Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Magnolia Skincare Clinic

Javier Rios, MD

Aesthetic Clinic & Aesthetician located in Riverside, CA

Are you frustrated by the constant cycle of shaving, waxing, or plucking, only to have unwanted hair grow back almost immediately? If so, laser hair removal at Magnolia Skincare Clinic in Riverside, California, offers a solution. When you’re ready to explore laser hair removal in more detail, call Javier Rios, MD, and his team or book your appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal Q&A

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by impeding the ability of your hair roots to generate new growth. To understand that process, it helps to think about how your hair grows normally. 

Your body is covered in hair follicles, which are tiny sacs in your skin. At the base of each follicle lies a hair root which produces new hair cells that stack on top of each other. Eventually, that strand of hair extends through the surface of your skin. 

Laser hair removal treatments direct pulses of concentrated beams of light to your skin. The melanin in the hair that lies beneath absorbs that light, which is converted into heat. The heat damages the hair follicle, preventing normal regrowth. You can expect a reduction in hair growth between 70-80%. 

Each hair on your body goes through a series of phases, including an active growth phase, transition phase, and shedding phase. Laser hair removal produces the best results during the active growth phase. That’s why it takes multiple treatments to achieve optimal results. 

What is the CoolGlide® laser hair removal system?

After considerable research, the decision was made to bring the CoolGlide laser hair removal system to Magnolia Skin Care Clinic. This treatment platform, manufactured by Cutera®, delivers outstanding results under the highest safety standards. 

Unlike many laser hair removal platforms, CoolGlide can be used on all skin types and pigmentation. The system can treat numerous areas of your body, including your arms, legs, back, face, underarms, chest, and bikini line. Smaller areas can be spot-treated, including the tops of your toes, your knuckles, and the nape of your neck. 

Is laser hair removal painful?

Laser hair removal is generally well tolerated. Many men and women who come in for treatments describe the sensation as the snap of a rubber band against the skin. These sensations are fleeting, and they lessen as you move forward in your treatment plan, since there are fewer hairs left to treat. 

CoolGlide uses patented cooling technology to keep the surface of your skin at a comfortable temperature during treatments. There is no need for advance preparation or any form of anesthesia. There’s also no need for recovery time. 

Learn more about laser hair removal during a personalized consultation, which you can book online or over the phone today.