Laser Hair Removal in Portland, Oregon

What if you never had to get a wax again?

Before & After of hair on back with cosmetic treatments

All Before & After results vary from person to person.

Treatments – Laser Hair Removal treats these conditions

  • Unwanted hair

What to expect with Treatments – Laser Hair Removal treatments

Imagine never having to shave, tweeze, or wax unwanted hair again! That’s exactly what is possible through the non-surgical laser hair removal treatments offered at VanderVeer Center. Located in Tigard, Oregon, we are trusted by clients across the entire Portland metro area thanks to our range of effective services that help clients look and feel their best. Many clients start to see results from laser hair removal within weeks after the initial treatment, and our team will educate you on our technology and post-treatment care instructions to help you achieve the best outcome.

What is laser hair removal?

This safe, simple procedure utilizes advanced laser technology to target the melanin, or pigment, in the unwanted hair, damaging the hair follicles and substantially decreasing hair regrowth. While the treatments do not guarantee permanent hair removal, these sessions have proven to be effective in effectively reducing hair growth in areas such as:

  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Brazilian
  • Bikini
  • Brozilian
  • Buttocks
  • Chest
  • Chin/Lip
  • Face
  • Feet/toes
  • Fingers
  • Hands
  • Shoulders
  • Sideburns
  • Stomach
  • Legs
  • Toes
  • And more…

Laser hair removal treatments take anywhere from five minutes to an hour, depending on how many areas are being treated. Multiple sessions spaced weeks apart are needed to achieve successful hair removal, with most clients describing progress as a patchy reduction until very few or no hairs remain in the treatment area. Maintenance treatments are then recommended to keep unwanted hair at bay. VanderVeer Center will thoroughly explain the process and work closely with you to determine how many sessions may be required and at what frequency to achieve your desired results.

Am I eligible?

Laser hair removal can be used to address unwanted hair nearly anywhere on the body, except on or around the eyelid or on skin with tattoos. Further, the procedure is most effective for individuals with dark hair and light skin, and in most cases, blonde, gray, white, or red hair cannot be treated. However, laser hair removal has been successful for people of all skin tones, and advances are being made in the world of laser technology for the treatment of lighter hair colors. The team at VanderVeer Center will be happy to help you schedule a consultation for laser hair removal and determine whether it will be effective for you.

What can I expect from treatment?

Tanned skin of any shade cannot be treated due to the high risk of burns. Please avoid the sun and all sunless tanning products and bronzers for two weeks prior to your appointment. Before beginning laser hair removal, you will be instructed to stop tweezing, waxing, or using electrolysis on the area(s) to be treated and enable the hair to grow to surface level. Within 24 hours of your appointment, you must also shave the area(s).

During laser hair removal, the laser tool will be gently applied to the skin to target the hair follicles being treated. Some minor discomfort can be expected, as each pulsation deploys heat to the hair follicles and may feel like a rubber band snapping against the skin. Hairs will not fall out immediately, but they will shed over the coming days to weeks, and more progress will be made with each laser hair removal session to follow.

After treatment, your skin may appear pink and could feel irritated for up to 24 hours. In that time, you should avoid sweating and straining the area with vigorous exercise or other activities. In addition, you’ll be instructed to only shave the area(s) when hair begins to grow back. It can take between two and six sessions to see hair growth begin to reduce. You should also avoid sun exposure as much as possible and take special care to apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30.

Choose VanderVeer Center for Laser Hair Removal

Since 2005, VanderVeer Center has served the Portland metro area as a premier cosmetic medical center and destination for non-surgical treatments like laser hair removal. To learn more or make an appointment, contact us today.

Results Of Laser Hair Removal On a Woman’s Underarms

All Before & After results vary from person to person.

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