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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

Strip the Wax Out of Your Routine with Hair Removal Treatments at Our Practice. If you are seeking a long-term solution to unwanted body or facial hair, it's time to consider our Grand Rapids laser hair removal. The Bengtson Center offers medical-grade laser hair removal for Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Detroit residents who have grown frustrated by tweezing, shaving, waxing, electrolysis, or hair-removal creams that burn their skin or lead to ingrown hairs.

FDA-cleared laser technologies for hair removal use highly concentrated beams of light to safely and precisely target hair follicles, while avoiding the surrounding skin. Laser hair removal can help significantly decrease dark hair from nearly any area of the body*.

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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 Is Laser Hair Removal?

Hair removal with laser technology involves using focused light energy to penetrate the hair shaft, destroy the hair root, and damage the follicle.

Most laser hair removal treatments take 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Patients typically require a series of three to six treatments for optimal results*, with touch-ups performed once or twice a year to maintain results, allowing for easy management of any remaining follicles. Hair growth follows a cycle of stages: the anagen or active growth phase; the catagen or regressing phase; and the telogen or resting phase. The laser targets hair follicles that are in the anagen phase, as this is when they have the largest amount of melanin, and can most efficiently absorb light energy.

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Because each hair follicle can be at a different stage at any given time, multiple treatment sessions for each area are required to target as many individual hairs as possible. Additionally, because the laser "detects" hair follicles to be removed by pinpointing the pigment in its shaft, patients who are expecting to undergo laser treatments in the coming weeks must avoid tweezing, waxing, or any other process that may pull the entire hair piece out of the skin. If required, numbing cream can be applied before a treatment session to minimize any discomfort, although laser hair removal treatments are typically well-tolerated and require no downtime after a session.

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Ideal Laser Hair Removal Candidates

Who is a Good Candidate for this Procedure?

Women and men of all ages choose to have laser hair removal to reduce excessive or unwanted hair on their face or body.

Millions of patients safely undergo these treatments each year in the United States alone. During your consultation for laser hair removal Grand Rapids specialists at The Bengtson Center will help you determine whether this is the right procedure to meet your goals.

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Frequently Treated Areas for Laser Hair Removal

Some of the most frequently treated areas for laser hair removal include:

  • Face: upper lip, eyebrows, chin, jaw, sideburns, or neck
  • Upper torso: underarms, chest, décolletage, abdomen, shoulders, or back
  • Lower torso: bikini area, buttocks, or small of back
  • Limbs: legs, thighs, arms, hands, fingers, or toes

With laser hair removal, our patients are given a safe, efficient, and effective alternative for significantly reducing unwanted hair and revealing beautiful, smooth skin underneath.

While the initial cost of laser hair removal may seem higher than more traditional hair removal methods such as shaving or waxing, the longevity of the results significantly reduces the overall costs of a hair removal routine over time – not to mention discomfort, ingrown hairs, damage to the skin, and sheer convenience! Our expertly trained team of licensed aestheticians can help you reduce unwanted hair on your body or face, for a difference you can see and feel!

What Else Should I Know About Laser Hair Removal for Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, And Detroit

1. Most patients will need touch-up treatments every six to 12 months to maintain results.

2. You should understand that all cosmetic procedures carry the potential for risks, which will be fully discussed with you during your consultation.

3. Common side effects immediately following the procedure include redness and minor irritation, but both should subside in a day or two.

4. For about 24 hours after a laser treatment session, your skin may also be sensitive to heat, deodorants, and perfumes. Once this period has passed, it is safe to resume your regular routine.

5. Your skin may be sensitive to the sun after a treatment session for a few days. During this period, you may be advised to avoid the sun as far as possible and wear enough sunscreen. For this reason, many of our patients have found it convenient to have their treatments performed in the fall or winter, to reveal stubble-free skin in the summer!

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Say good-bye to your unwanted hair with this more permanent hair removal technique! To schedule an appointment for laser hair removal Grand Rapids area residents are encouraged to contact us today! Request your appointment online or call our office at (616)588-8880

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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.