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.

124 reviews

Featured Reviews

My fiancé and I are new to the Ankeny Iowa area and I needed to see a dermatologist. First and foremost, it is a fantastic environment. Not cluttered, clean, professional and polite. I saw Nikki Roetman the first visit. She was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Very well versed outside of normal dermatology. The second visit I was blessed with the help of Dr Stef Gatica, she was very fun to work with. We were able to joke and have a good laugh. With the help of Aubrey I have had nothing but pleasant professional visits. Highly recommended to go hear and get taken care of the right way

Business Owner replied on Feb 9, 2022:

Thank you very much! It was a pleasure meeting both of you!

I saw Nikki at the clinic and she was so thorough and sweet! She makes you feel comfortable and goes over everything with you in detail. Highly recommend!

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

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

I’m an NP that recently did a Botox training with Dr. Stef. She is very knowledgeable and skilled-an excellent resource for all things skin! I learned so much. I appreciated the 1:1 training. The day was fast paced which allowed for several opportunities for me to inject but also personalized enough for me to gain the skills to inject independently. I highly recommend.

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Katie! I had a lot of fun with you and you did a great job! Can't wait to watch you grow in your skills!

Thank you Dr Stef for coming to our office to share your wealth of knowledge and skills. Your years of experience and technique methods that you offered during our training was amazing.

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Melanie! It was so nice to meet all of you!

I had such a great day training with Stephanie on jawline and chin filler. It was my first time using cannula’s as well and she did an amazing job teaching and training. What a fun Friday

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Lizzie! You have been a lot of fun to work with! - Dr. Stef

A friend with glowing skin recommended me to Revive to see skincare specialist Stephenie Ganske. I went in for my consultation, and began my skincare prescription. Within days my skin was already beginning to glow! Friends and family were commenting on my skin, asking me if I had on makeup ( I did not) what I was using! I coined the term "GanskeGlow" to describe my results. Stephenie is a guru, and I can not thank her enough for my renewed skin and of course that "GanskeGlow" 😉

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Vivette, thank you for your kind words! We love the term "GanskeGlow" that you came up with! Can't wait to see you soon!

I had a great experience at Revive! Dr Stef is very thorough and so easy to talk to about your skin health concerns. I am a permanent clinical Dermatology patient for sure!

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Thank you Kristen for your kind words. We are happy you had a great experience.

I highly recommend Revive! Clean facility with a beautiful atmosphere and wonderful staff! I saw Nikki and she is Amazing!

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

Shara, thank you so much for the recommendation. We strive to make your experience top notch each and every time you visit. We appreciate your feedback.

Great staff, beautiful clinic atmosphere and amazing provider, Dr. Stef!

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

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

Great experience today at Revive with Aubrey and Katie. They are very knowledgeable, experienced, and personable. Love that they thoroughly took time to answer my questions and put together an affordable game plan for my skin concerns. Highest recommendation from me.

Business Owner replied on Feb 18, 2022:

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

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