Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal in Lakeville, MN
Top-Rated Dermatology Clinic Serving Patients Throughout the South Metro
Removing excess hair doesn’t just give you flawless skin—it reassures every high-five, any surprise beach day, and each intimate touch. Let’s drop the plucking, shaving, and waxing from your routine for good and give you the confidence to show off your body no matter what comes your way.
How It Works
During a laser hair removal treatment at Center for Dermatology, our aesthetician uses a handheld laser that delivers short bursts of light onto the skin. This light heats and destroys the hair follicles while cooling the surface skin and protecting it so there is no damage.
Ideal Hair for Laser Removal
Laser hair removal works best on darker hair, ideally on contrasting skin and hair (for example fair skin and dark brown hair). This treatment is great for both men and women and is very safe.
Laser hair removal for men and women works well on nearly any part of the body:
- upper lip
- bikini area
For the best results, we ask that you refrain from waxing or plucking for several weeks before the procedure and avoid excessive sun exposure or tanning.
Your Hair Removal Sessions
We start your treatment by placing a mild anesthetic cooling gel onto your skin. You’ll also receive eye protection to keep your eyes safe. We’ll then slowly move the handheld laser over your skin as it begins to destroy your hair follicles.
You may feel some heat, but the procedure is generally short with minimal pain. Patients often say it feels like a rubber band snapping on the skin. Treatment time depends on the size of the areas treated.
Your treated areas may look red and feel sore (like a mild sunburn) but this normally resolves within a day or two. We may suggest a cream or ointment to help with inflammation and recommend you wear sunscreen. You’ll begin to see results over the next few days, though permanent hair reduction requires several sessions for hair to stop growing.
The total number of treatments varies by skin type, hair color, and hair coarseness, and most patients need repeated treatments about every six weeks over six months. After that, you’ll have smooth, hair-free skin with only occasional touch-ups needed.