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Thank you very much for your inquiry regarding laser hair removal. We use the Intense Pulse Light (IPL) device by Candela/Syneron.
The IPL device is a rapid technique with low risk of skin injury that is fairly comfortable for the treatment of permanent hair removal anywhere in one’s body. We most commonly treat the face, arms and legs, the bikini area, and the back.
To minimize discomfort, one can add the topical application of a 7% lidocaine and 7% tetracaine anesthetic cream for 30 minutes prior to the procedure. A chiller may also be used to the skin during treatment to provide a comfortable cool experience and further minimize discomfort
The IPL device can also help leg and facial veins, beard bumps (psuedofollicularis Barbie), fine wrinkles and skin tightening.
Hair is susceptible to injury from energy based systems like IPL, when they divide. About 85% of the population of hair follicles are dividing at any one time. About 60ﬁ of the hair follicles are injured at any one treatment. This is the reason that multiple treatments are required to provide the optimal hair removal outcome. The best candidate is someone with the greatest color difference between your skin and the hair follicles, light colored skin and dark, coarse hair.
I completed a residency and fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center. I am quadruple board certified including the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT) and achieved the highest score on both the oral examinations for the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. I was a Clinical Professor at Stanford University Medical Center for seven years after fellowship training & currently Adjunct Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at Touro University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.
During your initial free consultation, we will discuss your aesthetic concerns and discuss your treatment options. Please continue browsing our website. I look forward to meeting you!
Sincerely & Respectfully,
Robert J Troell, MD, FACS