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Rockville Office:
6163 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852
Call: 855-314-1424
Frederick Office:
7101 Guilford Drive #105, Frederick, MD 21704
Call: 855-314-1425

Is permanent removal of hair possible for patients in the Rockville area?

Permanent removal of hair possible for patients in the Rockville area from Ronald B. Prussick, MD, FRCPC

Men and women who visit the Washington Dermatology Center in Rockville area often do so to address unwanted hair on the body. They are excited when they find out that Dr. Ron Prussick and his team offer laser hair removal. This state-of-the-art treatment allows patients to permanently reduce or even eliminate hair from one or more areas of the body. This convenient procedure can be done on the scalp or face, depending on the needs of the patient.

Laser hair removal is becoming incredibly popular with patients who are ready to call it quits with the endless grooming process. From shaving to waxing, there are many ways to deal with hair removal, but none of them are permanent. When patients are introduced to laser hair removal, they often ask their dermatologist, is permanent hair removal possible with this service?

The answer is yes! Laser hair removal performed in our Rockville and Frederick offices targets and damages the hair follicles, keeping them from reproducing hair ever again. This particular treatment can only target hair follicles that are specifically in the phase of active growth. Hair grows in cycles, and it is in the active growth phase which the laser light can work. This is the reason why laser hair removal can not be done in just one appointment. Rather, patients should book a series of appointments over several weeks for optimum results. While one treatment will provide a reduction in the hair present at the moment, it will not provide lasting results until the full cycle of hair growth has been addressed.

Laser hair removal appointments typically last less than an hour for most treatment areas. Numbing cream is applied to the skin for comfort, and patients may feel a snapping sensation. This is well-tolerated by patients who visit our practice and many report only minor discomfort. Patients do not have any downtime after their laser hair removal treatment and are able to return to their normal activities with just a bit of added sun protection.

Dr. Ron Prussick and the associates of the Washington Dermatology Center are encouraged to speak with patients about laser hair removal if they are interested in ways of addressing hair on the face and body. Contact our team of professionals in the Rockville community to learn more about treatments used in our facility that can improve the body and allow patients to feel confident in their own skin!


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Ronald B. Prussick, MD, FRCPC

Ronald B. Prussick, MD, FRCPC

Washington Dermatology Center is dedicated to providing patients with the best quality skin treatments in general and cosmetic dermatology to help them achieve all aesthetic and health-related skin goals.

The medical director, Dr. Ronald B. Prussick has decades of expertise in dermatology with extensive training in laser treatments and psoriasis treatments. The rest of the staff comprise of Dr. Mary Piazza Maiberger and Dr. Jennifer Nguyen, who are qualified dermatologists specializing in areas like skin cancer treatments and dermatology surgery, and Dr. Henry Yan, PA-C, and Meryl Elyse Gudelsky, RN, who specialize in personalized skincare treatments.

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