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If you’re tired of the endless cycle of shaving, plucking, and waxing, only to have to deal with unwanted hair again just days later, then laser hair removal is something worth considering. This is one of many services on offer at Cordova Medical Clinic in Auburn and Sacramento, California, under the care of Mohammad Yusufzai, MD, and Sultan Yusufzai, MD. Book your visit online or by phone today to learn more.


How does laser hair removal work?

The best way to understand laser hair removal is to think about how your hair grows. Your body is covered in tens of thousands of hair follicles.

A hair root lies at the base of each follicle, creating hair cells that stack atop one another and eventually exit your skin. This growth occurs in several distinct cycles, including an active growth phase, resting phase, and shedding phase.

Laser hair removal works by using concentrated beams of light to create heat in the deeper layers of your skin, damaging the hair root and preventing regrowth. Treatment is most effective during the active growth phase, which is why you need multiple treatment sessions.

Cordova Medical Clinic offers the Vectus® laser hair removal platform. This advanced technology provides safe and effective treatments that remove a high volume of unwanted hair in just a few short sessions.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Most people find laser hair removal sessions easily tolerable. Some compare the sensation to the snap of a rubber band against the skin. Keep in mind that the only time you feel these sensations is when the pigment in your hair absorbs the laser energy.

This means your laser hair removal sessions become more comfortable during each visit because you have less hair to treat. Laser hair removal is a great way to reduce unwanted hair in the following areas:

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Face and neck
  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • Armpits
  • Abdomen

Certain areas are more sensitive to others. If you’re concerned about discomfort, ask your practitioner about topical numbing creams that reduce sensation in the treatment area.

Is laser hair removal expensive?

The initial expense of laser hair removal might lead you to believe that this treatment is an expensive way to address unwanted hair. However, laser hair removal makes good financial sense.

All of those razors, replacement blades, waxing strips, depilatory creams, and trips to the salon add up over time. There’s also the value of the time spent removing unwanted hair and dealing with razor burn and ingrown hairs.

Laser hair removal helps you achieve soft, smooth skin in just a few short visits. Cordova Medical Clinic also offers laser treatment for toenail fungus, delivering clear, healthy nails without drug therapy.

If you’re ready to learn more, call today to schedule a visit, or book online in just seconds.


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