Laser Hair Removal in Indian Wells ​

Are you tired of getting razor burn? Had enough waxing of your underarms and bikini line? At Desert Med Aesthetics, men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past with laser hair removal. This state-of-the-art treatment targets unsightly hairs and leaves skin silky smooth.  

How Does the Laser Remove Hair?

From skin tightening to facial resurfacing, there are a number of cosmetic services that utilize lasers in their treatment. Each of these procedures operates on a unique wavelength to effectively target different treatment areas.

Laser hair removal is no different. Rather than targeting broken capillaries or sub-dermal flaws, the laser used in this treatment delivers light at a specific wavelength that can be absorbed by the melanin in hair. As a result, the light targets hair follicles and inhibits the follicle from producing hair for long periods of time. While the follicles are deep within the skin, the laser is gentle enough so that it does not damage surrounding skin tissue, protecting patients from burns or skin damage.

As the laser is moved over the treatment area, the hair shaft is rapidly heated and the melanin destroyed. This disrupts the hair growth cycle for a period. When sufficient melanin is produced to restart the growth cycle after laser hair removal, less hair returns. For best results, it is recommended that patients who want to achieve permanent smoothness undergo multiple sessions.

Cutera CoolGlide for Laser Hair Removal

At Desert Med Aesthetics, we’re committed to providing patients with high-quality solutions that yield lasting results. Our medical spa in Indian Wells features some of the latest laser skin therapies available, including CoolGlide ™ (1064 Nd:YAG) for laser hair removal.

Traditional lasers used to remove hair were limited in their ability to effectively target hair of different thickness. CoolGlide overcomes these restrictions by utilizing an Nd:YAG laser. This laser operates on a longer wavelength which allows it to penetrate deeper into skin tissue, capturing all hair regardless of texture or follicle depth. As a result, the Cutera CoolGlide is extremely safe and has been effective on men and women of all skin types and tones, even darker skin tones. While traditional hair removal lasers are typically ineffective on darker skin or lighter hair, CoolGlide’s unique technology makes it possible for these patients, including those with suntans, to easily get rid of unwanted hair.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Doriana Cosgrove

Since opening Desert Med Aesthetics, Dr. Doriana Cosgrove has dedicated her career to providing men and women with comprehensive, personalized care in a welcoming environment.

Starting with your initial consultation, you’ll be welcomed by a staff that is genuinely committed to helping you achieve your goals. For new patients, your first visit is focused on identifying problem areas that are keeping you from feeling confident about your appearance.

Whether you’re visiting Dr. Cosgrove for the first time or returning for touch-ups, the team at Desert Med Aesthetics looks forward to providing you with the aesthetic care you deserve.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

At Desert Med Aesthetics, our patients love laser hair removal for a number of reasons. Some of the key advantages of this solution include:

Traditional hair removal treatments like waxing or tweezing can be a painful process for sensitive patients. In addition to requiring frequent up-keep, these solutions are not totally effective, with patients often noticing stray hairs even after undergoing treatment. As laser hair removal targets and inhibits hair growth at the follicle, patients enjoy long-lasting results.

Our laser hair removal treatments are administered by our highly experienced nurse, who has been with our practice for over 15 years.

According to recent studies, the average woman will spend hundreds of dollars per year on hair removal maintenance in the form of shaving, waxing, threading, and more. Despite the higher upfront costs associated with laser hair removal, the results can be permanent for most people.

How much time would you say you spend shaving or waxing? For many of our busy patients, minutes spent using a razor or tweezing could be better spent elsewhere. Depending on the size of the treatment area, laser hair removal sessions at Desert Med Aesthetics can take as little as 30 minutes for small areas such as the upper lip or underarm. Larger areas such as the bikini area, back, or legs can be completed in hour-long sessions.

Who Can Use Laser Hair Removal?

From coarse back hair to fine hair on the upper lip, the state-of-the-art laser technology makes CoolGlide an effective hair removal option for all patients. At Desert Med Aesthetics, male and female patients have used laser hair therapy to remove all types of hair from different parts of the body, including:

  • Underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Legs

During your initial consultation, we’ll create an effective treatment strategy to remove unwanted hair. As hair grows in different stages, our cosmetic specialist may recommend returning for multiple sessions to remove remaining hair. Depending on the part of the body being treated, the type of hair being removed and its stage in the growth cycle, subsequent treatment sessions may be scheduled 8 weeks after your initial session.

During the treatment, we’ll apply a cooling agent to keep you comfortable as our laser nurse gently glides the instrument and delivers the laser pulses to the follicles. Once complete, our cosmetic specialist will provide you with a list of post-procedure tips to ensure a successful outcome. Usually, these will include avoiding hot water for 24 hours after treatment and not plucking, waxing or shaving remaining hair in between treatment sessions. Besides that, there is no downtime with this procedure.

Schedule Laser Hair Removal at Desert Med Aesthetics Today

If you’re tired of waxing or shaving, laser hair removal therapy is the solution you’ve been looking for. Call 760-777-8772 today to schedule your consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Doriana Cosgrove

Since opening Desert Med Aesthetics, Dr. Doriana Cosgrove has dedicated her career to providing men and women with comprehensive, personalized care in a welcoming environment.

Starting with your initial consultation, you’ll be welcomed by a staff that is genuinely committed to helping you achieve your goals. For new patients, your first visit is focused on identifying problem areas that are keeping you from feeling confident about your appearance.

Whether you’re visiting Dr. Cosgrove for the first time or returning for touch-ups, the team at Desert Med Aesthetics looks forward to providing you with the aesthetic care you deserve.