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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

South Central Family Practice Clinic

Family Practice & Medical Esthetics Specialist located in Soldotna, AK

If you’re fed up with time-consuming shaving, waxing, or plucking, you can simply zap away unwanted body hair with laser hair removal at South Central Family Practice Clinic in Soldotna, Alaska. At their clinic, Gladys Bailon, MD, and her team offer this innovative laser technology that allows you to banish body hair in quick and convenient in-office sessions. Get the smooth, hairless skin you’ve envisioned by calling South Central Family Practice Clinic or booking an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Modern laser hair removal technology uses concentrated light beams to damage hair follicles so they fall out and don’t grow back. At South Central Family Practice Clinic, the team uses the Medicreations system.

Laser hair removal involves a fairly simple process. You wear protective eye goggles, particularly if the laser removes hair on your face. Your Dr. Bailon typically applies a cooling or numbing gel and glides the laser device over your skin to deliver the precise, safe, laser energy.

Laser hair removal can significantly reduce the amount of unwanted hair. After your first treatment, your hair usually grows back normally, but it begins to fall out in about two or three weeks. Your hair is noticeably lighter and less dense when it grows back.

Multiple sessions are necessary because you have multiple stages of hair growth. Dr. Bailon can recommend the right number of treatments for you. A minimum of six treatments spaced around 5-8 weeks apart is usually recommended.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal isn’t painful, especially when compared to waxing. Most people say the sensation feels similar to pinpricks.

Laser hair removal is efficient with little pain or discomfort, but if you’re sensitive to pain, talk with Dr. Bailon to discuss your available pain-relief options.

You might experience mild redness and swelling, but this typically subsides within a few hours after treatment.

Where on the body does laser hair removal work best?

Laser hair removal can be performed on a variety of body parts, such as the:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Shoulders
  • Fingers
  • Toes
  • Arms and underarms
  • Legs
  • Stomach
  • Back
  • Bikini area
  • Chest

From a small area to the full-body, laser hair removal with Medicreations is highly effective for all skin and hair types.

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

To best prepare for your laser hair removal treatment, make sure you shave 24 hours before your session for best results. If your underarms are being treated, don’t wear any deodorant.

You should avoid sunbathing for about six weeks before your treatment. You should also avoid other hair removal methods and blood-thinning medications for at least one week before your laser hair removal session.

Dr. Bailon can help you prepare for your upcoming treatments.

Thanks to revolutionary laser systems like Medicreations, the days of you wasting time shaving, waxing, or plucking unwanted hair are in the past. Call South Central Family Practice Clinic or book an appointment online today.