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Laser Hair Removal

Welcome to our Laser Hair Removal page at Beacon Dermatology, where we specialize in helping you achieve smooth, hair-free skin using advanced laser technology. The Beacon Dermatology team is dedicated to providing safe, effective, and personalized laser hair removal treatments tailored to your unique needs.

How laser hair removal works

Laser hair removal uses technology in which a beam of light is applied to unwanted hair on various parts of the body. This light is a specific wavelength that targets the melanin—the pigment in the hair that gives it color, in the hair follicle. When the light enters the follicle, it is converted to heat energy that destroys / inactivates the follicle, preventing the hair from growing again. This results in long-lasting hair reduction and smoother skin over time.

What type of laser removal technology does Beacon Dermatology use?

At Beacon Dermatology, we use the Rohrer Spectrum 810nm Diode, which is considered to be the gold standard in laser hair removal. Diode lasers use a single wavelength of light that has a high abruption rate in melanin. As the melanin heats up it destroys the root and blood flow to the follicle disabling the hair growth permanently. When directed at a target area, the light is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle. By allowing only the hair follicle to be damaged, preserving surrounding tissue will make your treatment process as comfortable as possible.

How does the Spectrum 810nm Diode from other laser treatments?

The 810nm Diode on the Spectrum laser has built-in contact cooling to protect the surface of the skin, making the treatment a comfortable, pain-free experience for patients.

Benefits of laser hair removal

  • Precision: Laser technology precisely targets unwanted hair without damaging surrounding skin, providing effective results.
  • Speed: The procedure is quick, with small areas such as the upper lip taking only minutes, while larger areas like the back may take up to an hour.
  • Long-lasting Results: Laser hair removal offers long-term reduction in hair growth, minimizing the need for shaving, waxing, or other temporary hair removal methods.
  • Comfortable Treatment: Our state-of-the-art lasers are equipped with cooling mechanisms to ensure a comfortable treatment experience.
  • Versatility: Laser hair removal can be performed on almost any area of the body, including the face, arms, legs, bikini area, chest, back, and more.

Our approach

At Beacon Dermatology, we believe in delivering personalized care to each of our patients. During your initial consultation, the Beacon Dermatology team will assess your skin type, hair color, and medical history to create a customized treatment plan tailored to your needs and goals. We will address any concerns you may have and ensure you are comfortable and informed throughout the process.

Aftercare and follow-up

Following your laser hair removal treatment, our team will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to help you achieve the best results. We recommend avoiding sun exposure and using sunscreen to protect your skin post-treatment. Depending on your individual response to treatment, you may require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results. We will schedule follow-up appointments as needed to track your progress and adjust your treatment plan accordingly.

How many treatments will I need?

Hair grows in cycles, making it necessary to receive a series of treatments. This varies from patient to patient. Each treatment is spaced between 4-8 weeks apart and a minimum of 6 treatments is recommended.

When will I see results? How long do they last?

You can begin to see hair fall out in approximately 1-3 weeks post-treatment. Laser hair removal can only damage hair that is in its active growth stage. Although hair will appear thinner and less noticeable with just one treatment, you’ll need to return for multiple follow-up appointments to see optimal results. After optimal treatment sessions of laser hair removal, you can enjoy long-lasting hair reduction. Hair removal is not 100% permanent and hormones play a role in hair growth cycles, which may decrease depending on age. Hair that comes out of being dormant after several years will need to be treated.

Can I shave between laser hair removal sessions?

Shaving is generally recommended between sessions, as it helps ensure that the hair follicles are present for the laser to target. However, avoid plucking, waxing, or using hair removal creams, as these methods remove the hair from the root.

Schedule your consultation

Ready to say goodbye to unwanted hair and hello to smooth, radiant skin? Schedule your consultation with us today to learn more about our laser hair removal services and how we can help you achieve your skincare goals. We look forward to welcoming you to our practice and guiding you on your journey to confident, hair-free skin!

At a Glance

Michael Rains, MD, FAAD

  • Board certified in dermatology
  • Specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology
  • Author of multiple peer-reviewed publications and previous adjunct faculty at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin
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