Prolite IPL Laser

Shaft Medical San Diego is the premium West Coast practice offering the newest technology of the 21st century


Prolite IPL Laser

Photo Rejuvenation and Permanent Hair Removal



  • Having a clean, hairless physique keeps us looking young and boosts our confidence.

  • It looks great and people love it.

  • Schedule your FREE consultation today and eliminate crazy-body-hair from your life!







Q – How does Prolite work?

A laser produces a single beam of highly concentrated light. Different types of lasers produce different colors of light. The high-power intense pulsed light (IPL) energy of the of the FDA-approved Prolite represents the proven standard for phot rejuvenation of the skin and permanent hair removal.


When used for hair removal, the light emitted by the Prolite is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) located in hair follicles, melanin pigments give hair its color, and hair shaft. The Prolite pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment in the hair follicle, disabling several hair follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair's regrowth, but not long enough to damage the surrounding skin.

Q – Is Prolite safe and effective?

The special contact-cooling hand piece of the Prolite further protects the epidermis (upper layer of skin). This patented method of epidermal preservation allows delivery of more laser energy deeper into the hair follicle. The size of the coverage per laser pulse is roughly the size of a 50 cent piece.


When used for hair removal, the Prolite is powerful enough for a man’s beard, back, or arms but gentle enough for even  the most sensitive areas on a woman.

Q – How many treatment sessions are needed?

The number of sessions will vary for each individual.

When used for hair removal, the Prolite's energy disables those follicles in the "active" phase of the growth cycle. Follicles in the "dormant" phase will not be affected as they contain no pigment. Since follicles cycle through "active" and "dormant" phases, additional sessions will be needed once the "dormant" follicles become "active". For this reason, we recommend a series of 6 treatments.

Q – What does the treatment involve?

The patient is asked to wear eye protection. The area to be treated is then shaved. A small hand piece, or "wand" is placed against the skin which is cooled as the Prolite is activated. The hand piece is repositioned and the Prolite is activated again. The size or the area treated will determine the number of activations required.

Q – Is the treatment painful?

While some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, most patients report little or no discomfort. For more sensitive patients, anesthetic creams can be applied prior to the treatment.

Q – Are there any side effects?

Immediately after the treatment the skin will look pink and slightly swollen, similar to a sunburn. This will subside within 72 hours and the skin will return to normal. Occasionally, a patient will have temporary pigment changes, blistering, or scabbing. In the unlikely event of blistering, we recommend keeping the area moist with a triple antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin. Cases of scarring have been reported, but these are extremely rare. A test spot is the best determinant of how each individual's skin will react. For the best results you MUST avoid being exposed to the sun or tanning beds for two weeks before and after treatment.




Shaft Medical San Diego specializes in the very latest advanced aesthetic medicine procedures.


As San Diego’s leading provider of Automated FUE Hair Transplantation, our practice offers NeoGraft “No Linear Scar” Hair and Eyebrow Restoration, MiXto SX Micro Fractional Skin Resurfacing Laser for acne scars and skin rejuvenation, PureLight Cellulite Heliotherapy, Alma Accent XL Radio Frequency Laser for skin tightening, QuadraSculpt Liposuction Body Contouring Surgery, Prolite IPL Laser for hair removal and facial rejuvenation, Laviv Personal Skin Cell Cloning Therapy and NeoGraft LTS Cold Laser for acne and enhanced hair growth, as well as Botox, Dysport, Juvéderm, Radiesse, Latisse for eyelash growth, and varicose vein and spider vein treatment.


Shaft Medical’s modern and highly discrete La Jolla office serves clients throughout Southern California including San Diego, Orange, Riverside and Los Angeles counties, and the Palm Springs area.




Call us today at (858) 240-2924 to schedule your personal consultation!