Laser Hair Removal
GentleYAG Astonishing, permanent laser hair removal
We all want to appear effortlessly beautiful, but the reality is that looking good can be a lot of work, especially if we are prone to unwanted body and facial hair. Waxing, shaving, tweezing and plucking is expensive, time-consuming and often painful. Worst of all, these actions must be repeated on a regular basis to control the onslaught of new hair growth. Recent advances saw the invention of electrolysis, but even this longer-lasting treatment has significant drawbacks, such as discomfort, skin damage and extended procedure times.
Stepping in to revolutionize laser hair removal in our Charlotte, NC offices is Candela’s breakthrough laser, the GentleYAG. This exceptional technology provides precise, painless hair removal while its built-in cooling action protects delicate surrounding skin tissue. GentleYAG provides a variety of settings for maximum energy control. Gentle extended wavelengths from the laser penetrate the hair follicles at their core, crippling any future growth and leaving your skin silky smooth to the touch in just 2-6 visits.
Exciting benefits of the GentleYAG laser include…
- Ideal for treating the back, bikini area, chest, neck, armpits, arms, legs and face.
- Cools the skin simultaneously
- No goopy gels or creams
- 15-minute sessions
- Safe all types and tones of skin and all ages
- Boosts self-confidence and attractiveness
- Stimulates collagen resurgence and new cell genesis
- Fades blemishes, scars, birthmarks and sunspots
- Tightens loose skin
How can I select the best laser hair removal specialist in Charlotte, NC?
Owning the most technically sophisticated machinery and equipment in the world does not in itself make someone a qualified authority in the field of cosmetic laser therapy. Entrusting your face and body to anyone without rigorous training, credentials and expertise is a recipe for disaster. When you receive treatment from a board certified surgeon or dermatologist, on the other hand, you can rest assured that you will not only receive exemplary results, but that in the case of any complications, your health will be in the hands of a competent medical doctor rather than a “technician” that may be working at a spa or salon.
At PPSD, every procedure takes place at an AAAASF-certified, state-of-the-art facility under the watchful eye of a board-certified physician. We offer the very latest in laser technology, constantly upgrading our techniques and equipment to reflect the most exciting trends in the industry. PPSD is pleased to offer our patients spectacular, previously unattainable outcomes with the powerful GentleYAG hair removal laser.
During your consultation
When you meet with your Charlotte NC laser hair removal doctor, he or she will conduct an in-depth assessment of your goals, needs and medical history in order to determine if GentleYAG laser therapy is right for you. Because there is a small risk that the treatment could affect your skin’s pigmentation, sometimes the doctor will need to perform patch tests in advance. Integrity demands that we put your safety and satisfaction above sales tactics. If your hair is gray or blonde, GentleYAG will not work on your pigment. In this case, the doctor will explain your options and help you find an alternative solution.
We proudly serve patients throughout the North Carolina area and beyond, with conveniently located offices in the cities of Charlotte, Gastonia, Hickory and Shelby, NC providing laser hair removal services.
What happens after my GentleYAG laser hair removal treatment?
A majority of Charlotte, NC laser hair removal patients report mild redness and discomfort after treatment, akin to a light sunburn. However, this typically subsides within hours, or by the next day and can be alleviated with a cold compress. Normal activities can be resumed immediately. Be sure to adequately protect your skin with sunblock that boasts an SPF of at least 30.
Improvements after laser hair removal can be seen right away (patients may notice hairs being shed for a week or two that do not grow back), however it usually takes 2-6 GentleYAG sessions over the course of a few months to produce significant results. Once these are achieved, however, the hair loss is permanent.
Many of our patients come to us as they are tired of the constant waxing, plucking, and worries about unwanted hairs that keep appearing on the face, back, bikini zone, arms, or chest. Modern laser technology makes it possible to achieve a long-lasting result, and smooth, virtually hair-free skin that is healthy and fresh in appearance.
The only way to halt hair growth is to address the follicle where the growth originates. In laser hair removal, the light energy beams work by absorbing the intense light, with the heat of the laser essentially destroying the follicle so it can no longer produce hair.
Hair grows in three stages, and laser hair removal addresses hairs in the “growth” phase, which is about 25 to 30 percent of the hair present in any treatment zone. To complete the process, you will need several laser treatments so newly appearing hairs now entering the growth phase can be targeted. Many people will need yearly “touch up” appointments – but imagine the difference – rather than a weekly torture session with waxing, plucking, and tweezing, just a once a year treatment to keep your skin looking smooth, fresh, and healthy.
Modern laser technology makes it possible to remove unsightly hair in short, pain-free sessions. Special cooling features make the treatment comfortable, and there is no need to be covered with sticky, unpleasant gels or creams. Our state-of-the-art laser hair removal system, the GentleYAG, leaves your skin essentially free from unwanted hair, with your skin smooth and supple, and stimulates natural collagen production.
Rather than scheduling regular waxing, tweezing, plucking, or other traditional methods of hair removal, why not choose a system with longer-lasting results? Use your precious free time for other activities, while saving money in the long run with laser hair removal.
Keeping your face and body looking young, smooth, and free from unwanted hair growth does a lot for your feelings of self-confidence in your body image. Both men and women can be plagued by excess hair appearing in all the wrong areas. A busy life with work, family, and social engagements can make it difficult to keep your skin free from unwanted hair – until now.
Older methods of hair removal involved pain and discomfort – but modern technology makes it possible to remove hair without experiencing unnecessary pain. Treatment is performed in just moments and is effective on all skin and hair colors. The specialized system we use has a cooling feature that makes the process far more comfortable than earlier generations of lasers.
Our hair removal technicians have been extensively trained in the use of the system – a critical point in laser hair removal. Rather than risking your face and body to a cut-rate med spa with employees who likely have limited training, come to us at Piedmont Plastic Surgery & Dermatology where your health and safety will be managed correctly.