Cincinnati Laser Hair Removal
Treat yourself to long-lasting hair reduction from head to toe.
We have the latest technology in Laser Hair Removal offering faster, more effective, and gentler treatments. Laser hair removal will leave your skin feeling smoother and silkier.
- Safe for all skin types
- 80-85% permanent reduction in hair
- No downtime
- No more waxing, shaving or tweezing
What to Expect
Please make sure that you have shaved the area we are treating prior to your appointment. Do not pluck or wax for at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment as this will remove what the laser is targeting. Once in the office, we will apply a topical numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable.
We will apply an ultrasound gel to your skin and place goggles on you to protect your eyes. You will see a bright light and feel a slight stinging sensation similar to a rubber band snap on your skin.
We will apply a cream to promote healing and a mineral-based sunscreen to protect you from the sun. You may be slightly pink or swollen for a couple of hours.
How does laser hair removal work?
LHR targets the pigment in the hair follicle so it works best on darker hair. It does not treat blonde, red, gray or white hair. Hair cycles between three phases: a growing phase (anagen), a resting phase (telogen) and a falling out phase (catagen). Since lasers target pigment in the hair follicle while in a growing phase (anagen), we will need to treat the hair multiple times while it cycles through these phases. Do not wax or pluck the hairs as this will pull out the target for the laser (the hair follicle). You can shave or use a clipper to treat the hair prior to a treatment.
How long will my appointment take?
Our trained nurses will apply a topical numbing for 20 minutes prior to your procedure beginning. Once the treatment begins, it will take about 20-40 minutes depending on the treatment area.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
We have the latest technology in laser hair removal which provides gentler and less painful treatments than other options on the market. LHR treatments are not painful and feel like a rubber band snap with every pulse of the laser delivered to your skin. This sensation goes away very quickly and is very tolerable. We offer numbing cream to make this more comfortable for you. Areas that have more hair, like a bikini area, are more uncomfortable during the first treatment due to the amount of hair being treated but improve significantly with subsequent treatments.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Mona Dermatology laser hair providers receive extensive training and are licensed MDs, NPs, PAs, or RNs. Our lasers are safe to use in all skin types. People with darker skin will need more treatments since the laser we use has to safely bypass the natural pigment in their skin and get to the hair follicle without causing skin discoloration. We recommend avoiding LHR for at least 2 weeks before going into the sun and at least 2 weeks after having been in the sun.
When will I see results?
With every treatment, you will notice a decrease in the amount of hair, the thickness of the hair, and how often the hair grows back. You may not see 100% hair removal but should expect up to 80-85% permanent reduction in hair. Depending on your skin type and the area being treated, we recommend 3-10 treatments spaced 4-8 weeks apart. Your provider will be able to determine the number of treatments necessary for your goals.
How long will my results last?
Your results will depend on your skin type and the area being treated. Since hair grows in cycles you may need to have maintenance treatments 1-2 times a year.
Am I a candidate?
If you have brown or black hair, LHR will be an effective treatment for you. If you have white, gray, red or blond hair, other options such as Dermaplaning or topical Vaniqa may be more appropriate options for you.
Mona Dermatology feels different because we are different. From our calming, inviting office space, to dermatologists and medical practitioners who are as credentialed as they are kind, there’s so much that sets us apart.
- Dr. Mona Foad named Cincinnati Magazine Top Doctor every year since 2008
- 4.7 average Google rating with 250+ five-star reviews from patients.
- Our providers are extensively and continually trained in the latest advances in medical and cosmetic dermatology.
- We specialize in helping our patients achieve a natural, refreshed look.
- Your goals are our goals. Each patient’s treatment plan is unique.