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The benefits of laser hair removal in Mill Creek

Excess body hair is a universal problem that plagues men and women around the world, from Mill Creek, WA to Europe. We pluck, thread, wax, and shave, yet it grows right back. These are temporary solutions to a lifelong problem. Laser hair removal is a long-lasting solution, allowing you to enjoy smooth skin every day with no hassles and no stubble.

The procedure is simple and comfortable, causing no more than a fleeting stinging sensation as hair follicles absorb the laser energy. Each session may take from a few minutes to about an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. Pigment in actively growing hairs readily absorbs this energy, causing a reaction that renders the follicle incapable of growing new hairs. A series of treatments is needed to obtain optimal results because, at any given time, a certain percentage of hairs are in the resting phase of the growth cycle, and not responsive to laser treatment.

The benefits of laser treatment include:

  • Long lasting – Once treatment is complete, there should be very little, if any, regrowth. An annual touch-up may be recommended to maintain results.
  • Predicable – Laser treatment is highly effective for about 90 percent of patients who are good candidates. The procedure is appropriate for virtually anyone if there is sufficient pigment in the hairs. We can determine this during your initial evaluation, and if you are not a good candidate for laser treatment, we will discuss your alternatives.
  • Convenient – Simplify your life by eliminating razors, tweezers, and messy creams from your routine.
  • Fast – Lasers can treat many hairs at once. Electrolysis, the alternative for permanent or long-term hair removal, treats one hair at a time, making the process very slow for treating large areas such as the back or legs.

When you choose North Sound Dermatology Aesthetics for your laser hair removal treatment, you can feel confident that you are choosing the best. Our practice is unique in the fact that we have several Bboard-Ccertified Ddermatologists, many of whom hold certification in specific subspecialties. Our Board-Certified Dermatology PAs, Board-Certified Dermatology ARNP, Master Medical Aesthetician have extensive training and experience in this procedure. Elizabeth Hagen, LCA, is our highly-respected, licensed Master Medical Aesthetician with 16 years of experience in dermatology and plastic surgery. She is also a certified Cosmetic and Surgical Laser Technician and a certified electrologist. Ms. Hagen is a national trainer for the Palomar Icon IPL/Photofacial, Palomar Icon 1540 fractional skin resurfacing and BLU-U photodynamic therapy (PDT) systems we use in our office. She trains dermatologists and plastic surgeons across the state in the proper use of these technologies. (check for duplication as the language may be the same as what is already on our website)

Call 425-332-7981 to schedule an appointment at any of our five offices, located in Mill Creek, Monroe, Smokey Point, Everett, and South Everett.

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