Virtually our entire body is covered with hair. Because most of this hair is fine and pale, it usually isn’t visible to the naked eye. But, when darker, coarser hair appear in places which may make you uncomfortable – like on the face, neck,abdomen, breasts, legs or underarms in women or on the shoulders, chest and back in men, it may be time to consider laser hair removal UNDERSTANDING HAIR REMOVAL

The usual remedies for unwanted hair like plucking, shaving, waxing or chemical depilatories are painful, messy and are only temporary. Electrolysis is a time-consuming procedure, which can be painful and is useful for removing hair in small areas. During electrolysis, electric current is passed through a needle to destroy each individual hair root. It takes months and numerous regular visits to clear even small areas, like the upper lip. Laser hair reduction is a more effective and practical solution.


The concentrated light beam emitted by the laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. During the procedure, the laser pulses (produces energy) for a fraction of a second, long enough to heat up the hair bulge and significantly impair the follicle’s ability to re-grow. This process treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously and is therefore, appropriate for treating even the largest areas of the body both quickly and effectively. 


The duration of a laser treatment may vary from a few minutes to an hour or more,depending on the size of the area being treated. The hairs in an active growth phase (anagen) are targeted by the laser. As all hairs are not in this phase at the same time, more than one treatment is necessary. The laser treatment may cause some discomfort but most patients tolerate the procedure well. Some areas of the body are more sensitive than others where topical anesthesia can be used. The appearance of the treated area immediately following treatment varies from patient to patient depending on the extent of the procedure and skin type. Redness and swelling around the hair follicle may be seen, which are, in fact, desired endpoints and indicate that the follicle has responded to the treatment. Most people return to routine activity right away. We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment, possible side effects and what results you can expect during your consultation.