Laser Hair Removal

When to consider Laser Hair Removal with Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ponsky

If you are looking for a way to remove unwanted body hair without painful waxing and plucking, laser hair removal with the Diolaze laser is for you!  Diolaze is an advanced, effective, gentle laser hair removal system to permanently remove hair on the face and body. It is the newest technology cleared by the FDA for the safe removal of unwanted hair.  The areas we treat include upper arms and forearms, back, chest, chin and neck, sideburns, facial region.  Diolaze has a built in cooling surface which makes treatment more comfortable than other devices.

How It Helps


Laser hair removal helps with permanent reduction or elimination of unwanted hair. Diolaze laser hair removal requires a series of treatments so that it can target hair follicles in their mature stage.  Best results are obtained after 4-6 sessions. The number of sessions varies with your hair color and your hair type, as well as body area.

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What to expect before laser hair removal

Avoid plucking or waxing 2-4 wks before treatment.  The laser targets the hair roots which are temporarily removed if waxing or plucking is performed in advance.  Sun exposure should be avoided for 4-6 wks after and before treatment.  Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications like hyperpigmentation more likely after treatment, especially in darker skin types.


What to expect during laser hair removal

During your session, we will evaluate the area to make sure there are no open sores or any irritation.  Then both you and the specialist will wear protective eyewear.  A gel will be applied to the area to  be treated which works in combination with the laser to cool the area. After treatment, cool gel is applied to soothe the skin.  You may apply cool compresses if you like to improve the sensation.


What to expect after laser hair removal

The area treated can feel like a sunburn.  Use aloe vera to calm that area, along with other moisturizers.  Use sunblock SPF30 for 1 week after to avoid hyperpigmentation after the procedure.  The hair will fall out over the next month.  You may have some redness the day of the procedure. You will need a series of procedures to catch the hair follicles in their mature stage, usually spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

What Our Patients Say

  • The office was nice. Receptionist was very polite. Dr. Ponsky was great. The experience was comfortable and she explained everything to me before doing anything. She made sure I understood. Thank you Dr. Ponsky!

    - YM( Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgery )
  • I have always been apprehensive of ANY cosmetic procedures. Not any more! Dr Ponsky and her entire staff are friendly, professional and reassuring. Dr Ponsky is gentle, thorough, professional, talented, knows medicine and her craft. I can’t recommend this entire practice more. It is a gift that we have her in Cleveland.

    - SA( Cosmetic Surgery, Cleveland )
  • I can’t be happier with the results of my Rhinoplasty on both aspects functionally and aesthetically, Dr. Ponsky did such a great job, before, during, and after surgery, she is on top of everything and follow her patients very carefully after surgery to ensure complete healing and great results. Thank you Dr. Ponsky and her staff from the bottom of my heart🙏🙏

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    - A( Rhinoplasty, Cleveland )
  • I have nothing but positive to say about Dr. Ponsky and her entire staff! The first time I came in for a appointment I felt a welcoming and warm energy from the entire group . Dr. Ponsky’s assistant Jaime is fabulous and I love how she can answer all my questions if I don’t understand all!!
    Thank you everyone !!!

    - DB( )
  • Dr Ponsky’s staff are full of energy and very friendly. They are extremely personable, and worked to ensure that I felt comfortable and had everything I needed (down to a blanket during the procedure). Dr Ponsky is thorough, sweet, and gentle in her explanations. She made sure to explain the answers to each of my questions and I never felt rushed/forced to make a decision. I love the fact that we could do the entire procedure under local anesthesia.

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    - EE( Blepharoplasty, Cleveland )