Laser Hair Reduction

Laser Hair RemovalLaser hair reduction is an effective option for those who wish to reduce unwanted hair. The treatment consists of multiple sessions with the Apogee Laser, performed by Dr. Patel. This procedure is quick, convenient, and long lasting. Patients can expect a visible reduction of hair within the first few treatments. Discomfort is minimal, and can be further reduced by the application of a topical anesthetic.

How It Works

A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. The light emitted by the laser can be absorbed by the pigment located inactive hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling several follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair follicle’s growth.

In addition, the laser handpiece is equipped with a special air-cooling device, which produces a steady stream of cold air directed at the surface of the skin. The layer of cold air protects the surface of the skin from damage and makes the procedure more comfortable for the patient.

The Apogee Laser is designed to target pigment in an “active growing” hair follicle. It is important to understand that because only approximately 30% of hair is actively growing at any time. Multiple treatment sessions are required to capture the majority of the hair follicles.Treatments are priced per session, with most patients averaging 3 to 5 sessions per area. Please consult with Dr. Patel for a detailed treatment plan and price quote.

 

The Procedure

The patient should shave the area to be treated the night before the appointment.

A topical anesthetic is highly recommended and should be applied thickly 1 to 2 hours prior to the appointment time. It must be occluded (covered) with plastic wrap to prevent
evaporation.

Depending on the size of the area treated, sessions last approximately 10 to 30 minutes.

Patients should not pluck or tweeze the treated areas prior to or between treatments.

Dr. Patel is pleased to offer the latest technology in Laser Hair Reduction. New advances in laser technology allow for the treatment of darker skin tones. Darker, more pigmented skin tones have historically been difficult to treat with laser. Our system is equipped with a special air-cooling device, allowing for treatment of darker skin. However, treatments should not be performed on a recently ‘tanned’ skin. Please consult with Dr. Patel to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.

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Laser Hair Removal Marina del Rey

General Dermatology

Dr. Nita Patel is board certified in dermatology and is a specialist who treats disorders of the skin, hair and nails. She treats patients of all ages – from infants to the elderly. Dr. Patel and her staff will prescribe the most advanced medications and work to get the best coverage for them. Some of the common skin conditions that can be treated include:

  • Acne Rosacea
  • Rashes Sun Damage
  • Eczema Skin Cancer
  • Allergic Reactions Moles
  • Fungal Infections Warts

Sun Protection

Skin cancer affects thousands of people each year in the U.S. Dr. Patel in Marina del Rey, CA can perform a general skin exam with dermoscopy to screen for any suspicious moles, precancerous lesions and skin cancers.  In addition to screenings and cancer removal, she also helps patients develop sun-healthy behaviors to reduce their risk of developing skin cancer.

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Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Patel performs a variety of cosmetic procedures that can improve texture, complexion, and wrinkles. She also can recommend procedures that address aging and sun damage to achieve a more youthful and natural appearance. Schedule for your complimentary cosmetic consultation.

  • Chemical Peels
  • Botox
  • Filler Injections
  • Juvederm
  • Perlane
  • Volumizers
  • Sclerotherapy
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Nita Patel, MD
4560 Admiralty Way
Suite 101
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292