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LASER HAIR REDUCTIONin Edmonds, WA

Laser Hair Reduction

No Fuss. No Fuzz.

Shave minutes off your day with Laser Hair Reduction that permanently reduces growth on underarms, bikini, legs, lower face, backs, and more… Laser hair reduction offers freedom from tedious, high-maintenance hair removal options. Pūr patients love that they can live each moment to its fullest without concern for unwanted hair. Laser hair reduction is a safe and effective treatment for saving time from day to day as well as enhancing your ability to live spontaneously. Laser hair reduction at Pūr Skin Clinic uses state-of-the-art lasers to ensure optimally precise treatment. If you are interested in laser hair reduction in Edmonds, start your journey to permanently smoother skin by scheduling a consultation with one of our patient-focused treatment providers.

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What is Laser Hair Reduction?

The Science Behind the Solution to Unwanted Hair

Laser hair reduction is a very safe and effective way to permanently reduce hair growth of underarms, bikini, legs, lower face, backs, and many other areas. Laser hair treatments target the hair follicle, gently reducing unwanted hair. As body hair grows in different phases, with active growth only 20 – 30% at any given time, it is necessary to do an average of five to six treatments six to eight weeks apart to ensure effectiveness. With each treatment, significantly less hair grows back, resulting in permanent hair reduction.

How Does Laser Hair Reduction Work?

The laser emits a wavelength that is targeted at melanin.

Melanin gives color to our hair and skin. Palomar laser is able to pass through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle. Therefore, the ideal candidate for this procedure has hair that is darker than their skin.

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How Your Hair Grows

Hair grows from deep within hair follicles, which are embedded in the skin. Hair does not grow continuously but in a three-phase cycle.

  • Anagen Phase: This phase is where the hair actively grows, which typically lasts for several months and is the best phase for laser hair reduction.
  • Catagen Phase: During this brief phase, the hair bulb regresses and begins to shrink.
  • Telogen Phase: The final phase is a resting phase, which lasts a few months. During this phase, the hair is released from the follicle, and once complete, the hair will restart at the Anagen or growth phase.

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While the rate at which hair grows differs by individual, the length of the hair growth cycle generally depends on the type of hair. For example, the active growth phase of the hair on your head may last several years, while hair on the body has an active growth phase that may last only a few months.

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What are the benefits of Laser Hair Reduction?

Laser hair removal takes away the tedious task of constantly maintaining smooth, hair-free skin with other less permanent methods, like shaving or waxing. Treatments take only a few minutes and, although a series of treatments are generally needed to achieve the desired results, it is a far more efficient hair removal option than others. Laser hair removal is an effective option for any area of the body and can help prevent unwanted conditions like razor burn and ingrown hairs. You also won’t have to wait for your hair to grow back to remove it again.

Considering Laser Hair Removal

Am I a good candidate for laser hair reduction?

The Vectus® Laser can be safely used on all skin types, from very light skin to very dark skin. It is best if the hair is black or brown. However, your provider will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, laser hair reduction is the third most performed non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the US. We can help you get to the root of the problem with our state-of-the-art Vectus® Laser system. Vectus® Laser is approved for all skin types with unwanted dark hair.

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What to Expect

Your Laser Hair Reduction Procedure

The Pūr priority is always patient experience. To ensure the most relaxing treatment experience, your medical provider may apply an ice pack to the target area before applying the laser. Next, your provider will provide you with protective eyewear for you to keep on throughout the laser application. During your treatment, pulses of light will direct thermal energy to targeted hair follicles. With each pulse, you’ll notice a sensation similar to a pinch or rubber band snap. A cooling machine will help to soothe your skin. After your treatment is finished, your provider will apply a special soothing lotion to alleviate any discomfort.

After Your Procedure

Your Laser Hair Reduction Recovery

Immediately after your treatment, your skin may be slightly red and feel warm. Some patients compare this to a sunburn. Keeping your skin cool and moisturized can help minimize discomfort during your recovery. You will need to protect your skin from sun exposure for at least one month. If you undergo laser hair reduction on your face, you will be able to apply makeup the day after treatment.

Your Laser Hair Reduction Results

How Much Hair Will Be Removed?

During your consultation, we will make a recommendation that is best for your skin type and desired outcome. Patient treatment plans and results may vary and it is best to expect a reduction, but not total eradication, of all hair. A typical response is an 80%-90% reduction of hair growth. As with all treatments, individual results may vary.

How Long Does The Hair Reduction Last?

Many patients report that, after four to six treatments, their expectations have been met and the hair growth pattern is significantly reduced.

You may need more treatments if you have a history of irregular menses, polycystic ovary disease, or a family history of excessive hair. In some areas, in addition to the decrease in the number of hairs, the hairs become very fine and light in color, which is also acceptable to many patients. It is not possible to say that all the hairs will be permanently eradicated. Some patients may need a touch-up several times a year to maintain the improvement, especially on facial hair for women. About 10% of patients are resistant to any type of hair removal laser. It is very important to have realistic expectations regarding individual results of hair reduction.

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Schedule Your Consultation For Laser Hair Reduction In Edmonds Today

Premier Edmonds Laser Hair Reduction Provider

If you are interested in laser hair reduction in any area of your let us refine the true you! We can’t wait to help you achieve results that you’ll love for decades into the future. Contact us to schedule your consultation with one of our providers who will assess your skin concerns and conditions and help you determine which of our laser treatments are right for you and your desired results.

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Laser Hair ReductionFrequently Asked Questions

At any given time, a certain percentage of hairs are in the “resting” phase or telogen phase. The laser will not be effective on those hairs, which is why, on average, five to six treatments are necessary to achieve maximum results. Due to the variation in the number of hairs in the resting phase, certain areas of the body will respond more rapidly, whereas others might take much longer to show hair reduction effects.

There may be mild discomfort during the treatment, but most patients tolerate laser hair reduction very easily. Treatments can take from minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the treatment area. For discomfort, we may use ice packs before and after your treatment and/or we will use a cooling machine during the treatment to make the experience more comfortable.

“Denice has been wonderful! She is very knowledgeable and experienced in her field of work. She was able to provide me with answers to my concerns. Overall it has been a wonderful experience for me as I knew that I was in good hands. I’m looking forward to my next visit.”

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“Love this place! I have had the best Botox treatment ever administered by Denice and I’ve had microdermabrasion that was perfect for my sensitive skin. I’ve sent two of my friends there. I highly recommend PUR.”

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“Denice was highly recommended by a friend 10 years older than me. My friend looks beautiful while also natural and not like she’s “trying” to look younger. Denice listens to my priorities each time I see her and works very carefully to fulfill them. I consider Denice a tool in my beauty toolbox, like workouts and eating well. With her help, I feel more beautiful than ever!”

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