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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Mesotherapy - A. Peter Salas, MD, FACS, FACM

Laser Hair Removal

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Laser or Intense Pulsed Light may be used to destroy hair follicles beneath the surface of the skin. The treatment may be performed on any area of the body and on any skin type if the correct source of light is used. The procedure is usually performed by an aesthetician, preferably under the supervision of a physician, and the treatments are spaced several weeks apart. Common areas of treatment for men and women include the legs, chest, face, abdomen, back, bikini line and underarms.

Because of the varying sizes of treatment areas, one session of laser hair removal can take anywhere from about 15 to 90 minutes to perform. Patients often report a mild stinging sensation during treatment, but various methods of cooling may be used during treatment to help reduce this. Anesthesia is generally not needed.

The light, which is directed at the hair follicles in the area of treatment, penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the follicle beneath the hair. As the light is absorbed, it is converted to heat, destroying the follicles´┐Żs ability to grow new hair.

Patients can continue on with normal daily routines immediately following treatment, but do need to keep the treated areas out of the sun. Some redness may exist but should only last several hours or occasionally up to a couple of days. This is easily camouflaged by clothing or makeup.

What Our Patients are Saying...

"Dr. Salas and his staff were kind, gentle and caring while maintaining a high level of professionalism. My procedure went exactly as planned and I could not be happier with the results."