Laser Hair Removal

Internal Medicine & Aesthetics located in Lenoir, NC

Laser Hair Removal

You don't have to spend time shaving, waxing, or plucking unwanted hair when a permanent hair reduction treatment is within reach. At Church Street Medical Center and Aesthetics in Lenoir, North Carolina, board-certified family nurse practitioner Jennifer Bennett-Williams, FNP, and her outstanding staff provide Cartessa™ Aesthetics laser hair removal to create the silky smooth, hair-free skin you deserve. Schedule an evaluation at Church Street Medical Center and Aesthetics by phone or online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal at Church Street Medical Center and Aesthetics uses advanced Cartessa Aesthetics laser technology with minimal to no discomfort. The treatment emits light beams into your skin to destroy unwanted hair follicles on your:

  • Upper lip
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Legs 
  • Bikini area
  • Calves

Laser hair removal is safe, FDA-approved, and long-lasting. It eliminates the need to spend time on nonpermanent hair removal methods. The treatment is safe for all skin types and colors.


How can I prepare for laser hair removal?

Your specialist determines which aesthetics treatment is best after discussing your goals, reviewing your medical history, and examining your skin. They let you know how to prepare for treatment. 

It’s important to avoid unprotected sun exposure and tanning beds, as well as other hair-removal methods, for several weeks before laser hair removal. Your specialist may ask you to shave specific areas the day before your scheduled visit to Church Street Medical Center and Aesthetics. 


What happens during laser hair removal?

You can wear goggles to protect your eyes during laser hair removal. Your provider cleans and numbs the treatment area, if necessary, to maximize comfort. 

They use a specialized handheld divide to emit laser beams into hair follicles without affecting any surrounding tissues. Though this treatment is well-tolerated, you might feel a rubber band snapping sensation during each session.

The treatment might last just a few minutes for an upper lip or an hour (or longer) for larger surface areas. Treatment times from person to person.


What can I expect after each procedure?

After you complete laser hair removal, there’s no downtime required. You may resume your usual routine immediately. Common side effects include temporary redness and tenderness. 

Protect your skin from tanning beds and unprotected sun exposure between treatment sessions, as your specialist often recommends a series of laser hair removal treatments to ensure exceptional results. 

Call the Church Street Medical Center and Aesthetics office any time with any questions or if you’re interested in additional aesthetics treatments. Examples include Botox®, dermal fillers, microneedling, radiofrequency treatments, and PDO threading. The practice also provides intravenous (IV) hydration therapy and comprehensive internal medicine care. 

Schedule a laser hair removal consultation at Church Street Medical Center and Aesthetics by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.