Geriatrics & Family Medicine Center
Medical Laser Center
Creating a New You

Laser Hair Removal


Laser hair removal offers a gentle, long lasting solution to unwanted body hair. Imagine not having to shave, tweeze or wax. Based on technology used for nearly a decade, Laser hair removal causes permanent hair reduction without damaging the epidermis, regardless of skin type. It is the most comfortable and efficient method to remove unwanted hair.

How does it work?

Laser hair removal systems gently remove unwanted hair. Laser light energy creates heat as it passes through the skin and targets darker colored pigment, melanin, found in the follicle and hair. By heating up the hair follicle during its active phase, the laser disables the follicle’s ability to produce hair without affecting surrounding tissue. In clinical trails to date using a number of different lasers and intense pulsed light hair removal systems, some test sites remained hair-free for up to 2 years.

Is it Permanent?

Yes; Permanent Hair REDUCTION. It is important to emphasize that there is no guarantee that laser hair removal will be permanent, but will likely reduce the total number of hairs growing back after treatment. In addition, the hair that does grow back is often lighter and finer. The FDA has approved several laser manufacturers to claim permanent hair reduction. The results tend to be additive, i.e. more treatments lead to a greater degrees of permanent hair reduction. Results vary based on patient, laser and practitioner.


Laser hair removal is a non-invasive method of photoepilation, which does not require needles or messy chemical creams. Since thousands of hairs can be zapped in a single treatment session, large areas like the back, shoulders, arms and legs can be effectively and efficiently treated.

Most consumers have experienced long-lasting hair removal or permanent hair reduction.

Very safe when performed properly. Make sure your treatment giver is a licensed and has experience with laser treatments.

Great for large areas such as backs or legs!

Regrowth can come back lighter in color or finer in texture.

Less expensive and less painful than electrolysis.

Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

Stay away from the sun  two weeks prior to a hair laser removal session, since recently tanned skin will inhibit effectiveness.

If you are taking medication, check first with your skin care specialist prior to being treated.

The area to be treated must be shaved three days before the laser hair removal session.


View More