What Kind of Hair Can be Treated With Laser Hair Removal?

By: Dr. Jerry Chidester


Removing body hair through traditional methods can be painful, costly, and exhausting. Waxing, bleaching, and shaving produce temporary results and satisfaction while subjecting the skin to regular irritation. At The Plastics Clinic, our professional team works with patients near and throughout South Jordan, UT to meet their cosmetic needs. Dr. Jerry Chidester is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who utilizes the Soprano ICE laser treatment system to remove unwanted body hair.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that targets hair follicles to halt hair growth. At The Plastics Clinic, Dr. Chidester uses the Soprano® ICE system, an FDA-cleared laser hair removal device that produces multi-wavelength lasers while simultaneously cooling the skin for increased comfort and enhanced results. The Soprano ICE system can safely treat multiple areas and a wide variety of skin tones.

What kind of hair can be treated with laser hair removal?

Men and women may participate in laser hair removal treatments to remove hair from any of the following areas:

  • Face
  • Armpits
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Intimate areas
  • Back

Each laser hair removal treatment plan is highly customized and based on both the patient’s personal goals and Dr. Chidester’s professional recommendations.

Am I an ideal candidate for laser hair removal?

Both men and women may be excellent candidates for laser hair removal treatments at The Plastics Clinic if they:

  • Are in good, physical health
  • Have realistic treatment expectations
  • Are tired of using traditional body hair removal techniques
  • Have unwanted body hair they want removed

Dr. Chidester will review your personal and medical history to determine if you can safely participate in laser hair removal treatments via the Soprano ICE system. Although treatment is effective for many skin tones, patients with specific medical conditions may not qualify for treatment.

How the treatment process works

Laser hair removal treatments are performed within one of our private treatment rooms at The Plastics Clinic in South Jordan, UT. Dr. Chidester applies the Soprano ICE cooling technology to each treatment site to gently target unwanted hair follicles. Once your treatment session is complete, you may leave our clinic to resume normal daily activities.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Most patients may feel a snapping sensation against the skin during treatment application, which is reportedly less painful than traditional waxing because of the Soprano ICE cooling system. In some cases, local anesthesia may be available for additional comfort and ease. Patients may experience temporary redness or mild discomfort after treatment, which will subside within a day or two.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

Since hair follicles go through various stages of growth, Dr. Chidester recommends multiple treatment sessions over a certain period to remove unwanted body hair. Over the course of a few weeks, your hair will slowly thin and fall out, leaving you with smooth results. Consult with Dr. Chidester to discuss your treatment plan and the number of recommended treatment sessions to help meet your personal hair removal goals.

Learn more about laser hair removal treatments

If you reside in or near South Jordan, UT, and are interested in learning more about our alternatives to traditional body hair removal, contact us at The Plastics Clinic and schedule an appointment today. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester will work with you and help you determine if laser hair removal treatments are right for you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.