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Rave reviews and affordable cost: why laser hair removal is the treatment of choice for Edmonds residents

North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics is an award-winning, cosmetic dermatology and anti-aging center in Mill Creek, WA. One of our most requested procedures is laser hair removal. It is widely known as an effective and convenient long-term solution to unwanted body hair, and this procedure has earned it an excellent reputation. However, consumer advocates and physicians alike warn prospective patients to be cautious when planning laser hair removal. What should you know?

Not all lasers are created equal

With advanced systems such as the Palomar Vectus and Palomar Icon IPL, which we use at North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics, laser hair removal can be performed safely on skin of any type, or color. The Vectus is the fastest and least painful of all laser hair removal devices on the market. The laser light energy passes safely through the skin, targeting pigment in active hair follicles. Absorption of laser energy creates a thermal reaction that renders the affected follicles unable to grow new hairs.

Outdated, or low-quality laser devices, may not be appropriate for dark skin, and may increase the risk of burning, even for fair-skinned individuals. Our lasers are widely considered amongst cosmetic dermatologists to be the fastest, least painful and most technologically advanced systems currently available.

Avoid the pitfalls of an unskilled technician

Even the right device can be ineffective, or worse, if it is in the wrong hands. Many studies have determined that the majority of cosmetic procedure lawsuits are due to poor laser hair removal procedures performed by technicians in a medi-spa, salon or other type of spa, where the medical director is typically not a board-certified dermatologist and is often not on site when the procedures are being performed. At North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics, every treatment is either performed by, or is directly supervised by, a board-certified dermatologist.

We invest a considerable amount of time in continuing medical education, so that we can stay abreast of the latest developments in cosmetic dermatology. We are a national training center for our laser hair removal devices and many of our providers train dermatologists and plastic surgeons in and out of state on these devices.

North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics proudly serves residents of Mill Creek, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mukilteo, Bothell, Kenmore and other local communities. Please call 425-332-7981 to arrange an appointment.

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