What is Laser Hair Removal? 

At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Eugene, OR, we offer professional laser hair removal as a long-lasting solution to eliminate unwanted hair. Using the LightSheer DESIRE™ laser, our cosmetic procedure involves targeting individual hair follicles with laser light pulses for safe and effective results.

Unlike temporary methods, laser hair removal provides a long-term solution to reduce or eliminate unwanted facial and body hair. Directing a laser beam through the skin and damaging hair follicles with intense heat, this procedure inhibits future hair growth, ensuring lasting results. 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? 

During the procedure, LightSheer DESIRE™ laser emits light absorbed by the pigment in hair follicles. The laser emits short pulses of energy, effectively raising the temperature of the hair and inhibiting the follicle’s regrowth capability. This process allows for simultaneous treatment of multiple hair follicles, making LightSheer an efficient solution for treating even the most extensive body areas. 

Benefits of a Laser Hair Removal Treatment 

Laser hair removal provides a solution to eliminate undesired body or facial hair, minimizing the risk of rashes, razor burns, or ingrown hairs. It offers a long-lasting reduction in hair growth and promotes smooth, glowing skin. This treatment is characterized by minimal discomfort and expedited sessions, ensuring a minimally invasive experience. 

Laser Hair Removal vs. Other Treatments 

Laser hair removal is a highly effective, enduring method for eliminating unwanted hair, surpassing the temporary solutions of waxing or shaving. Deploying an intense beam of light to selective individual hair follicles ensures their precise destruction while preserving the integrity of the surrounding skin. Although electrolysis represents an alternative permanent hair removal technique, it often entails extended treatment durations and heightened discomfort compared to laser procedures.  


What To Expect Before a Laser Hair Removal Treatment 

As is customary with all cosmetic procedures, an initial consultation serves as the inaugural phase towards achieving optimal results. During this appointment, the esteemed team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery diligently assesses your procedural options, accommodating any concerns you may have. Additionally, our experts conduct a meticulous analysis of your skin tone and hair color to ascertain the most suitable laser strength for your tailor-made treatment. 

What To Expect During a Laser Hair Removal Treatment 

The designated treatment areas undergo a thorough cleansing and shaving process prior to laser scanning. The laser operates at a low energy level that poses no harm or disruption to the skin cells or surrounding tissue. As the light energy permeates the skin, the hair follicle’s pigment absorbs the energy, rendering it incapable of regrowth to ensure future prevention. 

What To Expect After a Laser Hair Removal Treatment 

After treatment, you may experience noticeable redness and swelling for a few hours. While hairs won’t fall out directly after the procedure, they will gradually shed over days to weeks. Repeated treatments are usually necessary to get the full benefit since individual hair follicles move through different stages as part of their natural cycle. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is laser hair removal safe for all skin types? 

The Lightsheer Desire Diode Laser treatment is suitable for a wide range of individuals, making it an excellent choice for addressing diverse skin tones and hair types. The laser technology exhibits exceptional versatility in delivering optimal results. 

What areas of the body can be treated with laser hair removal? 

Laser hair removal provides relief and eliminates unwanted hair on your face, body, legs, back, and bikini area. In Eugene, you can enjoy the long-lasting results of laser hair removal treatments. 

How many laser hair removal sessions are typically required for effective results? 

The number of treatment sessions needed with The Lightsheer Desire Diode Laser varies based on several factors, such as hair type, color, and the treatment area. Generally, it requires multiple sessions to attain optimal outcomes.   

Typically, patients undergo 4-6 treatment sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart. This interval allows for adequate hair growth cycles, ensuring effective targeting of all hair follicles. 

Is laser hair removal permanent? 

Laser hair removal can offer long-lasting results, eliminating the need for additional treatments for many years. 

Does laser hair removal hurt? 

Laser hair removal treatment is painless due to the unique High-Speed Integrated Vacuum Assisted Technology. This technology activates the skin’s tactile and pressure receptors, inhibiting pain transmission. Additionally, ChillTip™ Technology enhances patient comfort by cooling the skin before and during treatment.

Are there any side effects or risks associated with laser hair removal? 

If any adverse effects are encountered, they are minor. This includes the presence of redness and slight swelling surrounding the hair follicles that have undergone treatment, indicating a response from the follicles to the applied therapy. 

How much does laser hair removal cost? 

The cost is determined by the extent of the surface area treated and the total number of procedures required to achieve optimal outcomes. 

Is laser hair removal suitable for both men and women? 

Laser hair removal is suitable for both men and women. It can also be used to treat areas with excessive or coarse hair growth. 

What is the downtime after a laser hair removal session? 

Laser hair removal entails minimal downtime, albeit there may be mild skin sensitivity or a temporary alteration in skin pigment post-treatment. Typically, patients observe a reduction of hair growth between 10 and 25 percent with each session, although the exact percentage may vary for every individual. 

Can I sunbathe or use tanning beds after laser hair removal? 

It is advised to refrain from sunbathing or using tanning beds following laser hair removal treatment. 

How long should I avoid sun exposure before and after laser hair removal? 

Sun exposure can cause complications with the treated area, including an increased risk of side effects like skin discoloration and scarring. The treated area should be protected from the sun following laser hair removal treatments by avoiding sun exposure at least two weeks before and after laser hair removal and using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. 

Are there any pre-care or post-care instructions for laser hair removal? 

Before undergoing laser hair removal treatment, it is imperative to adhere to certain guidelines to ensure the safety of your skin. These include:   

– Protecting your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays by utilizing a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30. 

– Abstaining from alternative hair removal methods like plucking and waxing, starting four weeks before the treatment. 

– Shaving only one day before the procedure is recommended for optimal results. 

– Abstaining from consuming blood-thinning medications such as aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs.     

To promote optimal healing and achieve the best results, it is essential to follow a thorough post-treatment skincare routine:   

– Choose gentle products that provide soothing effects, such as aloe vera gel or a light, fragrance-free moisturizer. 

– Prioritize sun protection, as the skin becomes more vulnerable to UV damage after laser hair removal. 

Is laser hair removal FDA-approved? 

The Aesthetic Plastic Surgery team utilizes the FDA-approved LightSheer DESIRE™ laser, commonly acknowledged as the gold-standard choice for comprehensive hair removal on a wide range of skin types and pigmentation. 

What is the difference between laser hair removal and other hair removal methods like waxing or shaving? 

Laser hair removal differs significantly from other methods like waxing or shaving. It offers a longer-lasting and more permanent effect. By targeting the base of each hair strand with laser energy, laser hair removal destroys the root, preventing regrowth.

On the contrary, waxing and shaving only remove the surface layer of hair, providing no long-term benefits. Despite the potential irritations and pain caused by waxing and shaving, laser hair removal is relatively painless. 

Can laser hair removal be used on all hair colors? 

The Lightsheer Desire Diode Laser is most effective on darker hair colors, as the laser targets the pigment in the hair follicles. Lighter hair colors, such as gray or white, may not respond as well to the treatment. 

Meet Dr. Lee B. Daniel

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.

Meet Dr. Lee B. Daniel

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.

Dr. Lee B. Daniel, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
244 Country Club Rd
Eugene OR   97401