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Hair Removal


Sick of Shaving?

Laser Hair Removal

Reduce Unwanted Hair—Without Waxing,
Plucking, or Shaving—on the Body
and Face in Portland​

One of the biggest problems with unwanted hair is that it just keeps growing back so quickly! In order to maintain a smooth chest, underarms, bikini line, or face, people have historically had to shave seemingly constantly, undergo frequent painful waxing sessions, or try other repetitive strategies. Now, there is a more efficient and effective solution: laser hair removal. Portland’s Aesthetic Medicine offers this light-based approached to hair-free skin, giving patients the freedom to enjoy beautiful and lasting results—without the need for razors or tweezers!

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Ready to schedule a consultation for laser hair removal at Portland’s Aesthetic Medicine? Call us at 503.907.9605 or send a message online.

Why Choose Aesthetic Medicine for Laser Hair Removal in Portland?

Don’t just type “laser hair removal near me” or “laser hair reduction near me” into your search bar! We are always looking for the most advanced treatments to safely give our patients the best results and most comfortable experience possible. That’s why we chose the Harmony device, which is an SHR—or “Super Hair Removal”—laser, offering results that are fast and safe without the pain associated with other laser hair removal options. We have performed tens of thousands of treatments over the past 30 years, helping patients to enjoy beautiful results!

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Also known as laser hair reduction, laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that uses powerful light energy to stop hairs from growing where they aren’t wanted.

At Aesthetic Medicine, we use the Harmony laser, which emits beams of light that pass through the surface of the skin to target follicles below. Follicles are found all over the body, and each one grows a single hair. Most of these hairs and very small and fine, but the hairs on the top of the head, under the arms, and in certain other areas are typically longer, thicker, darker, and much more noticeable.

Laser treatments for hair removal target the follicles that grow highly visible hairs. Pigmentation in these follicles absorbs more of the laser light than the surrounding skin. The light converts into heat, which damages the follicles to prevent them from growing new hairs as they usually would. Lighter-colored cells are not damaged because they don’t heat up as significantly—in much the same way the sun will rapidly heat a black car more than a white car on a hot summer day.

The Harmony laser further improves on the laser hair removal process with advanced technology that makes the treatment even safer, more comfortable, and effective. Harmony’s laser moves in a constant sweeping motion instead of remaining fixed and focused on a specific area. As the light passes back and forth over the treatment zone, the hair follicles are heated more gradually. Single-pulse systems can be very intense—and even painful—as the laser quite literally “zaps” the follicles. The Harmony system uses a different method to gradually heat the follicles instead. By the end of the treatment session, the cumulative effect of the heat produces the desired laser hair removal results, but with less discomfort.

Also, because the Harmony laser hair removal device has a special applicator that focuses on a larger area, treatments can be completed in less time. The sweeps of the laser are thorough for complete coverage.

Note that laser hair removal treatments only work on follicles that are in an active phase. Not all follicles in a given area are actively growing hairs at the same time, so multiple sessions will be needed for ideal results. The Aesthetic Medicine team typically recommends six to 10 sessions, with specifics depending on the patient’s skin type, hair color and density, desired results, and other factors.

What Areas Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?

Virtually anywhere on the body unwanted hair grows can be targeted with laser hair removal. Common treatment areas include the chest and back, underarms, face (some combination of chin, upper lip, sideburn area, ears, and neck), the belly, the bikini or Brazilian area, legs and arms, and even the bottom and rectum.

What Happens During a Laser Hair Removal Session?

Every patient can first expect a consultation to determine whether laser hair removal is the best option. This is also when we will discuss details like preparation, possible side effects, laser hair removal cost, payment options, and more.

For the session itself, we will apply a gel to the targeted area, then move the Harmony laser hair removal device in a gliding motion directly over the skin. Every person’s pain tolerance is different, but Harmony laser hair removal is often described as “practically painless.” The technology is designed to make each session not just tolerable, but as comfortable as possible.

The length of your laser hair removal session will depend on which area or areas you are treating. A small feature, like the upper lip, can be completed in a matter of seconds. A larger region, like the back, can talk around half an hour.

What Happens After Laser Hair Removal at Portland’s Medical Aesthetics?

Laser hair removal does not get rid of the hairs right away. Instead, hairs in the treated area will fall out in the following days and weeks. After that, the follicles simply won’t grow a new hair to replace them as they would in a typical cycle. Results are long-lasting, which means you don’t have to shave or wax or pluck in order to continue to enjoy the smoother skin. Hairs that do eventually grow back are typically lighter, finer, and easier to manage. We recommend maintenance treatments in order to enjoy the most thorough results possible over time.

What Other Laser Treatments Are Available at Aesthetic Medicine?

Laser and light treatments are very versatile and effective, so Aesthetic Medicine uses them to help patients achieve range of goals. Choose from laser acne treatment, LaserLift™ pore and scar reduction, and even fat reduction via a laser-based LipoLift™. Arrange a consultation so you can learn more about what lasers can do—and get started on your own journey of rejuvenation.

Schedule your consultation for laser hair removal today. Contact Aesthetic Medicine for IPL in Portland by calling 503.907.9605 or sending a message online.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for SHR Hair Removal?

You can do this treatment if you have light, dark or tanned skin, coarse or fine hair; however, the SHR Hair Removal performs better on darker, thicker hair. Laser’s are photosensitive and are attracted to pigment. The ideal candidate would have dark, coarse hair with lighter skin-though the Harmony LASER is unique in that it treats most skin types. Harmony achieves complete hair removal for all areas of the body that is safe, fast, and, best of all, more painless than traditional laser hair removal devices.

How many sessions will I need before I see results?

On average, we would recommend 6-10 sessions to see results, but this is dependent on the patient’s genetics, desired results, ethnicity [skin type], hair type [thin vs. coarse] and the area on the body being treated. Treatment time can range from a few seconds for a small area such as the upper lip ranging to 30 minutes for larger body areas.

Hair growth is affected by many factors, including genetics, ethnicity, hormones, etc. The treatment protocol you receive in your 20’s will vary and differ from your treatment recommendations later in life. Patients should note that we may recommend more treatments to obtain desired results, as each area of the body has different growth cycles and treatment protocols. Maintenance will be recommended as needed.

Is Laser Hair Removal painful?

Everyone’s pain tolerance is different; however, the Harmony XL Pro offers SHR in-motion technology, making the procedure virtually painless and very effective. Laser hair removal technology has come a long way and the Harmony SHR technology is practically painless.

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What areas can be treated?

Harmony can safely and effectively treat hair on any area of the body, and no site is off limits! The most common areas include:

SHR (Super Hair Removal) is an innovative treatment and is the only clinically proven method of laser hair removal that is virtually painless, making it the safest laser hair removal method for all skin types, including dark and tanned skin. Schedule a consultation with Aesthetic Medicine to discuss our Laser Hair Removal procedures in Portland today.

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