Laser hair removal is a fast, easy, and common procedure. Shaving, waxing, and plucking unwanted body hair every few days can get tiresome, and electrolysis can be painful and time consuming. You deserve to look good and feel good, and laser hair removal treatments are the best way to achieve that sense of confidence.
Laser hair removal is a longer lasting and more effective way to remove unwanted hair. With a single “zap” of light, a laser can wipe out large numbers of hair follicles on almost any area of the face and body. The focused light is absorbed by the pigment without harming the surrounding skin. The results aren’t considered permanent, but for many people, the treatments last for months and even years.
What to Expect During Laser Hair Removal
If you’re interested in laser hair removal, it is important to visit a board-certified dermatologist with experience in this procedure. During your consultation, the doctor will ask you about your medical history, including medication use, your history of skin disorders and scarring, and whether you have experience with past hair removal procedures. In the days prior to your treatment, do your best to wear sunscreen and stay out of the sun, and avoid other forms of hair removal, like plucking and waxing.
At your laser hair removal treatment, the doctor will press the handheld device to the treatment area. The heat from the beam will damage the hair follicles, inhibiting future hair growth. There may be a slight discomfort that feels like a warm pinprick or a snapping elastic band. If you are worried about pain management during the procedure, talk to your doctor. They may be able to use a gentle numbing cream. This type of hair removal will usually require a couple of sessions to achieve the desired effect. If you are wanting extra care to be taken, you can always get laser hair removal malpractice insurance for your peace of mind.
Good Candidates for Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is approved for treatment on the following areas.
- Face – including chin and upper lip
- Upper & Lower Legs
- Bikini Area
Early lasers worked only on dark hairs on light skin, but the latest technologies have made it possible to treat people with darker skin. This means most patients will be good candidates for the procedure, regardless of the desired hair removal location. Make an appointment with your dermatologist to learn about how this procedure can help you achieve your desired, long-lasting results.
At Zel Skin & Laser Specialists, we’ve invested in more laser treatment technology and product research than any other clinic in the Twin Cities. We believe that you deserve the best in care and therefore, we conduct our own internal research to make absolutely sure that a product or service we offer can provide results. With our experience and laser options, we’re confident in our ability to personalize your treatment based on your specific hair and skin color.
*Results may vary per patient. Services vary by location.
Brian brings a unique combination of medical science, clinical expertise, integrity and compassion to his patients. He provides the latest technology available in the field of dermatology but with a personalized touch for each patient. He is highly respected by his colleagues throughout the country for his expertise and sincerity.
Everyone I have met at Zel is amazing!
It is rare to find a dermatologist who is as knowledgeable about the many facets of clinical and cosmetic dermatology as Dr. Zelickson. Because of his knowledge and honesty, doctors worldwide know they can depend on his assessment of new therapies, procedures and medical devices. This, in turn, has made him a much sought–after speaker for the plethora of professional medical society meetings and engagements that we have throughout the year. I am honored to know Dr. Zelickson and consider him a friend to the profession.
Dr. Brian Zelickson was one of our initial Thermage investigators and helped us understand the mechanisms of non–invasive skin tightening. He is a renowned expert on how collagen can affect skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of this country’s leading laser experts. Not only is he unparalleled as a laser surgeon, it is not an exaggeration to state that his superb research helps determine the future of dermatologic laser surgery.
Dr. Zelickson is a highly regarded skin/light expert in our industry. When Candela looks for both medical and scientific advice for new laser applications, we often turn to him for his counsel. The input he provides us always starts with patient safety and satisfaction. We feel fortunate to be able to tap into Brian as an independent resource. The patients who are treated with Candela devices are often the beneficiaries of Brian’s input to us.
Most patients prefer seeing a doctor who is known for a particular specialty or procedure, but all patients want to see the doctor who invented the procedure or therapy. Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the most respected physicians in the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine. He has lectured around the world and is one of the most sought–after speakers for all major meetings in dermatology.
I would rate Dr. Zelickson's clinic 10 stars!
We have felt honored to have Dr. Brian Zelickson, a world–renowned dermatologist who is distinguished as a high–quality care physician, serving as the investigator evaluating Syneron non–invasive skin tightening technology
I trained with Dr. Zelickson at Mayo Clinic, and I found him to be a very bright and creative dermatologist and scientist. Later, he was our best advisor when we set up our clinic in the Basque Country in Spain. I call him the ‘paparazzi of dermatology.’ His contribution to our speciality is probably among the best of this century.
Tuve la suerte de conocer al Dr. Brian Zelickson en Minneapolis hace muchos anos y desde entonces acudo regularmente a compartir sus conocimientos. Es un científico honrado, brillante, creativo e innovador. Nunca deja de sorprenderte agradablemente.
Dr. Zelickson is a very well–respected dermatologist, not only in the U.S., but also in Europe. He is famous for being the author of relevant dermatological studies published in many prestigious medical journals and for the improvements he’s made on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that are being used by dermatologists all over the world.
Our view from Europe of Dr. Brian Zelickson is that he is one of the leading four or five U.S. laser dermatologists. His research contributions, his superb lectures and his expert knowledge of laser skin surgery make him a valued friend, colleague and guest.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in cutaneous laser surgery. He has performed groundbreaking research over the past decade, advancing the field as well as expertly providing the most up–to–date laser treatments for his patients.
Brian Zelickson is a world–renowned laser expert who helps develop the lasers and treatment parameters used by the rest of the world. He is where others turn to learn the latest techniques in laser surgery. If you want the best treatment available, delivering the best results in the safest environment available, there is no need to look anywhere else.
I have met many laser experts in my 20 years of teaching, lecturing and running a busy practice. There is no one who I respect more than Brian. If I have a clinical question or research idea, Brian is one of the few individuals I call, as I know I can count on his intellect, integrity and common sense.
Dr. Zelickson is one of America’s most knowledgeable laser experts. He has done pioneering work with many of the laser and light–based technologies developed in the world over the last 10 years. He is a giant in the field.
Dr. Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in the field of lasers for the treatment of the skin. His many years experience in treating thousands of patients with lasers and other medical devices makes him one of the most sought–after doctors in this field. Innovation and caring are his trademarks.