DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT Cosmetic Dermatology

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a permanent method for reducing unwanted hair on the face, back, stomach, under arms, bikini area, and legs. The best candidate for laser hair removal is someone with dark coarse hair because the laser specifically targets dark pigment. Pigment absorbs the laser light, light energy is converted into heat, and this heat ultimately destroys the hair. Because hair grows in cycles, a series of laser sessions is needed for best results. After each treatment, most patients see an approximate 20% decrease in hair reduction. At Moy-Fincher-Chipps, we have multiple lasers for hair removal. This allows us to safely treat almost any skin tone. Topical numbing cream and ice packs make the procedure comfortable.