Dr. Ruth Yeilding, MD

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light from a Q-switched Yag laser to destroy hair follicles, resulting in long-term hair reduction. Suitable for various body regions, from delicate upper lip or chin to the back or legs, it stands as a safe and efficient method for achieving hair reduction and smooth skin. The Yag laser will target melanin in the follicle and deliver bursts of targeted energy without harming the skin surrounding the area of treatment. Hence, it’s a popular method to achieve smooth skin and long-lasting hair reduction of new hair growth, making it a popular choice for those seeking a more permanent solution to unwanted hair.

More About Laser Hair Removal

How Can I Prepare for a Laser Hair Removal Procedure?

Review your medical history with a healthcare professional. Avoid exposure to UV rays as well as self-tanning products prior to treatment to avoid adverse reactions. Avoid tweezing or waxing this area.

What Can I Expect?


Laser hair removal is a relatively quick and painless procedure. At YMD, we use the latest, pain-free advances in technology in order to produce the best results with minimal discomfort. Numbing creams or cooling gels may be applied to the skin to reduce any discomfort, as some parts of the body will be more sensitive than others. 


Patients may experience redness and/or swelling for the first few hours following the procedure. To prevent any irritation or damage, avoid UV exposure and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. While downtime can last anywhere from several days to weeks, the results are long lasting when combined with proper lifestyle habits and skin care. 


Laser hair removal provides long-lasting hair reduction and smooth skin that you will love. Results may vary depending on hair color, skin type, size of targeted area, and treatment regimen. This treatment proves to be the gold standard for hair removal methods; most patients see a noticeable reduction in hair growth within a few weeks of treatment. Book a consultation today to enhance your skin with effortless elegance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here at YMD, we offer everything from surgical procedures, laser treatments, and aesthetic enhancements that help you feel as good as you look. 

Laser hair removal is safe for most skin types, but it may not be suitable for those with very dark or very light skin. Your healthcare provider can determine if laser hair removal is appropriate for your skin type during your initial consultation.

Most people find laser hair removal to be relatively painless. Patients may experience some mild discomfort or a sensation of heat during treatment, but this is usually easily tolerated. Numbing creams or cooling gels may be applied to the skin to reduce any discomfort.

The number of laser hair removal treatments needed for optimal results depends on the individual's hair type and skin tone. Generally, a series of 6-8 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is recommended for best results. Your healthcare provider can recommend a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

Laser hair removal can be performed on any area of the body, from small areas like the upper lip or chin to larger areas like the back or legs. However, it's important to note that certain areas may be more sensitive than others, and some areas may require more treatments than others.

Prior to laser hair removal, it's important to avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least 2 weeks. Avoid plucking, waxing, or electrolysis for at least 4 weeks prior to treatment, as these methods remove the hair follicle and may interfere with the laser's ability to target it. Shaving is allowed and recommended prior to treatment. Additionally, it's important to inform your healthcare provider of any medications or skin products you are using that may increase your sensitivity to light.

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