Laser Hair Removal in Charlotte, NC
In Charlotte and Huntersville, NC, as well as the surrounding areas, Dr. Stephen Giordano, medical director at Carolina Age Management Institute, treats people with unwanted or excessive amounts of body hair with laser hair removal to reveal smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a popular, non-invasive skin treatment that permanently reduces or eliminates unwanted hair from areas of the body using laser energy. The laser targets and destroys the root without damaging the surrounding skin. The results are generally permanent and leave the skin smoother.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
Not only is laser hair removal permanent, it offers the following benefits:
- Precise targeting in the specific areas
- Results are forever
- Minimal to no discomfort
- All skin types able to be treated
- Can treat tan skin in the summer with newer technology at CAMI
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The laser hair removal procedure uses concentrated beams of light energy to target and destroy hair follicles. This is accomplished when the light is absorbed by the follicle through heat. Depending on the follicle, it may only become partially damaged which means the treatment may need to be repeated. After a few treatments, the hair follicle is destroyed with no return of hair growth in those follicles. With laser hair removal, the light is big so it can accommodate larger areas of hair such as legs, arms, and backs.
The main reason that several treatments are typically required is that the light can only affect the follicle during the hair growth phase. Not all hair grows in the same phase and the laser only targets hair in the growth phase or Anagen. At any given time, only 15%-20% of the body hair is in Anagen so it is necessary to perform laser hair removal several times to get all the hair in a targeted area.
Laser Hair Removal Preparation
To prepare for laser hair removal, there are several recommendations to ensure that the treatments are successful:
- Preferable to avoid tanning or sunless tanners a month prior to the treatment as the skin should be as light as possible
- Avoid waxing or plucking (eyebrows) two to four weeks prior to treatment
- Shave the area to be treated as directed the night before treatment
- Take any medications prescribed by Dr. Giordano if necessary
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in Charlotte, NC?
The cost of laser hair removal is based on the size of the areas to be treated along with the hair color, density of hair to be removed and how many treatments are required to achieve full removal. During a consultation, we review the cost as well as payment options and financing. Package options are available. We accept cash, check, and major credit cards, and offer financing through CareCredit®.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?
If you are self-conscious about unwanted hair on parts of your body or want a smoother appearance, then laser hair removal may be right for you. To ensure you are a candidate for this treatment, we recommend you schedule a consultation with Dr. Giordano or one of his licensed Laser Estheticians.
Laser Hair Removal Consultation
During your consultation, we evaluate the area where hair is to be removed in addition to the overall quality of your skin and the hair follicles to determine if laser hair removal is the best option to remove unwanted hair. We also go over the procedure, any preparation details and answer any questions you may have.
At Carolina Age Management Institute, Dr. Giordano offers the newest technology in laser hair removal to patients from Charlotte, Huntersville and surrounding areas of North Carolina who want to remove unwanted and excess hair. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation!