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Best Laser Hair Removal Services in Oakland, CA

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Oakland Laser Hair Removal Services on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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770 Tamalpais Drive, Suite 301, Corte Madera, CA 94925
WebsiteLicense: A 74002

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4.3 (1568)
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4.3 (91)

Why choose this provider?

The Laser Center of Marin is a medical aesthetics practice that has been serving clients in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2003. It provides laser hair removal services using the Vectus and LightSheer diode laser systems. The practice also offers eyelid surgery, body contouring, skin tightening, and injectable treatments, including Botox and dermal fillers. The locally owned and operated company aims to educate and support patients in achieving their aesthetic goals. It has earned the Black Diamond and Platinum Level designations from Allergan and Galderma.

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3300 Webster Street, Suite 1200, Oakland, CA 94609

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4.7 (891)
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1.9 (168)

Why choose this provider?

East Bay Women's Health is a multi-practice clinic and medical spa that caters to the residents of Oakland and the surrounding areas. It provides laser hair removal services for a wide range of body areas, including the face, underarms, legs, and bikini lines. Other services that it offers include Botox injections and hormone replacement therapy. East Bay Women's Health is a recipient of the East Bay Express' 2021 Readers' Picks award. The clinic has been featured on KRON-TV.

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1950 Mountain Ave Suite 7 Montclair Village, Oakland, CA 94611
WebsiteLicense: G 85671

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4.5 (92)
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5.0 (19)

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Artful Aesthetics is a boutique medical spa serving clients in Oakland. It offers laser hair removal services for small to large treatment areas using the Clear + Brilliant Permea laser technology. In addition, the spa provides individualized and custom-created treatments, including skin rejuvenation, body sculpting, hair restoration, and cosmetic injectables. Artful Aesthetics is owned by its clinical director Irina Abovsky-Akkerman, who has over 17 years of aesthetic skincare expertise. It carries Alastin and Skin Medica skin care products.

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111 Maiden Lane 720, San Francisco, CA 94108
WebsiteLicense: A 54424

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4.5 (436)
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4.8 (70)
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3.9 (64)

Why choose this provider?

City Laser Clinic provides aesthetic services and personalized enhancement treatments to individuals in Oakland and the surrounding communities. It offers laser hair removal to eliminate hair in the bikini area, legs, chest, and arms. It uses several laser systems with ultra-rapid pulse speeds, such as LightSheer, Candela, and Cynosure, for a 20 to 30-minute therapy. In addition, the company provides IV therapy, micro-needling, botox, dermal fillers, and IPL photo facials. City Laser Clinic was named “Best of the Bay” in the category of medical spas.

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4125 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
WebsiteLicense: 210384

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4.6 (49)
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5.0 (26)
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4.0 (14)

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The Skin Studio Inc. is a medical spa in Oakland that provides various skin care services such as laser hair removal, facial treatments, microdermabrasion, and LED facial rejuvenation. The company offers a holistic approach to skin care, initially formulating a program that addresses clients' individual needs. It aims to improve skin conditions, allowing clients to remove makeup used to cover skin imperfections. Its clients are multi-ethnic and are referred by clients, dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and nurses.

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4111 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611

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4.5 (30)
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4.3 (27)
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4.4 (27)

Why choose this provider?

Elyssium Advanced Skin Care is an aesthetic and medical spa serving customers in the Oakland metro. It offers advanced skin treatments, including laser hair removal, nail fungus removal, and skin resurfacing. Its laser hair removal is performed using the Cutera Nd: YAG lasers, formulated for men and women of all skin tones and provide lasting hair removal. The spa also offers HydraFacial treatment and medical spa services. Noha Aboelata, the owner, is an esthetician who has been in the industry for 13 years.

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2017 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611

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4.8 (118)
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4.8 (57)

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Skinspirit Oakland is a medical spa that serves the locals of Oakland and nearby communities. Its trained aestheticians use the LightSheer® DUET™ device for laser hair removal services, an FDA-approved method for hair growth reduction for women and men who want to get rid of unwanted body hair on their arms, legs, underarms, bikini areas, and chests. They also offer a wide range of beauty services such as Botox, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and body sculpting treatments. Skinspirit Oakland was formed in 2003.

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Compare our Top Laser Hair Removal Services

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
The Laser Center Of Marin
770 Tamalpais Drive, Suite 301, Corte Madera, CA 94925
East Bay Women's Health
3300 Webster Street, Suite 1200, Oakland, CA 94609
Artful Aesthetics
1950 Mountain Ave Suite 7 Montclair Village, Oakland, CA 94611
City Laser Clinic
111 Maiden Lane 720, San Francisco, CA 94108
The Skin Studio Inc.
4125 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611
Elyssium Advanced Skin Care
4111 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611
Skinspirit Oakland
2017 Mountain Blvd, Oakland, CA 94611

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Laser hair removal has been steadily growing in popularity. Individuals who desire smooth bare skin are drawn to the idea of attaining this goal on a long-term basis. Most people find shaving and waxing tedious and time-consuming. For them, the idea of leaving those tiresome, repetitive tasks behind is very appealing. 

    Moreover, technology continues to grow by leaps and bounds. So, people have more choices in laser treatments. Established and new techniques and equipment offer effective methods of laser hair removal. Some types of laser are better suited to one skin tone or hair color than others. Learning more about these options can help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you
  • How does laser hair removal work?

    This type of hair removal procedure uses the heat from laser light to destroy or damage follicles. The laser targets the melanin in the hair, which absorbs the light, damaging the hair-producing sacs within the skin. Some laser hair removal devices are large enough to treat multiple hair follicles simultaneously.   

  • How long does laser hair removal take?

    Laser hair removal sessions don’t take very long. However, the size of the treatment area plays a role. For example, treating the hair follicles above the upper lip takes a few minutes, while working on hair removal for both legs can run about two hours. Underarm hair removal sessions average 30 minutes to an hour. For each treatment, budget additional time for prep.

  • How long does laser hair removal last?

    When a hair follicle is effectively destroyed, it no longer grows hair. In those areas, the hair removal lasts indefinitely. However, laser hair removal treatments are not 100 percent effective in destroying the follicles. Often, many of the targeted areas are only partially damaged. In those areas, patients see regrowth within several weeks to a few months.

  • How many sessions do I need for laser hair removal to be permanent?

    This is a long-term solution, not a permanent one. Hair goes through phases, including periods of rest, shedding, and growth. All the hair in a single area doesn’t sync. So, when a technician is treating your legs with a laser, it only affects the hair in an active growth phase. Plus, some follicles are only damaged, not destroyed. So typically, about four to six sessions over six to nine months are required for maximum effect.

  • Is laser hair removal safe?

    Professional laser hair removal is generally safe if the individual performing the treatments is trained and knowledgeable about the process. Patients following the recommended guidelines might also help prevent complications. In rare cases, clients who tend to scar may have some scarring from the treatment. There is no current research addressing the safety of home laser hair removal use.

  • Does laser hair removal hurt?

    The laser hair removal process may be uncomfortable. Some people experience more discomfort than others. A dermatologist can apply high-quality numbing cream to the area first to lessen pain. You may have some temporary skin irritation, swelling, and redness after the treatment. But that should subside in a few hours. Ice packs can help reduce these effects.