Laser Hair Removal

Getting rid of unwanted hair can be an ongoing hassle. Shaving, tweezing, and waxing are all inconvenient options that require regular maintenance to keep your skin smooth. At Dr. Armen Vartany’s Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Burbank, laser hair removal is the choice of patients from Glendale, Pasadena, and throughout the region. We use the most advanced laser technology available and offer safe, effective treatments with minimal discomfort.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The laser energy targets the melanin (pigment) in the hair shaft. The heat is transmitted to the hair follicle, damaging or disabling it without harming the skin. That’s why a patient’s specific hair and skin type make a difference in the effectiveness of laser hair removal.

Is Laser Hair Removal Right for You?

People with dark and coarse hair who have lighter skin are ideal candidates for laser hair removal. But that doesn’t mean laser hair removal won’t work for patients with lighter hair or darker skin because the technology has advanced over the years. Even though patients with a stark contrast between dark hair and light skin remain the best laser hair removal candidates, women and men with darker skin can still get good results.

People who get laser hair removal have unwanted hair on areas such as:

  • Body: underarms, bikini line, forearms, legs, or back
  • Face: brows, chin, upper lip, or cheeks

People with fine, blonde, or red hair are often better suited for other types of treatments, such as waxing.

How Is Laser Hair Removal Performed?

At the outset of the procedure, we have patients wear protective eye shields and trim the hair in the treatment area. We use the GentleLase Pro-U, which is suitable for all skin types and features the state-of-the-art Dynamic Cooling Device to enhance patient comfort throughout the procedure. Some patients elect to apply a numbing cream about 45 minutes before the treatment and can obtain a prescription from our practice.

Registered nurses with more than 30 years of combined experience perform laser hair removal treatments under Dr. Vartany’s supervision.

How Many Treatment Sessions Are Needed?

Because hair grows in phases, multiple treatment sessions are needed to produce the desired results. The 4 growing phases are active (anagen), dormant (catagen), shedding (exogen), and resting (telogen). Hair follicles are always at different stages within a growth cycle, and laser beams can only affect follicles in the active, growing phase.

The number of treatments varies, and the frequency of the procedures depends on the treatment area. For facial hair, treatments are scheduled every 4 to 6 weeks. Appointments for body hair are scheduled every 6 to 8 weeks.

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What Happens During Recovery After Laser Hair Removal?

Patients often experience redness and swelling immediately after their treatments, which may take 1 to 3 days to resolve. Your skin may feel sunburned for a few hours after the procedure. It’s also normal for the area to feel itchy for a few days. If the sensation persists, applying a moisturizing cream or ointment can provide relief.

Other post-treatment instructions include:

  • Avoid sun exposure to reduce the risk of discoloration and use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 35 when outside
  • Wait a few hours before applying makeup
  • Treated hair sheds for about 1 to 2 weeks, although it may look like the hair is growing
  • Some patients develop a rash or “breakout” and may need to apply over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream

If you’re getting laser hair removal for the first time, it’s important to remember that you won’t see the final results until after multiple treatment sessions.

If You Have Questions After Laser Hair Removal

We encourage patients to call our office with any questions or concerns. It’s important to contact us if you notice signs of blistering or discoloration so we can prescribe the appropriate medication and modify future treatments.

Also, if you received a subsequent, full-area treatment and a “patch” of missed hair is still present after all other hair has been shed, you may call our office to schedule a 5-minute “touch-up” treatment. These touch-up treatments aren’t performed after a previous touch-up treatment or after first-time treatments, and must be performed within 2 weeks of the original treatment.

Women and men considering laser hair removal can request a consultation at Dr. Vartany’s Burbank practice using the online form or by calling (818) 500-0823 to schedule an appointment.

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You deserve the highest caliber of service, care, and results, and at Armen Vartany, MD - Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, we're committed to providing all that and more. But don't take our word for it—see for yourself what our actual patients have to say about their experiences with us.

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Best doctor ! I highly recommend him , very professional and kind doctor .. I’ve had few procedures done I am very happy with the result … Thank you
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Sep 23, 2021
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Dr. Vartany is genuinely professional, and one of the best in his field, and Nurse Narineh is absolutely wonderful!
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Aug 13, 2021
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Dr. Vartany is just amazing! He has performed my breast lift and breast augmentation and I absolutely love it!! He is so kind, patient, and very detail orientated. He answered all my questions and was very realistic about what the outcome was going to be like. He doesn't sell you a story, he explains how each body type is different and even if you do the same surgery the results can be different from person to person. His entire staff is wonderful as well. Front desk was welcoming and friendly, and the surgery nurses very caring and thoughtful. Surgery went so smooth, it felt like I just went to sleep and woke up. No extra commotion. They called me the next day to see how I was doing and at my post-op everyone was just very attentive. Overall, it was a great experience!!! I recommend that Dr. Vartany to anyone who wants a beautiful natural look.
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Nov 10, 2020
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Was skeptical about lasering but had the best experience with Galina here. She made me feel so comfortable and the results have been incredible. I have been back multiple times and plan to continue! So happy I found Galina Swigi
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My experience with Dr.Vartany was great! He's the best. He is very caring and professional. I would strongly recommend everyone to choose him for their aesthetic needs. I'm glad I found such a honest humble doctor who values both inner & outer beauty.
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High Class Professional. ❤❤❤❤
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Feb 27, 2020
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His excellent and professional skills to produce outstanding results.
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I am very satisfied with my experience with Doctor Vartany and all of his stuff members. They took very good care of me and I highly recommend him. Thank you!!
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Jan 24, 2019
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Great place. Everyone is nice and very professional
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Aug 28, 2018
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Dr. Vartany was so pleasant, friendly, and kind doctor. If you're nervous at all, he will put you at ease immediately. His office was also very cool, hip building space and everyone in there was also very nice. Highly recommend.
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Aug 28, 2018
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Dr. Armen Vartany was very passionate about his work. He listens and treats personally and not just like an ordinary patient. He works with an excellent staff. They're very patient and accommodating. I would recommend him to anyone. They just want to make you happy.
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Jul 26, 2018
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Love the laser hair removal treatments they offer and their specials for referring a friend, I have been coming for at least a year and i wouldn't go anywhere else.
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Jun 28, 2018
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Get laser hair removal by time block instead of by area. Get more areas covered for your money. Laser facial is awesome, got rid of my preggo spots and dark freckles!
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Dec 16, 2017
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One of the best doctors around. I had three procedures on my nose and my eyes.For years I was skeptical to go under knife as I am a 56 years old male with some underling heart problems. The surgery was practically painless and to my wonder recovery was super fast. On cosmetic side, he did exactly what I asked for, no more, no less. The entire staff are super polite and professional.
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Dec 16, 2017
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One of the best doctors around. I had three procedures on my nose and my eyes.For years I was skeptical to go under knife as I am a 56 years old male with some underling heart problems. The surgery was practically painless and to my wonder recovery was super fast. On cosmetic side, he did exactly what I asked for, no more, no less. The entire staff are super polite and professional.
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Jul 6, 2017
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I'm glad to meet you in my foot Dr.'s Office, where you also had your Office. Your are amazing in Botox
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Apr 27, 2017
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theres no words to describe how happy im with doct vartany and his staff all are very beautiful and caring soul's god bless them all.🙏❤👌 best place ever for surgeries... beyond happy with my tummy tuck amazing job..thank you all so much for everything 😘 blessings.
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Feb 18, 2017
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Dr.Vartany did an amazing nose surgery on me in December 2016, he is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in our city.
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Doctor Armen and his staff are incredible! From the very start to the very end the staff go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. Truly professional!
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Work with these folks on a business level, and couldn't ask for a better professional relationship! The staff is superb! Wonderful business!
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