If you are like most people who struggle with unwanted body hair, you may have tried every solution under the sun, including electrolysis, tweezing, shaving, waxing, creams and serums, many of which can be quite painful and time-consuming. Fortunately, laser technology has made great strides in the last decade and has become among the top treatments for hair removal, leaving behind smooth, silky skin that is soft to the touch.
Laser hair removal works by directing potent laser energy at the hair follicles, pulverizing them while leaving the surrounding cells intact. Because hair grows in cycles, more than one laser treatment may be required; however, many patients see amazing results after just one session.
Benefits of laser hair removal may include:
Before applying our state-of-the-art laser, your skin will be numbed with a cooling gel so you will be completely at ease during your procedure. Next, a specially designed laser hand piece will be used to glide across your treatment areas, delivering micropulses of laser energy that will penetrate the hair follicles. Our laser delivers a blast of cool air simultaneously, so you will remain comfortable at all times.
While you will see improvement after one visit, Dr. Gabriel suggests several follow up sessions to ensure all the hair is removed and you obtain comprehensive results. These can be scheduled a few weeks apart.
While you may feel a slight tingle akin to a mild sunburn, laser hair removal is not typically painful and does not come with any major side effects. You will be able to return to your normally scheduled activities right away after your visit to our Vancouver, WA offices. After your treatment, you should be careful to avoid direct contact with the sun by wearing sunscreen and a sun hat. It’s also good to avoid exposure to hot tubs or spas for at least the rest of the day after your visit.
Clients suffering from unwanted hair on the face and body should contact our office today to schedule their private consultation in the comfort and privacy of his Vancouver, WA offices. During your first visit, we will examine the areas that you wish to treat and formulate a plan of action for giving you the smooth, attractive skin that you desire. He will answer all your questions in detail, including those regarding costs, financing and insurance; risks and benefits; recovery and downtime; and what you can hope to expect from your final outcome.
To our patients and members of the community;
We have been following COVID-19 closely and we have implemented the following precautions to protect our staff, patients and the people of our community.
If you or a family member is or has been recently ill, please call and reschedule any non-urgent appointment. Symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to a cold and may include: fever, cough, fatigue, and shortness of breath. You can obtain more information regarding the virus at the CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
If you are not ill, but would be more comfortable rescheduling your appointment, please call us and we will be happy assist
For our part, we will continue our normal business practice of infection prevention.
We appreciate everyone’s patience regarding this current concern
Best regards and health,
The staff at Allen Gabriel MD
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