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By Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho
October 22, 2015
Tags: Hair Removal  

Is your unwanted body hair becoming more and more of a nuisance? That hair on your legs, armpits, upper lip, bikini line or chin looks unsightly and continually requires shaving or waxing. Would you like a more permanent solution?

Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho PLLC offers a range of dermatological care for patients of all ages. Whether it's a medical need, hair removal such as treatment of skin cancer or psoriasis, or a cosmetic issue such as wrinkle reduction, Ryan S. Owsley MD FAAD FASDS and Thad W. Wilkey PA-C professionally and compassionately work with you to achieve your best skin possible.

Comfortable, accurate and lasting laser hair removal is one of their most popular services. In fact, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery says that wrinkle reduction treatments are the only dermatology service to outnumber laser hair removal procedures in the United States today.

How It Works

The in-office procedure requires no special preparation except that the patient should refrain from tanning and taking aspirin for two weeks prior to the treatment. He or she also should not wear deodorant or perfume the day of the procedure.

Dr. Owsley applies a special cooling gel to the area to be treated. The patient also wears eye protection. He delivers short bursts of concentrated light to the hair follicles. The laser destroys the pigment within the follicles, gradually removing the hair and inhibiting regrowth. The treatment works best on dark hair growing from light skin.

After Care

Nampa hair removal causes some temporary side effects such as:

  • redness
  • swelling
  • discomfort

These resolve within a couple of days, and patients find the hair falls out slowly but completely.

Dr. Owsley recommends 4 to 8 treatments spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart for maximum effect. Results are very accurate and reliable. As time goes on, touch-ups may be necessary.

Learn More

If laser hair removal in Nampa sounds like the perfect solution to your unwanted hair problem, call Comprehensive Dermatology of Idaho PLLC for a consultation with Ryan S. Owsley MD FAAD FASDS. He and his expert staff will assist you in your aesthetic goals, leaving you with smooth, healthy skin. Contact the Nampa or McCall office for a consultation: (208) 467-SKIN.