follicles go through phases where they grow hair for several years, then temporarily go into a rest period. Since each follicle is on its own time schedule — some are growing while others are resting — it typically takes several treatments to catch them all during a growth phase.
The length of time needed for a laser hair removal depends on the area of your body and amount of hair being treated. During your consultation with Dr. Stuart, she’ll be able to give you a time frame and treatment plan that meets your desired goals.
The doctor will also discuss what to expect during the procedure. Laser hair removal is well tolerated by most patients, especially with the advanced skin-cooling system built into one of the lasers Dr. Stuart uses for hair removal, the Cynosure Icon™. Most patients experience minimal redness in the treated area, but it should disappear within several days.
Laser hair removal is such a common procedure that it’s tempting to assume your choice of service provider doesn’t matter — but that’s not the case. In fact, multiple types of lasers are available, and expertise is required to determine which one will achieve the best results for each patient. For example, in addition to the advanced Icon system, Dr. Stuart also uses a diode laser, which can be used for all skin types, but is especially effective for people with dark skin.
Dr. Stuart is a board certified physician with extensive experience in using laser treatments to achieve optimal results. You can be confident knowing that Dr. Stuart offers her medical expertise to back up a procedure that seems common, but must be used by a highly competent practitioner to avoid unwanted outcomes.
"I am extremely happy with the results of her work."
"She is amazing at what she does, and she genuinely cares about her patients needs. I have recommended my family and friends to her office"
"I have been going to Dr. Pamela Stuart for a few years now and I highly recommend her. My skin has never looked better and I get complements daily"
"I love this office! Dr. Stuart is so professional and helpful with my needs. I never feel like they try to sell products. I would never go anywhere else!"
"She is seriously the best in the South Bay. She is very kind and welcoming. Her laser technology is less painful and more efficient. I would definitely recommend her."
"Thank you Dr Pamela Stuart! The brown spots I've been trying to cover for the past few years are gone in less than a week thanks to you and your skill with the laser!"
"Dr. Stuart listens to my concerns and is honest about the potential results. I return to her because of her honesty and thoroughness in her craft."
"Absolutely fabulous experience. Dr. Stuart is the best at explaining procedures and identifying trouble spots. I will definitely be back!"
"Dr. Stuart performs the best IPL EVER. I will only go to Dr. Stuart from now on! She is very personable, and patient and takes her time."
"Dr. Stuart is knowledgeable, patient, and trustworthy. I always leave her office feeling even better than when I came in. I highly recommend her services!"