553 Sycamore Valley Road West
Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 855-1773
Monday–Friday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m. by appointment only
Laser Hair Removal
Women and men from Danville, San Ramon, and Walnut Creek, California, can enjoy a permanent option for reducing unwanted hair here at Essential Aesthetics. Our powerful laser device uses energy to disable the targeted hair follicles for lasting smoothness wherever you want it. Expertly administered by certified physician assistant Elham “Ellie” Zarnegar, laser hair removal is the preferred hair removal option for men and women of all ages who are tired of shaving, waxing, or tweezing.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a treatment that delivers heat directly to the root of the unwanted hair to damage and disable the follicle. This prevents or severely limits the growth of hair from the follicle. Our Lumenis Light Sheer laser delivers precisely controlled energy, which is absorbed by the pigment in the hair and delivered to the follicle without causing any trauma or damage to the skin in the treatment area.
Previous versions of laser hair removal were only effective at treating dark hair, but our Lumenis Light Sheer system can treat light-colored hair, too. During your consultation with Ellie, you work together to determine the most effective treatment options for you.
Ellie and our clients alike trust Lumenis lasers for laser skin resurfacing, too.
MPAS, PA-CClinical Director
Elham "Ellie" Zarnegar uses her incredible expertise to precisely deliver the results you want.Meet Ellie
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Preparing for Your Appointment
Laser hair removal is non-invasive, which means it doesn’t break the skin in any way. You don’t need to make any special preparations prior to your appointment. However, it is important to avoid any sort of hair removal that removes the entire hair, such as waxing, tweezing, or depilatories, for at least 6 weeks prior to your appointment. Shaving is permissible because it only removes a portion of the hair.
Your Treatment & Results
The length of time you’ll spend in our office depends on which area of the body you’re treating. Larger treatment areas, such as the back or legs, require more time than areas such as the upper lip or bikini area. In general, you can expect to spend between 30 minutes and 1 hour in our office for each treatment session.
During the treatment, Ellie holds the laser handpiece against your skin, releasing energy in short pulses. Each pulse of energy permanently damages the follicle, ensuring it no longer produces hair or produces only very fine “baby” hair. During the process, patients often describe a “snapping” sensation against their skin, but laser hair removal is not known for being painful.
After your treatment, you’re able to return to your normal activities as soon as you like, although your skin will likely be moderately red and tender, as if you have a sunburn. It’s important to take good care of your treated skin after your laser hair removal appointment. Keep it hydrated with a fragrance-free moisturizer, and avoid unprotected sun exposure.
Because human hair grows in phases, laser hair removal requires multiple treatments in order to be fully effective. We typically recommend between 6 and 12 treatments spaced a few weeks apart. The number of treatments you’ll require depends on factors that include the area you’re having treated, your skin tone, and the color of the hair being removed. In the long term, you can expect significant hair reduction that lasts indefinitely.Back to Top