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Mon., Wed., Fri.
8:00am-5:00pm

Tues. and Thurs.
7:30am-5:00pm

Saturday & Sunday Closed

• Accepting New Patients of All Ages
• Most Insurance Plans Accepted

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530-671-2020.

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Laser Hair Removal

Family Physicians, Inc. uses new hair removal technology that effectively treats your hair with any skin color including tanned skin with no adverse effects. Patients can resume a normal lifestyle within minutes of treatment.

• Back • Arms • Hands • Bikini
• Privates • Lip • Chin • Legs
• Feet • Face • Neck • Uni-Brow
• Full Body • Shoulders • Chest/Abs • Underarms

Woman's SideMan's ChestMany women feel uncomfortable with facial hair or hair on other areas of the body. Imagine a laser so fast, affordable and effective that it eliminates shaving, plucking, waxing, electrolysis and even razor bumps! Treatments safely remove unwanted body hair without damaging delicate skin.

Laser hair removal can remedy the discomfort of razor bumps and ingrown hair that many men experience. A growing number of athletes shave their entire bodies for competition or just because they like the appearance. You do not have to be an athlete to feel uncomfortable with back and shoulder hair.

Frequently Asked Questions For Hair Removal

How does the laser remove hair?
The laser emits a beam of light that is attracted to the pigment or melanin in the hair follicle that is in an active growing cycle. A pre-determined pulse duration and energy setting are directed at and absorbed by the hair follicles, disabling the growth of the follicles, resulting in quick, safe and effective hair removal.

What is the advantage of using a laser?
Lasers are precise instruments that can be adjusted to the exact parameters that will specifically disable the hair follicle. The laser uses a wide beam that treats many hairs at once instead of treating hair-by-hair like electrolysis. Because of this, large areas such as your legs, arms, or back can be treated in a short period of time. You will see results that last far longer than tweezing, waxing, shaving, chemical depilation, or other temporary methods.

What does the laser treatment feel like?
The treatment does have a slight prickly or stinging sensation. Most of our clients are able to tolerate the treatment without difficulty. However, since every person’s level of sensitivity is different and treatment areas may vary, a topical numbing cream is available.

What happens to the skin after laser treatment?
Reddening of the skin is the desired reaction. The redness usually subsides within a few minutes to a few hours and returns to normal. Since the laser is not invasive in any way, no bandages are necessary. You are able to reapply your make-up, return to work, and continue with your normal daily activities immediately following treatment.

How many laser treatments will I need?
It has been our experience most of our patients are able to discontinue treatments, knowing they will probably need an occasional touchup, after an average of 5-6 treatments. This is providing that the recommended treatment schedule is followed. It is also important to understand, results may vary depending on the individuals hair type, their stress levels, certain medications and different hormone levels. Keeping in mind some individuals require fewer treatments and some will require more treatments depending on the results desired.

Is laser hair removal permanent?
The FDA has cleared laser hair removal regardless of the laser for 'Permanent Hair Reduction' only. Based on our experience we believe that the hair treated will probably not re-grow. Each individual's treatment response may be different because of their hair or skin type and that they have between 500 and 1000 follicles per square inch, of which many are dormant at the time of treatment, we have no way of knowing if and when they may start growing due to stress levels, certain medications and different hormone levels.

What to expect after laser treatment:
After your initial treatment, you should enjoy a significant reduction of hair. However, it will take 2-4 weeks for the treated hair to push its way to the surface and fall out. With each treatment, the hair in the active growing phase will be effectively treated. A follow up appointment is scheduled in 4-8 weeks after each treatment. Keeping in mind the importance of maintaining your follow up appointments.

What if I have gray, white, blonde, red or light fine hair?
Since the laser is attracted to the pigment in the hair follicle, this hair type or hair color may not be treated with the laser. If this is your case call your nearest clinic, they may have options for the treatment you are seeking at their site.

Hair Removal Pre-Treatment Instructions (Laser):
1. No plucking, waxing, depilatory or bleaching for a minimum of 1 week prior to your first treatment only. We ask that you refrain from any plucking, waxing, depilatory or bleaching during the laser treatment process; these methods will interfere with the laser treatment and may result requiring more treatments to achieve desired results. Shaving is permitted during laser treatments.
2. Please remove make-up, deodorants, and lotions in treatment area prior to treatment. Ladies: If you are treating your bikini area please wear white underwear, because the laser is attracted to dark colors.
3. Shaving may not be required prior to your first treatment. Please call for further instructions. A $25.00 fee will be charged for unshaven areas following your first treatment.
4. If you've started any antibiotics or any other medications that may make you photo sensitive, please let us know. We may have to reschedule your appointment. Also notify the RN/Tech if there has been any change in your health status (new medications, heart condition etc).
5. Sun exposure and tanning beds should be avoided for 3 days pre and post treatment. If sun exposure is unavoidable use a minimum 'SPF 30 SUNSCREEN'.
6. For maximum desired results, multiple treatments will be required at regular scheduled intervals.

Cancellation Policy:
It is important to please call if you are unable to make your appointment. We require a minimum 24-hour notice. There will be a minimum fee of $75.00 for anyone that fails to show or does not cancel at least 24 hours prior to a scheduled appointment. We have invested a great deal of money into the most advanced lasers and medical staff to provide you the best results. If you fail to show up for your appointment, this amounts to considerable lost revenue, which in turn will result in future price increases. You are extremely valuable to us as a customer and it is not our intention to offend anyone and we thank you in advance for your cooperation.

For pricing or any other question please do not hesitate to email us or call your nearest office. Not all locations offer all services. Not all models are actual patients of Family Physicians, Inc.


Before & After Photos For Hair Removal:
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