Laser Hair Removal

JeanAnn Schwark, MS, FNP-C -  - Gynecology

Serenity Women's Care

JeanAnn Schwark, MS, FNP-C

Gynecology, Women's Primary Care, Aesthetics and Hormone Therapy located in Scottsdale, AZ

Shaving, waxing, or plucking doesn’t have to be a normal part of your everyday routine. JeanAnn Schwark, MS, FNP-C, and the women’s health specialists at Serenity Women's Care in Scottsdale, Arizona, use the GentleMax Pro® laser to get rid of unsightly facial or body hair once and for all. Schedule an appointment with Serenity Women's Care by phone or online to find out if laser hair removal is right for you.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal using the GentleMax Pro laser is a noninvasive procedure that reduces unwanted hair by 80% after just three treatments. You experience smooth skin without the hassle of shaving, on your:

  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Face
  • Upper lip
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Bikini area

Laser hair removal gets rid of unsightly hair on just about any area of your body with mild to no discomfort. It’s right for any skin type and is safe, fast, and effective.

How does laser hair removal work?

Hair removal with GentleMax Pro uses a combination of light and radiofrequency energy to destroy hair follicles and help prevent hair regrowth. Because your hair grows in various phases, multiple laser hair removal treatments help you achieve optimal results.

During the anagen phase, hair is the thickest and darkest. Hair begins to loosen from its follicle during the catagen phase and falls out during the telogen phase of the cycle. Laser hair removal is most effective during the anagen phase.

What happens during laser hair removal?

Avoid plucking, waxing, or shaving for about six weeks prior to laser hair removal. Shave the area a day before or the morning of treatment and thoroughly clean your skin.

During laser hair removal, your practitioner applies laser energy to your skin using a small handpiece containing dynamic cooling for enhanced comfort. You experience a sensation of rubber bands snapping against your skin along with intermittent cooling.

Laser hair removal sessions might take just minutes or an hour for larger areas. The treatment time for both legs or an average-sized man’s back is about 15 minutes.

What should I expect after laser hair removal?

You might require six to eight laser hair removal sessions to achieve optimal results. Hair falls out over a period of several days or weeks. 

You might experience swelling or redness for a few hours after the procedure, so apply ice to the area as needed to maximize comfort. Protect your skin from the sun using sunscreen or protective clothing.

Don’t settle for a lifetime of plucking, waxing, and shaving when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment online or over the phone with Serenity Women's Care today.