Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Outer Banks Dermatology -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Outer Banks Dermatology

Board Certified Dermatologists located in Nags Head, NC

If you’re tired of shaving every day and getting those irritating bumps from the razor, you might be interested in laser hair removal. Under the supervision of licensed dermatologists Dr. Renee Glover and Dr. Theresa Conologue, an aesthetician can remove your hair for good after three to seven laser sessions. Make your appointment at Outer Banks Dermatology in Nags Head, North Carolina by calling or using the online scheduler.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure in which your aesthetician destroys unwanted hair follicles using a laser. The intense heat from the laser beam destroys the hair follicle to inhibit hair growth. The most common treatment areas include:

  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Face
  • Bikini line

Multiple treatments are required for the best results because you need to treat the hair at different stages of growth.

How does laser hair removal treatment work?

As your comfortably recline, your aesthetician prepares your skin with a topical anesthetic. She may also trim hair in the treatment zone. Next, she maneuvers a hand-held instrument around on your skin, directing the laser at your hair follicles.

Treatment lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, depending on the size of the treatment area. You can return to your normal activities right afterward.

In the hours following laser hair removal, you may experience redness and swelling, which you can treat with ice. You should also avoid sun exposure while you’re recovering and wear sunscreen after the skin heals.

Dr. Glover and Dr. Conologue supervise all the laser treatments at Outer Banks Dermatology.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a very safe procedure with minimal side effects. Because of their exterior cooling properties, the lasers target hair without damaging the surrounding skin.

Laser hair removal is also very effective, especially if you have dark hair and fair skin. The dark hair pigment in the follicles absorbs the light better than lighter hair. Most people achieve permanent hair loss after three to seven sessions.

If you’re someone with unwanted facial or body hair, you can find freedom with laser hair removal. You can stop the inconvenience of the endless cycle of tweezing and plucking to keep up your appearance.

Finally, laser hair removal is quick. The lasers target multiple hairs at the same time. They cover an area the size of a quarter every second.

If you’re interested in laser hair removal, schedule your consultation with Outer Banks Dermatology over the phone or online.