Laser Hair Removal in San Diego, CA
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What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Hair removal with a laser is one of the most common elective treatments in the United States. It's a convenient method for the long-term removal of hair follicles on the body and face. This procedure usually leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and produces longer-lasting results compared to other common options for hair removal. Our team at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine in San Diego, CA, performs safe and fast laser hair removal services for both men and women in frequently needed areas, including the legs, back, arms, face, armpits, and intimate areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. James D. Fontaine or another member of our experienced staff.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
Consistent waxing and/or shaving gets frustrating. Laser hair removal performed by the providers at Fontaine MD in San Diego, CA offers a fantastic option to the traditional methods of getting rid of unattractive hair. The advantages of laser hair removal are:
- It could be carried out in many areas of the body and for various kinds of hair
- Makes skin more supple and softer
- An efficient procedure with little to no pain for many individuals
- Not as intrusive as plucking or waxing
- Provides lasting outcomes
- Prevents ingrown follicles
- Prevents hair regrowth between appointments
Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a safe process that is suitable for many individuals. At your consultation, we will go over your concerns, needs, and goals so we can decide if you should get the procedure. Ideal patients for laser hair removal treatments:
- Want to reduce hair on their face or body
- Want to stop using other techniques for hair removal ( waxing, shaving, bleaching, depilatory creams )
- Have dark hair and light skin
- Are in overall, good health
What Results Can I Expect from Laser Hair Removal?
While this procedure at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine is relatively gentle, the treated areas of your skin may look like they have a slight sunburn since lasers are used. It has proven to be incredibly beneficial for any patient seeking to remove unwanted hair on their arms, legs, chest, back, intimate area, or virtually anywhere else on the body. While it will take a few sessions to completely target all of the hair follicles, the results of the laser hair removal treatment completed in our San Diego, CA office may be seen right away. Once your treatment has concluded, you are free to resume all normal activities, but you should refrain from exercise or sun exposure for 24 hours to let the treated skin recover. At home after your session, we recommend anti-inflammatory creams or cold packs to minimize any discomfort.
Achieve Smoother, more Radiant Skin
If you're tired of spending time, money, and energy on plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule a consultation to learn more about full body laser hair removal sessions at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine in San Diego, CA. This treatment puts time back in the lives of our patients and eliminates painful side effects of shaving, such as razor bumps and small cuts. Laser hair reduction by Dr. James D. Fontaine and the rest of our professional team will help you achieve smoother skin by treating unwanted hair follicles on the body and face.
Fontaine MD Reviews
Dr. Fontaine is my hero! I've been seeing Dr. Fontaine for a few years. Through his exceptional care, I went from being post menopausal, low energy, overweight, and irritable, back to being a much healthier, happier and productive version of myself. As a incredible bonus, due to Dr. Fontaine's catching a kidney function issue on my bloodwork, and finally impressing upon me the importance of following up on the issue, we found a huge, previously unknown kidney stone blocking my kidney and I ended up at Kaiser having emergency surgery, which saved my kidney. Needless to say, Dr. Fontaine is an exceptional medical care provider and I'm very lucky to be his patient.
I had a great experience with nurse Louise. I received a medical grade facial and skincare regimen. The facial was relaxing and my skin felt so smooth after. I purchased Zo skin health exfoliating polish which is a game changer along with redness reducing rozatrol and Alastin sunscreen that makes my face look flawless. Louise was so kind and attentive to my concerns. I will definitely be back to see her soon.
I have received botox for a long time. Most recently I stayed at Fontaine MD when Sarah came on board: Never have I had a more professional, warm, friendly, and kind person, Sarah, treat these awful lines all over my face and turn me into something so much more stunning. We are working together to do a laser treatment soon and I cannot wait. Sarah is just the best, and I can't recommend her more highly. My life is better now that she's helping make me feel good about myself. Thanks Sarah and the team at Fontaine <3
I came to Dr Fontaine about 2 years ago, exhausted after fighting with my PCP about my thyroid levels. I was really needing someone who was able to listen to me about how awful I was feeling and to help me through the next stage in my life. Not only did Dr Fontaine listen but also provide tailored care specific to my needs. I cannot emphasize how much he has improved my quality of life helping me not only with my thyroid levels but also with my peri-menopausal symptoms. I now can sleep through the night, got rid of my bloat, and significantly decreased any hormonal side effects of this delicate stage. He has made my life so much more vibrant and full of energy! I highly recommend him to anyone interested in wanting to optimize their health so that their next stage can be the best it can be!! Thank you Dr Fontaine and all of your amazing & kind staff!! Molly
Is there a 10-star rating?! Working with Dr. Fontaine has changed my life. I'm a 47-year old woman in the throes of peri-menopause. At the time of my first appointment I was desperate for help and to be heard. My emotions, moods and energy levels had bottomed out, I was having hot flashes and extreme night sweats, was experiencing insane fluctuations in weight and bloating and generally just felt like an alien had taken over my body and mind. Counsel from my primary care physician (a woman! In her 50s!) was "Welcome to your mid-40s" and "maybe consider going back on birth control to level out your hormones." It was RIDICULOUS! I was so frustrated and disheartened. I began reading/learning more about bio-identical HRT and felt like I had nothing to lose by trying it. Enter Dr. Fontaine and his amazing team!! My first appointment + discussion with Dr. Fontaine was 90 minutes and super fruitful. To hear him say "you're not crazy, this is real" was so affirming! After a lot of dialogue and reviewing bloodwork he recommended a treatment plan of a change in my Thyroid medication (which was so, so poorly prescribed. He was like "I don't know who put you on this in the first place, and why different doctors over the years have just blindly renewed it, but this dosage is doing you more harm than good") and then a regimen of testosterone and progesterone as well as a couple additional supplements for minerals/vitamins I was low in. Within the first 14 days I felt like a new person. The hot flashes and night sweats were the first thing to improve and that alone changed everything! Over the next couple of weeks my energy, sleep, moods and weight became more consistent. It's been 6 months now and I feel like I have reclaimed my life. I can't say I'm peri-menopause-symptom-free (new stuff pops up all the time that is confusing... period-symptoms but no period for months, fluctuating energy and fatigue that mimics a menstruation cycle but without menstruation, mid-life blues, blah blah) but I can say that I feel 150% better than I did when I started. Run - don't walk - to Dr. Fontaine!
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Laser Hair Removal FAQs
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal offers lasting improvements. While men and women can enjoy the treatment results for many years, it's technically semi-permanent since the laser may not affect some hair. Regardless, patients find most of the hair will not grow anymore after their treatment plan is done, and if stray hairs pop up, they are easier to deal with. More laser hair removal sessions can be performed to address any stragglers or new growth.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Follicles grow in phases. When some follicles are growing, other follicles are dormant. Since every hair follicle grows in various stages, several treatments are typically recommended to target each hair follicle when it is active. Scheduling your sessions over several weeks to help you get the smoothest, most effective result.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal can cause minor discomfort but is not considered painful. Patients may feel a slight sting when the laser targets and removes the hair follicle. Your technician can apply a local anesthetic on your skin before the start of your treatment. Patients who have been getting waxed often report that laser hair removal is more comfortable than a normal waxing session.