Utah’s Leading Laser Hair Removal Clinic

Say goodbye to the hassle and discomfort of traditional hair removal methods and hello to the smooth, silky skin you've always dreamed of with laser hair removal! Our state-of-the-art technology targets hair follicles with precision, leaving you with lasting results that are sure to impress. Whether you're looking to remove unwanted hair from your legs, arms, underarms, or any other part of your body, laser hair removal offers a safe, effective, and virtually painless solution. Don't settle for temporary solutions that leave you frustrated and unhappy - try laser hair removal today and experience the difference for yourself!

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Are you tired of shaving, plucking, or waxing? Do you get razor bumps or acne-like breakouts when you get rid of unwanted hair? If so, you may want to consider laser hair removal.

Our lasers can remove unwanted facial and body hair safely and effectively for most people by beaming highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorbs the light, which destroys the hair.

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses pulsed laser energy to remove unwanted hair from a targeted area, while leaving surrounding skin unharmed. Common areas on which laser hair removal is performed are the chin, upper lip, chest, underarms, back, bikini line and legs.

Although there are many temporary treatments, including tweezing, shaving, using depilatory creams and waxing, to remove unwanted hair, patients seeking more permanent and less irritating/painful methods are frequently good candidates for laser hair removal. Through what is a safe and usually painless procedure, hair can be removed from nearly any area of the body (the eye area is an exception because of the possibility of serious eye damage).

The Laser Hair Removal Procedure

Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Laser Hair REmoval?

Because the laser beams used to remove hair target its melanin (pigment), the best candidates have dark hair and light skin. Conversely, those with blond, red, gray or white hair and dark skin are usually not good candidates. Recent technological advances have made laser hair removal for those with dark skin more successful, while techniques for using lasers to effectively remove light-colored hair are being investigated.

Procedure Description

Laser hair removal is performed while the target area is numbed by a topical anesthetic. A handheld device that emits intense laser pulses is moved across the area, focusing on individual hair follicles. There are several different methods of laser hair removal, some of which combine laser impulses with radiofrequency. The appropriate method for each patient is decided in consultation with the physician administering treatment.

Hair growth takes place cyclically, in three stages. The most effective laser hair removal takes place during the andogen (full-growth) stage, because the hair follicles in this stage are susceptible to laser energy. But, because all hair is not in the same stage of growth at any given time, several laser treatments, usually between three and five, spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart, are necessary. To some extent, the length of treatment depends on the texture of the patient’s hair, and the location from which it is being removed.

Recovery Process

Some redness, soreness or swelling may occur immediately after laser hair removal, but they almost always disappear within a few days. Cold compresses or ice packs, moisturizers, and anti-inflammatory creams may minimize discomfort. Sun exposure should be avoided as much as possible for some period of time.

Complications Of Laser Hair Removal

The most common complication of laser hair removal is the regrowth of the unwanted hair. Frequently, however, the hair that regrows is finer and lighter than the hair that was removed. Usually, regrowth can be addressed with a few additional treatment sessions. Other complications that may arise after laser hair treatment include skin irritation such as blistering and crusting; changes in pigmentation or texture of the skin; and scarring at the removal site.

Ward Institute provides laser skin removal treatments in our Cottonwood Heights office which proudly serves Sandy, Holladay, Salt Lake City, Draper, and the surrounding areas.



Benefits Of Laser Hair Removal

There are many benefits to having unwanted hair removed through the use of laser therapy. They include the following:

  • Hair is precisely targeted
  • Procedure is quick
  • Results are permanent (for 90 percent of patients) or long-lasting

For many patients, laser hair removal is painless, although some experience minor discomfort, usually described as something like a rubber band’s snapping against the skin.


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Laser Hair Removal FAQ

What is laser hair removal, and how does it work?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses laser technology to target and remove unwanted hair from various areas of the body. During the treatment, a concentrated beam of light is directed into the hair follicles, which absorbs the light and damages the follicle, inhibiting future hair growth.

The laser selectively targets the pigment in the hair follicles, heating them and impairing their ability to produce new hair. This process helps to achieve long-lasting hair reduction or even permanent hair removal over multiple treatment sessions.

Laser hair removal can be performed on areas such as the face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini line, and other body areas, providing a convenient and effective alternative to traditional hair removal methods.

It's important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional or a licensed laser technician to determine if laser hair removal is suitable for you and to discuss the specific details of the treatment.

Is laser hair removal safe, and what are the potential side effects?
How many sessions of laser hair removal are needed, and how far apart should they be scheduled?
Which areas of the body can be treated with laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal can be used to target unwanted hair on various areas of the body, including:

  • Face (including upper lip, chin, and cheeks)
  • Arms and underarms
  • Legs and thighs
  • Bikini line and pubic area
  • Chest and back
  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Shoulders and neck

It's important to note that the specific areas that can be treated may vary depending on individual factors and the equipment available at the treatment facility.

Consulting with a qualified healthcare professional or a licensed laser technician will allow you to discuss your desired treatment areas and determine the suitability of laser hair removal for those areas.

How should I prepare for a laser hair removal session, and what should I expect during the treatment?
Is laser hair removal painful, and what can be done to minimize discomfort?
What is the recovery time after a laser hair removal session, and are there any post-treatment instructions I should follow?
Are there any risks or contraindications associated with laser hair removal?