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Laser hair reduction brings big benefits to men and women in La Mesa

Laser hair reduction brings big benefits to men and women in La Mesa, said Dr. Christopher Crosby at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic.

Throughout recorded history, men and women have worked to remove unwanted hair for cultural, medical, sexual, or religious reasons. Today, it is more a matter of fashion and comfort. Dr. Christopher Crosby brings the benefits of permanent laser hair reduction to patients in the La Mesa area. 

Hair removal techniques 

Today, hair removal is generally accomplished by:

  • Depilation – Elimination of hair above the surface of skin by shaving, or harsh chemicals that dissolve proteins in hair structure.
  • Epilation – Removing the entire hair – the strand you see and the part beneath skin. Epilation devices, waxing, sugaring, threading, and plucking pull hairs out by the roots.
  • Friction – Buffing hair away with a rough-surfaced tool.

Advantages of laser hair reduction 

If these conventional methods remove hair, what are the benefits of laser hair reduction? La Mesa men and women are finding out, one smooth, sleek body part at a time.


Laser hair reduction is technically a type of epilation. However, it does not yank the hair root from the follicle. Rather, focused light in a specific wavelength is absorbed by pigments in the hair. Laser energy heats and destroys the follicle, allowing hair to gently fall out. Only hairs in the growing (anagen) phase respond, so several treatments are necessary for full clearance.


Grossmont Dermatology’s laser hair reduction patients love:

  • Comfort – Special steps are taken to ensure patient comfort, and treatment is well tolerated.
  • Convenience – Depending on the area, a session typically takes less than an hour.
  • No downtime – You may return to normal activities right away.
  • Safety – Our laser technicians have special training and experience. With their expertise, risk of swelling, discomfort, burns, or pigmentation changes are minimized.
  • No razor rash or stubble.
  • Lasting results! – While the body continues to produce a few new hair follicles, only occasional touchup sessions are needed.

Call Grossmont Dermatology in La Mesa at (619) 462-1670 to start enjoying the benefits of laser hair reduction.


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Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Skin Cancer Treatment Center Staff

Grossmont Dermatology is committed to providing patients with excellent quality skin treatments to help them preserve their youth. They use the latest technologies and treatment modalities to provide patients with the most effective services suiting their individual needs.

The team of professionals at the practice comprise:

  • Paul B. Dean, MD, MPH, FAAD – Specializes in general dermatology, mole and lesion removal, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and skin cancer treatments.
  • Maki Christine Goskowicz, MD, FAAD – Expertise includes general, cosmetic and laser dermatology, and skin cancer surgery and Botox treatments.
  • Christopher Crosby, MD, PhD, FAAD - Specialist in Mohs surgery and reconstructive dermatologic surgery for skin cancers.
  • Shinko Lin, MD – Specializes in general, cosmetic and laser dermatology, skin cancer treatments, and PDT.
  • Helene Jolly, PA-C, MPAP – Performs cosmetic dermatology, acne and skin rash treatments, and mole removal among other tasks.
  • Kira A. Tellache, PA-C – Performs general dermatology including acne and skin rashes as well as cosmetic dermatology and mole removal.

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