Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Hamid Towhidian, MD -  - Medical Spa

Total Cosmetix

Hamid Towhidian, MD

Medical Spa & Cosmetic Surgery located in Irvine, CA & Laguna Beach, CA

With aging, body hair can lurk in the most undesirable areas, but shaving and waxing can feel like a drag. If you’d like to get rid of facial or body hair permanently, board-certified plastic surgeon Hamid Towhidian, MD, and his expert aesthetic team offer solutions at Total Cosmetix in Irvine and Laguna Beach, California. They use laser hair removal and the most innovative technology to get rid of unsightly hair without pain or downtime. Schedule an appointment with Total Cosmetix over the phone or online today to learn more.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal at Total Cosmetix is a noninvasive way to destroy hair follicles and prevent hair regrowth in areas of your body containing unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is a convenient alternative to shaving, plucking, or waxing in the following areas:

  • Face
  • Upper lip
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Legs
  • Underarms 
  • Bikini area

The Total Cosmetix team uses the advanced, innovative technology during each laser hair removal treatment to achieve the best possible outcome.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Dr. Towhidian and his team let you know if laser hair removal is right for you after reviewing your medical history and examining your skin. The procedure is safe and effective for nearly all skin colors and types. You must be willing to undergo a series of treatments to achieve optimal results.

How should I prepare for the procedure?

To prepare for laser hair removal at Total Cosmetix, make sure to stay out of the sun for several weeks prior to the procedure. Avoid sunless tanning creams and other hair removal procedures. You might have to avoid certain medications before your scheduled treatment. Shave the treatment area the day before your appointment and follow all other pre-procedure instructions.

What happens during laser hair removal?

When you arrive for laser hair removal treatment, you’re greeted by friendly Total Cosmetix staff. You sit in a comfortable chair in relaxing room, and Dr. Towhidian gives you special glasses to protect your eyes from the laser. He can apply topical anesthetic to your skin to numb the treatment area and make your procedure feel comfortable.

During laser hair removal, Dr. Towhidian and his team apply laser energy to your skin at targeted areas. As the laser passes through your skin to hair follicles, it damages them and inhibits future hair growth. You might feel warm pinpricks or periodic cooling, but no pain. The procedure can take just a few minutes for small treatment areas to over an hour.

What should I expect after the procedure?

After laser hair removal is complete, you might notice swelling or redness at the treatment site for several hours. Apply ice to the area as needed. Avoid sun exposure after and between treatment sessions.

Unwanted body hair doesn’t fall out right away but gradually sheds over the next few days or weeks. Dr. Towhidian may recommend a series of five or six treatments to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Final results might last several months, years, or a lifetime.

If you’re tired of shaving, waxing, plucking, and razor bumps, schedule a laser hair removal consultation with Total Cosmetix over the phone or online today.