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Laser Hair Removal in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty Best Plastic Surgeon 2021 - Grand Rapids Magazine Castle Connolly Top Doctor Realself Top 100 New Beauty

Unwanted hair can be a difficult thing to manage, especially for men who have thick hair on their bodies. While hair on the head can be styled and cut, facial and body hair can be more complicated to maintain. Men tend to grow hair in more places, which can develop more as they age. It often means men spend lots of time “Manscaping” and keeping areas of their body groomed and hygienic.

As it grows in other places, such as the back or ears, it can cause them to feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. Additionally, many prefer the aesthetic of smooth skin, especially in more intimate areas like the buttocks or groin. Thankfully, there are many options available to remove unwanted hair from the body. One of the most common ways for men and women to remove hair is shaving, which can be effective but requires regular, sometimes daily, maintenance. Other options include waxing or chemical products, which can also help to eliminate unwanted hair but can come with greater risks and sometimes be uncomfortable.

Moreso, none of these treatment options are permanent, meaning patients will still have to spend countless hours every week achieving the look they desire. Laser hair removal at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery is an excellent option for patients who want to eliminate unwanted hair and never think about shaving or waxing again. We understand that hair removal concerns may vary slightly for male patients or patients who produce dihydrotestosterone, the hormone responsible for hair in places like the chest. Our facility offers laser hair removal as a minimally-painful out-patient treatment at our facility in Grand Rapids.

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Meet Our Surgeons

When you are ready to make a transformation, you deserve partners on your journey who you trust deeply to deliver the results you want.

The highly experienced team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery is led by board-certified surgeons Dr. Brad Bengtson and Dr. David Alfonso. Our surgeons are regularly recognized by patients and colleagues alike for their commitment to innovation, compassionate patient care, and top-quality outcomes. Their work is supported by the thoughtful and passionate collaboration of the entire Bengtson team.

Dr. Bengtson - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

Brad Bengtson MD, FACS, Founder

Has consistently been named one of the Best Doctors in America® since 1996 and recognized as Best Plastic Surgeon in Grand Rapids by Grand Rapids Magazine for the last 12 years.

With over two decades of experience, he is respected for his cutting-edge techniques and compassionate patient care. In addition to his work with patients, Dr. Bengtson travels globally to share his knowledge and innovative approaches with fellow plastic surgeons. He is passionate about delivering harmonious, natural-looking results that elevate rather than alter each patient’s unique aesthetic.

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Dr. Alfonso - Grand Rapids Plastic Surgeon

David AlfonsoMD, FACS

Has extensive experience performing a range of surgical and non-surgical procedures, with a particular passion for body contouring and facial rejuvenation.

A careful listener and passionate practitioner, he has received numerous accolades, including recognition as a RealSelf Top Doctor since 2015. He also contributes to advancing techniques in the plastic surgery community through regular publications and lectures. Dr. Alfonso is a fluent Spanish speaker, which helps him provide exceptional communication and care to a broader range of patients. 

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What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Most patients seek cosmetic hair removal to eliminate the time, effort, and money spent on upkeep. Contrary to how it is commonly depicted in media and ads, laser hair removal is not just a procedure for women or to help address female-centric concerns.

The treatment can also be a great way for men to address body hair, especially if it is in a hard-to-reach area like the groin or the back. Many men find the benefits of laser hair removal include long-term results, which means they don’t have to shave, wax, or try chemical products to get rid of hair in less-than-desirable places. Additional benefits of laser hair removal at the Bengtson Center include fast treatment with safe, high-quality products and lasers.

Laser Hair Removal Grand Rapids

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser treatments are generally non-invasive treatments that use revolutionary technology to produce the desired results.

During laser hair removal at the Bengtson Center, Dr. Bengtson, or one of his expert colleagues, will use a device that emits light energy that converts to heat. This heat damaged the hair follicles, which are cylindrical sacs that house the hairs. Laser light therapy works to inhibit or delay future hair growth wherever the procedure is performed.

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What Areas Can Be Treated Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is often associated with women and removal of hair under the arms, on the legs, and in the bikini area. However, for men, hair removal is often just depicted using traditional razors on the beard and mustache areas.

This does not truly illustrate the struggles men face on a daily basis with body hair and maintenance of it. Male hormones can tell the body to grow hair in many places, some of which can cause embarrassment or self-consciousness. Laser hair removal treatments are extremely versatile and can help to address hair removal in areas like:

  • The back
  • The chest
  • Neckline
  • Shoulders
  • The buttocks
  • Upper thighs
  • Beard
  • Ears
  • Hair around the ears following a facelift
  • Nose

Is Laser Hair Removal Permanent?

In comparison to other hair removal options, laser treatments are by far the longest-lasting solution and can significantly reduce hair growth in the treated areas. Other options, like shaving, don’t last for very long.

Waxing can help delay hair growth for longer, but will still require regular appointments or at-home maintenance. Laser hair removal, on the other, can offer much more long-lasting results. The procedure may not be completely permanent, but when patients go through an entire round of laser treatments for hair removal, there will be a significant reduction of hair in the area and it is easier to maintain or retreat in the future.

Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a versatile treatment and can help to address unwanted hair in various areas of the body. The ideal candidate for this treatment is someone with dark hair and light skin as this helps increase the precision and focus of the laser.

Patients with darker skin may have other laser options available, so the best way to determine whether laser hair removal at Bengtson Center is right for you is to schedule a consultation. When you visit a high-end cosmetic enhancement facility like the Bengtson Center, you can receive care from a highly-trained team of professionals.

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Are you ready to take the next step to a more beautiful you? Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at The Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced plastic surgery and cosmetic treatment for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan. We specialize in breast augmentation, breast implants, and tummy tuck surgery, as well as laser hair removal, Micro-Needling, BOTOX Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM, and other dermal fillers. Results may vary from person to person.