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Laser Hair Removal

Men and women alike are making unwanted facial and body hair a thing of the past – thanks to the laser hair removal. No more painful waxing, electrolysis or razors!

Cary Med Spa & Wellness’ laser delivers 21st century technology for treatment of this distressing problem. Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser — an intense, pulsating beam of light — to help remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which may inhibit future hair growth.

Laser hair removal may be more effective for people who have light skin and dark hair. It may take several laser hair removal treatments to provide an extended hair-free period. Periodic maintenance treatments may be needed as well.

Individual results may vary.

Getting started

Before your first hair removal treatment at Cary Med Spa & Wellness, you will have a consultation to go over the following:

  • Review your medical history, including medication use

  • Discuss risks, benefits and expectations, including what laser hair removal can and can’t do for you

  • Outline a treatment plan and related costs

When you call 919-473-6002  to make your appointment, our clinical staff will offer specific tips to prepare for laser hair removal.
For example:

  • Stay out of the sun. A tan increases the risk of side effects, such as blistering and discoloration. If you have a tan — either from sun exposure or sunless tanning products — wait until the tan fades completely before undergoing laser hair removal.

  • Avoid plucking, waxing and electrolysis. These hair removal methods can disturb the hair follicle and interfere with laser hair removal.

  • Shaving 24 hours before your treatment is recommended to improve your results.

During the procedure

The technician will press a hand-held laser instrument to your skin. When activated, the laser beam will pass through your skin to the tiny sacs (follicles) where hair growth originates. The intense heat from the laser beam damages the hair follicles, which inhibits hair growth. You may feel a stinging sensation.  Treating a small area, such as the upper lip, may take only a few minutes. Treating a larger area, such as the back, may take several hours.

After the procedure

You may notice redness and swelling for the first few hours after laser hair removal. A stinging sensation may linger for a day or two. The affected skin may also become slightly crusty. While you’re healing from laser hair removal, wash your skin gently with soap and water. Avoid picking at or vigorously scrubbing the affected skin. It’s also important to avoid sun exposure — both natural sunlight and tanning beds — for at least one week after treatment. After this period, use sunscreen whenever you’re in the sun.

Results

Results of laser hair removal vary greatly from person to person. Multiple treatments can prolong the duration of hair loss, but hair regrowth is still possible. For best results, you may need four to six treatments spaced a number of weeks apart. Additional periodic maintenance treatments — perhaps once every six to 12 months — may be needed as well.

To schedule an appointment call (919) 473-6002 or
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