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Laser Hair Reduction2020-10-07T07:55:51-08:00

Laser Hair Reduction

Unwanted hair can be inconvenient, embarrassing, and reduce your self-confidence. There’s only so much shaving and waxing you can do, and these types of hair removal procedures can be very time-consuming. It is estimated that men spend an average combined total of 45 days of their life shaving, and women spend 72 days removing unwanted hair. Laser hair reduction therapy can safely and effectively disable targeted hair follicles, so your skin feels silky and smooth, eliminating your need to ever shave or wax again.

At VIDA Aesthetic Medicine in Salem, we offer two different treatment options. The Sciton Profile 1064nm and BBL (broadband light) system. If you’re familiar with light technology, BBL is similar to IPL, but BBL is far superior to give you optimal results. The duration of the energy and pulses are carefully calibrated to be absorbed by the hair follicle’s pigment in order to disable it. Having two options to choose from means we can offer you the most effective treatment for your hair and skin type. Enjoy results that are safe, effective, and lasting.

At VIDA, we know great results are important to you—and your safety and trust are important to us. Our expert providers are highly trained and certified in the use of light and laser-based treatments. They continue their training and knowledge in laser hair removal through ongoing training sessions that keep pace with the latest in industry technologies and techniques. All treatments at VIDA are closely supervised by our on-site medical director, Dr. Kim Thompson. We stay current on the latest technologies so you can be sure you are getting the most advanced, effective, and safest treatment to remove unwanted hair.

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Maximize Your Laser Hair Removal Results

Getting rid of unwanted hair is just one way to save time grooming while helping your skin look its best. Laser hair reduction works best on coarse, darker hair often found on the legs, arms, armpits, groin area, and upper lip. VIDA also offers Dermaplaning to expertly remove “peach fuzz” on the face, for those who want to take silky facial skin to the next level. Dermaplaning can be a great addition to laser hair reduction sessions to achieve temporary, complete facial hair removal.

You might also want to consider laser skin rejuvenation and experience what laser treatments can do to improve skin tone and texture. From acne treatments to addressing pigmentation issues and acne scarring, laser skin therapy can do much more than remove unwanted hair. Talk to a VIDA expert during your consultation and discover the many benefits of laser treatments for all types of skin concerns.

A chemical peel on the face can also remove skin imperfections, helping you to look younger and healthier in just a few days after the treatment. Removing the very top layer of skin in a controlled manner reveals more youthful, glowing skin below the surface. At the same time, the treatment encourages collagen production, which is the body’s natural fountain of youth.

There are a variety of treatments at VIDA that work well with laser hair reduction and can help you achieve your skin goals.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there any downtime with laser hair removal?2020-02-08T09:12:48-08:00

There is no downtime after laser hair reduction, but we recommend avoiding excessive sun exposure for two weeks after treatment to avoid any unexpected side effects. You might notice that your skin looks pink and feels warm or bumpy after the treatment, but this is normal and will subside in a few hours.

How many laser hair treatments will I need?2020-02-08T09:11:42-08:00

Although the number of treatments can vary, we typically recommend 6 to 8 treatments to achieve optimal results.

How long does the laser hair procedure take?2020-02-08T09:12:21-08:00

The length of the treatment depends on the density of the hair and the size of the area being treated. Facial areas can be treated in just 10 to 15 minutes, while small areas like the underarm and bikini area take around 30 minutes. Larger areas, such as the back, can take an hour or longer.

When will I see hair reduction results?2020-02-08T09:13:22-08:00

Hair grows in cycles, so it depends. After the first treatment, many of the hairs will fall out after 1 or 2 weeks. However, different hair follicles will then start to grow hair until they, too, are treated. Usually, by the third treatment, the hair is visibly less dense. Laser hair removal is about 80% effective after the recommended number of treatments.

What to Expect with Laser Hair Removal

We will determine your candidacy for treatment during your consultation. Laser hair reduction can only be used to treat black or brown hair. White, gray, blonde, and red hair is not effectively treated with laser hair removal.

When prepping for your first treatment, the area must be shaved, and it’s important not to use any self-tanner or have a tan prior to treatment. Laser hair reduction settings are based on natural skin tone, hair density, and quality. During your first appointment, we will take a picture of the hair density and quality of the hair before treatment. If you prefer, a topical numbing agent can be applied to the treatment area for an additional charge. The treatment area is then cleansed, a special gel is applied, and the treatment begins. Most clients describe the feeling as similar to a rubber band snapping on the skin.

After treatment, your skin might be a little pink and sensitive, but it does not get in the way of your daily life. You can immediately return to work or other activities. However, remember to avoid excessive sun exposure for two weeks.

Ready to say goodbye to shaving and waxing for good? Contact VIDA for your complimentary laser hair reduction consultation by calling (503) 399-0021.

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