Lisa Precht, MD
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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal in Seattle


Laser hair removal is a procedure that permanently removes hair from the body by utilizing a laser or pulsed light system. At Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medispa, we are proud to offer our Seattle laser hair removal patients the Palomar StarLux 500, the most powerful laser and pulsed light system on the market. For hair removal, we employ pulsed light, which is similar to a laser but has a larger beam and longer pulse for safe, fast, and comfortable treatments. If you are considering becoming a laser hair removal Seattle / Bellevue patient, explore the paragraphs below to learn more about this procedure.

is a procedure that permanently removes hair from the body by utilizing a laser or pulsed light system. At Premier Cosmetic Surgery & Medispa, we are proud to offer our Seattle laser hair removal patients the Palomar StarLux 500, the most powerful laser and pulsed light system on the market. For hair removal, we employ pulsed light, which is similar to a laser but has a larger beam and longer pulse for safe, fast, and comfortable treatments. If you are considering becoming a laser hair removal Seattle / Bellevue patient, explore the paragraphs below to learn more about this procedure.

How does laser/pulsed light hair removal work?
Pulses of intense concentrated light are directed through a small handpiece which is gently applied to the treatment site. The light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles and converted to heat. The heat then loosens the hair and disables the cells responsible for growing new hair. Laser/pulsed light hair removal can be done on any area of the body, including the face, underarms, shoulders, neck, arms, back, chest, abdomen, bikini area, and legs. Only hair follicles that are in their active growing phase (anagen phase) are affected by the treatment. Thus, not all hair follicles can be treated at once, and up to six treatments may be necessary to achieve permanent hair reduction.

Will the treatments hurt?
With a superior cooling system that maximizes patient comfort, our Palomar Pulsed Light System uses a uniquely long pulse width that delivers energy to the skin over a relatively long period of time. This makes the pulses safer and more comfortable. You may experience a feeling similar to that of a rubber band being snapped on the skin, but most of our Seattle laser hair removal patients do not report this sensation as painful. We are happy to provide you with a topical anesthetic that can be applied before treatment if you wish.

What should I expect after laser hair removal in Seattle?
You may experience temporary redness and a mild “sunburn”- like effect that may last a few hours to a few days. Some of the hair that was in the treated follicles is wiped off immediately after treatment, and the rest is shed over the next several 2-4 weeks. The hair roots that have been destroyed are reabsorbed by the body or shed out.

Laser/pulsed light hair removal is a safe, fast, gentle and effective method for hair removal.  You no longer need to bother with shaving, depilatories, waxing or electrolysis. In just several treatment sessions using the power of lasers/pulsed light, you can dramatically reduce your unwanted hair and enjoy healthy, smooth skin.


 

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