Permanent Hair Removal in Pittsburgh

Permanent Hair Removal in Pittsburgh

In Pittsburgh, laser hair removal is often advertised as permanent but this can be misleading.

The goal of laser hair removal is to permanently reduce unwanted hair resulting in happy patients.

Distinguishing the difference between permanent hair reduction and permanent hair removal is also very important in producing satisfied customers. Realistic expectations are paramount and understanding how the laser process works to remove hair is essential. Our initial consultation is the ideal way to understand what to expect from your laser treatments.

One of the most common ways to get rid of unwanted hair is by shaving. However, as a result of shaving, many people complain of ingrown hairs and skin irritation. This can result in discoloration of the surrounding skin which can last for a long time.

Infection can occur around ingrown hairs and this is called folliculitis. It is often a recurring problem and is embarrassing especially when it occurs on the face and neck.

It is also common after shaving around the bikini line but can be eliminated with laser hair removal. People often tell us that laser hair removal is the best thing that they have ever done for themselves.

It is extremely important that you have your laser treatments at an experienced medical office as opposed to a random spa or business where no doctor has ever set foot. Supervision by a physician who is in the building when you are having a laser treatment is very important.

Unfortunately, many people see laser hair removal as similar to getting a haircut but there is much more involved and the risks are usually not even considered by many people. In regards to laser hair removal, a position statement from the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery was examined on NBC news.com.

They stated that the supervising physician should be physically present on-site, available for any circumstance, and able to quickly respond to any question or problem that could occur while the procedure was being undertaken. They also emphasized that when considering laser hair removal, investigation or research should be done first and decisions about laser hair removal should not be made just on cost or convenience.

At the Happel Laser and Vein Centre, these important medical requirements are fulfilled. Our experience is unparalleled in Pittsburgh. But we also realize that cost is important. With our laser treatments, you pay as you go.

There are no expensive packages or memberships required. There is no hard sell, just results that you would expect from professionals in a doctor’s office.

Give us a call at 724-969-0600 to find out why more people are turning to Happel Laser for their laser hair removal needs.

About The Author

Dr. John Happel

Dr. John 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.