No one wants to spend more time shaving than necessary, and when unwanted hair grows in places that can be hard to reach, sensitive to razor burn or just plain irritating, you may be ready for a more long-term solution. Laser hair removal can be performed virtually anywhere on the body to stop hair from growing back and help you shave valuable minutes off your morning routine — no pun intended.
Even better, our latest LightSheer® DESIRE™ laser hair removal device can deliver effective, long-lasting hair removal without the pain and discomfort of older laser technologies
Dr. Lee B. Daniel understands the value of time-efficient self-maintenance options for today’s men. As one of Oregon’s top plastic surgeons for men, he is proud to have helped thousands of men achieve their best looks and highest level of confidence.
If you’d like to learn more about whether laser hair removal is right for you, please call 541-687-8900 or contact our office in Eugene today for more details. We offer free consultations for our cosmetic surgery and medical spa patients.
Prior to your first laser hair removal treatment, you’ll have a brief consultation to discuss what you can expect from the treatment and your goals for hair removal. One of our laser technicians will also evaluate your skin tone and hair color to determine the best laser setting for your needs. Depending on your desired treatment area and goals, some unwanted hair may be better treated with electrolysis instead of laser hair removal.
Common laser hair removal treatment areas for men include:
Your laser hair removal appointment can be as short as 10 minutes or last up to 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of treatment areas. Your laser technician will apply the laser beam to the desired areas at the appropriate setting for your hair and skin tone. The unique vacuum mechanism in the DESIRE handpiece activates sensory receptors in the skin for reduced discomfort during treatment. Simultaneously, you will simultaneously have a gentle blast of cool air passing over your skin to alleviate any discomfort.
Laser hair removal is typically performed in a series of treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Most men require 6 to 8 initial treatments to achieve their ideal results, while you may wish to return for touchup treatments once every few months after you reach your initial baseline.
Laser hair removal requires no downtime and you may return to your normal schedule as soon as you leave our office. You will be asked to refrain from shaving the treated area for 7 to 10 days after your treatment. You should also take care to avoid sun exposure, saunas and hot tubs for a week after your appointment. You may experience some mild pinkness in the treated area, which should fade within the first day. You can apply aloe vera gel to soothe any skin irritation you experience.
Most men experience a 10 to 25 percent reduction in hair growth following each laser hair removal treatment. You may begin to notice hairs falling out of their follicles as soon as 1 week after your first appointment, as well as a decrease in returning hair growth.
To learn more about your male laser hair removal options, please contact us online or call us today at 541-687-8900. Our plastic surgery practice is conveniently located near the Oakway Center.