Shaving, waxing or plucking can be tedious and painful. Many patients choose laser hair reduction for more permanent results. This treatment can permanently reduce or remove hair in areas like the legs, underarms, chest or back. Patients in the Poulsbo, Washington area can schedule an appointment at West Sound Dermatology for effective laser hair reduction. 

The Laser Hair Reduction Procedure 

Laser hair removal is completed in our office, and appointments typically take no more than about 30 minutes depending on the size of the treatment area. You will likely receive a numbing or cooling topical treatment prior to your treatment. The laser is then directed to the treatment area, causing a warming or pinprick sensation. The laser will target and heat pigmented cells within the hair follicles, damaging them in the process. 

Laser hair reduction requires multiple treatment sessions. This is because the treatment addresses hairs in the anagen phase of the growth cycle, meaning not all hairs in the area will be targeted in a single session. Most patients require six total treatment sessions. 

Good Candidates for Laser Hair Reduction 

In most cases, the best candidates for laser hair reduction have dark hair and light skin. This is because the laser targets pigmentation in the hair follicle. Those with darker skin tones risk damage to the skin as a result. Some advanced laser systems may be suitable for a wider range of patients, so a consultation with an expert provider is necessary. 

Schedule an Appointment

To learn more about laser hair reduction, schedule a consultation with a provider at West Sound Dermatology. Call our Poulsbo, Washington office at (360) 824-5474.

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