About Us

Trust and reputation in the community is extremely important. Our center has been performing laser hair removal for over 18 years.

The key to superior laser care for patients with unwanted hair is to provide an exceptional outcome at an affordable price.

John Happel M.D. is committed to providing comfortable and effective laser hair removal treatments in an esthetically pleasing environment utilizing the latest lasers available in the world.

The Happel Laser and Vein Center is directed by John L. Happel, MD, RVT. RPVI. Dr. Happel has been in practice as a surgeon since 1986 in the Pittsburgh region. He specializes in vascular surgery and has subspecialized in the treatment of varicose and spider veins since 1999.

Dr. Happel is board certified in vascular surgery and recertified in vascular surgery in 2012. He was chosen in 1985 to fulfill the position for the vascular surgical fellowship at the world renowned Mayo Clinic. Dr. Happel was the first physician in the Pittsburgh area to perform laser for varicose veins which has replaced the stripping operation. He holds degrees in both vascular ultrasound technology (RVT) and also vascular ultrasound interpretation (RPVI). He has served as the chief of the department of surgery at UPMC South Side Hospital. He has also served as the South Side Director of the Noninvasive Vascular Center and as Director of their Wound Healing Center.

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The center is managed by his wife, Niki Happel, R.N., who received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Duquesne University. She has performed laser hair removal since 1999.

Niki also assisted Dr. Happel at South Side Hospital in the operating room as first surgical assistant. She is the business manager for the office, assists with health insurance claims and runs the show.

Happel Laser & Vein Center

3035 Washington Rd
McMurray, PA 15317

724-969-0600