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Dr. Hardy* is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the *American Society of Plastic Surgery, Northwest Society of Plastic Surgery, American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association, Plastic Surgery Education Foundation, Cleft Palate Foundation, and the Montana Medical Association.

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Get Rid of Unwanted Body Hair

Laser Hair Removal - Missoula, Butte, Helena, Montana

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Some of our patients have suffered with the issue of unwanted hair for years. This condition can affect the face, most especially on the upper lip or the eyebrow area, under the arms, on the legs, and in the bikini zone; additionally, men most commonly struggle with hair on the back or chest. The struggles with unwanted hair have been exacerbated by removal treatments that are messy, temporary, expensive, and painful. These treatments have included plucking, waxing, shaving, depilatory creams, and electrolysis; all of which have temporary effects and most often are irritating, painful, time-consuming, and inconvenient. Consider laser hair removal, a much more pleasant method, offered at the Missoula office of Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates, PLLC. Contact our plastic surgery practice to learn more about this exciting opportunity.

The Laser Hair Removal Process

We use the GentleLASE™ for laser hair removal treatment at our Missoula practice. The treatment of unwanted hair has been revolutionized with the GentleLASE™, known as the premier laser on the market for the permanent reduction of hair. With its special cooling system that assists in making the treatment much more comfortable on the skin that other lasers, patients can now experience a gentle, effective, and convenient treatment for removal of their unwanted hair. The unwanted hair is removed without causing damage to the finer structures of the skin or to the pores. Most areas can be treated in 10 – 20 minutes, although larger areas like the legs and back can take longer.

Another advantage to the GentleLASE™ is its large “spot size,” the largest in the industry. This means that our patients can expect fewer pulses of the laser for the same treatment area. Comfort for the patient is increased, while downtime is decreased. Patients familiar with other lasers or with electrolysis usually switch to treatments with the GentleLASE™ to experience its advantages.

The GentleLASE™ works by creating a high-intensity light that is directed to penetrate deep into the tissues of the skin, where it can delivers therapeutic heat in a controlled amount. The patented Dynamic Cooling Device (DCD) technology, created by Candela Corporation, protects the outer layers of skin with a burst of cooling cryogen. With the DCD cooling technology and the long-pulse laser in the GentleLASE™, patients can be treated optimally with minimal possible side effects.

Contact Us for Laser Hair Removal

There is no longer a need to go through life with unwanted body hair, thanks to GentleLASE™. At Northwest Plastic Surgery Associates, PLLC, we are pleased to be able to offer this revolutionary treatment to all of our patients. If you are interested in a consultation for laser hair removal, please contact our Missoula, Montana practice.