Laser Hair Removal

Consultations offered at our three convenient locations in Encino, Glendale and Bakersfield


For people of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills we offer the latest in laser hair removal technology; one that is approved by the FDA for the treatment of all skin types, even tanned or dark skin.

This Laser Hair Removal technology enables you to have your unwanted hair removed most efficiently and with the least possible risk of skin irritation. How does the Laser work? The laser emits a gentle beam of energy that passes through the skin to the hair follicle. The energy is then transformed into heat, which damages the follicle. We utilize the TKS or Thermokinetic Selective laser technology which makes it possible for the laser energy to select only hair follicles while sparing surrounding skin from damage. This brings the cosmetic results you want with the clinical results you need.

The Treatment

laser_hair_removal_2Is the treatment painful? Most patients describe the treatment as a series of slight pin pricks to the skin. The majority of patients tolerate this sensation without requiring anesthetics, but if need be, we provide topical anesthetic creams to be applied beforehand. How many treatments are required? Hair grows in cycles. The laser only affects hair when it is in its early-growth phase. The laser will disable follicles that are actively producing hair at the time of treatment. At any time, some hair follicles are dormant. Repeat sessions will treat these follicles when they re-enter the growth phase.

laser_hair_removal_3The Laser FACIAL treats sun damaged skin by removing enlarged blood vessels and irregular pigmented lesions or “brown spots”. The average treatment lasts 15 minutes and the results become apparent after the first few treatments. Unlike CO2 lasers, dermabrasion or chemical peels that remove the outer layer of skin which requires significant healing time, the Laser FACIAL treatment gently penetrates the skin without damaging the skin, therefore, there is no downtime. After this treatment your skin will appear slightly reddened, but you can apply makeup and return to your routine activities. Nd-YAG Laser treats spider veins on the legs, face, and nose within minutes with no down time.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

Hair grows in cycles. Over time, individual hairs grow, fall out, and are replaced. During this phase of re-growth, the follicles are susceptible to the effects of laser hair treatment. Using Thermokinetic Selectivity, the laser is able to target the follicle without damaging the surrounding tissue. The laser is set to a specific wavelength and pulse duration which is then absorbed mainly by the dark material in the follicle, passing safely through the skin in the process.

The process can be performed quickly, with the laser affecting an area about the size of a quarter at a time. Each laser pulse takes a fraction of a second, meaning treatments can be performed quite quickly. Smaller areas, like the upper lip, can take less than a minute to treat. Because the laser only affects the hairs that are in the process of re-growing, three to five treatments are usually required to remove the majority of the hair.

Most patients find the process to be rather painless, describing the sensation as being akin to small pin pricks in the skin. Topical anesthetics are available to those patients who desire them. Laser hair removal can be used on patients of all skin tones, although it is best-suited for the removal of dark hair.

The Laser Hair Removal Process

After your consultation with Dr. Younai, your laser hair removal treatment will be scheduled. On the day of your procedure, the hair you want removed will be trimmed to just a few millimeters above the skin. The laser equipment will be calibrated for your particular treatment, taking into account the color, thickness, and area of the hair to be removed.

common areas treated using laser hair removal

  • Upper Lip
  • Eyebrows
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Bikini Line

Eye protection may be required for both the patient and the technician. A cold gel or special cooling device will be applied to the treatment area, allowing the laser to pass easily through the skin. A small area will be treated first so that it can be monitored for results. The treatment will then proceed, with the technician administering laser pulses to one quarter-sized area at a time. The total time for your procedure will depend on the size of the area to be treated.

Why Patients Choose Dr. Younai for Laser Hair Removal in Los Angeles

Although laser hair removal is a quick and easy process for the patient, it requires a skilled technician to deliver results that will be effective and long lasting. When this procedure is performed by unskilled or inexperienced technicians, the results can be short-lived and unsatisfactory. Dr. Younai is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training in cosmetic procedures for the face and body. He has the skills necessary to help you achieve the kind of permanent results you are looking for from your laser hair removal.

“I went to Dr. Younai for my laser hair removal because I wanted to be in the hands of someone who knows what he’s doing. Having gone to him in the past, I knew he would give me the highest level of attention and care. I wasn’t disappointed. After just a few sessions, I could already see noticeable results. I can’t tell you what a relief it is not having to go the salon to get my eyebrows threaded anymore. Now, I’m definitely considering having laser hair removal on other parts of my body. But I won’t go to anyone but Dr. Younai.” — Olivia I.

Laser Hair Removal Recovery

Following each session, you may be given ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams, or cold water to reduce your discomfort. The treated area may look sunburned for the next couple of days. Moisturizers or cool compresses may be recommended during this time. Makeup may be used on the face to reduce the appearance of redness, provided no blistering has occurred. The instances of blistering are very rare, although people with darker skin are more susceptible. Sun exposure should be avoided for at least a month in order to avoid possible changes in skin color. The treated hair begins to fall out over the course of a month following treatment. Subsequent treatments can be done four to six weeks apart.