Laser Hair Removal

Plastic surgeon on site providing direct supervision. A safe and effective way to take care of unwanted hair all over the body with no downtime.

The Procedure

We use the Palomar Vectus laser, which is one of the fastest and safest lasers available for laser hair removal in Richmond. It uses what is known as a diode laser and is safe for all skin types and tones, dark or light.

The Vectus laser uses a very unique technology known as the Skintel Melanin Reader to ensure the highest level of safety and efficacy.
This is the only FDA cleared melanin reader on the market.

The Skintel measures the exact amount of pigment in the skin surrounding the hair, then selects the safest and most effective laser settings for hair removal.

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We recommend 8-10 treatments for most areas but certain areas are treated a bit differently, some are spaced 4-6 weeks apart and some may be 6-8 weeks apart.


Treatment is Performed in-Office


A Single Area Takes Less than 5 Minutes


No Downtime

The Results

The laser works by targeting the color pigment within the hair follicle, which is called melanin. Because the laser is only targeting the hair follicle, it is safe for the surrounding skin.

Hair goes through growth and rest cycles known as anagen, catagen, and telogen phases. Laser hair removal only works on hair that is in the anagen, or growth phase. Hair in a particular area on our bodies is in any of these particular phases on a particular day.

When you come for laser hair removal, only the hair that is in the anagen phase will respond to the treatment. This is why it takes multiple treatment sessions until complete hair reduction can occur.

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Common Questions About Laser Hair Removal

How Long Does it Take?
We can finish a single area in less than 5 minutes.
How Long Does it Last?
Laser hair removal usually lasts about 9 months
Are There Any Alternatives?
We don’t provide any other services for hair removal, as we’ve found Laser Hair removal with the palomar vectus laser to be the safest and most effective method for long term hair removal on the market.
Is Financing Available?
Yes. You’ll find all the information you need about financing by visiting our financing page here.
Is it Painful?
Not very. In some sensitive areas, when the laser activates it will feel like a small pin prick, but then it goes away immediately.
How Much Does it Cost?
Laser Hair Removal starts at $125 per Treatment
What is Recovery Like? Is There Downtime or Medication?
There is no downtime required for Laser Hair Removal.

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Dr. Shaw specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation to help you look your best with the least downtime possible.

We're proud to serve Richmond and the surrounding communites in central Virginia including Chesterfield, Short Pump, Bon Air, Tuckahoe, Glen Allen, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Chester & more.

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