All procedures performed by Dr. Shibayama.
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a great alternative to tedious shaving and painful waxing, tweezing, and electrolysis. Our IPL laser scans the area where hair is to be removed, and the light pulse gently and comfortably heats the hair follicles and destroys them in a fraction of a second, resulting in a permanent reduction of hair growth. With our new technology it is possible to quickly treat even large areas such as the back and legs.
Unlike at medi-spas and most doctors’ offices, all laser treatments, including hair removal, are evaluated and performed by Dr. Shibayama for optimal safety and results.
Before & After Photos
Who are candidates for treatment?
Our IPL laser can treat hair in all skin types. Dr. Shibayama will customize your treatment depending on your skin type, location of the hair, and hair color.
What is the treatment like?
The laser scanner is placed on the cleansed and shaved area to be treated. Our revolutionary cooling technology cools the surface of the skin before, during, and after the light pulse to safely and comfortably destroy the hair follicle, resulting in a permanent inhibition in hair regrowth. Our patients often describe the sensation as no more than a feeling of a slight rubber band snapping against the skin. After the treatment normal activities can be immediately resumed, although sunscreen is recommended in the treated areas that may be exposed to the sun.
How many treatments are needed?
The laser only affects hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, which means that some hair follicles are in a resting stage during each treatment. Therefore, multiple treatments are usually required to effectively treat the majority of hair follicles. As little as 3 treatments may be all that is required, with the average being 4-6 treatments. The total number of treatments will vary depending on skin, hair color, and other individual factors. During your consultation Dr. Shibayama will be able to evaluate all these factors and provide an estimate of the total number of treatments.