Laser Hair Reduction

Shaving, waxing, electrolysis and bleaching can be tedious and irritating. Laser hair reduction is a non-invasive procedure that reduces areas of hair growth and can be performed on almost any area of the body.

Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction

While electrolysis was once considered the only form of permanent hair removal for the face and other areas of the body, laser hair reduction is a more effective way to quickly and comfortably reduce unwanted areas of hair growth with fewer treatments. Plus, the laser hair reduction process does not irritate sensitive areas of the skin like shaving and waxing! Additional benefits of laser hair reduction include:

  • Precision. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hair while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.
  • Speed. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. Treatment time can take between 20-45 minutes.
  • Predictability. 90% of patients have permanent hair reduction after an average of six sessions.

The Laser Hair Reduction Procedure

Common areas benefitted by laser hair reduction include:

  • For women - the upper lip, chin, under arms, breasts, stomach, bikini line and legs.
  • For men - the sideburns, neck, shoulders, upper arms, back, stomach, buttocks.

Laser hair reduction only targets areas of "actively growing" hair. Since hair grows in cycles, the laser hair reduction process should be repeated to ensure that any areas of unwanted hair are treated entirely.

Through a series of treatments, the laser hair reduction procedure can permanently reduce hair growth. Successful laser hair reduction treatments require about three treatments before results begin to show and about eight consecutive treatments to reduce the hair returning to the treatment areas.

Laser hair reduction treatments are performed in-office and usually take less than 30 minutes to perform. Patients return home the same day and resume normal activities immediately.

Considering Laser Hair Reduction

Facial and body hair reduction is now easier than ever. If you're looking for long-lasting results, consider laser hair reduction treatments at Vargas Face and Skin Center in Kansas City. Dr. Vargas will consult you personally and help you discover the right plan of action for your hair reduction needs.

“Laser hair removal was totally worth it. Now I don’t have to worry about shaving and have completely smooth skin under my arms.”

Laser Hair Reduction Q&A

This treatment helps to reduce unwanted hair of the face and/or body.

Any area of the body can be treated.  The most commonly treated areas include the chin, neck, bikini, underarms, back, and legs.

Most individuals need six treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. It is very important to stay on schedule with treatment to achieve the best results.

You may experience slight discomfort in more sensitive areas. This treatment is well tolerated by our patients.

The settings are customized to treat the type and color of your hair. Gel is applied to the area and then a chilled applicator is placed on the skin to deliver the light therapy that removes hair. Oftentimes patients feel a warm sensation during the delivery of light.

Some redness may occur and usually resolves within less than an hour.  Patients may also feel a sunburn-like sensation. A razor-burn like affect may occur and is normal. Hair will appear to be growing days after the treatment, but these hairs are really shedding from the follicle.

Any procedure that addresses cosmetic needs is not usually covered by insurance. Special cases such as trauma may be reimbursable in part or whole. It is the patient’s responsibility for pre-approval of coverage and to process the claim for insurance.

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