Laser Hair Removal

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Laser Hair Removal

Every woman knows that beauty is pain, but we still go through the steps to maintain our appearance. One of these preparation steps is shaving, which is more of an inconvenience than anything. With Laser Hair Removal in Arlington, MA, just a few miles northwest of Boston, you can remove this step altogether! Under the leadership of Dr. Catharine Crawford, Prosilience Studio wants to help every one of our patients looking for permanently smoother skin an easy procedure that can eradicate hair follicles in a few quick treatments.

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure that uses a concentrated beam of light (laser) to remove unwanted hair on the body or face. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. During a laser hair removal treatment, a laser emits light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the skin (hair follicles) that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth. Common treatment locations include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin, and the bikini line. However, it’s possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area, except the eyelid or surrounding area. 

The most effective and common areas of laser hair removal treatment include: 

  • Upper lip
  • Cheeks
  • Chin
  • Eyebrows
  • Bikini line
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Armpit

What are the benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

The benefits of Laser Hair Removal in the greater Boston area are centered around inhibiting or preventing unwanted hair growth on certain areas of the body and face. Some of the benefits that our patients have been able to enjoy include:

  • Long-lasting results
  • Time-saving procedure
  • Precision on the target area
  • Reduced ingrown hairs
  • Less pain 

For any other areas you might be considering utilizing laser hair treatment, speak with Dr. Crawford to consult whether this is the right option for you.

Who are the best candidates for Laser Hair Removal?

A Boston Laser Hair Removal can be successfully used on all skin types. For patients with fairly common unwanted hair growth in the areas mentioned above, this treatment is ideal and can offer effective results. For patients who have tried numerous other routes of hair removal, including waxing, tweezers, or electrolysis with no luck, this could be the option that you have been looking for as many people see lasting results. If you have any underlying medical issues or skin problems, this may not be the right treatment, and we recommend speaking with Dr. Crawford to determine what is best. 

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First Steps

What’s the First Step?

The first step on the road to achieving youthful, vibrant skin is to book a consultation with Dr. Crawford. During the consultation we will discuss every aspect of the treatment with you, so you know what to expect. From the tools being used to the price of the treatment, you will have all the information you need. Dr. Crawford will take the time to look at the areas on your skin and face that you are looking to improve and assess how laser hair removal will benefit you. If she has any concerns, these will be discussed during your consultation, as Dr. Crawford will never recommend a treatment or procedure that may potentially have adverse effects. This is also your opportunity to learn more about the treatment and ask questions you may have. Book your consultation today and get started. 


What to expect on the day of a Laser Hair Removal treatment

Before booking your appointment, Dr. Crawford will recommend abstaining from shaving, plucking, or waxing the desired treated area for up to 6 weeks prior, so that the laser can effectively target the root of the hair follicle. 

When you arrive at our practice for your procedure, you will be taken into the treatment room. Your provider will walk you through the procedure so you understand the techniques she will be using. The first step is to apply a topical numbing medicine 20-30 minutes before the procedure to help with the sting of the laser pulses. Dr. Crawford will also adjust the laser equipment according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated, as well as your skin color. 

Next, she will do a test by targeting the skin being treated with a pulse of light and waiting for a few minutes, to ensure there is no adverse reaction to the laser. Once these settings are approved by Dr Crawford, she will begin to target all the areas where you are looking to eliminate or reduce hair growth. The exact amount of time will depend on the area being treated, but generally, each area is focused on for 3-5 minutes. 

Once the treatment is completed, Dr. Crawford can offer an ice pack or anti-inflammatory cream to soothe the skin.

Laser Hair Removal Recovery

There is no downtime needed after a laser hair removal treatment but be advised it is very common to have red skin, irritation, or swollen skin after the procedure. Before leaving our practice, Dr. Crawford will give you a list of instructions that will aid in your healing process and support your skin. The treated area will look and feel sunburned for 1-2 days. Cool compresses and moisturizers may help. Avoid direct sunlight, tanning beds, sun lamps, or any kind of indoor tanning equipment. Waiting 24 hours for makeup is advised, giving your skin time to heal. 

Laser Hair Removal Cost

How much does Laser Hair Removal cost in Boston, MA?

The cost of Laser Hair Removal in Boston & Arlington can vary in cost depending on a number of factors: 

  • Amount of hair being targeted
  • Thickness of the hair
  • Whether this is your first appointment or a follow-up
  • The time it will take to effectively target all unwanted areas

When you discuss your options with Dr. Crawford during your consultation, she will assess your desired outcomes and intended areas of focus to give you a more accurate price. We offer financing options for all our patients to make this procedure more affordable and accessible. Please note the final cost of your treatment may be adjusted if you choose to combine it with another procedure.

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Why choose Dr. Crawford?

When you come to see Dr. Catharine Crawford at Prosilience Studio in Arlington, MA, conveniently located just 30 minutes north of Boston, you will be receiving treatment from a board-certified surgeon with nearly two decades of experience in a variety of capacities – teaching, surgery, specialty treatments, academic expertise, and leadership in her field. Dr. Crawford treats every patient like family and calls upon her extensive experience in the medical field to offer world-class treatment. As a woman herself, Dr. Crawford understands the physical as well as emotional benefits of looking and feeling your best. 

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Schedule a consultation

To schedule a Laser Hair Removal consultation in Arlington, just outside of Boston, with Dr. Crawford, call us today or use our website to request an appointment. We look forward to helping you “shave off” some time in your daily routine for always smooth skin.

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