No More
Unwanted Hair.

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Bellevue laser hair removal:
No more unwanted hair! Here comes smooth and silky skin!

A message about laser hair removal from Dr. Santos: 

So many of us have it- unwanted and unsightly hair. It is a struggle to continuously strive to make ourselves more appealing, to achieve that smooth, silky, and sleek skin appearance. Where can you go to achieve the best possible result? We know that there are multiple types of hair removal systems, such as home lasers, waxing, and the traditional electrode hair follicle heat treatments (electrolysis), but these can be time-consuming, painful, and ineffective.

The best option of course is laser hair removal. This treatment provides permanent hair reduction and does it in an affordable, safe, and effective manner. The results are long-lasting. Cutting edge laser technology today provides efficient and quick laser treatments that can achieve efficient hair reduction.

Laser hair treatments can provide reduction of the unwanted hair in the challenging areas, whether arms, legs, chest, back, bikini line or any other part of the body. You can enjoy the results of smooth, and silky skin, and know that the discomfort and irritation of shaving, waxing, or electrolysis can be avoided. Generally treatments take less than 30 to 45 minutes depending on the area treated. Hair removal packages are tailored to each individual’s needs. Generally a budget that makes sense for your particular circumstance is discussed.

Laser hair removal works by delivering highly concentrated energy directly to the hair follicles. The pulses of light selectively treat the hair follicle, and bypass the surrounding dermis, epidermis, and deeper skin elements. Essentially, the laser energy targets the pigment in the hair follicle, causing thermal damage. A variety of skin types and complexions can be treated with our lasers including darker skin tones. We use an EpiMedica Corp. 810 nm diode laser which is a newer state-of-the-art hair removal laser.

The treatment itself is relatively painless. There is a common thought that the feeling that one feels after receiving a single laser pulse is similar to that of the snap of a rubber band. After the areas are treated, the hair will fall out over the subsequent one to three weeks. Essentially several treatments are required to achieve optimum results therefore the packages provided include a series of treatments, although success can be seen even after the first treatment. After each successive treatment fewer and fewer hairs will return. Thousands of our patients have enjoyed the ultimate result of removal of that unwanted hair and of a more silky, and smooth skin appearance.

Sincerely,
Dr. David Santos

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the procedure involve?

  • Shave areas of concern 24 hours before laser treatment.
  • No tanning prior to treatment
  • 810 nanometer diode wavelength Laser hair removal treatment.
  • The pigment in the pilosebaceous units (hair follicle) is treated with the highly concentrated laser light.
  • Minimal discomfort with treatments.
  • Laser beam bypasses the epidermis and dermis and treats the follicle primarily.
  • Damage to the pilosebaceous units reduces ability for the hair follicle to grow hair.
  • Repeated treatments permanently damage the hair follicle.
  • Permanent hair reduction

What type of anesthesia do you use?

  • None required
  • Occasional ibuprofen or tylenol

What is a typical recovery time?

  • Can return to normal work and social activities right away.
  • No heavy exertion activity for 24 hours.

Routine post-operative instructions?

  • No heavy exertion exercise for 24 hours
  • No sauna, steam for 24 hours
  • Cold compresses to the areas if there is discomfort.
  • Ibuprofen or Tylenol as needed for discomfort.
  • Refrain from sun exposure.

What is the recovery like?

  • Individuals can go back to regular work and play right away.
  • No downtime
  • Refrain from sun exposure for 2 weeks after the treatment.

Are there any procedures typically performed along with a facelift?

  • Skin care consultation.
  • Botox
  • Botox treatment for hyperhidrosis (excess underarm sweating)
  • Fillers
  • Chemical peel
  • Facials

What are typical underlying problems?

  • Unwanted Hair in visible areas.
  • Dark hair more noticeable.
  • Bikini lines (women).
  • Back hair (men).
  • Black hair on the chin (women).
  • The pigment in the pilosebaceous units (hair follicle) is treated with the highly concentrated laser light.
  • Damage to the pilosebaceous units reduces ability for the hair follicle to grow hair.
  • Repeated treatments permanently damage the hair follicle.
  • Permanent hair reduction

What are typical motivations for a Laser Hair Removal?

  • Unwanted and unsightly body hair.
  • Desire to resolve unsightly hair while wearing a bikini.
  • Unsightly back hair.
  • Unsightly facial hair (women and men)
  • Individuals motivated to look their best.

What are the most common areas treated?

  • Chest.
  • Back.
  • Bikini, Brazilian line
  • Underarms.
  • Arms.
  • Legs.
  • Most any desired region.

Who are good candidates?

  • Individuals desiring to wear a swim suit without visible unsightly hair.
  • Women with unwanted facial hair.
  • Unwanted and unsightly bikini lines.
  • Unsightly back hair.
  • Individuals motivated to look their best.

How old are most patients?

  • 15 years and up

How experienced are the surgeons?

  • Highly trained licensed medical professionals and nursing professionals.
  • Expert Laser Physician oversight of licensed laser technician and nurse.

Are there any reasons why I should not have Laser Hair Removal?

  • Hypersensitivity to light.
  • Blond, red, or gray hair.
  • Dark skin-case by case basis.
  • Medical contraindications.
  • Nursing mothers
  • Pregnancy

A Few Reasons to Choose Facial Beauty

Low Risk Procedures

Every procedure requires some for of anesthesia and traditionally this is a General Anesthesia, meaning you are completely knocked out.  At Facial Beauty, we utilize cutting-edge local anesthesia procedures where you are not fully knocked out but completely comfortable. The advantage of Local Anesthesia that there are less complications & faster recovery time. Our procedures generally take from an hour and thirty minutes to no more than three hours, allowing us to dramatically reduce any risk involved in the procedure.

woman natural facelift

Limited Downtime

The biggest drawback to major facial surgery is the downtime.  While recovery time can vary case by case, generally patients can return to work between seven to ten days after the procedure.  We do everything we can for our patients to get you back to your family and back to your daily life of activity & exercise as soon as possible.

Simple & Affordable Financing

At Facial Beauty, we offer low monthly payment plans and pre-qualifications for any additional treatments, affordability has never been easier. If you’ve ever let financing stand in your way of a new you, come talk to us about options you may not know you had. We can even do pre-approvals over the phone so please feel free to call us anytime.

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David Santos MD, FACS

Dr David Santos was the Medical Director for Lifestyle Lift, responsible for hundreds of facelift surgeons and thousands of procedures.  Having performed over 4,000 facelift procedures himself, Dr. Santos is committed to finding cutting edge techniques to reduce the risk and minimize the downtime of facelift procedures.

  • Member American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Member American Board of Otolarnyngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Member American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery