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Laser Hair Removal finally stops the cycle of shaving, waxing, plucking or even the painstaking process of electrolysis, in which one hair is removed at a time. The laser allows large areas of hair to be treated at once, and it is the closest method we have for permanent hair removal. It is a popular treatment for both men and women.

At Cheng Plastic Surgery, our board-certified facial plastic surgeons use the Light-Sheer Diode Laser System, which is the “gold standard” for hair removal in the industry. Light energy from the laser device is absorbed by the pigment of the hair follicle, which results in the safe destruction of the follicle.

The Light-Sheer works on all skin tones without the risk of hypopigmentation, and it also works on most hair colors. Some very light colors may still be problematic, as they have no pigment to absorb the laser light.

Most people require at least four to six treatments to see the maximum reduction of hair. This is because hair grows in cycles, and not all hair is in the same growth cycle at the same time. The device can only work on hair when it is in a particular cycle of growth. Therefore, each time you have a treatment, the laser will affect different hair follicles.

The results from laser hair removal are near-permanent, which means that subsequent growth is usually lighter and finer than before. If you have any new growth of dark hair, you can have periodic touch-up procedures, but these are usually required no more than once or twice per year, if at all.

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Your Laser Hair Removal Procedure

The LightSheer Diode Laser System is equipped with a patented ChillTip™ that provides continuous contact and cooling of the skin, which increases your comfort during the procedure.

The laser light targets the pigment of the hair follicle underneath the surface of the skin, while leaving the top layer of skin intact.

The sensation is similar to the snap of a rubber band against your skin. Topical numbing cream can be applied to the area to be treated. Patients report that it is more comfortable than most other hair removal methods, particularly waxing and electrolysis.

The hair ceases to grow and falls out in about three weeks after the treatment. Remember that only some of the hair will respond to the laser each time you have a treatment.

Recovering from Laser Hair Removal

Because the laser does not damage the surface skin, no recovery time is required. You can go back to work or other activities immediately. While you may have some minor redness and swelling for a few hours after the treatment, any skin irritation is usually less than after traditional hair removal methods.

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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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