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Laser Hair Removal

Mozhgan Ashtari, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Enliven Medical Clinic

Mozhgan Ashtari, MD

Internal Medicine & Medical Aesthetic Clinic located in Laguna Hills, CA

Ditch the razors and wax appointments. Laser hair removal offered by internal medicine physician Mozhgan Ashtari, MD, at Enliven Medical Clinic in Laguna Hills, California, means you can get the smooth skin you desire with minimal hassle and expense. Call today to schedule your laser hair removal appointment, or use the online tool to book and say hello to hair-free skin.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal uses heat energy to get rid of unwanted hair just about anywhere on your body. The procedure is done in-office and requires no anesthesia or downtime afterward. 

During the treatment, your technician directs a handpiece to the designated treatment area. The laser energy penetrates your outer layers of skin to reach the hair follicles below. The pigment in the hair follicles absorbs the heat energy, rendering them unable to produce hair in the future. 

What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

Just about anywhere you have unwanted hair can be treated with laser hair removal. Common treatment areas are the: 

  • Chest
  • Back
  • Upper lip
  • Chin 
  • Neck
  • Legs 
  • Arms 
  • Bikini line
  • Underarms


Men and women elect laser hair removal to achieve permanently smooth skin.

What should I expect during laser hair removal?

During your laser hair removal treatment, you relax on a treatment table. Your session lasts between five minutes and an hour, depending on what area or areas you’re having treated. As the technician glides the device across your skin, you’ll feel mild tingling and heat -- often described as the sensation of a rubber band snapping against the skin. 

The laser has a built-in cooling device that intermittently delivers pulses of cool air and prevents your skin from getting uncomfortably hot. 

After your session, you’ll be offered ice packs and/or a cooling gel to relieve any lingering sensations. You can go right about your daily activities following your appointment. Avoid tanning a few weeks before and after your session. Tanned skin doesn’t respond as well to laser hair removal, and tanning afterward could damage your temporarily more sensitive skin. 

How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?

Your treatment plan is customized based on your skin and hair type, hair density, and the area to be treated. For most people, five to seven sessions are necessary to get the best results.

Hair grows in phases, and not all follicles are in the same phase at the same time. Laser hair removal works best when a hair follicle is in a growth phase. Having multiple sessions ensures the procedure gets all the follicles while they’re in a growth phase. 

Make your appointment to get permanently hair-free skin. Call Enliven Medical Clinic, or use the online tool to schedule today.