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Laser Treatment for Hair Removal

Traditional hair removal methods such as waxing, shaving and plucking, offer only temporary hair removal. These methods remove only the hair shaft, leaving behind the hair follicle, which continues to grow new hair. Laser hair removal actually causes the hair follicle to stop producing hair (or replaces thick adult hair with a fine, light-colored hair). This process effectively stops hair growth without damaging tissue surrounding the hair follicle.

At Dermatology Associates, we use a variety of lasers including Lumenis, Medlite and Cutera to enable us to address all skin types and needs.

What to expect

When you arrive at our office, a nurse will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area. After approximately 30 minutes, the numbing cream is removed. During a 15 minute treatment, a physician administers a pulse of light to the treatment area. Following treatment, you may receive ice packs or cool water to ease any discomfort or mild swelling. You may also experience mild scabbing in the days following treatment. Laser hair removal requires multiple treatments, spaced approximately six weeks apart.

Learn more about Laser treatment for hair removal.





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