Have you always wanted to try laser hair removal but didn’t know if it would work for you? Had you heard that lasers cannot be used on African-American skin? Well, fear not, because laser hair removal can now be safely performed on any type of skin at BodyLase®. African Americans, who often have skin troubles due to ingrown hairs, can permanently solve that problem with laser hair removal in Raleigh, NC and Cary, NC.

The Risk of Ingrown Hairs

The curved hair shafts that African-Americans have are the cause of ingrown hairs. When the curled hair grows after being cut, it can curl back into the skin, causing a raised red bump that looks like a pimple.  These bumps can be itchy, painful or sore. Men often get them on their faces in the areas they shave – on the chin, cheeks or neck. Women often get them on their legs, armpits or bikini area.

Although ingrown hairs are not a serious condition by themselves, on African-American skin, the skin irritation can leave behind a darkened spot. If ingrown hairs are a continuing problem, an overall uneven skin tone could result.

How Our Advanced Laser Hair Removal Tools Help

Today’s laser technology can now target the hair follicle and eliminate ingrown hairs forever. Earlier lasers could not be used on dark skin because the melanin (color) in the skin would absorb the heat causing the skin to burn, but the advanced YAG laser bypasses the pigment in the skin and goes deeper to target the hair follicle. Thus, the hair is targeted and eliminated while the skin remains safe and unharmed. Once the hair follicle is destroyed by the laser, it no longer produces hair, thus permanently eliminating ingrown hairs.

Laser hair removal requires several treatments for the best results. The laser can only eliminate hair when it is actively growing. Since hair grows at different rates, each treatment can only target a percentage of your hair each time, but with each treatment, there is less and less hair to target until, eventually, it is all eliminated. The results are nice, smooth skin with no “hair bumps.”

Frequently Asked Questions

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

The YAG laser used by BodyLase® safely and efficiently removes hair by pulsing light and heat directly into the hair follicles. The energy destroys the hair from the inside out, preventing the hair from growing back while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. However, laser hair removal only works on hairs in active growth, which is why multiple treatments are necessary. Each visit lets our med spa professionals find actively growing hairs for elimination.

What is the Recovery Like for Laser Hair Removal?

The recovery process and side effects of laser hair removal are both very mild, which is one of the reasons why laser hair removal is such a popular treatment. Temporary redness, itching, and swelling may occur after treatment, but these should fade within a few hours.

The most important step is to protect your skin from direct sunlight in between laser hair removal treatments and after the last treatment. As your skin recovers from laser hair removal, it will be more sensitive to sunlight and may be more easily damaged by it. Staying out of the sun will help the entire hair removal process be as comfortable for you as possible.

How Can I Make Sure Laser Hair Removal Works for Me?

BodyLase® is so sure that our laser hair removal treatments will work for you that we offer a Lifetime Guarantee for our laser hair removal clients. Once you complete your initial hair removal package, you can enjoy 50% off any future laser hair removal treatments for life! Additionally, BodyLase offers an individualized treatment plan for every client, so you will have your hair removed your way.

Try Laser Hair Removal Today!

Cross the chore of shaving off your list forever with laser hair removal.  You’ll love the results!

BodyLase® has the advanced equipment and the experienced team to handle clients of all skin types. You can book your visit at our spa in Raleigh or our spa in Cary as you see fit. Call and set up a consultation with one of our expert providers in Raleigh or Cary today.