Laser Hair Removal

Medical Spa in Charleston, SC
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Laser Hair Removal services offered in Charleston, SC

At The New Body Center in Charleston, South Carolina, laser hair removal from Kenneth Robinson, MD, effectively removes hair and smooths the skin with long-lasting results that save you time in your morning routine. Our laser also removes hair bumps for men from shaving or hair cutting. This laser will remove unwanted hair from any body area, including the bikini area, a popular region to target. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal uses concentrated light beams to remove unwanted hair. Melanin in the hair absorbs the laser’s light and converts the light to heat. The heat damages the hair follicles to delay future hair growth permanently or for long periods. Laser hair removal treatments work well on all hair colors and textures.

Which areas can I target with laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is versatile enough to treat nearly any part of your body. Whether you typically shave, wax, or pluck a given area, laser hair removal is an effective alternative with lasting results.

A few of the most commonly targeted areas are the:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Armpits
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Bikini area
  • Face
  • Neck

Bikini laser hair removal is especially popular for individuals who enjoy their time outdoors. At The New Body Center, the team specializes in laser hair removal.


What should I expect during laser hair removal treatment?

Dr. Robinson provides instructions for what you need to do before your treatment, which might include avoiding plucking or waxing the hair you want to treat. A hand-held laser shoots a beam of light against your skin in the treatment areas. The practice’s lasers also include a numbing cream, or cooling gel is applied to help protect your skin and reduce side effects.

The light beam passes through your skin to the hair follicles and heats up as the laser is activated. The hair follicles become damaged from the heat, delaying hair regrowth. The results may not be completely permanent, but you can enjoy hairlessness for a period of months or years.

To see optimal results, patients may need more than one treatment due to the growth of new hair follicles. Most procedures take 15 minutes or less. However, larger areas, such as your back or legs, vary. You can also get follow-up treatments if or when you see some regrowth.

Removing hair from a small area, like your upper lip, takes just a few minutes. However, larger areas, such as your back or legs, can take over an hour or longer.