Dr. Laughlin and Laserderm pioneered laser-assisted hair removal in 1996, and wrote the guidelines for the first systems approved for permanent hair reduction. Years of experience and consulting for numerous laser manufacturers sets Dr. Laughlin and Laserderm apart from other laser hair removal facilities.

Unwanted hair can be treated at Laserderm using one or more of the 5 hair removal technologies. Based on a patient’s skin type and hair type Dr. Laughlin and her staff choose the best system for the treatment area to ensure the highest efficacy and the highest safely margin possible. Pigmented lesions and other skin conditions in the treatment area are also monitored by Dr. Laughlin to identify potential melanoma or pre-cancerous lesions. Laser hair facilities that do not have medically trained professionals to identify suspicious lesions are at risk of proceeding with laser treatment without taking such measures. At Laserderm preserving and improving the health and beauty of skin is the highest priority.

ALL skin types including very dark skin can be treated safely with long wavelength lasers or with elosTM technology (which combines IPL and Radiofrequency energies). Hair colors that are very fine or even lightly pigmented such as white, grey, or red hair can also be treated with the elosTM system. The GentleLase system is a proven technology for highly efficacious hair reduction for patients with light skin and dark hair.

Is my hair growth abnormal?

Due to the highly sensitive relationship between hair growth and hormones, endocrine disorders as well as genetics, Dr. Laughlin may investigate causative factors. As a dermatologist Dr. Laughlin understands that while the cosmetic effect of unwanted hair is the primary complaint, there is obvious benefit to the patient if the underlying cause in certain endocrine and hormonal issues is treated at the same time. Women with excessive hair growth on the face or chest may have hirsutism or hypertrichosis, which should be addressed both medically and cosmetically. This sets Laserderm apart from the many laser hair removal centers which only treat the unwanted hair as a symptom, without also looking at possible medical conditions that may drive resistant or stubborn hair growth. Laserderm’s Executive Director, Dr. Denis Dudley, is a sub-specialist in female hormonal disorders and can assess those patients who need special endocrine evaluation.


– Candela GentleLase laser
– Cutera Nd:YAG laser
– Laserscope Lyra laser
– Syneron Aurora DS elosTM (light+radiofrequency)
– Palomar Estilux IPL

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