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Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal at OHSU uses an intense beam of light to remove unwanted hair in nearly any area including  the chest, back, legs, armpits, upper lip, chin and bikini line.

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses an intense beam of light to remove unwanted hair in nearly any area, although the most common treatment areas are the chest, back, legs, armpits, upper lip, chin and bikini line. Hair color and skin type influence the success of laser hair removal.

Lasers that remove hair are continuing to evolve. We offer the newest LightSheer® DUET™ Laser, which is FDA approved for permanent hair reduction. Although people who have darker hair with light skin color are the best candidates, the new technology offered by the LightSheer® DUET™ can successfully treat darker skin types, as well. In addition, the treatment time is remarkably fast and patients report significantly reduced discomfort with the new laser.

Results of laser hair removal vary greatly from person to person. Laser hair removal provides a prolonged period of hair reduction, but hair regrowth is still possible. For best results, you may need four to six treatments spaced a number of weeks apart. Additional periodic maintenance treatments — perhaps once every six to 12 months — may be needed as well.

If you are interested in laser hair removal, please schedule an appointment with Licensed Nurse Practitioner Heather Onoday, R.N., who has more than 10 years of experience treating unwanted hair. Laser hair removal generally takes about five treatments. Waxing services are also available through OHSU aestheticians.


Laser hair removal provides a prolonged period of hair reduction, but hair regrowth is still possible. For best results, you may need four to six treatments spaced a number of weeks apart.

Available at these clinics

Dermatology Laser & Cosmetic Center