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Laser Hair Removal

Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC

Board Certified Family Medicine Physician & Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Sanford, NC

Unwanted facial or body hair plus shaving, plucking, and waxing can make you feel frustrated. If you’re seeking permanent hair removal, board-certified family medicine physician and neuropathic doctor Robert Patterson, MD, ND, and his expert team can help at Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC in Sanford, North Carolina. They offer Cynosure Icon™ laser treatment to get rid of unsightly hair once and for all. Schedule a laser hair removal appointment over the phone or online to learn more.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal at Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC uses Icon laser technology to destroy hair follicles and prevent future hair growth. Icon technology is safe and effective for all skin colors and types, and it’s a noninvasive solution for permanent hair reduction on your:

  • Upper lip
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Chest 
  • Stomach
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area

After treatment, you don’t have to worry about waxing, shaving, plucking, or razor bumps.

Is laser hair removal right for me?

Dr. Patterson and his team let you know if laser hair removal is right for you after examining your skin and reviewing your medical history. They discuss your desired outcome and let you know what to expect before, during, and after treatment.

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

To help you achieve the best possible outcome after laser hair removal, the Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC team gives you pre-procedure instructions that might include:

  • Avoid sunless tanning lotions
  • Protect your skin from the sun
  • Avoid waxing, plucking, and electrolysis several weeks before treatment
  • Shave the treatment area the day before laser hair removal
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications

Wear comfortable clothing when you arrive for your appointment.

What happens during treatment?

During each laser hair removal treatment, you lie down on a comfortable chair in a relaxing room. Dr. Patterson gives you special glasses to protect your eyes from the laser and can numb your skin to make the procedure feel comfortable.

He uses a hand-held device to apply laser energy to the skin in areas containing unwanted facial or body hair. You might feel a rubber band snapping or warm pinprick sensation, but no pain. The procedure might last just a few minutes for small areas or more than an hour for larger treatment areas.

What should I expect after laser hair removal?

After Icon laser hair removal at Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC, you might notice redness or swelling. Apply ice to the area as needed to reduce these side effects. There’s no downtime after laser hair removal, so you can resume regular activities right away. 

Hair falls out over the next few days and weeks. Dr. Patterson and his team might suggest a series of laser treatments to help you achieve long-lasting results. 

Don’t live with bothersome facial or body hair, shaving, plucking, or waxing when a simpler solution is available. Schedule a laser hair removal consultation with Back to Basics Medical Practice PLLC over the phone or online today.