Shaving, waxing and tweezing aren’t only inconvenient and time consuming, but they can also result in a range of skin irritations and other problems. Repeatedly removing unwanted hair from the face or body doesn’t need to be a daily frustration. Instead, laser hair removal at our Raleigh, NC medical spa offers a long-lasting solution for unwanted hair so you can feel smooth and sleek without the hassle of constant upkeep.
To learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal, please request a consultation today. Skin Raleigh offers a wide range of nonsurgical, medical-grade skincare treatments to help you enjoy a look you’ll love.
The best candidates for laser hair removal are women or men who have medium brown to dark hair, although people with any hair color or skin tone can still have the treatment.
Laser hair removal is the most popular option for unwanted body hair. By disabling the hair follicles with targeted laser energy, existing hair falls out and future regrowth is limited. Because hair grows in different stages, the treatment must be repeated anywhere from 4 to 8 times in order to effectively eliminate as much hair as possible in the treatment area. The majority of the results are permanent, but some people choose to touch up their laser hair removal results around once a year.
The pigmentation in the hair follicle absorbs the laser energy and those with lighter hair may require more treatments than darker haired people to achieve the same results. The most popular treatment areas are the legs, arms, bikini area, face, underarms and back, but laser hair removal may be used almost anywhere on the face or body.
Some people also choose dermaplaning as a way to manage fine vellus hairs, or peach fuzz. One of our aestheticians can help you determine which hair removal approach is best suited for your needs.
Because laser hair removal is a noninvasive procedure, it requires no downtime and you can return to your normal routine immediately following your appointment. Most appointments only take 15 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area(s).
The treatment itself is relatively painless, with most people reporting minimal discomfort and a sensation similar to the snapping of a rubber band over their skin. After your session is over, ice packs or a soothing cream will be applied to the area(s). Your skin may look slightly red, but this should fade within 24 hours. It’s important to avoid direct sun exposure of the area(s) for at least 1 week. You should avoid waxing and tweezing between appointments.
The results of your laser hair removal treatment should be apparent even after just one session. Over the following weeks, the treated hair will fall out, leaving thinner hair overall. Multiple sessions are required to achieve the best results, as hair grows in multiple stages and only hair in its current growth stage can be targeted during a single treatment. Depending on the thickness of the hair, hair color and skin tone, anywhere from 4 to 8 sessions may be necessary for optimal results.
Skin Raleigh has helped clients from throughout North Carolina, including Durham and Chapel Hill, meet their cosmetic goals with nonsurgical treatment options from our med spa. If you’re ready to see the difference that our aesthetic team can make in your appearance, please request a consultation today.