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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal for Indefinite Hair Reduction

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Want smoother, hair-free skin – without constantly resorting to shaving and waxing? Then you may be an excellent candidate for laser hair removal. This treatment involves using innovative laser technology to decrease hair follicular regrowth, leaving behind silky-smooth skin that’s bare to perfection.

Twin Ports Dermatology offers complimentary consultations for clients who are interested in indefinite hair reduction.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

At Twin Ports Dermatology, we use Candela’s Gentlelase™ Pro gold standard technology to perform our laser hair removal services. This is the most advanced laser in the Northland. Our laser technology is 133% more effective than traditional lasers used for laser hair removal. Our Alexandrite laser emits energy to the root of hair follicles, causing them to heat up and fall out. Over time and with enough treatments, hair regrowth grinds to a halt, making this an excellent choice for clients who want to break up with their razors and waxing.

Laser hair removal can be ideal for unwanted hair on:

  • Face
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Armpits
  • Bikini line
  • Shoulders
  • Back
  • And more!

Consultations Are Available Now

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Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Twin Ports Dermatology for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

You’re a good candidate for laser hair removal if you have unwanted facial or body hair. The best candidates have medium-to-fair skin tone with hair darker than their skin tone. 

You cannot have a tan or use tanning products before your treatment. You should also plan to stay out of the sun after your treatment to avoid any pigmentation issues.

How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?

Laser hair removal can take anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the targeted treatment area.

Is There Any Downtime?

There’s no downtime needed, although your treated skin may appear pink and feel tender after each treatment.

Shave 24-48 prior to each treatment.

Many medications make you sensitive to laser procedures and can result in adverse reactions. Below is a list of common medications. If you are on any of these medications, please reschedule your appointment after being off these for two weeks. If your appointment is within two weeks, please call us to reschedule.

Isotretinoin (Accutane)

Adapalene (Differin)

Tretinoin (Retin-A, Renova) 

Dapsone (Aczone)

Acitretin (Soriatane)

Dacarbazine (DTIC-Dome)

Fluorouracil (Fluoroplex, Efudex, 5 FU, Carac)

Methotrexate (Mexate; and others)

Vinblastine (Veiban)

Gold Salt thiomalate (Solganol)

Amitriptyline (Elavil; and others)

Bupropion (Wellbutrin)

Clomipramine (Anafranil)

Desipramine (Norpramin; Petrofrane)

Doxepin (Adapin; Sinequan)

Fluoxetine (Prozac)

Imipramine (Tofranil; and others)


Mirtazapine (Remuron)

Nortriptyline (Aventyl; Pamelor)

Paroxetine (Paxil)

Protriptyline (Vivactil)

Sertraline (Zoloft)

Tricyclics (class) 

Trimipramine (Surmontil)

Flucytosine (Ancobon)

Voricanozole (Vfend)



Cetirizine (Zyrtec)

Cyproheptadine (Periactin)

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl; and others)

Loratadine (Claritin)


Celecoxib (Celebrex)

ibuprofen (Motrin)

Naproxen (Naprosyn)

Piroxicam (Feldene)

Ketoprofen (Frotek)

Azithromycin (Zithromax)

Ciprofloxacin (Cetraxal, Cipro XR)

Dapsone (Aczone)

Demeclocycline (Declomycin; others)

Doxycycline (Vibramycin, Adoxa, Doryx, Periostat, Monodox, Oracea)

Griseofluvin (Fulvicin-U/F;others)



Lomefloxacin (Maxaquin)

Methacycline (Rondomycin)

Minocycline (Solodyn, Minocyn)

Nalidixic acid (NegGram; others)

Oxytetracycline (Terramycin; others)

Quinolones(class) (ofloxacin, Floxin)





Sulfamethoxazole/trimethoprim (Bactrim, Septra)

Sulfasalazine (Azulfadine)


Sulfisoxazole (Gantrisin)

Tetracyclines (class)

Chlorpromazine (Thorazine; and others)

Fluphenazine (Permitil; Prolixin)

Haloperidol (Haldol)

Perphenazine (Trilafon)

Piperacetazine (Quide)

Prochlorperazine (Compazine; and others)


Promethazine (Phenergan; and others)

Thioridazine (Mellaril)

Trifluoperazine (Stelazine; and others)

Triflupromazine (Vesprin)

Trichlormethiazide (Metahydrin; and others)

Thiazides (Diuril; HydroDIURIL)



Acetohexamide (Dymelor)

Trimeprazine (Termaril

Chlorpropamide (Diabinese; Insulase)

Tolazamide (Tolinase) Tolbutamide (Orinase; and others)

Glimepiride (Amaryl)

Glipizide (Glucotrol)

Glyburide (Glynase)

Tolazimide (Tolinase)

Tolbutamide (Orinase;others)

ACE inhibitors (Vasotec)

Amiodarone (Cordarone)

Diltiazem (Cardizem)

Disopyramide (Norpace)


Lovastatin (Mevacor)

Pravastatin (Pravachol)



Simvastatin (Zocor)

(medication used to reduce blood and tissue levels of harmful heavy metals)

Simvastatin (Zocor, FloLipid)

Atorvastatin (Lipitor)

Lovastatin (Altoprev)

Pravastatin (Pravachol)

Acetazolamide (Diamox)

Amiloride (Midamor)

Bendroflumethiazide (Naturetin; and others)

Benzthiazide (exna and others)

Chlorothiazide (Diuril and others)


Cyclothiazide (Anhydron)

Furosemide (Lasix)

Hydroflumethiazide (Diucardin; and others)

Hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL; and others)

Methyclothiazide (Aquatensen; Enduron)

Metolazone (Diulo; Zaroxolyn)

Polythiazide (Renese)

Quinethazone (Hydromox)

Triamterene (Dyrenium)

Trichlormethiazide (Metahydrin;others)

Thiazides (class)

Estrogen replacement

Oral contraceptives

Other hormones

Additional plant families

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria)

Angelica root and fruit (Angelica species)

Bergamot peel (Citrus bergamia

Bitter orange peel (Citrus aurantium)

Buttercup plant (Ranunculus species)

Carrot family

Celery (Apium graveolens)

Cow Parsnip (Heracleum lanatum)

Dill (Anthium graveolens)

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Fig (Ficus carica)

Goosefoot (Chenopodium species)

Iron tablets

Khella fruit (Ammi visnaga)

Lemon peel (Citrus limonia)

Lomatium (Lomatium dissectum)

Lovage root (Levisticum officinale)

Parsley (Petroselinum sativum)

Psoralea seeds (Cullen corylifolia, Psoralea corylifolia)

Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota)

Rue leaves (Ruta graveolens)

St Johns Wart (Hypericum perforatum)

Yarrow plant (Achillea millefolium)

Methoxsalen (Oxsoralen)


PABA (p-aminobenzoic acid)

Sunscreens containing benzophenones

  • Your skin may appear pink to red and feel like a sunburn with some swelling.  
  • Wash the treated area gently with a mild cleanser. If the treated area is irritated, do not rub with a towel – instead, pat dry.
  • Apply Cerave Cream or Aquaphor ointment to the area for rehydration if there is any break in the skin or if crusting develops. Crusting should be allowed to fall off (aka slough off) naturally. Do not pick or scratch the crust.
  • Apply Hydrocortisone 10 and cool compresses if the skin is red and inflamed. 
  • Resume regular skin care regimen (i.e., make-up, moisturizers, deodorant, and shaving) the day after treatment if there is no blistering or crusting.
  • Resume Retinol, Retin-A, and any scrubs one-week post-treatment.
  • If there are any signs of infection, such as redness, tenderness, or pus, please contact the office.
  • Avoid skin care products containing alcohol, dyes, and perfumes for one-week post-treatment.
  • If crusting or blistering occurs, do not shave the treated area for 1 – 3 days following treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure throughout treatments. A broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater should be applied whenever the area is exposed to the sun.
  • Do not rub, scratch, or pick at the treated area while red discoloration is present.
  • Avoid activities such as swimming, excessive sweating, and use of hot tubs for the first 2 – 3 days or until any redness, crusting, or blisters have resolved.
  • Avoid rubbing or pressure caused by clothing on the treated area.
  • Treatment Results/Expectations & Follow-up
  • Multiple treatments are required for laser hair removal since only hair follicles in an active growing phase are affected – estimated to be about one-third at any one time – while the remaining two-thirds of follicles are unaffected. In addition, the body naturally grows/sprouts new hair. Therefore, typically patients should expect at least six to eight treatments initially, followed by spot treatments as needed.
  • If you notice active hair growth between treatments, call us so we can schedule you sooner, as we want to catch hair in the active growth phase. 
  • Your at-home skin care regimen between treatments is as essential as the treatment to reach optimal results.  
  • If you have questions about your treatment, please call us immediately at 218-302-1000. Note we are not open on weekends; if you have a medical concern on the weekend, please visit urgent care. Call us the following Monday so we can assist you.
  • We do request a 24-hour cancellation policy for appointments, please. Failure to do will result in a $50 fee.
  • Refunds on products are for exchange only within 30 days.  Refunds on procedures will receive credit toward future purchases.


*individual results may vary


Take the First Step - Request A Consultation

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If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Twin Ports Dermatology will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Duluth, MN office directly to schedule: 218-302-1000.

Twin Ports Dermatology serves the greater Duluth area. We’re the only locally owned private dermatology clinic & medspa in the area.

*Individual results may vary