Laser Hair Removal

You love a polished look free of unwanted hair, but the endless shaving, tweezing, and waxing is getting old. Sound familiar? If you’re ready to get rid of face and body hair for good, you may be the perfect candidate for Forever Bare BBL laser hair removal, available at our Ankeny dermatology clinic and spa near Des Moines, IA.

Forever Bare is one of the safest and most comfortable hair reduction options available today. It targets unwanted hair with long-lasting results so you can focus less on grooming and more on showing off your silky skin.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Forever Bare uses broadband light, an advanced form of intense pulsed light (IPL). This light heats and damages hair follicles to stop or significantly slow future hair growth. BBL is the same technology behind popular skin treatments Forever Young™ BBL and Forever Clear®.

Clinic Leaders

Dr. Stefanie Gatica
& Nikki Roetman

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As board-certified family nurse practitioners, Dr. Gatica and Nikki work alongside our experienced staff, several of whom are bilingual, to offer personalized care in a supportive and luxurious environment.

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Dr. Stefanie Gatica

Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

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Nikki Roetman

Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Where Can I Have Laser Hair Removal Done?

Laser hair removal is safe and effective for just about anywhere on the body, including the:

  • Upper lip
  • Chin
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Bikini area
  • Legs

Depending on the results you’re looking for, you may also want to try our esthetician services, including brow waxing and dermaplaning, which shaves away facial peach fuzz.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Forever Bare’s continuous cooling will keep your skin comfortable throughout your treatment. Our experienced providers also have topical numbing creams available to help you manage any discomfort as needed.

Forever Bare has a large spot size, meaning it treats many follicles at once and makes treatments even more quick and efficient. Treatments can take anywhere from 5 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.

What Is Laser Hair Removal Recovery Like?

You may notice some redness or sensitivity in your treated areas after your treatment, but this should fade away within a few hours. Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun for the next few weeks, so you’ll need to be diligent about wearing SPF and avoiding direct sun exposure.

How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?

We recommend a series of 6 to 8 sessions spaced about a month apart to see the best results. This is because follicles enter the active growth state at different times, and a series of treatments targets as many active follicles as possible to give you a comprehensive result.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Last?

Laser hair removal results are generally very long-lasting. Some people choose to come back every year or so to touch up their results and make sure their skin is as smooth and hairless as possible.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

The price of laser hair removal at our Des Moines-area med spa varies from person to person, depending on the size of your treatment area and the number of sessions needed. During your consultation, we’ll provide a personalized pricing estimate based on your treatment plan.

Where Do I Start?

If you would like to reveal long-lasting smooth skin with laser hair removal at Revive, please request a consultation online or call (515) 965-5677 to get started. We look forward to seeing you!


Our Patients Say It Best

Don’t take our word for it! As you search for the best dermatology practice and med spa in the Des Moines, Iowa, area, trust what real people have shared about their experiences at Revive.

132 reviews

Featured Reviews

Expert consultation and explanation of procedure, what to expect afterwards, the risks and benefits. Staff was very friendly, helpful and made sure that I was completely informed and satisfied. Calmed my fears and gave reassurance. Did a follow up with me and made me feel beautiful and confident.

Love this place and love Aubrey. Highly recommend!

I’ve been going to Revive for several years. I’ve always had a great experience with everyone from the front desk staff to the dermatologists to the estheticians. The VIP program is amazing! Highly recommended!

Revive is the best dermatology clinic I have ever been to! After suffering from trial and error at the last clinic I went to, I was very hesitant to go to Revive. Right away, everyone was so caring and accommodating. I have never received such amazing service from any clinic I have been to, but Revive is leaps and bounds greater than your ordinary dermatology clinic. I received the hydra-facial from Maria, and I did not want to leave! The experience was amazing and the service was outstanding. The facial itself was incredibly relaxing and Maria walked me through the steps in the facial process since I had never received one before. Carissa at the front was so friendly and welcoming as well. I was seen right away and felt like everyone truly cared about my overall experience at the clinic. I would recommend Revive to anyone who is looking for dermatology services! I will be back!

I have had the BEST experience getting Botox at Revive with Aubrey. She is great at explaining the process and expected outcomes of the service. She’s very knowledgeable and I always appreciate her recommendations! All of the staff is welcoming and I always look forward to my appointments there!

I was really nervous getting any kind of procedure done that involves my face. The whole staff was very nice and made my experience awesome!!!!? I will be using this spa as my go to for all my dermatologic needs. A special thanks to Stefanie Gatica for making me feel better about myself!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Business Owner replied on Oct 2, 2022:

We loved having you in! You are such a fun patient and it is always a hoot when you come in!

I Love coming to see Dr Stephanie, she took care of Krystina and now I come see her!! She’s the best, Love her!

Business Owner replied on Oct 11, 2022:

Thank you Tom! You are the best and we love having you come in!

I called several dermatology clinics and was unable to see anyone soon. Revive was able to do a Tele health visit the same day with me! Tawnya was kind and knowledgeable. I would recommend this clinic and return if needed!

Business Owner replied on Oct 11, 2022:

Thank you Elizabeth! Tawnya is fantastic and we are glad you found us!

What a wonderful place! Love coming here where I know the care and treatments are great and staff is well trained! Run don’t walk!

Business Owner replied on Oct 11, 2022:

Thanks for taking the time to share your positive experience. We truly appreciate it!

Love this place for many aesthetic services & dermatology. The customer service is amazing! Stef always treats me like family and does a great job! Stef has caught skin cancer early and I’m forever grateful. Jayden, the manager, is so friendly and has helped me get the best prices with Allē. Jayden even went above and beyond to help out a friend with saving money also! 5 stars!

Business Owner replied on Oct 11, 2022:

Thank you Cindy! Your kind words truly mean a lot! We are always happy to help in any way!

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