Laser hair removal is a treatment to permanently remove body hair that is brown or black. It is not effective for blonde, red, or white hair.


The laser beam energy permanently disables the hair follicle. Each laser pulse lasts a fraction of a second, affecting several hairs at one time. Dark, coarse hair responds best. Hair has active, resting, and dormant growth phases. Because hair follicles in the active growth phase are more susceptible to the laser light, multiple treatments are required to remove all hair. The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. In many cases, significant improvement is realized in as few as four to five treatments for legs, underarms, and bikini. The face usually requires eight to nine treatments to be hair free. For best results schedule treatments six to eight weeks apart. Although many patients report little or no discomfort, some may experience a mild stinging sensation when the laser pulse is delivered. Redness and local swelling of the skin, similar to sunburn, may occur in some patients. These effects typically last for two to three hours. Following your treatment you can return to normal activities immediately. Sunscreen is recommended for areas exposed to the sun. Tan skin can be treated but not sunburned skin. Between treatments you should not wax or pluck the hair; however, shaving is OK.*


Individual results may vary.

Individual results may vary.

Individual results may vary.

Individual results may vary.



"Having unwanted hair can be an incredible burden on one’s self esteem. The way we feel about our bodies adds to the sense of loss of attractiveness. Hair removal is one of the simplest ways to combat those feelings. For the last 10 years I have tried everything to remove my very dark hair from my upper lip and underarms. I tried waxing and electrolysis but I found them to be expensive, time consuming, and painful. During my electrolysis procedures my underarms would bleed, and since it was so painful I could only tolerate small patches at a time, which meant many return visits. Then I found Dr. Carlson. There is no comparison between laser hair removal and electrolysis. Dr. Carlson provided great results. First, she is a female physician; second, she performs all of your laser treatments in a professional doctor’s office: and third, it was very private. This was a simple solution that was not painful and for me has shown the most effective and permanent results. I’m 49 and my only regret is that I did not do this when I was much younger." - Anonymous

"I have dark facial hair and after seven quick laser hair removal treatments with Dr. Carlson I am very happy with my new appearance. I’ve told all of my family and friends that if you have unwanted hair anywhere on your body then you should call Dr. Carlson. I personally found that the laser was relatively painless and, for me, it really worked!!" - Anonymous

"I was becoming so overwhelmed with having to shave my legs two or three times a week that I decided to do some internet searching on laser hair removal. That is where I found Dr. Nancy Carlson, located in South Burlington. It was close to home, so making appointments was easy and after only five treatments I am happy to save that I no longer shave. Thank you so much." - Anonymous


Please call for a free consultation, for pricing, and to determine whether this procedure is right for you.

*Individual results may vary.


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