Laser Hair Removal


What is it?
Non-invasive removal of hair with light or laser beams has been a goal for quite some time. We are finally able to achieve permanent hair reduction through the use of several new machines. The basic principle involved is that colored objects such as dark hair can be heated with our modern technology without heating the surrounding skin, thus giving us the ability to selectively damage the hair follicle with heat.

The older method of removing hairs one by one with electrolysis also uses heat, but the heat is generated differently using electricity instead of light. Utilizing light enables us to treat many hairs at once, limited only by the size of the light beam.

Our newest hair removal system is called the Soprano
We're one of the first in the U.S. to have this new technology. Most people find it to be virtually painless and the treatments are fast and effective. Numbing cream is not required for most treatments. (Click for more on the Soprano)

How many treatments will I require?
The number of sessions will vary according to individual factors, as will the success rate. The average patient will want to have 4-5 treatments performed at 5-6 week intervals. We have excellent technicians who have been providing treatments daily since the FDA approved the first laser for hair removal in 1997. They will help you get the most out of each session as well as explain the process thoroughly. Each session generally lasts 30 to 45 minutes.

What are the side effects?
Most side effects are short term. Immediate side effects include some reddening of the skin and localized swelling that goes away fairly quickly. Rarely there may be some minor burning or a pinpoint blister. Blistering can create a lighter or darker spot on the skin. Darkened spots gradually fade over time.

Will the hairs come back?
Our experience indicates that a large percentage of treated hairs remain at least 50-75% clear after several laser treatments.

What is the cost of the procedure?
The fees for laser hair removal are less than you might think. To schedule a complimentary consultation to educate and evaluate which method(s) are most beneficial for you and why, please call our office at (425)899-4144.

Strother Dermatology & Laser Treatment Center Directions

We are located directly across from Evergreen Hospital in the Evergreen Professional Plaza.

Strother Dermatology & Laser Treatment Center in Totem Lake
Strother Dermatology
Evergreen Professional Plaza
12911 120th Ave NE
Suite G-100 and 104
Kirkland, WA 98034

Please do not hesitate to call for further directions or information. Our phone number is 425-899-4144.

 

Going South on I-405:

Take Exit 20 (NE 124th St.). At the exit stop light turn left onto NE 124th St. At Totem Lake Blvd. turn left. Follow to next light (120th Ave NE) and turn right. You are now on 120th Ave. Follow 120th up the hill (past Trader Joe's). Go through light at 128th and then turn into the 2nd driveway on the left. We are in the Evergreen Professional Plaza between 128th and 130th lane. We are in Bldg G towards the rear of the parking lot, Suites 100 and 104.

Going North on I-405:

Take exit 20B (NE 124th St/Totem Lake Blvd). Stay in the right lane towards Totem Lake Blvd. and go under the freeway, proceed through the stoplight onto 120th Ave NE. Follow 120th Ave up the hill (past Trader Joe's). Go through light at 128th and then turn into the 2nd driveway on the left. We are in the Evergreen Professional Plaza between 128th and 130th lane. We are in Bldg G towards the rear of the parking lot, Suites 100 and 104.

Be sure to allow sufficient travel time as this is a high traffic area and there is often construction going on nearby at Evergreen Hospital.

Hair Removal

The Soprano®

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About Hair Removal

Non-invasive removal of hair with light or laser beams has been a goal for quite some time.

We are finally able to achieve permanent hair reduction through the use of several new machines.

The basic principle involved is that colored objects such as dark hair can be heated with our modern technology without heating the surrounding skin, thus giving us the ability to selectively damage the hair follicle with heat.