State-of-the-art, personalized skin care
from experienced professionals
“A regular skin checkup can literally save your life.” Jennifer Krasnoff, MD

I understand that the purpose of this procedure is to remove unwanted hair. There are several alternatives to laser hair removal treatment including but not limited to electrolysis, shaving, waxing and plucking or no treatment at all.

I understand that the possible risks of the procedure include pain, purpura, swelling, redness, bruising, scarring, blistering, hypopigmentation, hyperpigmentation, mottling of skin vascularity and pigmentation and unforeseen complications. Eye injury is possible but unlikely, providing complete eye protection is properly used throughout laser treatment sessions.

I understand that a single procedure will most likely fail to completely remove all my unwanted hair in the area treated. Multiple treatments are required. Individual response will vary according to skin types, hair color, degree of tanning, follow up care, and the body area being treated.

I understand the treatment may be painful, but this is typically manageable without any pain relief medication. Color changes, such as hyperpigmentation (brown/red discoloration) or hypopigmentation (skin lightening), may occur in treated skin. This may take several months to resolve, if at all. Unprotected sun exposure in the weeks following treatments is contraindicated as it may cause or worsen this condition. Blistering of the skin may occur. Scarring happens but is uncommon.

I agree that pre- & post-operative clinical photographs and videos may be taken to monitor my treatment progress and for patient educational purposes. I understand that my identity will be protected.

I certify that I have read and understand the contents of this consent form. I have been given the opportunity to ask the doctor/staff any questions that I have about the procedure, and all of my questions have been answered. The doctor/staff has explained the procedure and its alternatives to me, and I both understand and accept the risks involved in this procedure.

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Petaluma Office
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
 M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
(707) 762-5531
Fax: (707) 762-5976



Hercules Office
500 Alfred Nobel Dr., Ste. 245
Hercules, CA 94547
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
Open Saturday for aesthetic services
 (510) 741-7418
Fax: (510) 741-7456


Billing office
Fax: 510- 741-7493

At Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area, our board-certified dermatologists serve patients at our Petaluma and Hercules offices. We are committed to the highest standards, and we offer a full range of cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology procedures, as well as quality skin care products.

Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area
165 Lynch Creek Way | Petaluma, California 94954 | Phone: (707) 762-5531 | Fax: (707) 762-5976
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 245 | Hercules, California 94547 | Phone: (510) 741-7418 | Fax: (510) 741-7456