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Laser Hair Removal

Lasting treatment for removing pesky, unwanted hair is now possible with laser hair removal in Spokane, WA, and Coeur d'Alene at Advanced Aesthetics. For women and men who have endured the hassle of removing unwanted hair with temporary methods, laser hair removal is a refreshing alternative. Feel confident that after a series of sessions at our trusted practice, you'll be able to ditch those razors, tweezers and wax strips.

If you would like to learn more about laser hair removal, request your complimentary consultation online or call us at (208) 676-8346. Dr. Kevin M. Johnson and the rest of the team at Advanced Aesthetics provide leading-edge techniques for cosmetic improvement in a comfortable, supportive atmosphere. Our offices serve people from throughout Idaho, Washington, Montana, Oregon and other states.

Candidates for Laser Hair Removal

Laser light is attracted to the pigment in hair follicles. Patients with light brown to black hair can see great hair removal results with this treatment. However, certain hair colors do not contain enough pigment to be effectively treated, so men and women with blonde, gray, white or red hair may not be able to achieve the same degree of hair removal. Any skin color can see results from this treatment.

Benefits

Laser hair removal offers several benefits over methods like shaving and electrolysis for our Spokane and Coeur d'Alene patients:

  • Large areas can be treated at one time
  • Fast
  • No downtime
  • Safe
  • Few side effects
  • Most parts of the body are treatable

Advanced Aesthetics offers its patients the option of choosing the Vectus™ Laser for faster and more comfortable laser hair removal. With the Vectus Laser, even large areas of the body, such as the back, can be treated in just minutes. Its uniform beam delivers a consistent pulse of light that helps create more reliable results, and its sapphire treatment tips equipped with Advanced Contact Cooling℠ technology enhance patient comfort.

Before & After Photos

Photos courtesy of Sean Doherty, MD, Boston Plastic Surgery Associates, Concord, MA, Co-Medical Director, Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc., Burlington, MA

Before After
 
Before After

Procedure

Unlike temporary hair removal methods, once an actively growing hair follicle is successfully treated with the laser, it will never grow again. The laser treatment targets actively growing follicles for permanent hair reduction. During each session, the laser will be passed over the treatment area and a highly concentrated beam of light will be emitted which will penetrate through the outer layers of skin and down to the hair follicles below where it is attracted to and absorbed by the melanin (color) in the hair follicles.

Once absorbed by the hair follicles, the light energy transfers to heat, which works to coagulate (curdle) the follicle and cuts off the blood supply, rendering the hair inactive. When effectively treated, the hair will cease to grow back. Utilizing the Elite laser from Cynosure, we are able to use two different wavelengths of laser light. This allows us to treat all skin types including tanned skin. There is no need to discontinue treatments during the summer months.

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Meet Dr. Kevin M. Johnson, a board-certified General Surgeon and a Certified Physician Trainer who will help you achieve your aesthetic goals from head to toe.

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Recovery & Results

While our laser treatment is highly effective, more than one session is recommended for optimal removal. A consultation at Advanced Aesthetics will allow our technicians to take a look at your unwanted hair and develop an individualized treatment protocol that will help to get you fantastic hair reduction results.

Laser hair removal treatment is different for each patient depending on skin tone, hair color and texture. Also, depending on the area treated, treatment time varies; however, because large areas can be treated at once, treatment time is not long. Additionally, one of the best things about our laser hair removal treatment is that there is minimal to no downtime.

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