Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal Specialist
From continual buying of razors and creams to that bothersome stubble, unwanted hair can be a never-ending chore — but it doesn’t have to be. Turner Medical Arts is pleased to offer safe and effective laser hair removal treatments for people in the Santa Barbara, California area.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal is a procedure in which a concentrated, intense, and pulsating light beam moves through hair follicles in targeted areas. The heat damages the follicle, reducing future growth of the hair. After a series of treatments patients typically experience long-lasting results.

How is Vectus® Laser Hair Removal different from other systems?

Dr. Turner uses the Vectus® Laser system because of its superior ability to permanently eliminate unwanted hair. He considers Vectus the fastest available treatment, which allows you to get back to your daily life more quickly than other options while offering a virtually painless experience. Vectus is a well-established laser company and features the only FDA-approved melanin reader, which allows Dr. Turner to better tailor treatments to your skin type, lifestyle, and ethnicity.

What areas does laser hair removal treat?

Virtually anywhere unwanted hair grows can be treated with laser hair removal. Women often choose it for a silky smooth bikini line, underarm area, or legs. It also works well on the back, chest, arms, and face. The only area not well-suited for laser hair removal is the area around the eyes. Vectus works well on small and large areas.

What should I expect during the treatment?

Vectus hair removal treatments are short, requiring up to only about 30 minutes for large areas. Before the treatment, Dr. Turner may trim hair in the area. You’ll wear goggles for eye protection and lie comfortably while he glides the laser over your skin. Patients describe feeling slight warmth or mild, brief discomfort from the laser. Afterward your skin may have some redness and swelling similar to a sunburn. These effects will resolve on their own, revealing smooth, hairless skin.

Are there any risks?

Laser hair removal treatments are generally considered safe. Like all medical procedures, however, you may experience side effects such as temporary skin irritation, redness, swelling, or pigment changes. Although rare, laser treatment may cause blistering, scarring, changes in skin texture, and graying of treated hair. A high quality device in the hands of an experienced professional like Dr. Turner can help reduce these risks.

*Individual results may vary

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