05 Sep 2018
laser hair removal in bend

How Does Laser Hair Removal Actually Work?

Shaving, tweezing, and waxing can be quite cumbersome; it’s time-consuming, can be pretty painful, and, especially with monthly waxing services, can be expensive. Not to mention, the hair always grows back too soon. There is an alternative that you’ve probably heard of: laser hair removal. But how does it actually work?

What is laser hair removal?

I remember when I was researching laser hair removal before my own procedure I literally thought that it involved pulling out individual hair follicles. Not only did that sound painful, but it also sounded like it would take a long time to remove every hair from my legs. Luckily, I was very wrong. Laser hair removal uses a highly-concentrated light that is emitted into the individual hair follicles, targeting the melanin. There is no pulling involved. The follicles absorb the light which permanently destroys the hair. The service is designed to treat an area the size of a quarter in about a second. While it is not the most comfortable treatment, laser hair removal is far less painful than waxing, is more permanent, and has very few side effects.

Where can I use laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is most commonly used on the legs, bikini area, face, and underarms. And it’s not only a cosmetic service for women! Men can also benefit from laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted hair anywhere on the body.

Laser Hair Removal in Bend, Oregon

Here at Villano, we offer diode laser hair removal. The amount of treatments depends on the color, thickness, and location of the hair to be removed. Most patients don’t feel any pain, only slight discomfort during the laser process, and they must stay out of the sun after the procedure to avoid pigmentation.

At Villano | MD we offer a free consultation to discuss the area or areas you would like treated for laser hair removal. Contact us to make an appointment and get rid of undesirable hair today.


Dr. Villano is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Bend, Oregon. He provides surgical and non-surgical enhancements including Botox, Dysport, Restylane, microneedling, fotofacials, facelifts, eye lifts, nose surgery, cheek augmentation and much more. Schedule your consultation today.

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