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Laser Hair Removal in Palo Alto, San Jose, and the Bay Area

This in-demand treatment has gained widespread popularity because of its results and convenience. 

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal in San Jose is an excellent alternative to shaving, tweezing, and/or waxing. The procedure gets rid of unwanted body hair without causing any damage the surrounding skin. After several sessions, you will stop growing hair in the treated areas. The procedure uses a safe, precise laser that targets and damages the hair follicles to prevent them from growing new hair. 

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Key benefits of laser hair removal

  • No more irritation or razor burn
  • Lasers provide perfect precision
  • No more ingrown hairs
  • Saves time
  • Essentially painless
  • Enhanced confidence
  • Convenience of not having to shave/wax/pluck
  • 90% to 95% of hair reduction is permanent
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How Laser Hair Removal Works

A powerful laser administers light energy directly to the hair follicles. The pigment in the hair absorbs the light energy, which is then converted into heat. This destroys the hair follicles and takes away their ability to grow hair. 

Laser hair removal treatment details

On the day of your appointment for laser hair removal in Palo Alto, you will be made comfortable in one of our private rooms. You may need to get undressed, depending on the area you’re having treated. You will be provided protective glasses, and the area to be treated will be cleansed with medical wipes. Any extra hairs in the area will be shaved away, and Dr. Hessler will begin using the hand-held laser to target your hair follicles. Many patients compare the feeling of the laser to a tiny pin prick, or a hot rubber band being snapped on their skin. The laser works very quickly yet precisely, and the treatment time will depend on how large the treated area is. 

  • To avoid skin pigmentation, stay out of the sun for three days before treatment.

  • Don’t wax or tweeze any hair in the area that will be treated for at least six weeks.

  • Shave the day before your hair laser removal appointment, but make sure you use a new, clean razor.


  • Stay out of the sun for at least one week to avoid skin pigmentation.
  • Use aloe vera on any areas that feel uncomfortably hot.
  • Don’t wax or tweeze any hairs. Doing so will make it harder for the laser to find it during your next treatment.
  • Do not puncture any blisters that may occur after treatment. This could lead to scarring.
  • Try to avoid sweating for at least 24 hours after your treatment.
  • For two weeks after treatment, avoid having any other skin procedures done.
  • Avoid extremely hot water for at least 48 hours (including baths and showers).
  • Do not apply makeup or perfume to the treated area for at least 24 to 48 hours.

Hessler Plastic Surgery for the best laser hair removal in Palo Alto, San Jose and the Bay Area

Dr. Jill Hessler is an award-winning, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is an internationally recognized Beauty Expert and Top Doctor. She is also a highly skilled medical professional with an artistic eye who truly cares about her patients and takes great satisfaction in helping to achieve their desired goals. If you’re in Palo Alto, San Jose, or the Bay Area and you are interested in laser hair removal with Dr. Hessler, please contact us.

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