What is Laser Hair Reduction?
Laser hair reduction is a non-invasive technique using highly concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles to remove unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, bikini line and other areas. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft follicle generating heat which damages the follicle to inhibit future hair growth while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

There is some mild discomfort that last a few seconds. People with white or gray hair may not have enough pigment target to be a candidate for laser hair reduction.

What to Expect
For a day of two afterward, the treated area of your skin may look and feel like it’s sunburned. Possible laser hair reduction side effects include: mild swelling around the hair follicles, temporary irritation and slight redness of the skin. Pigmentation changes may occur, especially in those with darker skin. These changes are usually temporary.

Laser hair reduction doesn't guarantee permanent hair removal. Some hair could be resistant to the laser treatment or grow again after treatment. Because hair grows in cycles, it may take three to four laser hair reduction treatments to provide significant hair reduction. Additionally, while laser hair reduction effectively slows hair growth, it doesn't guarantee permanent hair removal. Periodic maintenance treatments may be needed.

A consultation with Dr. Cotter may be required prior to treatment.

Warning: Laser hair reduction can be dangerous in inexperienced hands. Burns, permanent changes to your skin color, and scars can occur. Your laser hair reduction treatment should only be done by a medical professional who is extremely skilled in using lasers and has in-depth knowledge of the skin.

This treatment is eligible for a 5% discount for cash or check purchases.

The cost includes a $75 set up fee + a $.75 per pulse charge.

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