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Laser Hair Removal Specialistin Marina Del Rey

Dr. Jamie Lipeles of Marina OB/GYN

located in Marina Del Rey, California, provides expert laser hair removal services, utilizing the most advanced IPL technology. Women from throughout Marina Del Rey and Hawthorne visit Marina OB/GYN for their laser hair removal needs.

Laser Hair Removal Marina Del Rey

Benefits of IPL Laser Hair Removal


Laser hair removal is considered a permanent hair removal solution. The treatment allows patients of Marina OB/GYN to enjoy many years free from the hassle of waxing, shaving, or depilatory creams. Not only does it save money and time in the long run, but it enables patients to have more freedom in life without worrying about hair removal on a daily basis.

Smooth, fuzz-free skin is something every woman wants. The IPL laser makes it possible.

Another major benefit of the treatment is that it virtually eliminates the problem of ingrown hairs that many women struggle with on a regular basis. This is a common problem after waxing and shaving. Shaving also results in razor burn, which is unsightly and ruins the look and feel of smooth hairless skin. When you come in for IPL, you will no longer experience any of these problems. Imagine years of smooth, silky skin without the hassle.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

With laser hair removal women no longer need to fuss with plucking, waxing, or messy depilatory creams to rid themselves of unwanted hair. Dr. Lipeles can do that for them, permanently with the most advanced IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) therapy to do the job.

This simple office procedure uses a laser that passes a beam of light energy through the skin to individual hair follicles. The intense heat produced damages the follicle, inhibiting future hair growth. The IPL laser enables Dr. Lipeles incredibly precise control so that only hair follicles, not nearby tissue, are damaged.

What Body Parts Can Laser Hair Removal Be Used On?

Nearly anywhere there is body hair, IPL can treat. Hair commonly grows in many areas that women might rather not discuss. However, there is no need to be embarrassed about coming in for body hair removal. Our hair removal services are discreet and effective. If you are thinking about laser hair removal, we offer a safe and comfortable location for all women to feel at home in addition to the most cutting-edge treatments that deliver real results.

Hair removal is effective on most body parts. Among those most frequently treated are the:

  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Face (especially the upper lip)
  • Bikini area (isn't this something you want to entrust your OB/GYN with?)
  • And more

How Many IPL Laser Hair Removal Sessions Are Needed?


Several treatments are needed to obtain the desired result. Most patients require approximately six treatment sessions per area to remove all the unwanted hair. The number of IPL sessions for hair removal can vary based on hair density and thickness.

n addition, the hair grows in stages. Hair growth happens in three distinct phases: anagen (active growth phase), catagen (regression phase), and telogen (resting phase). IPL treats hair as it is actively growing in the anagen stage only. This is the reason multiple treatment sessions are necessary. Once the hair that is in the anagen phase is treated, there is a waiting period between sessions to allow the remaining hair that was at regression or rest during the last session to grow. In several weeks, another treatment is performed as those hair follicles reach the anagen stage. This occurs repeatedly until all the hair is treated. Because laser hair removal only affects actively growing hair follicles, several treatment sessions are typically required to provide a patient's desired hair reduction. Depending on the hair density and size of the area treated, between 2 and 6 treatments are usually sufficient.

Laser Hair Removal Marina Del Rey

Is IPL Right for Everyone?

Whether the area is small or large, IPL is highly effective on the right candidates. There are some factors that can render laser hair removal less effective.

Light hair, such as the hair on patients with blonde body hair, or fine blond vellus hair on the face does not usually contain enough pigment to be targeted effectively with IPL. Dark or tanned complexions may have a harder time obtaining a good result, as the device has a harder time targeting dark hair that is found on dark skin. However, IPL is highly effective at treated most medium to dark body hair on fair to medium complexions. In order to determine if your skin type or hair color is suitable for IPL, we encourage you to meet with Dr. Lipeles for a personalized IPL consultation. There may be other treatments that are compatible with your needs.

What Does a Hair Removal Session Entail?

Each area of the body is usually completed within 30 minutes, making it easy to fit into most women's schedules. In addition, there is absolutely no downtime. Patients can return to their daily activities immediately following treatment. The treatment causes only minimal discomfort. The IPL system Dr. Lipeles uses is known as the only pain-free hair removal system. Patients often liken the sensation to the feeling of a rubber band snap.

Is The Hair Removal Session Painful?

The momentary discomfort subsides just seconds after the device is triggered. The vast majority of patients find that IPL is not painful at all, but rather easy to get through. Compared to waxing, IPL is generally far less painful. If you have had a wax, you will find our virtually painless IPL device a much kinder alternative to your skin. Additionally, the temporary discomfort is well worth the long-lasting results patients achieve with IPL laser hair reduction.

How Long Does it Take to See Results from Laser Hair Removal?

Most patients notice results quickly after treatment. Visible hair reduction generally occurs within the first 14 days after treatment. A series of treatments will improve upon the results of each session so that the hair becomes finer and more sparse over time. Each IPL treatment removes approximately 20% of the hair that is treated, often more for areas with finer or less dense hair.

Are the Results of Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

Most patients — between 70% and 90% — do enjoy permanent IPL results. Laser hair removal is generally most effective on darker colored hair.

In addition, hormonal changes might cause hair to return in which case it can easily be re-treated. Patients can expect to have between 2 to 6 treatments per area for permanent hair removal. Are you ready to experience beautifully smooth, hairless skin? There is no better time than the present. To learn more about the IPL procedure for hair removal with a provider at Marina OB/GYN, call the office or book an appointment using the easy online scheduling system.