Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Richard Nolan, MD -  - Aesthetic Specialist

Laser Skin Source

Richard Nolan, MD

Aesthetic Specialist located in Alameda, CA

Do you want a world where there’s no need for waxing, electrolysis, or razors? Dr. Richard Nolan with the Laser Skin Source in Alameda, California, can help. For over 38 years, Dr. Nolan has been providing his patients with the services they need to look their best. With laser treatments, they can say goodbye to other types of hair removal. Dr. Nolan offers a top-of-the-line laser system for all skin types and tones. Contact Laser Skin Source to find out more about laser hair removal.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

by Richard Nolan, MD

What is laser hair removal?

Lasers allow for the safe and painless removal of hair in a way that lasts. They provide an intense and pulsating beam of light that passes through the skin to attack the hair follicle. The light technology damages the follicle to keep it from producing hair in the future.

Is the hair removal permanent?

With many systems, it will likely be permanent with multiple treatments. There is no guarantee, however, that the hair will be gone completely after the first treatment. The laser technology damages the follicle enough to slow the hair growth down considerably.

Dr. Nolan of Laser Skin Source provides the most advanced system available. The CoolGlide® laser works for all skin types and tones. It provides longer wavelengths along with a unique cooling design. What this means for Dr. Nolan’s patients is effective, safe, and lasting results. The cooling system makes this tool the ideal choice for all parts of the body, including:

  • Underarms
  • Face
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Bikini line

The CoolGlide laser provides the most comprehensive laser removal available.

Is it true that laser hair removal only works on light skin?

This once was a true statement, but Dr. Nolan uses a more advanced system. The CoolGlide laser is able to remove all kinds of hair, soft or coarse, for all skin types. The high-tech options available at the Laser Skin Source make laser hair removal available for those with darker skin.

Are there risks with laser hair removal?

There are very rare risks to laser hair removal. With the CoolGlide system available at Laser Skin Source, there are almost no risks at all. It’s possible there may be some skin irritation. Some patients may experience a slight pigment change. But both of these side effects are unusual and go away after awhile.

Who is a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal works well for most people. Dr. Nolan will meet with you first to make sure the procedure is right for you. You should tell him if you have a skin problem that might get in the way and if you have any medical conditions. Together, you and Dr. Nolan can make an informed decision about your treatment options.