Laser Hair Reduction Near Seattle and Kirkland

Experience a Hair-Free Life with Laser Hair Removal. Eliminate painful waxing and troublesome razors with our 21st-century laser technology! At the Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery in Seattle and Kirkland, we offer Laser treatment for permanent hair reduction. Our laser is safe for men and women and is effective in removing hair from all parts of the body, including sensitive areas like the chest and bikini line with minimal discomfort. Get smooth, soft skin that lasts with our cutting-edge laser removal system! 

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At the Larrabee Center for Plastic Surgery in Seattle, we use 21st-century laser technology for the treatment of unwanted hair for both men and women. Enough with the painful waxing and troublesome razors! When it comes to achieving permanent hair reduction, we use the Cutera CoolGlide® Laser to treat people of all skin types safely and effectively, year-round.

The CoolGlide Laser is safe and effective for all skin tones and can remove hair from all parts of the body, including:

  • Face
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Back

Even sensitive areas, like the chest and bikini line, can be effectively treated with minimal discomfort.

What Is Laser Hair Reduction?

Using concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles, laser hair removal generates heat that damages the follicle and inhibits future hair growth. Plucking hair before treatment reduces efficacy as the target is absent. Since it only affects active hair follicles, it will require several treatments to achieve significant hair reduction. Laser hair removal is highly effective in slowing hair growth and ensuring long-lasting results with periodic maintenance treatments. 

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Because not all the follicles in a given region of the body are producing hair at the same time, multiple treatment sessions are required to permanently eliminate hair growth. Typically, an area of the body will require between four to eight treatments delivered at four to eight weeks apart intervals.

The Laser is safe, effective, and permanently removes unwanted hair. It targets actively growing hairs during treatment, delivering safe and effective results.  


Laser hair removal works because it disables hairs that are actively growing at the time of treatment. The Cutera CoolGlide Laser has unique properties among hair removal lasers, such as a longer wavelength and a genuinely innovative cooling system that, taken together, bring patients hair removal results that are not only effective and safe but permanent.

As the CoolGlide Laser handpiece travels along the surface of your skin, the cooling system gives the experience a soothing sensation. As the pulses of light are delivered, you may experience a mild stinging sensation, but no local anesthesia is typically needed. That being said, if you’re having a very sensitive area treated, you may request a topical anesthetic be used.

Benefits Of Laser Hair Reduction

You can get rid of unwanted body or facial hair easily and painlessly. No more rashes, razor burns, or ingrown hairs, just complete smoothness and radiant skin. Plus, it reduces hair growth in the long term – all with minimal discomfort and quick treatment sessions that won’t interfere with your busy schedule. Don’t stay with old-fashioned hair removal methods when you can use Laser Hair Removal for effortless beauty! 

Why Choose Laser Hair Reduction?

Laser hair removal uses concentrated beams of light to damage hair follicles, providing longer-lasting results than other methods such as waxing or shaving. And the best part? It’s a relatively painless option for achieving smooth, hairless skin. Although it may take multiple sessions to see the desired results, the end effect is well worth it.

How Does The Procedure Feel? When Will the Results Show?

While some patients may feel a mild sensation during the pulse of light, local anesthesia or pain medication is not typically necessary.

What Areas Of The Body Can Be Treated With Laser Hair Reduction?

Our laser treatment can be used on all areas of the body, even sensitive ones like the chest and bikini line. Enjoy smooth, hair-free skin on your face, legs, arms, underarms, and back.

Before, During, and After The Laser Hair Reduction Treatment

What To Expect Before A Laser Hair Reduction Procedure

Prepare for your laser hair removal procedure by shielding your skin from the sun’s damaging rays and applying a broad-spectrum SPF30 sunscreen before sun exposure. Refrain from using plucking or waxing methods four weeks prior to treatment, and simply shave on the day of. For optimal results, avoid taking blood-thinning medications such as aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs.

What To Expect During A Laser Hair Reduction Procedure

During the session, a beam of focused light is directed at the hair follicles; the laser damages them, stopping hair production. Though there may be mild discomfort for a few seconds, the cooling system ensures a comforting experience.

What To Expect After A Laser Hair Reduction Procedure

You might notice some redness and swelling in the treated area after treatment, which will subside soon after. You may also experience what seems to be regrowth 3-7 days after the treatment. Most of this is just shedding, not regrowth. During the treatment-free period, avoid waxing or plucking and stick to shaving instead.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are The Results Of Laser Hair Reduction Permanent?

You can get rid of unwanted hair for good in Seattle and Kirkland with laser hair removal. This effective treatment targets hair follicles in all stages of growth, providing a permanent solution for hair removal. While some thinner and lighter regrowth may occur in treated areas, it is easily manageable through follow-up treatments.

Is There A Minimum Age Requirement To Get A Laser Hair Reduction?

You can remove unwanted hair safely with laser hair removal regardless of age. While there’s no minimum age requirement, it’s recommended to start treatment after puberty to ensure optimal results with hormonal fluctuations affecting hair growth.

How Much Does Laser Hair Reduction Cost?

Cost varies depending on areas of treatment and number of sessions needed.

Will Laser Hair Reduction Work On All Hair Colors And Textures?

Since lasers target the pigment in hair roots, red hair may require more treatment sessions and may only partially respond. White hair does not respond to treatment.

What Are The Potential Risks And Side Effects Of Laser Hair Reduction? Is The Procedure Painful?

You may experience a mild stinging sensation during the quick treatment. Minor side effects such as warmth or redness may occur, but these typically disappear within hours of treatment.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Laser Hair Reduction?

If you have unwanted hair and desire long-lasting results, you may be an ideal candidate for laser hair reduction.

Is There Any Downtime After My Laser Hair Reduction Treatment?

You can resume normal activities immediately after laser hair reduction. Make sure to apply sunscreen and avoid plucking or waxing the treated area.

How Long Do The Results Of Laser Hair Reduction Last?

You can experience long-lasting results with laser hair reduction. Patients typically remain regrowth-free for months, or even years, after treatment. However, maintaining that smooth, healthy look is up to each individual and their commitment to ongoing maintenance sessions.

Can Laser Hair Reduction Be Done On All Skin Types?

The Laser at The Larrabee Center in Seattle and Kirkland is a safe and effective treatment suitable for most skin types. This innovative laser technology ensures that you can enjoy smooth, hair-free skin tailored to your unique needs.

How Many Sessions Of Laser Hair Reduction Will I Need?

Typically, it takes around six to eight treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart to achieve the full effect.

What Makes Laser Hair Reduction Different From Other Skin Procedures?

Laser hair reduction is an efficient hair reduction method that sets itself apart from other procedures. Unlike other hair removal treatments, such as waxing, Laser hair reduction involves minimal preparation and is essentially pain-free. This innovative procedure uses advanced technology to target the hair follicles underneath the skin’s surface, which leads to long-lasting hair reduction.

Can I Combine Laser Hair Reduction With Other Treatments?

You can combine laser hair reduction with a facial treatment to rejuvenate and moisturize your skin. By combining treatments, you can save time and achieve enhanced results. You can get a treatment plan customized ideally to your unique goals and desired results.

What Should I Do To Prepare For My Laser Hair Reduction Treatment?

Avoid sun exposure and tanning for at least two weeks before your appointment to protect your skin. Remember to shave the area being treated the night before to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment. Also, refrain from waxing or plucking hair since the laser needs to target the follicles for the best results.

How Should I Care For My Skin After A Laser Hair Reduction Treatment?

You should apply sunscreen to the treated area for a few weeks and apply a topical cream as it heals.

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