Laser Hair Reduction is a popular procedure for men and women that can remove unwelcome hair from virtually any place on the body. After undergoing laser hair removal treatments the burden of unwanted hair can be significantly reduced. Women are often interested in removing unwanted facial hair, underarm hair or hair on the stomach. For many Washington D.C. area gentlemen, that pesky ingrown beard and the discoloration that goes with shaving can finally no longer be a concern.


Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

More and more people are discovering the amazing benefits of laser hair removal. Discover it for yourself today!

  • Helps to reduce razor bump irritation and inflammation due to shaving.
  • Reduces the need for shaving, tweezing, and waxing.
  • It’s fast! Start seeing results in as little as 4-6 sessions.
  • Excellent solution for removing unwanted hair from the face, leg, arm, underarm, and bikini line.
  • Lasers are precise and can target dark and coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin without damage.

Who is a Candidate for Laser Hair Reduction?

Laser hair removal works best for individuals who have darker hair and a greater contrast between hair color and skin pigment. While a laser hair removal procedure should always be undertaken by a trained professional, it is especially important for patients with dark skin to seek out a physician with prior experience administering the treatment to patients with darker skin tones. Additionally, darker skin types will need to have a laser that is safe for your skin- we have two Nd:YAG lasers which have been proven safe for all skin types. We use both the Sciton and Aerolase Neo for laser hair removal.


Because the laser employed in the procedure removes hair by targeting the melanin pigment present in the hair follicles, special modifications will need to be made to laser intensity to prevent the skin from absorbing too much laser energy. Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter has successfully treated patients with many different ethnic backgrounds and skin types for the past 18 years. She is able to perform procedures with a minimal amount of skin discoloration because she possesses the proper knowledge of how Washington D.C. area patients with different hair and skin pigmentation levels respond to laser hair removal. Patients should contact Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter to discuss what hair reduction results they can expect after undergoing a laser hair removal procedure, and how many sessions will be recommended to achieve the desired outcome.


Contact Our Practice

For more information on laser skin treatment, Photofacial™, or laser hair removal, contact our practice near Bethesda, Maryland and Washington D.C. Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter, our experienced plastic surgeon, who is also a trained laser technician, will personally meet with you to answer all of your questions. Call us at (301) 200-4153.