Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal with GentleLASE®, GentleYAG®, Gentle Max
and the Lumenis LightSheer Duet Laser
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a procedure by which a patient’s undesirable hair is eliminated or reduced.
How does it work?
The procedure works by slowing the growing capacity of hair follicles that are in the active growth cycle at time of treatment. Since hairs will enter their growth cycle at different times, several treatments are necessary to disable all of the follicles in a given area.
At The Dermatology Center, we employ several technologies for these treatments. The medical staff will determine which method is best suited for your skin type during an office consultation.
In our Bethesda office, we have the LightSheer Duet by Lumenis, which is most effective in treating patients with light to medium colored skin. This laser offers a more comfortable experience, as well as faster treatments. We also have the GentleYAG by Candela, which can treat all colors of skin from light to dark.
In our Germantown office we offer the GentleLASE laser by Candela, which treats lighter skin colors.
At our Sibley office, we have the Gentle Max laser, which enables us to treat patients of all skin colors.
All of our lasers are operated by licensed clinicians, in our friendly clinical environments. We have a range of laser hair options, and will find a package, price, and location suited to your needs.
It is important to have laser hair removal at a responsible facility. Our prices may be slightly higher than others, however it is because we have well-trained, expert clinicians who perform the treatments. We often have patients that come to us from other facilities, with burns or discoloration of the skin, because their hair removal wasn’t done appropriately. It is worth spending more to ensure your safety, and the effectiveness of the treatments.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
A topical anesthetic may be applied prior to treatment to minimize discomfort. Patients describe the treatment pulses as a heating sensation on the skin. You may experience some redness and swelling following the treatment that normally resolves in a short amount of time.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you may require will depend upon the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and your hair’s growth cycle. This cycle is influenced by many factors: age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism. Some hair is more resilient and therefore more resistant to treatment.
At The Dermatology Center, we provide treatments in packages based upon the patient’s needs. Once the treatment regimen is complete, it may be necessary to come in for maintenance treatments, if there is regrowth.
Pricing for Laser Hair Removal
Prices start below, however when purchasing a package all prices per session decrease:
|Full Arms||$500||Upper Lip||$100|
|Upper Back||$500||Upper Lip and Chin||$170|
|Full Back||$600||Back or Front of Neck||$100|
Other areas price upon request.