Laser Hair Reduction
Olympic Dermatology uses the most effective laser technology available for better permanent hair removal and reduction. It’s faster, more comfortable and enables our experienced, expert providers to individualize treatments by a patient’s particular skin and hair type.
What is Laser Hair Reduction?
A non-invasive laser treatment that permanently reduces unwanted dark hair from many areas of the body and creates smooth skin. We use modern, medically proven technology that’s faster and virtually painless. Liberate yourself from the constant need to shave and wax unwanted facial and body hair in order to feel and look your best. The Vectus Laser is ideal for many body parts including face, underarms, arms, legs, back, bikini area and chest. It’s a simple approach to permanent hair removal that’s fast, easy and FDA-cleared.
“I want less dark facial hair and chose Olympic Dermatology because of your positive reputation. My experience was great! I really like the people and my results. Everyone is friendly, and my provider Lindsay is caring and made me feel comfortable.”
— Olympic Dermatology laser hair removal patient, March 2018
How Does it Work?
Our experienced providers direct the laser at treatment areas to produce a beam of light that penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicles. Without damaging the surrounding tissue, the controlled pulse of light penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicles. The heat generated in the process discourages and ultimately destroys the hair in a specific growth phase and its potential for re-growth. In a free cosmetic consultation, we help you establish a treatment plan based on hair color, texture, amount of hair growth, and target areas. Prior to treatment patients discontinue waxing or plucking and arrive with the treatment area freshly shaved.
What Are the Benefits?
- Excellent long-term results
- Permanently minimize hair growth
- Largest spot size to treat large areas of unwanted hair
- Advanced Contact Cooling helps protect skin and keep you comfortable
- New technology individualizes treatment to your particular hair and skin type
- Smooth silky skin every day, all year long
What Does it Feel Like?
The treatment is well tolerated by most patients since there is only a mild sting or slight snap sensation when the laser is pulsed over the treatment area. Most patients say the sensation is more tolerable than waxing or tweezing. We provide ice to the treatment area before and after to minimize any discomfort. Topical numbing cream is available for more sensitive areas if needed.
How Many Treatments are Recommended?
The laser only affects hair follicles that are in a specific growth phase which is why more than one treatment is needed to maximize hair reduction. Based on the hair growth cycles, density of hair, and treatment area, your cosmetic provider and laser specialist will recommend the number of required treatments and spacing of the appointments to ensure maximum reduction at each visit. Discounted treatment packages are available.
Before and After Photographs
Today I had my first treatment with Lindsay at Olympic Dermatology. I’ve never had a laser technician as caring, empathetic and most importantly, competent as Lindsay. She is fast without rushing and ices throughout the treatment to minimize pain. We had a super honest conversation about the emotions involved with laser hair removal, and she made me laugh and feel totally comfortable. I highly recommend anyone who is considering laser hair removal to go in for a free consultation with Lindsay. This is not the cheapest place, but you absolutely get what you pay for when it comes to laser.
A trusted electrologist referred me to OlyDerm for laser hair removal. Your care and service are skilled and professional.
I really liked how engaged Lindsay was in explaining laser hair removal to me. I left feeling very comfortable and in very capable hands! She really took the time to lead me through the process step by step including payment options. She did an excellent job and I’m looking forward to starting my treatments!