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Laser Hair Reduction

Laser is a convenient way to permanently remove unwanted facial and body hair. We use an Elos System with a Diode laser. The light emitted from the laser is attracted to melanin, which is the pigment in the hair. The light energy is transferred into heat energy at the hair follicle causing permanent damage to the hair root.

Which hair will the laser target?

The hair needs to have enough pigment in it for the laser to see the hair. White, gray, red, and light hair are not able to be treated with the laser as there is not enough pigment for the laser to target.

Who can undergo laser treatments?

Candidates for laser hair removal have light skin, no tan, and dark unwanted hair. There are medications and conditions that would exclude you from laser therapy therefore you will need a consultation before your treatment begins.

How long does it take to permanently remove hair? 

The procedure itself only takes a short time but it will take a number of sessions to complete the process. Many persons will need six sessions, occasionally more or less. The sessions are done at different intervals depending on the body area being treated, usually 4-8 weeks apart.

Does it hurt? 

The treatments may feel like a rubber band snap as the laser is pulsed. Most persons do not require numbing creams but the doctor may prescribe one for you if you are uncomfortable during the treatment. This discomfort is temporary and usually resolved before you leave the office.

Are there complications? 

The complications are usually mild and resolve quickly but more serious reactions may occur. There is a risk of burning the skin or increasing/decreasing the skin pigment but this has been uncommon. Dr. Bleezarde has been using different forms of lasers for over 20 years. 

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