If you could get back all the time you’ve spent shaving, waxing, and tweezing away unwanted hair over the course of a lifetime, you’d gain a couple months of your life back. Valeri L. Roth, DO, FAOCO, along with aesthetic specialist Julie Day, offer women and men in Hermitage, Pennsylvania, the latest technology in laser hair removal. This affordable, time-saving alternative to removing unwanted hair is also a more permanent, convenient solution. Learn more about laser hair removal by calling the office at (724) 342-5890 to schedule a consultation.

Hair Removal Q & A

What areas can laser hair removal treat?

Dr. Roth and her team offer the latest technology in laser hair removal with their Medley™ Multifunction Laser. This system is so versatile, you can treat nearly any area of your body in which you’d like a long-lasting solution to unwanted hair, including:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Shoulders
  • Underarms
  • Chest
  • Buttocks
  • Areolas
  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • Face
  • Legs

How does laser hair removal work?

Your hair grows in three stages — growth, regression, and rest — and the laser energy interrupts the growth stage. With each additional laser treatment you get, you interrupt the growth cycle of different hair follicles so less and less hair continues to grow back. Eventually, you may see a permanent reduction or absence of hair growth.

The laser sends quick pulses of light to a targeted area of your skin. This energy gets absorbed by each tiny hair inside the follicle, while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. As a result, your hair won’t grow back as quickly as before, if at all.*

How painful is laser hair removal?

Most men and women compare the laser to the feeling of a rubber band being snapped against your skin. It’s over quickly, and is usually well tolerated. Your aesthetician may also recommend a cooling gel that helps minimize any discomfort.

How many treatments will I need?

Because hair grows in stages, you’ll need several laser hair removal sessions to get the maximum benefit. Many adults notice a reduction in hair growth, or even permanent results, after several treatments. Dr. Roth and her team advise you on the appropriate number of treatments so you can get the results you desire based on your specific hair and skin.

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

Dr. Roth explains everything you need to do to prepare for your laser appointment, but a few general rules include:

  • Avoid sun exposure and sunless tanning products
  • Avoid plucking or waxing
  • Avoid using lotions, creams, and deodorants on the day of your appointment
  • Shave the area you’re having treated

When you have clean skin that isn’t tanned or sunburned, you’ll get the best results from your laser treatments. Additionally, coming in with tanned skin can increase your risk of unpleasant side effects, such as skin lightening.

If you’re tired of shaving and waxing, call today to schedule a consultation and learn more about laser hair removal treatments. You could be hair-free in just a few weeks.

*Individual results may vary.