Laser Hair Removal

laser hair removal in St. Louis

Tired of dealing with the constant hassle and discomfort of shaving or waxing to get rid of unwanted hair on your chest, face, back, arms, legs, and shoulders? Look no further than The Edge For Men in St. Louis, MO, where we offer safe and effective laser hair removal treatments. Experience the satisfaction of permanent hair removal without the inconvenience! 

Remove unwanted hair for good.

More men are opting for laser hair removal to eliminate unwanted hair. Laser hair removal in St Louis is a safe, effective treatment that targets the pigment in your hair follicles to destroy the hair’s growth centers. Once destroyed, the base of the follicle cannot regenerate new hair. Laser hair removal allows you to put undesirable shaving and waxing behind you and produces a longer-lasting, more effective method to remove unwanted hair for good! 


What it Treats

Laser hair removal is most commonly used to treat the chest, back, shoulders, arms, legs, face, and neck.


Costs vary depending on the area being treated and the amount of treatments needed.


You will need multiple treatments since hair grows in cycles.

Procedure Time

Most sessions are completed in less than 15 minutes.

Recovery Time

Since laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure, there is no downtime, and you can resume normal activities immediately after treatment.


Precise and accurate

A beam of light is precisely targeted to the specific area to be treated. The laser penetrates the hair follicles. The pigment absorbs this light, which heats up and damages the hair follicles. It targets the pigment, melanin, in the hair shaft which gives the follicle its color. The more pigment in the follicle or the darker the hair, the more effective the laser hair removal will be. 

Fast and easy process

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive procedure. The laser pulses are quick and last only seconds, and they treat a large area at one time. Most procedures are completed in less than 15 minutes.

Long-lasting results

Laser hair removal in St. Louis is highly effective in destroying most hair follicles permanently, thus reducing the majority of hair follicles in the area treated. If it does grow back, it will be finer and lighter.

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Step-by-Step Process


at the Edge for me During your consultation, we will discuss your goals and specific areas of concern, and develop a plan to optimize your desired results. Come in for a complimentary consultation in our convenient St Louis location.

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Step-by-Step Process

Target unwanted hair

During the procedure, a laser handpiece glides over the target area, delivering a precise beam of light that penetrates and damages hair follicles. The lasers used for hair removal specifically target the pigment, melanin, that gives the follicle its color. The higher the amount of pigment in the follicle, the more significant the hair reduction.

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Step-by-Step Process


You can return to your regular activities immediately after the procedure. You may have some swelling around the hair follicles for the first few hours following treatment, but this resolves itself. To eliminate hair, you must treat hair follicles in all phases of their growth cycle. Multiple treatments are required since only follicles in their growing phase, anagen, respond to laser hair removal.

How Laser Hair Removal Works 

The Laser Technology and its Targeting of Hair Follicles 

Laser hair removal effectively eradicates hair growth at the root, targeting the hair follicles through laser energy. This precise technique allows for the preservation of surrounding tissue integrity. The outcome of this process is smooth skin that necessitates minimal upkeep.  

  • Chest
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Neck
  • Beard

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Man receiving laser hair removal in St. Louis

Multiple treatments are required to keep up with the hair’s natural growth cycle. Only follicles that are currently in the Anagen or growth phase have sufficient melanin to respond to the laser’s ability to destroy the follicle. By treating the target tissue over 6 to 10 treatments, we are able to eliminate a large percentage of the unwanted hair follicles as they pass through the Anagen phase.

Role of Melanin in the Hair Removal Process 

Melanin is the pigmentation agent responsible for determining the color of our hair and skin. It also plays a significant role in the process of laser hair removal. During this procedure, the laser targets the melanin in the hair follicle, generating heat and ultimately destroying the follicle. As a result, hair regrowth is stopped. It’s important to understand that the amount of melanin in the follicle directly affects the effectiveness of hair reduction. 

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Importance of Multiple Sessions for Effective Results 

Multiple treatments are necessary to accommodate the hair’s natural growth cycle. Only follicles in the Anagen phase, which refers to the growth phase and possesses ample melanin, can adequately respond to the laser’s capacity to eradicate the follicle. Through 7 to 10 treatments, we can effectively eliminate a significant proportion of the undesired hair follicles as they progress through the Anagen phase. 

Types of Laser Hair Removal Devices


The YAG laser can treat all skin types and is particularly effective for individuals with darker skin tones. It is considered a more traditional laser. 


The Diode laser is specifically designed to treat individuals with dark and coarse hair by directly targeting the melanin in the hair follicles. Consequently, people with lighter hair may not experience significant results. 


The Alexandrite laser is particularly effective for those with fair skin and medium skin types, as the laser tends to target the melanin present in the hair follicles.  

Aftercare and Recovery 

Post-treatment skincare routine/products 

To promote optimal healing and achieve the best possible results from laser treatments, it is essential to follow a thorough post-treatment skincare routine. It is recommended to choose gentle products that provide soothing effects, such as aloe vera gel or a light, fragrance-free moisturizer.

Additionally, it is important to prioritize sun protection, as the skin becomes more vulnerable to UV damage after laser hair removal. By diligently adhering to these guidelines, you can attain both aesthetically pleasing, hair-free skin and long-term skin health 

Minimizing redness or itching

To alleviate any discomfort, apply ice to the treated area. If you have a skin reaction following laser hair removal, Dr. Moore may administer a steroid cream to the affected region. 

Moisturize and Avoid Scrubbing 

It is advisable to apply sunscreen to the treated area for a few weeks and use a topical cream during the healing process; apply gently and avoid scrubbing. 

Frequently Asked Questions

To achieve optimal results, patients should commit to seven or more sessions, spaced four to eight weeks apart. Understanding the hair growth cycle is crucial, as it consists of three phases: anagen (active phase), catagen (transition), and telogen (resting). Effective targeting of unwanted follicles with lasers is possible only during the anagen phase. Total hair removal requires a series of treatments. 

Laser hair removal is a safe and effective treatment suitable for most skin types. This innovative laser technology ensures customized, hair-free skin, delivering unparalleled smoothness tailored to individual needs. 

During the pulse of light, patients may feel a mild sensation, but it should not cause extreme discomfort or pain. To minimize any discomfort during treatment, a topical anesthetic can be applied. 

The most common side effects of laser hair removal include skin irritation and pigment alterations. Skin irritation may cause temporary discomfort, redness, and swelling, which typically subsides within a few hours. On the other hand, laser hair removal can darken or lighten the treated skin. People with darker skin or those who fail to avoid sun exposure before or after treatment are more susceptible to skin lightening. 

During the pre and post-treatment phases of laser hair removal and between scheduled sessions, it is advisable to abstain from sun exposure and avoid tanning beds for six weeks or as per the guidelines provided by your healthcare professional. Additionally, it is recommended to apply a broad-spectrum SPF30 sunscreen daily. 

Laser hair removal is commonly used to treat areas of the body, including the chest, back, shoulders, arms, legs, face, and neck. 

These home laser hair removal devices may yield a modest impact on hair reduction. However, there is a dearth of comprehensive studies comparing their effectiveness to laser hair removal treatments administered in a professional medical setting. It is noteworthy that the FDA classifies these devices as cosmetic products rather than medical devices. 

Our laser treatment can be safely applied to various body areas, including delicate regions such as the face. 

Laser hair reduction is an efficient method that distinguishes itself from alternative procedures. In contrast to other hair removal treatments, like waxing or shaving, laser hair reduction requires minimal preparation and is associated with minimal discomfort. This cutting-edge procedure utilizes advanced technology to target the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface, resulting in long-lasting hair reduction. 

Cost varies depending on the extent of the procedure and the number of sessions needed for optimal results. 

Due to the specific nature of laser hair treatment technology, individuals with red hair may need more sessions and experience only partial responsiveness. White hair does not exhibit any response to the treatment. 

As a precautionary measure, it is recommended to avoid laser hair removal during pregnancy or nursing.  

The results of laser hair removal treatments can vary based on factors like the treatment area and your hair growth cycle. Typically, people start observing a reduction in hair growth after one session. However, optimal results are usually achieved after six sessions or more. The effects of laser hair removal treatments typically accumulate over time, providing more significant improvements with each subsequent session. 

Due to the non-invasive nature of laser hair removal, patients experience minimal downtime and can promptly resume their regular activities following treatment. 

It is advised to trim and shave the day before laser treatment. This eliminates hair above the skin, which can otherwise cause surface skin damage due to burnt hairs. Meanwhile, it leaves the hair shaft beneath the surface intact. Refrain from plucking, waxing, and electrolysis four weeks before treatment, as these procedures can disrupt the hair follicle.  

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