IPL Laser Therapy & Laser Hair Removal in Raleigh | Nuderma Health

How does laser hair removal work?

The wavelengths of light produced by our device are safely absorbed into hundreds of follicles simultaneously in a single pulse of light. This pulse lasts only a fraction of a second, but quickly vaporizes existing hair. The controlled heat disables the follicle’s hair-producing capability.

Which areas can be treated?

Non-invasive treatment with the Icon system can be performed on all areas of the body, including the face, underarms, arms, back, legs, chest, nose, bikini area, and more.

How many treatments are needed?

Laser hair removal is popular because it reduces the need for continual grooming such as shaving and plucking. To achieve this goal, we will schedule a number of sessions in our comfortable office. Discuss the number of treatments and the time in which results will be seen with your medical professional.*

What can be expected during laser hair removal?

When you visit Nuderma Health and Med Spa for laser hair removal, we focus on your comfort. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin, we may apply topical anesthetic. Most patients find that laser treatments are very mild.   The pulses of thermal energy absorbed by follicles tend to feel like a quick snap or pinch.

Are there side effects from treatment?

After laser treatment, the skin may appear slightly red, with minor swelling around hair follicles.  Whatever effects occur after treatment should not keep you from returning to your normal activities right away.

If you are ready to see your smoothest skin, we are here to help.  Contact Nuderma Health and Med Spa today to consult with a member of our staff about laser hair removal.

Is laser hair removal appropriate for all skin types and hair colors?

Historically, laser hair removal treatment has been most efficient on individuals with darker hair color. However, the latest devices have shown promising results for people with light brown, red, and even blonde hair.

IPL Laser Therapy & Laser Hair Removal in Raleigh | Nuderma Health

Top 10 Tips to Know for Laser Hair Removal

  1. Patience Pays Off–  It takes two to three weeks after your first treatment to see a difference, and 6-8 treatments to see the full result.  You have to be really regular with your appointments because the hair follicles are all in different stages of growth, so you want to make sure each one has a chance to get zapped.

  2. You’ve got to shave the area before your laser treatment–  The laser can react with hair on the skin’s surface which will cause irritation.  Remember, shaving does not equal thicker darker hair.

  3. It’s actually a pretty fast process–  For example, full face appointments only lasts about 20 minutes.

  4. You can’t go to the gym afterward–  The heat from the laser stays in your skin for 24 hours so no gym, saunas, or hot showers.  If you do, you run the risk of creating a lovely environment for bacteria to multiply and give you spots.

  5. Think seriously about the sun–  You should avoid sunbathing and sun exposure as much as possible before and after treatment.  Also, if you tan you’ll need to wait till it fades before you can start your treatment.

  6. You might need to  switch up your beauty regime and products–  Scrubs, glycolic acid and retinol creams should be avoided 2 days before and after treatment.  Also you may consider adding extra moisturizers to your regimen to keep the skin well hydrated during your treatments.  Additionally, you should wait 1-2 weeks before using fake tan products.

  7. Laser Hair Removal has more than one benefit–  Lasers can actually help with irritating ingrown hairs.  Aside from clearer, smoother skin and permanent hair reduction, laser hair removal also boasts benefits including helping to reduce ingrowing hairs and less irritation of the skin.  This is because the treatment encourages hair to grow straight.

  8. You can’t pluck, dye or wax the hair–  Plucking, waxing and bleaching impedes the process.  If you want to be hairless throughout the process, go the shaving route instead

  9. It works on all skin types– The hair just needs to be dark enough for the laser to recognize it.

  10. You might need to go back for a touch up treatment–  Most people report 90 percent permanent reduction in hair growth but fluctuating hormones can make hair grow back.