Laser Hair Removal Specialist

New Hope Medical Clinic

Family Practice located in Gastonia, NC

If you’re tired of spending time tweezing, waxing, or shaving unwanted hair, the team at New Hope Medical Clinic in Gastonia, North Carolina, recommends you consider laser hair removal. These skilled healthcare professionals offer aesthetic services such as laser hair removal using the advanced Icon™ system as part of their commitment to providing you cosmetic care that’s both safe and effective. Call the clinic today to make your appointment for laser hair removal with our specialist, Darryn Hester.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

New Hope Medical Clinic

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal uses laser-light technology to target and destroy hair follicles, which causes them to stop producing hair. You typically need more than one treatment to achieve optimal results because the laser only targets follicles in the growth phase.

Your hair cycles regularly through growth, resting, and transitional phases. Each follicle acts independently of the others. Some follicles in the treatment area may be resting or transitioning and so not responsive to laser treatments. Most patients note permanent hair loss after three to seven treatments.

What is the Icon System?

The Icon is a laser platform system that offers your New Hope Medical Clinic provider a multitude of options for aesthetic skin care treatments. Various attachments are designed to provide remarkable results for wrinkle reduction, skin resurfacing, laser hair removal, and other skin rejuvenation therapies.   

Advances in laser technology have truly transformed the way medical providers approach cosmetic care and skin rejuvenation. The providers at New Hope Medical Clinic prefer using the elite Icon system because they know they can rely on it to offer truly safe and effective results, especially when used by a skilled clinician like those found at New Hope.

Which Areas Can the Laser Treat?

Laser hair removal is effective for men and women who’d like hair removed from their:

  • Upper lip
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Abdomen

It’s also gentle enough for sensitive areas such as your bikini line.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

Most patients report only a mild stinging sensation as the laser moves across their skin. However, your provider also applies cooling gel to help the laser penetrate your skin, and this is often enough to prevent even that slight discomfort.

Are There Any Side Effects?

You may notice mild redness and dryness in the treated region following a session, but this fades fast, and patients often describe it as similar to mild sunburn. You can return to normal activities immediately following the procedure. Your provider also gives you detailed instructions regarding skin care after the treatment, which may include limiting your sun exposure for a time. It’s otherwise considered a safe and effective solution for removing unwanted hair.

*Individual results may vary.