Laser Hair Removal

Holly Hanson, MD -  - Board-Certified Dermatologist

Holly Hanson, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist located in Eden Prairie, MN & Maple Grove, MN

If you dread the daily grind of keeping your skin smooth and hair-free, laser hair removal at Holly Hanson, MD, in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, could be the answer you need. Dr. Hanson is an expert dermatologist who uses state-of-the-art laser hair removal treatments to give you long-lasting smooth skin. Book your laser hair removal session in the Minneapolis Twin Cities area now using the online tool or by phone.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a long-term hair removal solution that uses light energy to permanently damage hair follicles. Treated hair follicles can't recover from the laser damage, and are unable to make new pigment for fresh hair growth.

Popular areas for laser hair removal include legs, the bikini area, upper lip, and back.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Dr. Hanson uses a state-of-the-art laser hair removal system. This laser is safe and effective for any skin tone, from pale to dark. Older and less-advanced hair removal lasers weren't right for dark skin tones, but today’s advanced lasers deliver reliable results.

Although your skin tone doesn't impact laser hair removal eligibility, your hair color can. Dark hair responds best to laser hair removal, but most shades of hair are eligible. Light blonde and white hair typically don't qualify for laser hair removal because they don't have the pigment the laser needs to target.

Dr. Hanson will discuss your concerns with you to determine whether laser hair removal is a good option for you.

What should I do before my laser hair removal appointment?

Dr. Hanson will give you some specific guidelines to help you prepare. Typically, these include:

  • No tanning
  • No waxing
  • No hair plucking
  • No depilatory creams

Dr. Hanson will tell you when to shave in preparation for your laser hair removal treatment. On the day of your appointment, don't apply any lotion, cream, deodorant, or other products to the treatment area.

What can I expect during treatment?

You may experience some warmth and slight snap-like sensations, but most patients tolerate laser hair removal very well. Dr. Hanson uses a laser with a built-in cooling system to improve your comfort.

Each treatment session may last from 30-60 minutes, depending on the treatment area and amount of hair.

How many laser hair removal treatments do I need?

It can vary. Most patients need around six sessions, with every treatment session scheduled 4-6 weeks apart. Spacing sessions in this way allows you to remove new hair as it enters the growth cycle.

Book your laser hair removal appointment online or by phone now.