Tired of shaving, tweezing, and waxing, only to have your unwanted hair grow back within days? We get it! Luckily, you can enjoy silky-smooth skin that lasts for up to 2 years with laser hair removal at our Tigard med spa in Portland, OR.
Laser hair removal (or "laser hair reduction," as we call it) is an excellent way to keep face and body hair out of the picture for months at a time. With just a few quick sessions, you can stop worrying about unwanted hair and start stepping out with confidence.
Amélie 18081 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 2
Tigard, OR 97224 Phone: (503) 673-3893 Text: (503) 486-4040 Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m.–7 p.m. (Saturday and early morning appointments available upon request)
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
It’s often called laser hair removal, but we want to be 100% transparent with our clients. We refer to this treatment as laser hair reduction, its true name. There’s no such thing as permanent laser hair removal (the only truly permanent solution is electrolysis), but we can reduce the growth of hair in the treated area for about 2 years before you need maintenance. There is a chance that your hair may not grow back at all or grow back very sparsely when it does.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal works by utilizing pulsed light. This light is attracted to the melanin in the hair itself. The hair absorbs the light which damages the follicle, causing hair to not grow back temporarily. The reason that hair can grow back over time is that there are stem cells inside the follicle that surround the hair bulb and repair the damaged follicle, allowing it to produce hairs again.
Where Can I Get Laser Hair Removal Done On My Body?
You can have laser hair removal done on many areas of your face and body, including:
The upper lip and chin
Bikini or Brazilian
Upper and lower legs
Upper and lower arms
If you’re looking to get rid of peach fuzz on your upper lip and chin, you may also want to check out dermaplaning!
Meet the incredible team of aesthetics pros who live and breathe beauty—inside and out. We’re a family here, and when you visit us, you’re part of it! From our highly trained providers to our friendly and helpful support staff, we’re all obsessed with delivering an unparalleled experience and giving you results you can’t wait to show off.
For 2 weeks before your treatment, you should avoid sun exposure. If you’re treating the bikini area, remember that swimsuit material is not enough protection from the sun. The light is attracted to melanin, so it can’t distinguish between your hair and your tan. We ask that you shave the area the night before or the day of so that only the hair inside the follicle is absorbing the heat.
A few things to stay away from before laser hair removal:
Direct sun exposure
All exfoliants and other harsh skin treatments
Following these steps minimizes your risks, and failure to follow these can result in unwanted complications.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
You can expect your treatment to feel like the snap of a rubber band every time the light flashes. It’s tolerable and quick, though your treatment time may vary depending on the size of your targeted area.
What Is Recovery Like After Laser Hair Removal?
Your skin may feel a little sensitive in the days following your appointment. You should plan to avoid heat, sun, and sweating for 48 hours, as well as direct sun exposure for at least 1 or 2 weeks.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?
We treat in a series of 6 sessions, each spaced 4 weeks apart. The entire series must be completed in 4-week intervals to see lasting results. About 2 weeks after each treatment, you might see treated hairs falling out. You might be tempted to stop your treatments when you notice less hair growing back each month, but you’ll need to complete your full series of 6 to see the best and longest-lasting results.
Let’s Get Started
To book your free laser hair removal consultation at Amélie, please call
(503) 673-3893 or use our online scheduling tool. Our Tigard med spa welcomes people from all over the Portland area, including Tualatin, OR, and Vancouver, WA. We can’t wait to see you!
Amélie is a medical spa that offers a full menu of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments. Our highly trained nurse injectors and estheticians specialize in BOTOX®, JUVÉDERM®, laser skin resurfacing, BBL photorejuvenation, custom skincare treatments, nonsurgical body contouring with CoolSculpting®, and more. Our med spa in Tigard, Oregon, welcomes people from the Portland metro area, including Tualatin, OR, and Vancouver, WA.