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By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
July 07, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Many times, hair removal is time-consuming and leaves nicks and cuts. Laser hair removal is a very common, long-lasting procedure that offers an alternative to shaving, waxing and using depilatories. Central Wyoming Skin Clinic is a great choice in the Laramie, Gillette, or Casper, WY area for your hair removal needs.

What can I expect?

When you arrive at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic, expect professional service and education on caring for skin before, during, and after treatment.

Who can receive this treatment?

For a long time, this procedure has worked best on hair that grows dark against fair skin, as the laser is able to determine where the hair is easier.

This is because the machine often can not determine the difference between pigment in the skin and pigment in the hair follicle. However, if you have dark skin, new developments in laser technology have allowed for a more accurate determination of hair follicles, thereby allowing for a safer removal session.

Some considerations about laser hair removal are:

  • If you are accustomed to daily shaving or plucking, you will need to stop while receiving treatment.
  • Avoid heat and heat-inducing activities after the procedure.
  • Avoid exposure to direct sunlight or going out without SPF.
  • Most patients require two to six treatments.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions about which lasers are used and why.

How long does it last?

Laser hair removal can last for months or even years at a time.

As the hair grows, there will be less of it following this quick procedure. Because it prevents future growth, there will be no more embarrassing hair to groom.

To discuss your options for laser hair removal in Laramie, Gillette, or Casper, WY, call Central Wyoming Skin Clinic at (307) 234-0003 to schedule a consultation.

By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
March 25, 2020
Category: Treatments
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective and gentlest methods used for permanently reducing unwanted hair from practically any part of your body. Here at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic, our dermatologists, Dr. Scott Bennion and Dr. Mathew Green, offer this treatment at each of our offices in Gillette, Laramie, and Casper, WY. Read on to learn more!

What to Expect During Your Laser Hair Removal Session

You will need to shave the hair off of the area to be treated several days before your first appointment. During the day of the treatment, you may or may not be given a topical anesthetic depending on your pain tolerance. Likewise, a cool gel, spray, or laser tip may be utilized to make the session more comfortable for you, depending on what kind of laser will be used for the procedure.

The laser will be adjusted and tested on the treatment site. This is done to make certain that the laser’s power, pulse frequency, and size is optimized for maximum results and your comfort. Once the laser device has been properly calibrated, the laser energy will be targeted on each hair follicle on the treatment site by utilizing a handheld laser device. Most patients say that there’s little to no pain and discomfort during each laser hair removal session, which varies in length according to the treatment area’s size.

What to Expect After Your Laser Hair Removal Session

While patients can go about their normal daily activities right after the procedure, expect to experience some redness and swelling during the first 24 hours after your laser hair removal session. According to patients, this discomfort is similar to a mild sunburn. You can easily ease these symptoms by applying ice, aloe lotions/gels, or anti-inflammatory creams. Approximately four-to-six weeks following your first laser hair removal session, you’ll return to one of our offices in Laramie, Gillette, or Casper, WY, for your second session, and so on, until you’ve completed all the recommended number of sessions.

Expect to experience some hair growth until the laser hair removal treatment does its magic. However, you will begin to see significant hair reduction after your first session. Likewise, most patients report up to 90% of hair growth reduction. Take note though that while you’ll definitely enjoy permanent results with laser hair removal, some people may require occasional touchup treatments for stubborn, individual hairs.

Want to Learn More about Laser Hair Removal?

Contact Central Wyoming Skin Clinic to schedule your consultation with either Dr. Scott Bennion or Dr. Mathew Green. You can call our offices in Gillette, Laramie, and Casper, WY, at (307) 234-0003.

By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
March 26, 2019
Category: Skin Treatments

Learn more about our laser hair removal system in Casper, WY, and how it works.

Laser Hair Removal TreatmentAre you tired of constantly having to shave or schedule another waxing appointment? If so, then you may be wondering whether or not laser hair removal may be able to finally give you the permanent and smoother results you want. Our Casper, WY, cosmetic dermatologists Dr. Scott Bennion and Dr. Matthew Green and our DNP Dr. Brandon Bennion are pleased to offer laser hair removal. Find out more about this popular cosmetic treatment.

What areas of the body can laser hair removal treat?

Laser hair removal is safe to use on just about anywhere on the body. The most popular treatment areas tend to be:

  • Back
  • Chest
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Chin
  • Upper lip

How many hair removal sessions will I need?

This will depend on the thickness and the amount of hair that we have to treat. In most cases, patients will need anywhere from 5 to 10 sessions performed over the course of several weeks in order to get the best results. Since hair grows cyclically, it’s important to give it time for hair to grow out between treatments so that the laser is able to target and permanently destroy more hair follicles.

Is laser hair removal painful?

As the laser is passed over the area you may feel a sensation similar to a rubbing band being snapped against the skin. This is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment; therefore, discomfort is minimal and well tolerated by patients. Some say that waxing is far more uncomfortable than laser hair removal.

Is laser hair removal different from electrolysis?

There are some differences between electrolysis and getting laser hair removal. For one, electrolysis takes much longer because it focuses on treating only one hair at a time, while laser hair removal can target multiple hair follicles at once. Treatment sessions can range from 10-20 minutes for smaller areas like the upper lip, chin, or underarms to one hour for larger areas like the back or legs.


Do you want to enjoy permanently smoother skin? If so, then it’s time to call Central Wyoming Skin Clinic in Casper, WY, to let us know that you are interested in getting laser hair removal treatment. We’d be happy to schedule your next appointment.

By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
December 06, 2018
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

If you have unwanted hair and are tired of plucking, waxing, and shaving, laser hair removal is right for you! If you want state-of-the-art treatment to produce smooth skin, laser hair removal is right for you too! Drs. Scott Bennion and Matthew R. Green at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic can help you remove unwanted hair through this state-of-the-art procedure. They have several convenient office locations in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, Wyoming, to help you and your skin.


More about Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is the permanent solution to remove unwanted hair. You’ve probably noticed that after you’ve plucked, waxed, and shaved, hair grows back quickly. If you want a permanent hair removal solution, laser hair removal is the right choice because it works by heating and destroying the hair follicle., ensuring that the hair won’t grow back.

Laser hair removal is right for you if you want to remove hair from your:

  • Upper lip and chin
  • Face and sideburns
  • Legs and underarms
  • Back and bikini line

There are many advantages of laser hair removal which can’t be matched by other hair removal methods. Consider that laser hair removal treatment is:

  • Comfortable, as it targets only the hair follicle and doesn’t damage the skin around it
  • Quick, as small areas only take between 2 and 5 minutes, underarms 5 to 15 minutes, and your bikini line about 30 minutes. Larger areas like your legs and back can require 60 to 90 minutes.
  • Effective, because unlike other hair removal methods, you can remove hair from large areas of your body, like your legs and back, in one treatment.


Interested? Call One of our Offices in Casper, Laramie, or Gillette Today!

You deserve to find out for yourself why laser hair removal is the right choice for you. Don’t put up with unwanted hair covering up your beautiful skin. It’s time to look your best, so just pick up your phone and call Drs. Scott Bennion and Matthew R. Green at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic, with offices in Casper, Laramie, and Gillette, Wyoming. The number is (307) 234-0003.

By Central Wyoming Skin Clinic
March 19, 2018
Category: Skin Care
Tags: Laser Hair Removal  

Everyone wants smooth, supple skin, but that’s hard to achieve if you have a problem with thick, persistent hairs in unwanted places. Many laser hair removalpeople choose to remove these hairs using tweezers, waxing treatments, and shaving. But if you’re a good candidate, you should consider laser hair removal by a specialist instead. It’s a popular cosmetic skin treatment available at Central Wyoming Skin Clinic, which has offices in Douglas, Gillette, Laramie, Rawlins, Riverton, Thermopolis, Wheatland, and Casper, WY.

About Laser Hair Removal

It’s easy enough to remove hair by shaving or plucking it away, but the problem is that the hair reappears after just a couple of days. In many cases, the hair comes back even darker, harder, and thicker. Laser hair removal uses pulsed light energy to provide you with a longer-lasting solution. After a laser hair removal appointment, you can enjoy the feel of soft, stubble-free skin for several weeks or longer. With repeated treatments, you may achieve what seems like “permanent” results.

Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal

If you have very dark-colored hair and light or pale skin, you are the ideal candidate for laser hair removal. This is because the heat from the laser can target the follicle of a dark hair on light skin much more accurately. Lasers are most commonly used on the chin or face, neck, underarms, and bikini area as well as the legs and arms. Your Douglas, Gillette, Laramie, Rawlins, Riverton, Thermopolis, Wheatland, and Casper, WY, skin doctor may suggest that you book a full year of monthly treatments to ensure that you get the best results.

Laser Removal: A Better Choice

The most notable benefit of laser hair removal is that your results will last much longer than traditional ways of removing unwanted hair. Also, when the hairs do grow back they are usually much finer and not as noticeable. Pulling a hair out manually causes blood to rush to the follicle, immediately stimulating new growth. Laser beams damage the follicle instead, making it harder for hair to grow back.

No More Unwanted Hair

You may not have to submit to painful, short-term solutions to unwanted hair any longer thanks to laser hair removal. Call (307) 234-0003 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Scott Bennion or Dr. Matthew Green at Wyoming Skin Clinic. They are proud to serve patients in Douglas, Gillette, Laramie, Rawlins, Riverton, Thermopolis, Wheatland, and Casper, WY.