Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Is Unwanted Hair Getting You Down?

For some people, unwanted hair can be a real problem. You may feel embarrassed, uncomfortable, or just bothered by the sight of certain facial or body hair, and the idea of eliminating it altogether may seem too good to be true. Shaving or tweezing can be irritating, painful, and simply not as effective as you would like. Dr. Rebecca Nonweiler of Northwest Medi Spa offers an excellent solution for ridding unwanted hair from the body once and for all.

We use the latest laser hair removal systems within our state-of-the-art Bend medical spa for the safe and effective long-term elimination of pesky, unwanted hair. New advances in laser hair removal technology have also made it possible to treat virtually any skin or hair type. If you are interested in laser hair removal and want to learn more, Contact Us Today.

Laser Hair Removal Procedure

When you choose to undergo laser hair removal treatment in our Bend spa, we will provide a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.

Before beginning the treatment process, we will conduct a consultation to make sure we are clear about your goals and expectations. We also want to determine whether you are a good candidate for the treatment.

At Northwest Medi Spa, we utilize two types of lasers for hair removal: the Candela® GentleLase Laser Therapy and the Candela® GentleYAG Laser Therapy. During the procedure, Dr. Nonweiler or another experienced technician will apply the laser to the specified area. The laser will emit a series of heat and light impulses that target the hair follicle, removing it at its root, while preserving the surrounding skin. You may feel a slight stinging sensation, which most find tolerable. We can apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area if you prefer.

You will be able to return to normal activities immediately after the procedure; however, you should avoid any strenuous activity for at least 24 hours.

Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
There are multiple benefits of laser hair removal, which include:

  • Permanent hair reduction can be achieved after several treatments
  • Quick procedure – from just a few minutes for small areas like the upper lip, to no more than an hour for large areas like the back or legs
  • Surrounding skin remains undamaged while problem hair is targeted
  • Laser Hair Removal Costs is relatively low for what you can achieve
  • Minimal discomfort during the procedure
  • Results are evident right away
  • Minimal side effects from treatment
  • Little to no downtime or recovery time following the procedure
  • Safe and effective – FDA approved

Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
Virtually anyone is a candidate for laser hair removal, including men or women wanting to remove hair from the:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Face – upper lip, chin, cheeks, sideburns
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Abdomen

The ideal candidate has lighter skin with darker hair. However, with our advanced, new laser technologies, treating patients with most skin or hair types is more effective than ever. The ideal candidate also has realistic expectations of what laser hair removal is able to achieve, as it generally takes three to five treatment sessions for the best results.

Risks or Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective FDA-approved method of removing unwanted hair. Some patients may experience slight swelling or burning at the treatment site; however, side effects generally subside after a couple of days. We recommend the use of sunscreen before and after treatment. Laser treatment cannot be done on tan skin. It is not safe to have laser treatment if you are pregnant. Ask any questions prior to commencing treatment, as it is important to have a clear understanding of the procedure, risks, and potential side effects.

Learn More about Laser Hair Removal
If you are ready to eliminate bothersome hair on your face or body for good, laser hair removal is an excellent solution. Within our comfortable Bend spa facility, you can achieve the smooth, hair-free appearance that you desire. To learn more about laser hair removal, Contact Us Today.