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Remove Unwanted Hair with Laser Hair Removal in Greensboro

Are you tired of the nicks and cuts that accompany your newly shaved legs? Does the thought of ripping through another bikini wax appointment drive up your anxiety level through the roof?

There are better ways to manage your unwanted hair growth. The skin care experts at Sona Dermatology & MedSpa of Greensboro, NC can offer you an easy, non-invasive alternative.

Our laser hair removal in Greensboro can help you put those outdated modes of grooming to their rightful end. Read on to learn all about the benefits this treatment offers, some misconceptions that exist, and the results you can expect.

Use the online form to set up a free laser hair removal consultation with one of our medically licensed professionals.

Where to Go for Laser Hair Removal in Greensboro

Sona is conveniently located on the corner of Green Valley Road and Benjamin Parkway, directly behind the O’Henry Hotel and near the Friendly Shopping Center.

Sona Dermatology & MedSpa of Greensboro

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

We do everything we can to make your laser hair experience convenient and comfortable. Our center is open six days a week (closed Sunday) and in the evenings on weekdays.

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Laser Hair Removal Explained

First approved by the FDA in 1997, laser hair removal is a safe, non-invasive medical treatment that helps to stop hair growth in unwanted places. It is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. According to a recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the procedure is undertaken more than a million times a year.

Laser hair removal involves directing short bursts of a highly concentrated beam of light (laser) at unwanted hair follicles. Pigments in the hair absorb the concentrated light and convert it into heat. When sufficient heat is generated, the energy destroys the hair follicle, along with the hair growth center contained inside.

Eliminating the hair growth center is the goal of the treatment. This prevents the hair from growing again. However, not every hair follicle absorbs the necessary amount of heat energy during treatment. Some hair growth centers inside hair follicles sustain only partial damage and will still produce hair. In these cases, multiple laser applications spaced several weeks apart are needed to completely eliminate the hair growth centers and prevent the hair from returning.

Where Can You Apply Laser Hair Removal?

At Sona, our Greensboro laser hair removal can be applied to almost any part of the body. That said, the treatment is specifically recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology for application on the following areas:

  • Face (chin and upper lip)
  • Arms and armpits
  • Chest and back
  • Bikini area
  • Legs

The procedure is not recommended for eyebrows, upper cheeks, temples, or any other area close to the eyes, due to the risk of eye damage from the laser.

What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

There are several reasons why our Greensboro laser hair removal may be right for you.

Save Time

Let’s start with time. How much of it do you spend shaving or waxing? From legs and underarms to bikini lines and that upper lip … your hair removal routine is no joke.

Now, imagine that all you have to do is an occasional touch up for a stray hair or two. With laser hair removal, the question “Do I need to shave today?” becomes “What should I do with all that free time?”

Save Money

The costs of all that shaving and waxing paraphernalia can really add up. Razors, creams, and waxes are certainly not cheap.

Here’s a quick math exercise: add up all the money you’ve spent on your shaving and waxing habit over the last few years. Now, compare that with the cost of a laser hair treatment. Odds are, the other question you’ll be asking yourself is “What should I do with all this money I’m saving?”

Save Discomfort and Inconvenience

Given the option to forgo future needs for waxing or shaving in exchange for a few sessions of a pulsating laser, who among us would pass on such an opportunity? Your skin will stay smooth and virtually hair free for much longer than any other hair removal method. After just a few of our laser hair removal treatments in Greensboro, and you can forget all about other methods of hair removal.

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Setting the Record Straight about Laser Hair Removal

There is a lot of information out there about laser hair removal. Unfortunately, not all of it is accurate. Let’s look at a few myths about laser hair removal you may have come upon and what the truth is about removing unwanted body hair with lasers.

Myth 1: Laser hair removal is ineffective.

This one may stem from the fact that several treatments are necessary to clear the targeted area of hair. People may assume that just one application should be enough to complete the process. However, the actual results of a full laser hair removal program cannot be questioned. The first treatment alone can achieve 10%–25% hair reduction.

Myth 2: Treatments are too painful.

It’s tough to objectively judge the way others experience pain. However, for an overwhelming majority of patients, the treatments fall well within normal pain tolerance limits. At Sona, we’re well prepared to accommodate patients with more sensitive skin or lower pain tolerance levels.

Myth 3: Laser hair removal doesn’t work on darker skin colors.

Earlier versions of laser hair removal technology did have trouble with darker skin tones and complexions, at times causing a temporary loss of pigmentation. However, the laser technology has improved dramatically over the last eight to 10 years. The upgraded lasers today are equipped with different wavelength settings, which enable them to accommodate most skin types.

At Sona, we want to make sure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions about your care. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions, or debunk the latest myth your friends stumbled upon in an online forum.

The Greensboro Laser Hair Removal Experience at Sona

The Sona experience starts with your personalized consultation about the laser hair removal process. Before you make an appointment, our knowledgeable staff goes over all the details of the procedure and answers all of your questions.

You will then be given recommendations for how to best prepare for your appointment. You are encouraged to do the following.

How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal:

  • Stay out of the sun before your procedure.
  • Avoid any self-tanning products and tanning beds for at least 2 weeks before your appointment.
  • Shave the area you want treated on the day of your appointment.
  • Avoid other hair removal techniques (i.e. no waxing, tweezing, or electrolysis).
  • Keep treated areas free of makeup, deodorant, perfume, or powder on the day of your appointment.

Upon your arrival to our Green Valley Road location, you will be greeted by one of our trained staff members, who will walk you through the steps of your planned treatment. You’ll then be taken to the treatment area.

Prior to the start of the procedure, a female provider will apply a laser gel on the targeted area of skin. The gel diffuses the pulsating sensation and heat from the laser during application. All Sona locations are equipped with the Soprano XL Diode Laser system, considered to be the gold standard of dermatological lasers.

At Sona, we strive to make every patient’s experience satisfying and comfortable. That’s why our patients love coming back to see us, as our testimonials attests.

“Going to Sona is always a pleasant experience,” reads one review by Kelli from Greensboro. “It’s a soothing environment, and the staff are professional and knowledgeable. Very pleased!”

Laser Hair Removal Results in Greensboro

In the days and weeks after your laser hair removal treatment, you will notice the hair in the treated area(s) begin to fall out. After the first few treatments, you will still observe hair growth. This is due to the natural hair growth cycle.

As you continue your treatment program, you should notice a gradual decrease in the amount of hair growth with each successive application. The hair that does grow back in between treatments will also appear finer and lighter in color.

The results you will experience depend heavily on your individual traits such as hormone levels, skin type, genetics, and hair color.

For some patients, laser hair removal can result in permanent cessation of hair growth. However, this is not a guaranteed outcome. For many others, the result is a long-term reduction in unwanted hair. These patients may opt for an occasional touch up treatment whenever necessary. It’s possible to go several years in between procedures.

The Hair Growth Cycle

Everybody’s body hair goes through two primary cycles. The growth cycle is the longest, and that’s also when laser treatments are most effective. The rest cycle is shorter. Hair follicles in this phase are unlikely to absorb enough heat to be destroyed.

Each hair follicle operates independently of the other hairs. So it’s impossible to know which hairs are going to be in which phase during a laser hair removal treatment. As a result, several treatments are needed in order to make sure that all the hair in the targeted area has been eliminated.

For most patients, the recommended course of treatment involves five to seven applications, completed at intervals of six to 10 weeks.

Recovery from Laser Hair Removal

As a non-invasive medical procedure, our laser hair removal in Greensboro does not usually require any recovery time. You should be able to return to your normal activities right after your appointment.

You could see some swelling and redness in the treated skin, however, immediately after your session. Applying a cold compress to the irritated skin can provide relief for the discomfort.

More pronounced skin reactions are possible. If they occur, contact your treatment provider.

Possible Side Effects of Laser Hair Removal

While absolutely safe for application on the skin, laser treatments can cause some side effects. The type and severity of these depend on a number of individual factors including skin type and hair color. The two most commonly reported side effects are skin irritation (swelling and redness) and skin pigmentation changes.

The sensation that the light pulses create can also cause patients some minor discomfort. The feeling is often described as similar to a rubber band snapping on your skin. It is typically well-tolerated by patients who fall within the normal range of pain tolerance. The pulsing sensation will be mitigated by applying a cooling gel prior to the start of the procedure.

Greensboro Laser Hair Removal Prices

At Sona, we want to provide our patients with the easiest and most convenient payment options. When booking your appointment, our staff will go over the various pricing details and explain all your payment and financing options. The exact cost of your treatment will depend on the type and number of areas treated.

As a high-quality provider of medical cosmetic services, we stand behind the care we provide our patients. This is best demonstrated by the Sona Lifetime Promise. To ensure the complete satisfaction of all our clients, Sona guarantees two complimentary laser hair removal treatments within six months of the last session. Any subsequent treatments, if necessary, are also heavily discounted.

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Schedule a Consultation

To take the next steps toward smoother skin, use the online form to schedule a Greensboro laser hair removal consultation with the cosmetic experts at Sona.

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