FAQs About Laser Hair Removal

How laser hair removal from your dermatologists in Cary, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, Sanford, and Raleigh, NC, can help you

Unwanted hair can be a pain. You can pluck, shave, and undergo electrolysis, only to have the hair come back again. Your dermatologist has a solution to get rid of unwanted hair permanently. It’s called laser hair removal, and it’s the best way to get rid of unwanted hair.

The dermatologists at Central Dermatology Center provide a wide range of medical and cosmetic dermatology services, including laser hair removal. They have several convenient office locations in Cary, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, Sanford, and Raleigh, NC, to help you.

If you are considering laser hair removal, you need to know the facts. These are just a few frequently asked questions and answers about laser hair removal:

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

During laser hair removal, the hair follicle is damaged, using heat and light. Once the hair follicle is damaged, hair doesn’t grow back.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

No, laser hair removal is virtually painless because the laser damages only the hair follicle, not the surrounding skin.

Which Areas of the Body Can Be Treated With Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal can remove unwanted hair from small and large areas of your body, including your upper lip, chin, chest, underarms, back, legs, and bikini line.

How Long Does Each Treatment Take?

The length of treatment time varies depending on which area or areas are being treated. Small areas usually only require a few minutes, and larger areas usually take from 30 to 90 minutes.

How Many Treatments Are Needed to Completely Remove Hair?

4 to 6 treatments are typically needed, but the number of treatments can vary from person to person, depending on skin characteristics, hair color, hair texture, and other factors.

What Are the Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal?

Some people feel a slight sunburnt feeling, along with slight redness and swelling. These effects are temporary and go away within 2 to 24 hours after treatment.

To learn more about laser hair removal and how it can eliminate unwanted hair permanently, call the dermatologists at Central Dermatology Center. You can reach them in any of their office locations in Cary, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro, Sanford, and Raleigh, NC, by calling (919) 401-1994, so call today.