Laser Hair Procedure


 

Apogee Laser Hair removal



As a man or a woman, you may already know that just about your entire body is covered with hair. Some is coarse and dark, and some is so fine and pale that it isn't visible to the naked eye. Humans, in fact, have more hair follicles per square inch than most higher primates, including chimpanzees and gorillas.

Shaving or trimming your beard and mustache are regular grooming tasks you'’re used to. But what you may not like is that bothersome excess hair on your back, shoulders, chest, around the ears, or between the eyebrows that seems to grow back faster than you can pluck or shave it. Or perhaps you’re a competitive athlete for whom regular shaving of body hair is a tedious chore.

Now may be the time to consider hair removal with the Apogee Laser. Understanding hair removal In the past, the usual remedies for unwanted hair were plucking, shaving, waxing, or chemical depilatories. Some are painful, some are messy, and all are only temporary. For long-term hair removal, electrolysis is popular and effective but can be uncomfortable and slow. Hair by hair, an electric current passes through a needle to destroy the hair root’s ability to grow. It typically takes months or more of regular visits – even for small areas, like between your eyebrows. Now there’s more effective solution, the Apogee Laser, a state-of-the-art system specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort, and more reliably than many other methods.

Understanding laser treatment

A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. Different types of lasers produce different colors of light. The color of light produced by a particular laser is one of the keys to its effect on hair follicles. The light emitted by the Apogee Laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser pulses for fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling numerous follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair’s growth. Importantly, Apogees’s special contact-cooling hand piece is perfect for your skin. It protects and cools the upper layer of the skin before, during, and after each pulse while directing the laser energy to the hair root. The combination of this aggressive skin cooling and other key laser parameters allows safe and effective treatment of all skin colors.

What you can expect The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. Because the laser tends to treat hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, more than one treatment may be required to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter this growth phase. The laser treatment itself can cause a slight tingling sensation. Most patients tolerate the procedure well. But because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia can be an option. The appearance of the treated area immediately after a laser session will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of treatment and skin type. Immediate after-effects, if any, are minor. They may include redness and swelling, which disappear in a short time.

Most people return to normal activity right away. We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment and what you can expect during your consultation. We’re here to help Apogee – the world’s most advanced treatment for effective removal of unwanted hair. Great news for men and women, young or old, who want to get rid of excess hair.

Depending on your needs, most body areas can be treated with this state-of-the-art technology. Ask us about the Apogee Laser and how we can use it to remove unwanted excess hair. Hair’s active growth phase is called anagen. During anagen, the hair contains an abundance of melanin. Catagen is the regression phase when the lower part of the hair stops growing but is not shed, and the follicle is reabsorbed. The resting phase is called telogen, during which the older hair falls out in preparation for the development of new hair.

*Individual results may vary

About Dr. Patel

Dr. Renee Patel is a board-certified practitioner who specializes in internal medicine in Downey, California and the surrounding area. She’s been practicing for over 35 years. In 1979, Dr. Patel graduated from Nagpur University. After completing her medical degree, she finished her residency at Christ Community Hospital, Chicago.

Currently, Dr. Patel is an internist at Renee Patel, MD, where she provides patients with a variety of services, such as laser tattoo and hair removal, fat reduction treatments, and the removal of various skin issues, such as tags, skin lesions, acne treatments and acne scar reduction. She even removes varicose veins and provides wrinkle removal treatment.

She firmly believes medicine isn’t just about treating internal conditions; medicine entails treating the external to make the internal feel more complete. She welcomes patients of all types and even has the ability to accept patients who can’t speak English since her and her staff both speak English and Spanish. Dr. Patel is affiliated with PIH and Downey Regional Medical Center.

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Renee Patel, MD

Dr. Renee Patel is a board-certified practitioner who specializes in internal medicine in Downey, California and the surrounding area. She’s been practicing for over 35 years. In 1979, Dr. Patel graduated from Nagpur University. After completing her medical degree, she finished her residency at Christ Community Hospital, Chicago.

Currently, Dr. Patel is an internist at Renee Patel, MD, where she provides patients with a variety of services, such as laser tattoo and hair removal, fat reduction treatments, and the removal of various skin issues, such as tags, skin lesions, acne treatments and acne scar reduction. She even removes varicose veins and provides wrinkle removal treatment.

She firmly believes medicine isn’t just about treating internal conditions; medicine entails treating the external to make the internal feel more complete. She welcomes patients of all types and even has the ability to accept patients who can’t speak English since her and her staff both speak English and Spanish. Dr. Patel is affiliated with PIH and Downey Regional Medical Center.


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Renee Patel, M.D.
8357 Florence Avenue
Downey, CA 90240