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Laser Hair Removal in St. Louis, Missouri

What is laser hair removal? West County Plastic Surgeons offers laser hair removal for our St. Louis patients who want to permanently reduce unwanted hair on their body or face. Typically, the patients who choose this option for hair reduction have tried and are dissatisfied with other hair-removal options, including tweezing, shaving, waxing, electrolysis, or creams. Laser hair removal uses focused light energy to target and penetrate the hair shaft and destroy the hair root. The laser energy also damages the hair follicle, discouraging hair regrowth.

Because hair grows in cycles of active growth followed by periods of rest, hair removal using laser technology can effectively target actively growing hair follicles only. This means that several sessions will be required to treat unwanted hair follicles during their active phase. Response time, number of treatments required, and laser choice differ considerably from patient to patient.

West County Plastic Surgery offers three separate laser hair removal options to meet the diverse needs of our St. Louis patients:

  • Chilled-Tip Light Sheer (800 nm laser diode) for patients with lighter skin tones
  • Long-Pulsed Nd:YAG (1064 nm) for individuals with darker skin tones
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) for patients with lighter hair color

Click here to view a video on hair removal using laser technology.

Anesthesia: None

Length of procedure: 15 to 30 minutes.

Number of treatments: May require 3 to 6 treatments, depending on skin and hair color

Estimated recovery time: Immediate

To schedule your appointment for laser hair removal, contact our St. Louis office by phoning 314-996-8800, requesting your consultation online, or emailing us today.

If you have questions or would like to book a consultation with one of the surgeons at West County plastic Surgery, please call

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Meet Our Surgeons

There’s something different about West County Plastic Surgeons of Washington University. Not only do our surgeons provide an accessible and patient-friendly atmosphere, but we uphold Washington University’s reputation for cutting-edge procedures. We invite you to learn more about our surgeons.
Dr. Terry Myckatyn

Voted among the "Best Doctors in St. Louis" and "Best Doctors in America" by Best Doctors, Inc. since 2008, Dr. Terry Myckatyn is no stranger to being recognized for his work in plastic surgery. A board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the United States and Canada, Dr. Myckatyn specializes in all forms of cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction. Read On

Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum

Dr. Tenenbaum – a board-certified plastic surgeon – specializes in all forms of cosmetic surgery and breast reconstruction, employing techniques acquired through working with some of the most respected cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in the country. She has been voted among the "Best Plastic Surgeons" and "Best Doctors in America" by St. Louis Magazine. Read On

Emily Weinhaus P.A.

A licensed physician’s assistant, Emily performs non-invasive cosmetic procedures, such as BOTOX® injections, fillers, laser skin resurfacing, laser hair removal and spider vein treatments. Read On