What is laser hair removal?

Our laser hair removal treatment is a precise and advanced procedure that utilizes specialized laser technology. Targeting the hair follicle's growth center, the laser emits a gentle beam of light that is absorbed, transforming into heat and potentially disabling the follicle. This FDA-approved treatment is suitable for most areas of the body, painless, and performed in-office without anesthesia. In general, three laser treatments four weeks apart are required for long-lasting reduction of the hair in the region. 

What sets our laser hair removal apart is the expertise of our highly trained medical aestheticians. They undergo three full days of advanced laser training annually, covering laser physics, Fitzpatrick skin typing, and tissue interaction. Dr. Poulos is also available on-site to address any specific concerns or determine candidacy for the treatment.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

The benefits of laser hair removal in Northborough include:

  • Removal of hair, leaving the surrounding skin cells intact
  • Rapid hair removal
  • Painless
  • Reduction of embarrassment and social anxiety
  • Reduction of skin irritation from shaving
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Areas Commonly Treated With Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a versatile treatment that can be performed on almost any area of the body and face. Patients may desire to remove hair from anywhere from the toes to the face–this can be successfully achieved with laser hair removal. Some of the common treatment areas include the following:

  • Legs from thighs to knees and knees to ankles
  • Chest
  • Upper back
  • Lower back
  • Abdominal area
  • Armpits
  • Buttocks
  • Bikini line
  • Brazilian
  • Upper lip
  • Chin 
  • Sideburns
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Who makes a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Because lasers target melanin pigment in the hair follicle, those patients with lighter skin and darker hair will see the best results with laser hair removal, although others can also benefit.

Laser hair removal is usually not effective for those with grey or white hair. You should avoid any tanning beds or sprays at least a week before your treatment.

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What does recovery involve?

Recovery after our Northborough laser hair removal treatment is typically painless and without incident. You may encounter some redness and minor swelling akin to a sunburn, but these side effects will diminish within 24 hours.

Dr. Poulos will provide aftercare instructions for your skin, and will follow up to ensure you are happy with your results.

What Results Should I Expect From Laser Hair Removal?

During the following one or two weeks after your treatments are complete, the portion of the hair shaft beneath the skin is pushed out. During this time, you will notice these hairs shedding, leaving the remaining follicle inactive and empty. 

Do not tweeze or wax the treated area during the time your skin is healing. You may have some tenderness or redness in the area, which will fade within about a day.

Patient Testimonial

Everyone at Dr. Poulos office is highly professional and caring. I appreciate Dr. Poulos way of explaining a procedure in everyday terms making it easy to understand and to know what to expect. I started going to Dr. Poulos over a year ago and I have not had a bad experience.


Meet Your Laser Hair Removal Provider

Carla G.

Carla G.

Licensed Practical Nurse

Carla is our Licensed Practical Nurse who is also pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree as a Registered Nurse. Carla has split her time working in what she considers happy medicine/plastic surgery for the past three years between Massachusetts and New York City. You will see her smiling face providing treatments such as CoolSculpting and assisting Dr. Poulos in the clinic as well as circulating in surgery. Carla lives in Worcester with her cat and dog, enjoys nature and the outdoors as well as visiting her family back home in NYC.

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Why choose Dr. Poulos in Northborough?

Dr. Poulos is a veteran cosmetic surgeon who delivers elegant, natural results finely tuned to your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals. She listens carefully to your concerns, formulating a personalized plan of action for minimizing flaws in your appearance while celebrating and enhancing your physical assets. Clients find Dr. Poulos to be a compassionate, understanding and highly skilled surgeon, as evidenced by her description as “Best Plastic Surgeon” in Worcester Magazine.

Dr. Poulos completed her medical training at the State University of New York School of Medicine. She then went on to pursue a rigorous 5-year internship and residency in general surgery at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, followed by a plastic surgery residency at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. 

If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best treatment of laser hair removal Worcester has to offer.

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