Rather than tweezing, plucking, or waxing unwanted hair, at Carolinas Med Spa and Laser Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, we strive to bring out the best in your skin. Contact us for an appointment today!
What is Laser Hair Removal, and How Does it Work?
Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles, and typical areas of concern include the
- Bikini lines
- And more!
The process targets dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged; it is also a fast procedure, each pulse lasting a fraction of a second and treating multiple hairs at once. A smaller region, such as the upper lip, may take less than a minute to treat, whereas a larger area like the back might take longer. Hair loss will become evident after a few sessions and is long-lasting.
How Can I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
Patients should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis of the intended area for about six weeks prior to treatment. Sun exposure should also be curtailed, as it impedes the effectiveness of the procedure. First, the patient’s hair is trimmed to a few millimeters above the surface of the skin. Depending on the region of focus, protective eyewear may be provided. The skin may also be prepared to increase comfort during the procedure. The technician will then test the skin to gauge which caliber of light energy to use before the procedure itself begins.
Are There Any Side Effects?
After the session, the treated skin may appear and feel sunburned. Ice packs, anti-inflammatory creams or lotions and cold compresses may be advised during healing. The next session may be scheduled anywhere from four to six weeks later depending on the individual. Makeup can typically be worn by the next day, and sunscreen is recommended to protect the treated skin as its hair falls out after the treatment sessions. The cost of the procedure depends on the size of the specific area and corresponding treatment time, the number of treatments necessary and other factors. We will discuss this information during your consultation.
Feeling self-conscious about your unwanted body hair? We can take care of that! Our specialists at Carolinas Med Spa and Laser Center are skilled at laser hair removal, and with us, your aesthetic dreams are our priority Schedule a consultation today!