Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Can you really remove all my unwanted body hair?

Yes. South Coast MedSpa lasers can safely and effectively remove hair from your face, back, arms, bikini line, and legs. With our “Full Body Laser Hair Removal” package you can have several full body hair removal sessions for one low price, saving you thousands of dollars over the price of having laser treatments one area at a time.

How long will it take to have all my body hair removed?

The length of a laser hair removal treatment may last anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more depending on the size of the areas being treated. Generally, a series of treatments are required to completely remove the hair from the entire body.

How much recovery time do I need after each treatment?

There is NO downtime with SCMS laser hair removal.

Because South Coast MedSpa uses the gold standard of lasers in removing hair, you will experience very little discomfort and should be able to resume most activities immediately after your treatment.

Do I need to stop shaving my legs or underarms before treatment?

No. The laser targets the follicle, which lies underneath the skin, so you may continue shaving. If you bleach or use depilatories, we recommend that you discontinue use before body hair removal treatment, but it is not absolutely necessary.

Is it safe for me to have laser hair removal if I have darker skin?

In the early days of laser hair technology, the laser often had trouble differentiating between pigment in the skin and that in the hair. AtSouth Coast MedSpa, we use only the lasers that are able to pinpoint hair follicles with precision, allowing dark-skinned patients and those with tans to safely have their hair removed without side effects such as skin blotches.

How much pain can I expect with permanent laser hair removal?

Our patients experience little to no discomfort. Before treatment begins, we apply a topical anesthetic cream to numb the area. Ourlasers also have cooling heads, which direct cold air to the treated area, minimizing discomfort. Most patients find that laser hair removal is much less painful than electrolysis or waxing.

I’d love to have laser hair removal, but I’m not sure I can afford it.

Laser hair removal is permanent. You’ll probably spend less overall than you would if you had repeated electrolysis treatments.

South Coast MedSpa also offers our Trademark Full Body Laser Hair Removal Package for one low fee, saving patients thousands of dollars on the amount you would spend if you treated one area at a time.

We also have a financing program that allow you to get started with zero down and 0% financing—call and ask for details.

Contact us today if you would like to have a permanent laser hair removal. The first step to benefiting from laser hair removal is scheduling an initial consultation.

How long has South Coast MedSpa been doing laser hair removal?

Since 2004. We have performed thousands of these treatments.

How many treatments will I need for Full Body Hair Removal?

Our trademark full body hair removal package consists of six treatments. The length of each treatment depends on the amount of hair to be removed and the number of areas to be treated.

Is laser hair removal safe?

YES laser body hair removal is safe…

Because the laser light pulses so briefly and is targeted so precisely, it destroys only the hair follicle. Your skin will not be affected. South Coast MedSpa’s lasers are safe even for patients with dark complexions or tans

Is it really permanent? How much regrowth can I expect?

The Lumenis® lasers we use at South Coast MedSpa are the gold standard in the industry. However, no laser treatment is guaranteed to remove absolutely every hair on the body.

The FDA defines permanent hair reduction as achieving 85% or greater elimination. Generally, the laser disables most of the remaining hair follicles to such a degree that only fine, light colored hair returns.

Contact us today of you would like to schedule an initial laser hair removal consultation. Our professional consultants will answer all your laser hair removal questions.

I’m a blonde with excess body hair. Would I be a good candidate for laser hair removal?

In the early days of laser technology that was true. At South Coast MedSpa, our state-of-the-art lasers are made by Lumenis®, the acknowledged leader in medical laser technology. These lasers are able to treat patients with nearly every color hair and skin.

I have dark brown skin. Will the laser cause blotchy patches on my skin?

Our lasers seek out the melanin in hair follicles with such pinpoint accuracy that there is no danger of leaving unsightly blotches on the skin. We have successfully treated hundreds of darker skinned patients for laser hair removal with superb results.

I have very fair skin and very dark hair. Can I have laser hair removal?

Absolutely. Our lasers target the melanin (pigment producing chemical) in your hair follicles. In your case, the dark pigment in your hair will absorb the laser; the beam will not affect your skin.

If you have any unanswered questions, contact us for an initial laser hair removal consultation. Our technicians will answer all your questions.

How painful is Laser Hair Removal?

Because South Coast MedSpa uses the most technologically advanced lasers, you’ll experience minimal discomfort. Our technicians apply an anesthetic cooling gel to the skin before treatment and the laser itself has a cooling tip which blows cool air on the skin to help minimize possible irritation.

Is it true that laser hair removal can leave dark-skinned women with blotches?

South Coast MedSpa lasers deliver beams with such pinpoint accuracy that only the pigment in the hair follicle is targeted. We have treated hundreds of Hispanic, Asian, African-American, Mediterranean and tanned patients with superb results.


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    San Diego

    4910 Directors Place # 310
    San Diego CA 92121
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    Tel: 858-346-2065


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    2901 W. Coast Hwy Suite 150
    Newport Beach, CA 92663
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    Tel: 949-650-7267


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    11645 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1120, Los Angeles, CA 90025
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    Tel: 310-268-7979


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