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Laser Hair Removal

Clear Unwanted Hair Without Razors, Waxing, or Plucking in Denver

The problem with shaving and other hair removal strategies that cut or pull out unwanted hairs is repetition. Keeping skin smooth and bare requires frequent—even daily—maintenance, and the cost of doing so can add up over one’s lifetime. Laser hair removal at the Denver area’s AboutSkin Dermatology solves this problem by targeting the follicles that produce the hairs instead of the hairs themselves. This leads to long-lasting results.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal involves a specialized device delivering focused energy into the target area. This energy selectively targets pigmented cells, which are most concentrated in the hair follicle. The energy generated is significant enough to damage the follicle and thus disrupt the natural hair-growing process, but not damage surrounding skin.

This strategy only works on follicles that are actively growing hairs at the time of the treatment, so it may take six to eight or even more sessions to sufficiently clear an area of unwanted hair.

Note that laser hair removal works best on dark hairs growing from light skin. More contrast means more energy absorbed by the pigmented follicles, as opposed to surrounding cells.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment Details

Anyone considering laser hair removal will first have a consultation with a member of the AboutSkin Dermatology team to establish goals and then develop a treatment plan.

The duration of a laser hair removal session will depend on the size and number of treatment areas, as well as other variables.

The sensation of the laser hair removal device working has been likened to a rubber band snapping against the skin: sharp, but brief and easily tolerated. Patients with concerns about the sensations they will experience can discuss comfort options prior to the session start.

Once damaged, a follicle goes essentially dormant. The hair it contains eventually falls out, and a new hair is slow to develop. Future hairs will likely be finer and lighter in color than previous growth.

Patients who achieve their desired outcome with laser hair removal will find that they can maintain their results with “touch up” treatments spread six to 12 months apart.

The treated skin will appear red, similar to a sunburn, after laser hair treatment. Applying wrapped ice packs or water-cooled towels can help ease any discomfort while the skin heals. It is important to keep the treated skin away from sun exposure (UV radiation) during this time, either by staying out of sunlight or wearing clothing that covers the region.

What Else Can Lasers Do?

Other cosmetic dermatology options that involve lasers and lights at AboutSkin Dermatology include laser skin resurfacing, intense pulsed light (IPL) for reducing redness and pigmentation problems, and fractional lasers to treat a range of conditions, including intrinsic aging, sun damage, and scars.

Many treatment options can be combined with care to generate results not possible from a single device or product. Talk to one of our Board-Certified Dermatologists to discover the treatments available and learn how they could benefit your specific situation.





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Dr. Cohen is 'a derm's derm' -- his published research and opinions are sought after by other dermatologists obsessed with the latest innovations in cosmetic dermatology, including lasers, neuromodulators, and fillers. He's also trained many of these derms. Dr. Cohen is arguably one of the best in the U.S., though he's not flashy or self promoting --just intensely focused on achieving elegant, successful results. I stumbled into his practice quite by accident, and could not be happier. His PA Christina is also phenomenal.


I am so pleased with the high level of expertise and care I have received from Dr. Cohen, Dr. Ho and his medical assistants Cristina and Emily. From the Mohs surgery, to a multitude of lasers, to skin checks; the doctors  have been extremely conscientious and strive to have a relationship with their patients.  I am thrilled with the results of my cosmetic procedures and surgery.  In addition, They are kind and very humble providers. It truly is an honor to be a patient of Dr. Cohen and to be a valued patient of his medical practice. Truly the best in the country.. and The World. Thank you Dr. Cohen and Dr. Ho and staff!

Chris J

Have been a patient of Dr. Stoler for a long time. She knows me well and takes excellent care of my skin. Also gives good and appropriate advice!

Judy Saul

Dr. Joel Cohen was highly recommended to me by several other dermatologists for his expertise in laser technology. I was not only impressed with the treatment I received from Dr. Cohen, but also his wonderful, highly skilled staff. The entire experience was top notch!

Linda Aibel

This is the BEST dermatology and cosmetic location you will ever find! Truthfully they give all the attention and care anyone could ask for. I’m always blown away at their kindness and their service. Doctor Jade Fettig always takes her time to talk to me, answer any questions and recommend the best treatment. Highly highly recommend AboutSkinDermatology. You will love it there too guaranteed! =)

Roberta Rachkovsky

Dr. Stoler is the best!

Karen Maxwell

I have been a patient of About Skin Dermatology for over 12 years. Everyone that I have ever encountered at this practice has been knowledgeable and very kind. I see both Dr. Ho and Dr. Cohen. My skin has not looked this good in years. My whole family goes to this practice. I would highly recommend About Skin Dermatology.


Dr Fettig was great- took her time with me and answered my questions. She has a nice bedside manner and good sense of humor.

Cindy Wells

I used Dr. Cohen for a Mohs procedure. He is fellowship trained and extremely competent. Dr. Cohen remained involved in my follow up care with a plastic surgeon and was always readily accessible and available to address my concerns. Both he and the office staff are caring and committed to providing the highest level of professional service. I highly recommend Dr. Cohen. I think it’s very nice.

Richard Z

I have been impressed with my Botox treatment from Dr Cohen at AboutSkin Dermatology. He and his staff are incredibly professional and pleasant. Maddie is always flexible and accommodating with my hectic schedule. Dr. Cohen takes time and a genuine interest in his patients. I highly recommend him for any cosmetic procedures.

Kendra W

Dr Stephen Ho is a fantastic dermatologist. He takes the time to listen to concerns and he patiently and thoroughly explains procedures and diagnostics.

Ben Reeves

Dr. Jade Fettig is so kind, thoughtful, and good at what she does. You can tell she really cares about her patients and makes what could be awkward check-ups into comfortable, and pleasant experiences.The office lounge is clean, updated and really relaxing. Absolutely recommend her as a provider!

Carrie Konczal

Dr Rothstein is amazing. Very thorough during her exams and explains everything as she goes along. The staff is great as well! Best physician I have in the Denver area.

Philip Yost

Dr. Joel Cohen is a superbly skilled dermatologist as well as a most caring doctor who always put his patient's best interest first and foremost

Diana Lee