Laser Hair Removal in Portland, Oregon

Laser Hair Removal

At Oregon Derma Center, we understand the desire to remove unwanted hair, permanently.  We all have hair in areas we’d rather not.  These areas include the face, legs and many other inconvenient places.  Our specialized laser treatment is proven to effectively remove hair while ensuring it doesn’t return.

We use Alma Laser’s cutting edge and painless Laser Hair Removal technology.  No matter what your skin type, we can remove your unwanted hair in six quick treatments of comfortable and effective permanent laser hair reduction.  Hair removal is the most popular light-based aesthetic procedure in the world. Using a novel 650 – 950 nm AFT handpiece, the HarmonyXL laser can deliver safe and effective results. This handpiece, which uses Alma’s SHR technology, now has contact cooling and uses IN-Motion™ technology for virtually painless procedures with no down time.

How Laser Hair Removal Works

To perform light-based hair removal, a large rectangular window emitting broad-spectrum light is applied to the surface of the skin. The energy travels harmlessly through the epidermis and dermis until it strikes the hair follicle, which contains a dense, melanin-rich hair shaft and bulb. The dark-colored melanin absorbs the light and rises quickly in temperature, destroying the hair-producing cells surrounding the follicle. Because the heat is not sustained, no damage occurs outside the follicle area. As a result, you permanently damage the hair follicle and not the surrounding skin.

Advantages

  • Permanent Hair Reduction
  • Never Shave Again
  • Comfortable, Virtually Painless Procedure

Why Six Treatments?

No matter which laser is used you will always need 6 treatments for permanent hair reduction. Why you ask? Our hair grows in three different phases, which takes a cycle of six weeks to complete. The three phases are known as the anagen (active growing hair), catagen (regressing hair) and telogen (permanent resting hair) phases. In order to permanently remove hair, you must damage it at the root during the anagen phase. The anagen phase is when the hair is actively growing from the root.

The laser then kills the follicle by destroying the surrounding blood vessels that nourish it. That hair will never grow again but the other hairs in the catagen stage will continue to grow for about six weeks until those hairs become active and ready to be destroyed by the laser. Once you have completed six treatments of laser hair removal, all of the once active hairs have reached the telogen phase and no longer able to grow.

Begin Your Hair Removal Treatment Today!

If you’re interested in receiving Laser Hair Removal Treatment, give us a call or contact us via our online appointment request from.  We’ll discuss treatment options and get you on your way to being hair-free!