Laser Hair Reduction – A Safe and Effective Alternative to Traditional Hair Removal Methods

Unwanted hair growth can be frustrating and time consuming. Laser hair reduction is a safe and effective way to diminish unwanted hair, leaving you with soft smooth skin.

During a laser treatment, a cold hand piece is moved over the areas to be treated as pulses of light are delivered by the laser’s cooled applicator.


Traditional hair removal methods (shaving, tweezing and waxing) can be tedious, time consuming and only provide temporary relief from unwanted hair. Laser hair reduction is a safe and effective alternative to traditional methods.

Laser hair removal works by emitting pulses of light energy into the hair follicle to disable it. This results in permanent hair reduction, although multiple treatment sessions may be required to fully disable all the hair follicles.

For the best results, you should avoid plucking, threading or waxing your hair for six weeks before your first treatment session. It is also recommended that you wear sunscreen during your treatments, as some laser skin treatment techniques can cause sunburn.

The diode laser we use has a special contact-cooling hand piece that protects and cools the surface of your skin before, during and after each pulse. This allows it to be used on darker phototypes without damaging the epidermis. However, if you have very light hair it may not be possible to get dramatic results as the laser can’t target nonpigmented hairs.


While most other hair removal methods remove surface-level hair, laser treatment actually targets the root and helps prevent re-growth. During the procedure, a qualified skin care professional moves a hand-held laser device over the desired area of unwanted hair. The laser emits a beam of light energy that penetrates the skin to target the dark pigmented hair follicles. The follicles absorb the energy and heat up, killing them.

A numbing cream may be applied to minimize any discomfort. Some patients experience a slight tingling during the treatment but this is usually temporary. A series of treatments are typically required to achieve the best results.

Laser hair reduction is an effective option for any body area with unwanted hair. The treatment can even be used on a face to eliminate any unwanted facial hair. However, the effectiveness of laser treatments varies depending on hair growth cycles and coloration. Darker hair tends to be more easily treated whereas blonde and light hair is less responsive.


Unlike previous hair removal techniques like shaving, tweezing and waxing laser treatments are relatively pain-free. This is due to a numbing topical that can be applied and the cooling system on our advanced Primelase diode laser that protects the skin.

The neodymium-YAG laser emits a flash of light that is absorbed by the pigment melanin present in your unwanted hair. The energy absorbed by melanin is converted to heat, which obliterates the hair follicle and causes it to stop growing. The laser does not affect any surrounding tissue or blood vessels.

We can effectively remove unwanted hair for good with a series of specialized treatment sessions. Each session takes between 30 minutes to an hour and multiple treatments set a few months apart are required to achieve the best results. This enables us to permanently diminish unwanted hair growth and keep your skin smooth and hair-free for life. We encourage you to call today to learn more about this innovative and safe procedure.


Unlike other hair removal methods (shaving, tweezing and waxing) that remove only the top layers of hair, laser treatments destroy the entire hair shaft – preventing regrowth. Multiple treatments set a few months apart are required for best results.

Pulsed dye lasers emit intense but gentle bursts of light into targeted areas of skin. The light is absorbed by the endogenous pigment melanin and converted into thermal energy, destroying unwanted hair follicles while leaving surrounding skin intact.

The alexandrite laser emits a wavelength that is ideal for darker phototypes, preserving the epidermis while treating deeper tissue. However, this system requires previous shaving of the area.