Laser Hair Removal

Norman Gonzales, MD -  - Aesthetic Physician

Epitome Medical Aesthetics

Norman Gonzales, MD

Aesthetic Physician located in Virginia Beach, VA

If you’re tired of the never-ending battle against unwanted body hair, laser hair removal may be just the long-term solution you’re seeking. At Epitome Medical Aesthetics LLC, Norman Gonzales, MD, offers a state-of-the-art laser hair removal system called Vectus®, which liberates patients in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from razors, tweezers, and painful waxing. If you’d like to explore how you can get smoother, hair-free skin, call or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

In 2017 alone, more than 178,000 people in the United States opted to throw away their razors and cancel their waxing appointments in favor of laser hair removal. Although laser technology isn’t necessarily new, recent refinements have allowed for more precision and accuracy, expanding its applications, especially in the field of cosmetics.

At Epitome Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Gonzales is equipped with the latest hair removal technology called Vectus, which allows him to quickly treat unwanted body hair, in areas both large and small.

The laser energy travels harmlessly through your skin and precisely targets your hair follicles, heating up and targeting the cells responsible for hair growth. This FDA-cleared technology works quickly as Dr. Gonzales is able to precisely target your follicles with beams of energy for lasting hair reduction.

Where does laser hair removal work?

Dr. Gonzales is able to target unwanted body hair on men and women of all skin color types in the following areas:

  • Face
  • Underarms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Arms


Since the technology is so safe, Dr. Gonzales is able to use the system most anywhere, except around your eyes.

How many treatments do I need?

During your initial consultation with Dr. Gonzales, he reviews the areas you want to treat and designs an appropriate treatment plan. In order to be thorough, you should count on at least two treatment sessions, or more if the area is large.

The reason for this is that not all of your hair grows at once, and many of your follicles are in a resting phase at any given time. When you return a few weeks after your first treatment, the resting follicles will have entered a growth phase, so Dr. Gonzales can target them, ensuring that he tackles all of your unwanted hair.

How long do results last?

Laser hair removal targets your hair follicle, so hair doesn’t grow back. That said, your body may grow new follicles, at which time you simply return for a touch-up session.

If you’d like to explore laser hair removal for troublesome body hair, call Epitome Medical Aesthetics, or use the online scheduling tool to book a consultation. For your convenience, the practice offers same-day appointments.

*Individual results may vary