Hair Removal Specialist

NorCal Medical and Aesthetic Center

Hussam Kujok, MD

Internal Medicine & Aesthetic Specialist located in Carmichael, CA

Unwanted body hair can be more than just an aesthetic concern; it can be irritating, affect your body temperature, and take valuable time to shave. The NorCal Medical and Aesthetic Center offers high-quality laser hair removal technology for patients in Carmichael, California. Dr. Hussam Kujok zaps away unwanted body hair and provides lasting results. Call or book online.

Hair Removal

by Hussam Kujok, MD

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive procedure that uses highly concentrated beams of light to damage the hair follicle. The pigment in the hair shaft absorbs the light, which generates heat, damages the follicle, and inhibits hair growth.


How do I prepare for a laser hair removal appointment?

Before your laser hair removal treatment, it’s essential that you avoid waxing, plucking, electrolysis, or anything that removes the root of your hair. You should also avoid:

  • Sunbathing
  • Tanning beds
  • Chemical peels
  • Collagen injections
  • Perfumes and deodorants
  • Anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements

 

Laser hair removal is popular, safe, and effective for any area of the body, except around the eyes. The procedure is largely painless, but you may experience mild discomfort. Many patients describe the sensation as feeling similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin.

Dr. Kujok can discuss your areas of concern and help you decide if laser hair removal is the right treatment option for you.


How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

You will need multiple treatments. Hair follicles cycle through periods of activity and inactivity, and laser hair removal can only treat hair follicles that are in the active growth phase. Once your dormant follicles cycle into the growth phase, you will need another treatment.

Most people report significant, impressive results following three or four treatments. After that, occasional maintenance treatments are advisable.


Will I be a good candidate for laser hair removal?

If you’re looking for a long-term hair removal solution, you may be a good candidate for laser hair removal.

While new technologies allow the treatments to work on a variety of hair colors and skin types, it’s most successful with lighter skin and darker hair; it’s less effective on light-colored hair or suntanned skin.


What can I expect after laser hair removal?

After a laser hair removal procedure, you may experience some mild redness and swelling in the treated area. Dr. Kujok may also prescribe an antiseptic cream to help the area heal. You’ll need to avoid direct sun exposure for about one week after your treatment.

Dr. Kujok will give you plenty of information to ensure you’re comfortable and ready to get started. Call or book online to visit the NorCal Medical and Aesthetic Center.