Laser Hair Removal in Huntersville, NC
Unwanted hair is one of the most problematic cosmetic issues for people in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Keeping your face and body free of embarrassing hair can be a constant battle. Now you can enjoy long-lasting results with laser hair removal by the expertly-trained staff under the guidance of Dr. Briggs E. Cook, Jr., a board-certified Huntersville surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Pure Facial Plastic Surgery uses the ALMA Soprano and Palomar ICON™ cosmetic laser systems to give our patients long-lasting results from the hair removal treatments. Laser hair removal is more comfortable than other hair removal methods, and the systems are safe enough for even the most delicate areas of the body and face. Best of all, with repeat treatments, the laser energy that is emitted by these systems will stop the unwanted hair from returning.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Patients enjoy these benefits from laser hair removal:
- Greater comfort and better results than other hair removal techniques
- Immediate results
- Repeat treatments allow for permanent hair removal
- Safe and effective for the face and body
- No more shaving, waxing or tweezing
Visit our laser hair removal before & after gallery to see the results!
What is Laser Hair Removal For?
The ALMA Soprano and Palomar ICON™ cosmetic laser systems are designed to remove hair from the:
- Eyebrows, chin, upper lip, beard area and other parts of the face
- Bikini area
What Should I Expect From Laser Hair Removal Treatments?
Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment around each hair follicle. As the laser energy heats the pigment, the hairs in the follicle are destroyed. The treatment also causes the hair to grow slower and less dense.
For your treatment, Dr. Cook or his staff determines if the ALMA Soprano or Palomar ICON™ is the best cosmetic laser system for your needs. Each system has a special device that delivers laser energy into the hair follicles. The laser energy does not damage or harm your skin, as each is designed at a specific wavelength that only affects the intended target. Dr. Cook or his staff follows a specific pattern of application to ensure that the entire area is properly treated with the appropriate amount of laser energy. During the procedure, you may experience a very mild pinching sensation as the laser energy is applied, and the treatment area may feel slightly warm.
Laser hair removal for small facial areas normally takes about 15 minutes, but treating the beard area may take longer. Laser hair removal for areas of the body may take 15 to 60 minutes.
The hair is destroyed during the treatment, so you see immediate results. We recommend four to six follow-up treatments at one-month intervals.
The most common symptoms after laser hair removal are minor swelling and redness for the first 24 hours, similar to a mild sunburn. You can use cold compresses, aloe-based lotions and gels, or anti-inflammatory creams to reduce these symptoms.
What Should my Physician Explain to me About Laser Hair Removal Treatments?
On average, patients experience an 80% to 90% reduction in hair growth after laser hair removal treatments. You may need periodic maintenance treatments in some areas.
For best results, the laser hair removal should be performed when the hair is in the growth stage. Dr. Cook may recommend that you shave the area two to three days before your appointment.
Skin discoloration and burns are possible when the treatments are performed by an unqualified practitioner. For this reason, you should only entrust your laser hair removal treatments to Dr. Cook and the staff of Pure Facial Plastic Surgery.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
The cost of laser hair removal is based upon the size of the area being treated and the intensity of the treatment. Patients with coarse hair may require more treatments than patients with fine hair. Pure Facial Plastic Surgery accepts payment by personal check, major credit cards, cash, and Alphaeon™ Credit financing.
Waxing, shaving and cream hair removal products never give Charlotte-area residents the smooth, long-lasting results they want. Pure Facial Plastic Surgery in Huntersville, North Carolina offers laser hair removal treatments to permanently remove unwanted hair from your face and body. Contact us today to schedule your laser hair removal consultation with Dr. Cook or his staff.