Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Pink Plastic Surgery

Dr. Windy Olaya

Plastic Surgeon located in Orange, CA

Dr. Windy Olaya and her staff specialize in the use of lasers to perform a variety of procedures including wrinkle removal and laser hair removal. Pink Plastic Surgery serves Orange, California residents, as well as those who live in many of the surrounding neighborhoods.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is Involved in a Laser Hair Removal Procedure?

During an ICONĀ® laser hair removal procedure, hairs are targeted with an intense beam of light, that degrades the hairs at their roots. Hairs that have been lasered will often return after three to four months but will be much thinner and lighter than in the past. After so many sessions, the hair may not return at all. Hair removal procedures can last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the targeted area. ICONĀ® laser hair removal procedures are non-invasive and produce very few side effects. During a hair removal session, the patient does not need any anesthetic or other types of sedation.

How Many Treatments are Needed?

Laser hair removal treatments can show a dramatic reduction in the coarseness and color of a hair after only one treatment. Finer hairs will be the first to be eliminated. Hairs that are coarse and dark may require several treatments before they begin to lighten and appear less coarse and rigid. While complete hair loss cannot be guaranteed, laser hair removal treatments can provide lighter, finer hair after two or three treatments. The rate at which the hair grows back will depend on the hair itself, as well as the patient. Frequency and timing of treatments depends on the location of the hair and its growth pattern cycle. Each patient will respond to the treatment differently causing the hair to return much slower in some cases, with no hair growth in others.

Will the Hair Eventually Grow Back?

With most laser hair removal procedures, the hair will eventually grow back, especially if it is very dark and coarse. The finer the hair that is being treated, the longer it may be before it returns. In some cases, the hair may become so fine that it eventually stops returning, although this is not always the case with every person.

Insurance Policy

Note that insurances are for Reconstructive Work, Breast Oncology and hernia repairs only, it does not cover Cosmetic Consults or Procedures. Although Dr. Olaya is contracted with all of these insurances, your insurance may require a referral from your primary care physician (particularly for HMOs). If you have Medicare or a PPO, please call and schedule your appointment. *Prior authorization is usually required after a referral to see Dr. Olaya has been obtained. Please contact your primary care doctor for a referral and feel free to let our office know if you need any assistance.*

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