Laser Treatment Specialist

La Belle Medical Spa

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Merced, CA

Lasers are some of the most versatile aesthetic tools on the market today. Laser treatments have many uses, including hair removal, body contouring, and other applications that will leave you feeling sleek and gorgeous. La Belle Medical Spa in Merced, California, offers laser treatments for a variety of purposes. If you’re interested in improving your look with laser treatments, call or schedule an appointment online with Alireza Mahmoudieh, MD, at La Belle Medical Spa today.

Laser Treatment Q & A

What is laser treatment?

Laser treatments have many uses, but they all have one thing in common: the laser. Lasers are powerful beams of light that can be focused on small, specific areas without damaging surrounding organs or tissues. Laser treatments are noninvasive, so they have fewer risks than surgeries to achieve similar outcomes.

Laser treatments can be aesthetic, medical, or both. Since lasers can precisely focus on specific areas or layers, they are a premier option for many patients with diverse needs.

What can a laser treatment do?

There are many treatments that use lasers. Some that have aesthetic purposes include:

Laser hair removal

During a laser hair removal treatment, the laser is programmed to target the pigmented cells in the hair follicle, or tiny sac under your skin that holds the root of your hair. This damages the follicles, delaying hair growth on your legs, armpits, bikini line, and other desired areas.

Body contouring

Body contouring reduces unwanted fat in places where it collects and doesn’t go away with diet and exercise. During treatment, the laser is programmed to target and kill these fat cells that are soon reabsorbed by your body, giving you a more toned look.

Scar removal

Laser therapy can be used to eliminate or reduce the appearance of scars, tattoos, and blemishes on your body that stick around permanently.

What are the risks of a laser treatment?

Lasers are very powerful, so treatments that use them come with some risks and side effects. Side effects from laser treatments include:

  • Pain
  • Scarring
  • Skin pigment changes
  • Bleeding
  • Infection

While infections from laser treatments are rare, they can happen. If you notice any unusual side effects that last over a week after your treatment, call La Belle Medical Spa immediately.

What are the benefits of opting for laser treatments?

For many patients, the benefits of laser therapy far outweigh the risks. Benefits of choosing lasers over surgeries and other alternatives include:

  • Minimal tissue damage
  • No surgery
  • Minimal pain or discomfort
  • Faster procedure
  • Fewer costs
  • Little to no healing time

Lasers are also very precise, so you won’t see the effects outside of the targeted area.

If you’re interested in learning more about laser hair removal, body contouring, and other cosmetic laser treatments, call or schedule an appointment online at La Belle Medical Spa today.