- Laser hair removal can permanently reduce or eliminate unwanted hair
- This treatment works best on darker hair colors
- It’s safe for use anywhere on the body and for most skin tones
- Most people undergo 2–6 sessions over several months
Imagine getting rid of unwanted body and facial hair for months or years at a time! Make it a reality with the laser hair removal services offered at The Med Spa at MIM. This procedure removes hair without leaving any stubble: the result is smooth, totally touchable skin that stays hair-free for far longer than traditional depilatory methods can offer—sometimes, permanently!
Our team provides professional laser hair removal to patients in the Matthews, Mint Hill, Indian Trail, Stallings, Monroe and greater Charlotte area. Book your virtual or in-person consultation to discover how we can free you from the constant upkeep of shaving and waxing.
Laser Hair Removal at The Med Spa at MIM
Laser hair removal is a safe, effective means of removing unwanted hair from anywhere on the face or body. Here’s how it works: the laser emits a wavelength of light optimized to target melanin, the pigment that gives hair its color. This light is converted to heat inside the hair follicle, reducing or destroying its ability to produce more hair in the future. The area is shaved before treatment so that burning hair doesn’t damage your skin.
Laser hair removal isn’t the same as a waxing appointment – you won’t walk out of a session immediately hair-free. Instead, hair in the treated area will shed over the next few days or weeks.
This service has many benefits over other depilatory methods, including:
- Precision: this technology targets hair specifically, leaving your skin undamaged
- Speed: the laser’s ultra-fast pulse treats an area the size of a quarter in just 1 second
- Reliability: you’re guaranteed to see long-lasting results after only a few sessions
Although laser hair removal doesn’t necessarily remove all hair on the treated area permanently, it will reduce the overall number of hair that grows back. And another benefit is that hair that does grow back is finer and lighter in color, giving the impression of less hair altogether.
Why Choose Us for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser removal therapy has been used successfully for over two decades and is considered extremely safe when performed by a qualified professional. To protect your skin, be sure to choose a provider who is fully committed to delivering the best laser experience possible.
At our spa, your laser hair removal sessions are performed by a Certified Laser Technician with nearly a decade of experience. We use the Icon system, an industry-leading platform that’s considered a must-have in the field of medical aesthetics. And as with all our services, the procedure is overseen by Dr. Eugene Sangmuah and Dr. Eliza Sangmuah, both board-certified physicians.
Before and After Photos
Please note that the patients featured in these images may have undergone other treatments in conjunction with laser hair removal. This photo gallery does not guarantee that everyone who undergoes laser hair removal will obtain these or similar results.
Unless you’ve had laser hair removal before, it’s difficult to predict the duration of your results. For most people, it lasts several months; some may find it lasts for years. When your hair eventually regrows, it’s likely to be finer and lighter in color.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal?
Until recently, only people with light skin and dark hair were considered good candidates for laser hair removal. But laser technology is constantly improving, and we can now safely provide treatment for almost all skin tones.
However, very light or gray hair doesn’t always respond to laser hair removal. The best way to determine your candidacy for laser hair removal is by booking a consultation with our team.
Laser Hair Removal Services
Laser hair removal can be successfully performed almost anywhere on the body. Here are the most common areas we treat:
Legs and bikini area
One of our most popular choices, treatment of this area frees you up to show off your legs all summer long, worry-free.
Arms and underarms
For men and women with dark hair on their arms, laser hair removal can give you the confidence to wear short sleeves again. And under-arm treatments simplify wearing your favorite sleeveless tops and dresses.
Laser hair removal can treat unwanted hair anywhere on your face. Get rid of peach fuzz or noticeable hairs wherever you choose:
- Upper lip
- Front of neck
Back and chest
Men who prefer to sport a smoother torso can use this service to reduce their chest or back hair.
What to Expect During Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment
At your first laser hair removal session, you will be provided with protective goggles and asked to lie down on a comfortable table. We will begin by shaving the area to be treated (if you haven’t already done so); this prevents your hair from burning and damaging the skin.
Next, our certified laser technician will pass a hand-held laser device over the treatment area. Depending on the area’s size, this procedure may take anywhere from several minutes to 2 hours.
After the session, you may experience minor redness and swelling for a few hours. If the sensation becomes uncomfortable, you can always use an ice pack to cool off your skin quickly.
Your next scheduled treatment will be anywhere from 4–16 weeks later, or however long it takes for the hair to grow back. Most people require 2–6 sessions to eliminate or reduce the appearance of hair.
Enhance Your Med Spa Experience
Take advantage of your time at our spa by adding another relaxing service to your procedure! Our clients often pair their laser hair removal sessions with one of our more pampering treatments.
- Spa facial is a relaxing and effective treatment that cleanses, exfoliates and nourishes your skin
- IPL photofacial is an innovative facial treatment that pulses light deep into the epidermis to reduce blotchiness, age lines, sun damage and freckles
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
The cost of your laser hair removal treatment depends on how large of an area you’re treating and how many sessions you require. At your consultation, we’ll discuss your goals and develop a solution that fits your budget.
Book Your Laser Hair Removal Consultation
Ready to get rid of unwanted hair—or simply curious to learn more? Book a no-strings-attached consultation with one of our team members! We offer both virtual and in-person appointments.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ
How do I prepare for my laser hair removal treatment?
In the six weeks leading up to a session, avoid plucking, waxing or undergoing electrolysis on the area to be treated. (These methods remove hair from the root, leaving nothing for the laser to target.) Limit sun exposure and tanning during this period. We may also ask you to shave the area to be treated.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Many of our clients liken the sensation of the laser to having their skin snapped with a rubber band. Although the procedure is more uncomfortable than shaving, it’s far less painful than waxing.
Is there any downtime?
While there’s no real downtime involved with laser hair removal, it’s essential to avoid direct sunlight or tanning equipment both before and after your treatment. You may experience temporary redness and swelling immediately after a session.
Is laser hair removal safe?
When performed correctly by a Certified Laser Technician, this treatment is perfectly safe. However, before your first session, we’ll be sure to thoroughly go over your medical history and current state of health to identify any elevated risks of complication.