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Laser Hair Removal

Cultura Dermatology and Laser Center is considered one of the top laser hair removal centers in Washington, DC and across the United States. We maintain an impressive inventory of over 12 hair removal lasers, which enables us to treat you with the best laser that fits your skin color, skin sensitivity, and hair characteristics. Cultura's co-founder, Dr. Battle, is considered one of the world's top laser hair removal experts. He spent 2 years at Harvard University doing laser hair removal research and clinical studies.

To find out more about laser hair removal from the specialists at Cultura, schedule a complimentary consultation using our online form or call (202) 237-9292.

Advantages of Laser Hair Removal at Cultura

Cultura performs more than 100 laser hair removal treatments a week and has been doing so for more than a decade. While most facilities perform hair removal with a "one size fits all" philosophy based on a single device, Cultura's doctors and practitioners can choose from a dozen different hair removal systems, including alexandrite, diode, Nd:YAG, and IPL. We tailor hair removal treatment plans to the unique needs of the patient by accounting for a variety of factors, including:

  • Skin color
  • Hair color
  • Ethnicity
  • Tan level
  • Skin sensitivity
  • Hair diameter

As Dr. Battle continues training physicians nationally and internationally in the use of lasers for hair epilation, he ensures that the staff at Cultura remains current in the latest hair removal tools, techniques, and procedures.
"Permanent results can be achieved by combining skin expertise with the right laser and the right hair."

— Dr. Battle

Common Treatment Areas

We use laser hair removal to eliminate unwanted hair on various parts of the body. The most common areas treated are the face, underarms, arms, legs, and bikini line. The back, chest, and stomach are also considered areas where laser hair removal may be beneficial for both men and women of all ages.

Additional Benefits

In addition to removing unwanted hair, our hair removal lasers can correct unwanted dark spots and texture changes that are caused by ingrown hairs. Cultura's patients who have problems with ingrown hair bumps are often as happy with the improvement in their skin's color and texture as they are with their permanent hair removal.

What to Expect

Laser hair removal treatments are often described as feeling like a very small rubber band popping on the skin — annoying, but not really painful. There is no lingering discomfort, so you will feel nothing once the treatment stops. See the table below for typical treatment times.
Treatment Area Typical Treatment Time
Full face and neck 15 to 20 minutes
Upper lip 5 minutes
Underarms and bikini lines 10 to 15 minutes
Legs 30 to 45 minutes
Because laser hair removal does not cause temporary skin changes, you can return to work or have lunch with friends or colleagues immediately after treatment without anyone knowing you were treated. There is no recovery period, including no redness, swelling, or change in skin color.

Treatment Protocol

In order to permanently destroy hair, a series of 8 treatments is generally required. These treatments are spread out anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks apart with the average being 4 to 6 weeks. The actual number of individual treatments required depends on the patient's hormone levels, hair type, hair characteristics, and preference.

With each consecutive treatment, your hair will be thinner in diameter and lighter in color. This is one of the reasons we have over 12 different hair removal lasers. As your hair changes, from darker and courser to lighter and thinner with each subsequent treatment, we will treat you with the laser that is most effective for your new hair characteristic. This allows us to always treat you with the best laser, regardless of your hair characteristics, skin color, ethnicity, or amount of suntan to ensure the best results possible.

Our Expertise Makes a Difference

We feel that Cultura is the perfect model for you to trust for your laser hair removal treatments. It is owned and operated by a dermatologist whose research at Harvard helped to create these new generation hair removal lasers. Dr. Battle spent more than 2 years of laser research at Harvard University focusing only on hair removal. His research helped to pioneer the ability to safely and effectively treat all skin colors regardless of ethnicity so that patients of color no longer have to resort to conventional methods, which can create dark spots and scars.

For optimal laser hair removal results, it is crucial to choose your practitioner wisely. Because of their expertise, Dr. Battle and his staff have become trusted resources for patients who are dissatisfied and discontent with the results from laser hair removal at other practices. While most practices describe their procedures as "permanent hair reduction," Cultura has a worldwide reputation for "permanent hair removal." At Cultura, we take pride in our laser hair removal expertise.

To get started, call (202) 237-9292 or schedule your complimentary consultation using our online form.

If you are interested in financing your procedure, you can do so through our partner, CareCredit. Simply click the “Apply Now” button to apply right now. If you’d like to learn more about our general payment options, please click here.

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