COVID-19 UPDATE: As of May 11, 2020, we have re-opened our office to regular in-person appointments. We are operating at a lower-than-normal capacity in order to respect social distancing advisories and best protect the health of our patients. We are still offering telemedicine as an option. For more information please call us at (314) 996-8800.


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.

Dr. Terry Myckatyn, MD and Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum, MD

Dr. Terry Myckatyn and
Dr. Marissa Tenenbaum:

Trusted. Experienced. Committed.

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

Cynosure Elite+ : for all skin types.

  • Alexandrite: for patients with lighter skin (Fitzpatrick skin type 1-3) (755nm)
  • Long-Pulsed Nd:Yag: for patients with darker skin (Fitzpatrick skin type 4-6) (1064nm)

Before & After

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*Results may vary.

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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 (314) 996-8800.

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