Southwest Michigan Dermatology Portage, MI

Laser Hair

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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal in Kalamazoo, MI

Want to Remove Unwanted Hair so That You Have Smooth Skin For Summer? Call the Experts at Southwest Michigan Dermatology at (269) 215-6616.

With the warm weather upon us this spring, many of us have already busted out our shorts and summer dresses. With this wardrobe change comes the need for smooth, hairless skin. For many women, shaving can become a time-consuming daily process with many men having a desire for hair removal, as well. Because of this, people may look to waxing for removal of unwanted hair, but there is a better, much less painful way to achieve this hairless result – laser hair removal.

At Southwest Michigan Dermatology Laser & Skin Care Center, we use Lumenis LightSheer Duet. This laser hair removal system allows our dermatologists to treat larger areas of the body like back, legs, and chest in only 30 minutes with minimal discomfort without using anesthetics or treatment gels. LightSheer Duet laser hair removal treatment works with all skin types.

Our certified and highly trained staff will work with you to achieve your desired results – ensuring your comfort with the use of the diode laser with it’s unique contact-cooling tip. This laser hair removal treatment system is safe and non-invasive and has been proven to permanently reduce the number of hairs that grow following each treatment making laser hair removal more desirable than waxing for many people. The treatment time will vary based on the areas of the body and our patient’s needs – from only a few minutes to over an hour.

At Southwest Michigan Dermatology Laser & Skin Care Center, we are experts in hair removal and use only the best treatment equipment. If you are interested in our Lumenis LightSheer Duet laser hair removal treatment system, do not hesitate to contact us today at (269) 215-6616.

Fall is the Perfect Time for Laser Hair Removal with Lumenis LightSheer DUET

Want to know why fall is the perfect time for laser hair removal? Laser hair removal targets, melanin, a pigment that gives your hair its color. When you’re having a laser hair removal treatment done, the IPL (intense pulse light) device or laser targets the melanin inside of the hair follicle in your skin. The laser creates heat which safely damages the follicle and prevents hair growth. Because of this, laser hair removal works best on skin and hair that has less melanin, which means it’s best to have the treatment done in the fall or winter when you’re less likely to be tan. In this post, we will look at a couple of ways melanin affects laser hair removal treatments.

While laser hair removal can be done on people with varying hair colors and skin tones, it works best on those with dark hair and lighter complexions. Darker hair means there is a greater concentration of melanin in the hair follicle which will absorb a lot more of the laser’s heat. As we know, melanin is not just present in hair follicles, but also in individual’s skin. The darker the skin, the less concentrated the laser is on the hair follicle.

We use Lumenis LightSheer DUET because it allows us to treat large areas in less time. Our certified aestheticians are extremely skilled and experienced with this laser hair removal treatment and can adjust the settings accordingly for all skin and hair types.

At Southwest Michigan Dermatology’s Laser & Skin Care Center, we have been performing laser hair removal treatments for almost 20 years. We know how freeing it can be to not have to worry about waxing or shaving all the time. If you have been considering having a laser hair removal treatment, do not hesitate to contact us today!