Dr. Ruth Yeilding, MD

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that utilizes a Q-switched Yag laser’s concentrated light beam to eliminate hair follicles, leading to long-term reduction of hair. It’s effective for various areas of the body, from the delicate upper lip and chin to the back and legs, providing a safe and effective way to reduce hair and achieve smooth skin. The Yag laser targets melanin in the follicle and emits bursts of focused energy without damaging the surrounding skin. As a result, it’s a favored method for achieving smooth skin and lasting hair reduction, making it a popular choice for those seeking a more permanent solution to unwanted hair.

More About Laser Hair Removal

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How Can I Prepare for a Laser Hair Removal Procedure?

Discuss your medical history with a healthcare provider. Stay away from UV rays and self-tanning products before the treatment to prevent negative reactions. Refrain from tweezing or waxing the area.

What Can I Expect?


Laser hair removal is generally a swift and comfortable process. At YMD, we utilize the most up-to-date, painless technological innovations to ensure optimal outcomes with minimal discomfort. To alleviate any discomfort, numbing creams or cooling gels might be used on the skin, as certain body areas may be more sensitive than others.


Following the procedure, patients may notice redness and/or swelling for the initial few hours. To avoid irritation or harm, steer clear of UV exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. Although recovery time can vary from a few days to weeks, the outcomes are enduring when paired with appropriate lifestyle choices and skincare routines.


Laser hair removal offers enduring hair reduction and silky skin that you’ll adore. Outcomes can differ based on hair color, skin type, target area size, and treatment plan. This method stands as the gold standard for hair removal techniques; many patients observe a significant decrease in hair growth within weeks of the treatment. Schedule a consultation today to elevate your skin with seamless sophistication.

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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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