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.


1Individual results may vary. 2All manufacturer claims, in regards to the benefits, process, length/effectiveness of treatments, how soon you’ll see results or heal, or claims of minimal side effects such as minor redness or mild discomfort or no downtime, are provided by the pharmaceutical manufacturers as part of their guidelines in promoting their product and are backed by case studies/peer-reviewed publications and are published on their individual websites. 3Testimonials are the opinions of real clients that wanted to provide them and express their opinion to others. When written, the only editing done was to fix minor grammatical/syntax errors and/or to truncate extended testimonials that, while nice, went a bit long. Video testimonials are unedited. 4Treatments and services that are time-related (such as fees per a “20 minute session”) are rooted in the fact that most appointments (i.e. the historical average amount of time required to complete most areas we treat) take that amount of time; however, it may be recommended or advised or necessary that more than one session time is required to achieve whatever affect you’re looking for (such as someone wanting to treat many areas of their body vs someone simply wanting to treat their hands). A quick consultation in our office will provide you the exact time required to treat whatever you wish since treatment areas have a direct impact on time required to treat such areas. 5Superlatives, when describing services/products, are manufacturer claims and, in the end, it’s your opinion as to what service/product is right/effective/best for you. 6Internal comparison claims comparing one technology to another (such as stating that a new product is x% better than the previous model, similar to how a 2018 model vehicle has many advances/improvements over a 2010 vehicle), when comparisons are done within the same company’s lineup, are the manufacturer’s statement-of-fact and reflect the latest science and/or breakthrough that, when released as a product, is the best/most effective at the time within their own product lineup — they are not claims comparing their product against other manufacturers’ products. 7Videos, which we have chosen to add links to on our website, are either local television coverage pieces or third-party videos that we feel are great for learning and gaining an overview of the process of several services we offer; but third-party videos (e.g. those in the public domain, such as YouTube) in no way should be construed as an endorsement of Nuderma Health and Med Spa and/or our services specifically. They are meant as an awareness tool to help you decide upon common treatments provided by Nuderma Health and Med Spa and med spa providers nationwide. Some videos are produced by the pharmaceutical manufacturers and others are by service providers.