Dr. Michael Santillanes M.D
Laser Hair Removal:
At Bella Derma Clinic we offer the latest in laser hair removal technology. Our specialized laser technique permanently reduces hair safely with minimal or no downtime. Most patients require 4-5 treatments with each treatment ranging from 15-60 minutes (depending on the area being treated). The treatment sessions are scheduled 4-6 weeks apart for optimal hair reduction. Our laser enables our patients superior results virtually pain free.
How Laser Hair Removal Works?
Our state-of-the-art laser hair removal system goes underneath the skin with thermal energy, and over the course of treatments slowly kills the hair follicle. Then, the follicle flushes from the system resulting in permanent hair removal. Our laser is the safest and most effective available on the market today.
What areas can be treated with the laser for hair removal?
Virtually any part of your body with unwanted hair can be treated, including the bikini line, underarms, legs, chest, shoulders, back, lip, chin, neck, and feet.
How Long Laser Hair Removal Lasts?
All the follicles that our laser kills are permanent. Over the course of time, patients may need touch-up laser treatments, but we have found that numerous patients often find no need to return.
Does hair color influence treatment efficacy?
Dark hair absorbs more laser energy and is, therefore, much easier to treat. Coarse dark hair responds the best to laser treatment. Light hair is can be more difficult to treat, while blonde or grey hair does not respond to laser treatment. Multiple treatment sessions are required, and results are variable.
What are the potential side-effects of laser hair removal?
The energies used by Bella Derma (electrical and light) are both commonly used in a range of medical and cosmetic procedures that have proven to be safe. Most people experience no side effects at all, though few exhibit some short-term local reddening of the surrounding skin. You can return to your regular activities immediately after laser hair removal treatment, although it is advisable to keep the skin protected from exposure to direct sunlight for a short period of time.
How many laser hair removal treatments are needed?
Our laser hair removal technology destroys hairs that are in the active growth phase, so repeat treatments will be needed to target hair that was not affected at the time of previous laser hair removal treatments. Normally six laser hair removal treatments are recommended to get the optimum results.
In addition to laser hair removal, At Bella Derma Clinic we also offer non-invasive medical treatments to combat and reverse the signs of aging. Using customized lasers we have the ability to diminish fine lines and wrinkles, remove age spots eliminate spider veins and facial redness. We also combine medical grade skin care with laser therapy to treat some of the most stubborn skin conditions such as scars and melasma. We can help you redevelop collagen through a variety of different methods that are unique to you and your skin condition, as well as a variety of fillers such as Juvederm Ultra Plus, Radiesse, Restylane, and our Laser Skin Tightening that will take years off your life immediately, without any type of surgery.