Laser Hair Removal in Portland, Oregon

Laser hair removal has become one of the most sought after procedures for removing unwanted hair in the United States. It ranks second in the frequency of procedure carried out, right after wrinkle-relaxing injections.

Why choose Laser treatment for removing hair?

Laser treatment is an effective way for removing unwanted hair from a number of places, including the armpits, legs, and facial hair as well as bikini hair removal, regardless of whether the excessive growth of hair is a result of a medical condition or not. The majority of people who want to have the procedure performed on them will have to undergo a number of sessions every 4-6 weeks.

Depending on each individual case, the results typically last for years to come with occasional maintenance treatments.

The best way to find out how many sessions you will need is to consult with our experienced estheticians.

Benefits of Laser Hair removal

Unsightly and excessive body hair can actually be quite embarrassing for both men and women. It can be a lifelong hassle to regularly shave off unwanted hair, not to mention the inconvenience involved is immense. That’s what makes laser hair removal an excellent option.

Here are the numerous benefits offered by permanent hair removal treatment at VIP MEDISPA:

  • Laser hair removal is capable of removing unwanted hair permanently. According to statistics, as much as 60 to 95 percent of the targeted hair is removed permanently.
  • For ingrown hairs, permanent hair removal also offers an effective treatment. You can now reduce skin irritation problems and ingrown hairs from shaving.
  • The laser treatment is almost painless.
  • On average, a person shaves 11,540 times in a lifetime. You can get rid of this hassle by choosing to have the hair removed permanently; thereby eliminating the need for waxing or shaving.
  • Laser hair removal procedure is performed by our experienced estheticians who undergo extensive training
  • Compared to other hair removal methods, such as electrolysis, laser hair removal is a quicker procedure that almost eliminates patient down time; thus allowing you to continue with your everyday activities with minimal restriction even after the procedure.

Is the Laser Hair removal safe?

When performed by qualified professionals, the laser hair removal procedure is completely safe. To ensure maximum safety, your skin type will be analyzed prior to the treatment to confirm that your skin can be safely treated using this method.

Some people may experience slight side effects such as redness, pink skin or swelling around the areas that were treated – this is nothing to worry about and is very common.

How long do the Laser Hair removal results last?

There are no permanent hair removal methods available; however, laser hair removal is the most effective that gives long lasting results. This is a method approved by the FDA to reduce unwanted hair (facial and body) in a quick and efficient manner with long lasting results. At VIP MEDISPA, our patients usually expect a 80 to 90 percent reduction.

The results will vary from one individual to another and you will have to consult with our estheticians to determine a treatment plan that will be best for you.

When will the Laser Hair removal result be visible?

Some patients start to see results right after their very first treatment. However you may notice the difference after your third session is complete. The laser hair removal treatment starts with the laser let on a low setting, and this is gradually increased as we proceed through the number of sessions. This may cause the results to appear slowly, but it is undoubtedly the most effective way to carry out the procedure to ensure long lasting results.

How long is the wait between treatments?

The growth of hair has a three stage cycle: growing, resting and transitional. This is why not all hairs can be treated at the same time. In order to achieve maximum results just like you’ve always wanted, we recommend a gap of 4 to 8 weeks between the laser treatment sessions. The exact time will be made clear when you go to VIP MEDISPA for consultation.

Does the Laser Hair removal procedure hurt?

The laser does result in slight discomfort during the procedure. However, most of our patients tell us that the discomfort was much less than they had expected. Laser hair removal provides a comfortable experience as compared to waxing or plucking.

Laser Hair Removal FAQ

What areas of the body can be treated with laser hair removal?

Any area of the body can be treated wherever there is hair. By far the most popular areas for women are bikini, legs, underarm and face. For men, it’s the face, neck, back and shoulders.

What should i expect before, during and after treatment?

The area to be treated should be shaved prior to treatment. You should not wax, thread or have “sugaring” of the hair prior to treatment. These procedures extract the hair from the base of the follicle. This deeper portion of hair must be left in the follicle as it is needed to absorb the laser light and provide effective treatment. The laser will be set with parameters, by your technician,which, take into consideration your skin color, the hair color, the thickness of the hair, the location of the hair and the amount of energy needed for the treatment to be performed. The patient and medical assistant will wear appropriate eye protection, to prevent the laser light from penetrating into the eyes.When the procedure is finished, it is common for the area treated to have some redness and some accentuation of the hair follicles themselves. This is “normal,” and should disappear over the next 12-24 hours, in most cases. At the conclusion of the procedure, most will have anti-inflammatory creams, lotions, or water to relieve any discomfort to the area. Most individuals will be scheduled for another treatment 4 – 8 weeks later and the procedure will be repeated until hair growth has been eliminated. At each successive laser hair removal procedure, less hair should be found in the treatment area.

What exactly is happening during the treatment?

The laser light is attracted to the melanin in the hair follicle; particularly in the bulb and bulge. heat is collected there damaging the cells lining the hair follicle with the potential to also damage the vascular matrix preventing future hair from growing.

Will the laser be harmful to organs and lymph nodes?

No due to the limited depth of penetration neither the organs or lymph nodes should absorb the laser light.

What should be applied to the skin post treatment?

There are many different things that can be applied to the skin after a laser treatment. most common are aloe vera, cold compresses, and most importantly a 30+ spf sun block.

How long should a patient wait before applying make up, deodorant, etc?

So long as the treatment is non–ablative, 2–3 hours is the recommended period of time.

What can i do to minimize risks?

Patients should not be tanned, ever in our opinion, but especially when coming for laser hair removal treatments. just as the dark pigment or melanin in your hair absorbs the laser light, the brown color or melanin from a tan will also absorb laser light. this absorption of the laser light by your tan will create heat on the skin surface and increase the risks of a laser burn occurring. also we recommend that patients avoid direct sun exposure for at least one week following all laser hair removal addition, if you are using any topical retinoid (retin a or tretinoin, differn or adapalene, tazorac or tazorotene on the area to be treated with laser hair removal please inform your doctor at the time of your consultation.

Is it okay if a patient’s skin welts up during the treatment? What does this mean and what should be done if it’s noticed?

It is quite common for a patient to experience welts. this is usually a good sign of an inflammatory response that can indicate efficacy of lhr treatments.

What kind of Machine we are using for this procedure?

Its CANDELA GentleMAX PRO Laser System – Gold Standard for Laser Hair Removal.