Laser Hair Removal

Aesthetics and Dermatology located in Coupeville, WA

Laser Hair Removal services offered in Coupeville, WA

Are you tired of shaving, plucking, using electrolysis, or waxing? If you’re looking for a permanent hair removal solution, turn to the experts at Island Aesthetics & Dermatology in Coupeville, Washington. Aesthetics and dermatology specialists Shannon Tumblin, ARPN, Kristy Anderson, ARPN, and their skilled team provide laser hair removal using cutting-edge technology. Call the office to get started or schedule an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a highly effective treatment for getting rid of unsightly facial or body hair for good, so you don’t have to spend time using non-permanent hair-removal methods like shaving and plucking. The Island Aesthetics & Dermatology specialists have many years of experience with laser hair removal and use the most advanced technologies and procedures available.

How does laser hair removal work?

Island Aesthetics & Dermatology uses the Palomar Icon™ laser system to transform light into heat energy, destroy follicles, and get rid of hair permanently. The treatment uses a safe, highly effective medical device that targets follicles during each stage of the hair growth cycle. It offers outstanding, long-lasting results.

Laser hair removal eliminates unwanted hair on your:

  • Upper lip
  • Face
  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Abdomen
  • Bikini areas
  • Buttocks
  • Legs

The treatment can eliminate unwelcome hair from just about anywhere on your body without pain, invasive procedures, downtime, or damage to surrounding skin tissues.

Is laser hair removal right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for laser hair removal, the Island Aesthetics & Dermatology team examines the undesirable hair and reviews your medical history. They ask about your desired results and tailor a treatment plan based on your personalized needs.

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

Follow your provider’s instructions to prepare for laser hair removal. Minimize sun exposure, avoid sunburn, and don’t use self-tanning creams. Wear sunscreen when you’re outdoors to protect your skin from the sun.

Avoid waxing and plucking for 2-3 weeks before your scheduled appointment, but shave the treatment area the day of the procedure.

What should I expect during laser hair removal?

During laser hair removal treatment, it’s vital to wear safety glasses to protect your eyes from the laser’s light. Your specialist numbs the treatment area and applies targeted energy to your skin. You can expect to feel hot pulses or the sensation of a rubber band snapping.

Each treatment may last a few minutes or more than 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment areas.

What happens after my treatment?

There’s little to no downtime after laser hair removal. However, the treated skin is often a little sensitive, swollen, or red for a while. You may feel a warming sensation for several hours.

During the next few weeks and months, treated hair begins to fall out. Your provider lets you know when to schedule your subsequent treatment or yearly touch-up to ensure exceptional, long-lasting results. Laser treatment reduces hair growth by 75-90%. 

To schedule a laser hair removal consultation at Island Aesthetics & Dermatology, call the office or use the online booking feature today.