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Remove unwanted hair

a popular procedure with lasting results

A laser hair removal procedure can remove unwanted hair and save you time spent on shaving, tweezing and waxing. There is no downtime with this treatment and it can easily fit into your busy schedule. Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. with lasting results. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over a million laser hair removal procedures were performed in 2018, making it the fourth highest minimally invasive procedure.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

get rid of unwanted hair

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure in which a beam of concentrated light is emitted and absorbed by the melanin in the hair. The energy from the light is converted to heat to destroy the sacs within the hair follicles - getting rid of unwanted hair and prohibiting the growth of future hair.There is no damage to the surrounding skin. Almost any area can be treated for unwanted hair except the eyelid and its surrounding area. The most common locations are the bikini line, armpits, chin, face, legs, and upper lip. The best outcomes feature a contrast between hair and skin colors, i.e., dark hair and light skin.

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Procedure for Laser Hair Removal

a quick and easy procedure

Laser hair removal is a fairly quick procedure depending on the area being treated. Large areas can take an hour or more, whereas smaller areas may take only a few minutes. A topical numbing anesthetic may be used for larger areas and you will need to wear eye protection. You may feel some discomfort during the procedure and a cold sensation from a gel or cooling device. The hair where the procedure will take place should be shaved 1 - 2 days prior so there is only a few millimeters or hair above the skin. The laser can be adjusted for the color of the hair and skin. The laser technician will use a hand-held laser instrument on your skin, sending pulses of light to a specific area. The heat from the laser beam will go through your skin to destroy the hair follicles.

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Here is how you can benefit from Laser Hair Removal treatments:

remove unwanted hair

  1. No more shaving
  2. A quick procedure: many hairs can be treated simultaneously 
  3. Large areas like the back or legs can be completed in about an hour
  4. Can be performed on most areas of the body (except the eyelids)
  5. Minimal side effects
  6. No damage to surrounding skin
  7. Precise results in a specific target area
  8. Reduces hair growth substantially 
  9. Relatively painless procedure, especially if the area is numbed
  10. Remove unwanted hair from your arms, back, bikini line, chin, face, legs, underarms, and other areas

Caring Environment: Setting the Standard for Cosmetic Excellence

At The Workman Center For Beautiful Skin & Bodies, we care about providing the best service, most comprehensive aesthetic care, and exceptional results in a comfortable environment. Our aesthetic professionals have a wealth of experience to draw from in order to provide you with exceptional care. We treat our clients as individuals, addressing your specific goals and working out a plan to address them so that your expectations are met and your experience is seamless. If you're looking for some of the best Laser Hair Removal Vancouver and Portland can offer, look no further. Call us today at (360) 614.2537 to schedule a consultation, or feel free to fill out our online contact form to inquire about an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

Laser Hair RemovalFAQs

Anyone looking to get rid of unwanted hair is a good candidate for laser hair removal. The ideal candidate is someone with dark and coarse hair and pale skin because it allows the melanin to be easily seen. Your laser technician will examine your hair and skin color and help you make the best decision.

The results can be long-lasting, with some Vancouver laser hair removal patients finding up to 90% reduction of hair after several treatments. It can take weeks before all the treated hairs fall out. The reason repeated treatments work well is being able to target hair follicles in a new-growth stage, which are usually finer and lighter colored.

It depends on the type of hair you have as far as color and thickness, and your skin tone. On average, most people need four to six treatments spread over several months, up to nine months. Additionally, you may need a maintenance session once or twice a year after your initial set of treatments.

There is usually little to no downtime with a laser hair removal procedure. You may experience temporary swelling and redness for a few hours, with a feeling reminiscent of a light sunburn. Anti-inflammatory creams or ice/cold packs can help reduce swelling and discomfort. You will need to wear a good sunscreen if outside, although avoiding sun exposure whether natural or something like a tanning bed is recommended for at least six weeks.

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Schedule a consultation at the Workman Center for Beautiful Skin & Bodies today and get started on your aesthetic journey.

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