Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedures, and Forever Bare BBL treatment offers a new technology that ensures optimal results. Traditional hair removal devices have intensive treatments that cause more pressure on the skin, aftercare, and unwanted effects like ingrown hairs. In contrast, Forever Bare BBL sends multiple lower fluence pulses with a high rate of repetition, which provides treatment that is fast, safe, effective, and comfortable on any part of the body. BBL motion technology applies intense pulse light and extremely even heating on the hair follicles and minimizes missed areas that occur with traditional hair removal devices. A single handpiece is used to provide continuous cooling, even at maximum power, to keep the skin comfortable before, during, and after treatment. By gradually increasing the temperature of the follicle to therapeutic levels and keeping the skin protected with cooling, this treatment is safe and effective for any skin color. There is hardly any feeling of discomfort during and after the laser treatment, and no post-treatment downtime is required.

Multiple treatments are required since hair follicles are not all active at once and laser treatments only work on hair that is actively growing. The anagen phase occurs when your hair follicles are growing, and laser energy has the best impact on these active hairs. Due to different hair cycles, we schedule laser treatments at least one month apart. Typically, four to seven treatments are recommended.

Benefits of Forever Bare BBL:

  • Permanent hair reduction
  • Lessens growth of dark thick hair
  • Minimize ingrown hairs
  • Fast
  • Long-lasting

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal Treatment:

  • Avoid waxing or plucking the hair for four weeks before each treatment
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure
  • Avoid spray-on tan
  • Shave prior to the appointment



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Our team is made up of experienced professionals
excited to help and provide personalized care just for you.


Alicia McCarthy, ND

Dr. Alicia McCarthy earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from California State University of Fullerton in 2008 and her Naturopathic Medical degree in 2017 from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. The twelve years Dr. McCarthy spent working in emergency medicine as an EMT set the foundation for the provider she is today. She now specializes in aesthetic medicine, dedicating her continuing education and practice to staying current on the latest techniques and products. Dr. McCarthy believes in aging gracefully. She takes the time to sit down with each patient and find out what this means for them.

Prior to joining Knott Street Dermatology, Dr. McCarthy had her own practice in Lake Oswego focused on aesthetic medicine, hormone balancing, thyroid conditions, and IV medicine.

Originally from Southern California, Dr. McCarthy has lived in Portland for the last eleven years. When she is not working Dr. McCarthy stays busy with her two young kids, husky pup, and husband. They enjoy spending time outside, camping, swimming, and playing at the park.

Rachel Almada advanced Aesthetician from KNOTT STREET DERMATOLOGY

Rachel Almada LE,CAE

Rachael graduated from the Aesthetics Institute in 2020 and recently acquired a Bachelor of Arts from Portland State University. Coming from a dermatology background, Rachael has a passion for skin health and sun protection. Her favorite part about being an Advanced Aesthetician is helping patients reach their skin goals and watching their confidence build because of it. She understands that everyone’s skin requires its own unique approach whether it’s a treatment plan or a skincare regimen.

When she is out of the office, Rachael enjoys traveling, trying new food, making art, and doing pretty much anything outdoors – especially if it includes her Doberman-mix pup, Rubio!

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