Laser Hair Removal
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a quick and effective method for men and women to eliminate unwanted hair and enjoy smoother, softer skin without the razor bumps. We take extra care to ensure your comfort and privacy during treatment. Because we use the most powerful, yet gentle laser hair removal systems on the market, treatments are quick, comfortable, and effective.
During the consultation, Dr. Kim will outline the best approach for your hair removal based on skin type and hair color. Because we have several hair removal devices available that can be tailored to individual needs, our precision hair removal treatments can be used even on the most difficult or sensitive areas such as the upper lip, underarms, back, chest, and bikini area.
Prior to treatment, the area is numbed with topical anesthesia. While the laser is treating unwanted hair, there is a snapping sensation that only occurs while the laser light is applied to the skin. After treatment, most patients have pink, slightly bumpy skin in the treated area for several minutes to hours. Other than sun avoidance, no special care of the treated area is generally required.
The number of laser hair removal treatments needed will depend on several factors, including hair type, hair and skin color, body location, and other systemic conditions. Generally, at least three to five treatments are required for the best overall hair reduction. Touch-ups may be needed to maintain the smooth results. While complete elimination of all hair is not possible, most patients are extremely pleased with their results as any hair that returns is typically finer and thinner with slower regrowth than untreated areas.
Cosmetic Dermatologist Serving Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Tacoma, Puyallup, Gig Harbor, Centralia, Shelton, Federal Way & surrounding areas in Washington.