Laser Hair Removal

Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA

Family Medicine Physicians & Aesthetics Specialists located in Rock Hill, SC

When you’re done with the mess of waxing and razors, you can receive custom laser hair removal treatments at Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA in Rock Hill, South Carolina. James Jewell, MD, is experienced in using the latest Icon™ laser technology to remove unwanted body hair and give you the smooth, healthy skin you can’t get with shaving. Find out more about the benefits of laser hair removal today by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jewell online or by calling the office.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a nonsurgical solution to reduce unwanted body hair using gentle, but powerful, laser energy. The Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA team uses the Icon™ laser technology by Cynosure® to address hair growth on areas like your:

  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Bikini line
  • Under the arms

The laser technology targets the hair follicle beneath the surface of your skin, destroying its structure without causing damage to the surrounding skin tissues.

As a result of your laser treatments, hair can no longer grow, giving you long-lasting results and smooth, hair-free skin.

What can I expect during laser hair removal sessions?

During your appointment, you can expect to lie comfortably on an exam table. Your provider delivers laser energy to the hair follicles by applying a handheld applicator to the treatment area.

Throughout your treatment, you may feel some discomfort while the laser is in use. Many people report a sensation that feels like a rubber band snapping against the skin. Your doctor can apply a topical anesthetic prior to treatment to keep you comfortable.

Laser treatments can last just a few minutes for smaller areas or up to an hour for larger treatment areas. You can return to your usual activities after your appointment but should expect some minor redness and swelling in the hours after treatment.

Your Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA provider may recommend ice packs and over-the-counter pain relievers to keep you comfortable after your laser procedure.

How many laser treatments do I need for unwanted hair?

Hair grows in cycles and your provider can only treat the hair in the active growth phase. This means you’ll need several laser appointments to address all areas of unwanted hair. Your doctor recommends the right timeline for treatments, usually scheduling laser appointments every few weeks to achieve optimal results.

Is laser hair removal right for me?

Laser hair removal is a safe, effective treatment option for most skin types. Your Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA team member assesses the overall health of your skin and your medical history to ensure laser treatments are the right option for you.

Because the technology targets the pigments of the hair follicle, laser treatments are most effective on dark-colored hair. If you have blond or light red hair, you may still be a candidate for treatment and your doctor can determine if laser treatments are worth your consideration.

If you’re ready to get rid of unwanted hair for good, schedule a laser hair removal consultation at Jewell Family & Elder Medicine PA today using the online booking feature or by calling the office. 

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