Is laser hair removal right for you?

Last Modified: 4/01/2021

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This post was written by Josie Trier, aesthetician, PPG – Dermatology, MD Skincare.

If you’re tired of shaving those pesky hairs, we might have the perfect solution. At MD Skincare, Parkview’s cosmetic dermatology services, we offer laser hair removal as a series, with the goal of inhibiting the growth of unwanted hairs.

There are a variety of reasons why people seek laser hair removal. Frequent shaving can cause skin irritation, especially for those sensitive to things such as razor burn or ingrown hairs. There are also medical conditions, such as hidradenitis suppurativa, that may be relieved with laser hair removal.

At MD Skincare, our utmost priority is to make treatments as inclusive as possible, any way we can. Therefore, we have two different lasers that will complete a full series of treatment on all skin types for people of any color, as well as on almost every area of the body. Our Diolaze laser can treat skin tones that range from Fitzpatrick scales I-II and our Cutera laser can treat skin tones from Fitzpatrick scales I-V.

The price of each treatment depends on the area being treated, and the number of treatments depends on the individual. Treatments start four weeks apart. We ask you to keep track of how many times you need to shave the area between treatments, and then eventually we develop a plan to push appointments out as far as we can, until you don’t have to shave at all.

Our policy is to treat “past gone,” so once you have not had to shave at all for 8-10 weeks, we’ll treat the area one last time and then the series is complete. Because our treatment is on a case-by-case basis, we are unable to give a number as to how many treatments will be needed to complete the series at the time of consultation. This is because everyone not only reacts to treatments differently, but everyone’s hair also grows at different rates while in different stages.

It’s important to understand that the lasers we use are attracted to pigment. For example, we often treat dark, coarse hairs on the chin and underarms. If the hairs of concern are fine and/or light, the laser will not detect them.

There are also contraindications and considerations to receiving treatment. These include, but are not limited to nursing/pregnancy, medications (speak with your provider for specifications), diabetes and a history of keloid scarring.

MD Skincare offers a free consultation. You can sit down and review consent forms and get all your questions answered. Call 260-266-8392 to schedule today.



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