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Laser Hair Removal in Raleigh, NC

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About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic treatments performed in the United States. It is a convenient option for the long-term reduction of hair follicles on the body and face. This procedure frequently leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and produces long-lasting results compared to other hair removal options. Plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center in Raleigh, NC performs safe and fast laser hair removal treatments for women and men in frequently needed areas, including the legs, arms, back, face, chest, armpits, and intimate areas.

Ideal Candidates

Laser hair removal is a gentle process that is suitable for most patients. In your consultation, you will talk about your needs, concerns, and goals to help determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal patients for laser hair removal:

  • Have unwanted facial or body hair
  • Are tired of other hair removal methods (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, bleaching)
  • Have darker hair with lighter skin
  • Are in overall, good health

Procedure Technique

At your laser hair removal appointment, you can relax in one of our treatment rooms as your skin is cleaned to remove dirt, oil, and moisturizers. During laser hair removal, a team member will stretch out the skin being treated to provide a direct path between the root of the hair follicle and the laser. The laser's energy will target and disable the hair follicle, which stops it from growing back. Usually, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to see your ideal results. Your appointments will be spaced out in order to allow the treated areas time to recover. This also allows time for hair follicles that were in the dormant growth phase to reach the active growth phase so they can be treated. The state-of-the-art technology we use at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center is able to target the hair follicle alone to preserve the skin around the areas being treated.

What to Expect

While the treatment is relatively gentle in nature, the treated areas of your skin may feel like it has a light sunburn since lasers are used. After your session, you will be free to resume your daily activities, but you should refrain from heavy activity or lengthy exposure to the sun for a period of 24 hours to let the treated areas heal. When you get home after an appointment, we recommend anti-inflammatory creams or the use of ice packs to treat any discomfort.

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Rid Yourself of Razors

If you're tired of wasting time, money, and energy on shaving, waxing, and plucking, schedule a consultation to find out more about laser hair removal treatments at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center in Raleigh, NC. Laser hair removal by plastic surgeon Dr. Glenn Lyle can help you get smoother skin by treating unwanted follicles on the face and body.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.