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Hair Removal


Removing unwanted hair from the face and/or body is a common concern that both men and women struggle with. Many popular hair removal techniques are inconvenient, inefficient, and can trigger a number of irritating side effects:

  • Depilatory Creams: chemical formulations break disulfide bonds of the hair proteins to destroy the hair shaft.
    • Downside: often has an unpleasant smell; may produce skin irritation or dermatitis in some individuals; delivers only short-term results (similar to shaving)
  • Shaving: hair is not removed above the level of the pore at the follicular opening (vs. by the root)
    • Downside: ingrown hairs, folliculitis (razor bumps); cumulative expenses incurred by purchasing razors over one’s entire lifetime; stubble formation within 12-24 hour; provides short-term results and requires consistent upkeep to maintain results
  • Waxing/Sugaring: hot wax is applied to the skin and quickly removed in order to pull hair out at the roots. Although hair removal lasts longer than with shaving, maintenance sessions are necessary to preserve results
    • Downside: Can be very painful; requires sufficient hair regrowth for effective removal; potential to irritate or burn the skin; treatments can be expensive and time consuming; uneven hair regrowth may leave clients with awkward patches of hair

Laser hair removal (photoepilation) use the principle of selective photothermolysis to permanently remove undesirable hair without the bothersome side effects associated with traditional hair removal options—making razor bumps, prickly stubble, painful waxing sessions, and time-consuming shaving rituals a thing of the past!

At the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute, triple board-certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon Dr. D. David Saadat has equipped each of his three practice facilities (Beverly Hills, Valencia, and Santa Clarita, California) with the Soprano®XL: the advanced laser hair removal system developed by trusted aesthetics industry leader, Alma Lasers®. Dr. Saadat selected the Soprano®XL for his practice because of its clinically proven ability to safely, comfortably, and effectively keep unwanted hair at bay. In just 4-7 sessions, our professionally trained laser hair removal technicians can help you to achieve the smooth, hair-free skin that you can feel proud to show off!


What sets the SopranoXL apart from other laser hair removal systems?

Featuring 810-nm diode laser technology (considered the “gold standard” in laser hair removal), the powerful light energy of the SopranoXL penetrates deep into the dermis at a rapid 10 pulse-per-second rate to effectively heat and destroy the targeted hair follicles. The pulse structure of the SopranoXL is unique because it is comprised of two discrete pulses—the first pulse is elongated and serves to heat the targeted tissue. The second pulse is a shorter pulse that destroys the hair follicle and its surrounding vasculature.

The SopranoXL is aptly described as a “Pain-Free, Hair-Free™” laser hair removal treatment, a characterization made possible because of Alma Lasers’ patented IN-Motion™ technology, which equalizes the energy distribution and minimizes the risk of irritation and side effects, thus ensuring patient comfort and safety during and after each session!

What happens during a laser hair removal session?

Your laser hair removal treatment can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the size of the treatment area. Your laser hair removal technician will use a small, hand-held device to deliver the light energy that will destroy the hair follicles in the designated treatment area. The laser workstation is equipped with built-in cooling technology to ensure your comfort during the treatment while protecting the adjacent skin and tissue.

Does laser hair removal require post-treatment downtime?

Because it is a non-invasive service, no anesthesia or downtime is required with laser hair removal—you may return to your normal activities immediately after your session. Some patients experience mild redness, itching, or swelling around the treatment zone; however, these symptoms are rare and subside within a few days. For two weeks after your laser hair removal session, you should avoid unprotected sun exposure and vigilantly apply sunscreen to the treatment area, as this area will be particularly sensitive and more likely to burn or become discolored. We also recommend that you shave between sessions instead of waxing and/or tweezing.

How does it work?

During a typical laser hair removal session, an intense, pulsating beam of light is directed at a wavelength designed to target the melanin (pigment that gives our hair and skin its color) at the follicle growth center (called the hair bulb). As the light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle, it then painlessly destroys the carbon in the hair follicles, killing the hair itself and permanently preventing any future regrowth in that follicle. Laser hair removal is safe for use on any area of the body where patients have unwanted hair (except for the eyelids), and the settings on our advanced lasers can be adjusted to accommodate your hair and skin color.

How many sessions will I need to see results?

In order to achieve permanent hair elimination, the laser must target hair follicles during the ‘active’ phase of their growth cycle. The staggered nature of the hair growth cycle renders multiple hair removal sessions a necessity—most clients require approximately 5-7 sessions (spaced at 4-6 week intervals) to permanently remove all hair from the specified treatment zone. It is important to note that the exact number of treatments required is dependent upon a number of variables: skin tone, hair color, hair type, and the location and size of the treatment area.


As a valued patient at the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute, you will reap the benefits of a patient-centric practice built upon the core principle of comprehensive patient education. Triple Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. D. David Saadat goes to great lengths to ensure that his patients understand the full range of surgical and non-invasive treatment options available to them, and will not proceed until you are 100% satisfied with your personalized treatment plan.

Each of our three California office locations (Beverly Hills, Valencia, and Santa Clarita) is equipped with state-of-the-art technology designed to mitigate the risk of complications and maximize the likelihood of successful treatment outcomes. Unlike the harried treatment environments of many plastic surgery practices, Dr. Saadat and his well-trained staff members will be completely accessible to you throughout your cosmetic enhancement experience, should you have any concerns or questions.

If you would like additional information about permanently removing unwanted hair with Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal treatments, please contact the Beverly Hills Aesthetic Surgical Institute today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Saadat

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