Since puberty, most of us have probably been battling hair growth in undesirable places. If you’re ready to put away the razor and hot wax for good, you should consider safe and effective laser hair removal at Gastonia Wellness & Long Term Care. Dr. James Needell offers quick, effective laser hair removal at his Gastonia, North Carolina, practice. Call the office to get started today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal involves sending a beam of light into individual hair follicles, destroying them without harming the surrounding tissue. Damage to hair follicles inhibits hair growth, so you should see noticeably less hair afterward.

Dr. Needell uses the Icon™ laser system for hair removal; he uses a computer console and a handpiece to deliver the treatment. With the system, Dr. Needell targets the treatment area in segments, a process that typically takes as little as a few minutes to no more than an hour.

For the best results, you’d need to return to the clinic for more sessions. Because each strand of hair goes through three stages of growth, multiple treatments spread 4-6 weeks apart ensures each follicle gets targeted during the active growth stage.

What areas can I have treated with laser hair removal?

Dr. Needell can perform laser hair removal treatments virtually anywhere on the body. Some of the most popular treatment areas for men and women include:

  • Face
  • Armpits
  • Bikini line
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Back

If you have hair in several areas that bother you, you can get multiple areas treated during each session with Dr. Needell.

Is laser hair removal right for me?

The decision to undergo laser hair removal is up to you, but Dr. Needell can provide his expert opinion to help you make the most informed decision. Laser hair removal is most effective if you have:

  • No active or contraindicated skin condition
  • Sensible expectations for the procedure
  • Maintain follow-up visits and aftercare instructions
  • Combination light skin and dark hair, which the laser can target more precisely

However, Dr. Needell may be able to treat different hair or skin types. You can discuss the risks and benefits of laser hair removal with Dr. Needell at your consultation.

What are the advantages of laser hair removal?

Most adults who pursue laser hair removal want freedom from shaving, tweezing, waxing, and the embarrassment of undesirable hair growth, as well as ingrown hairs and associated infections. Laser hair removal minimizes unwanted hair growth for good.

The Icon laser is also very safe and rarely produces side effects. You may experience some temporary redness and irritation, but it’s no less tolerable than razor burn and the red bumps from shaving.

To learn more about laser hair removal and Dr. Needell, call to schedule a consultation at Gastonia Wellness & Long Term Care.