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Effective Laser Hair Removal in the Charlotte, NC Area

Shaving has been part of the everyday routine for women since stockings were in short supply during World War II. Many women (and men) have grown disillusioned with the time wasted shaving in the shower. Fortunately, improvements in technology for beauty and wellness over the years have provided ways to cut down on time shaving and other hair removal methods.

Laser hair removal is a proven way to remove unwanted body hair. You can shave time off of your daily routine after a series of laser hair removal treatments in Charlotte, NC at one of Sona Dermatology & MedSpa’s three nearby locations. Sona’s experienced medical providers are ready to provide the laser technology to stop hair growth and bring you real results.

Use the online form to schedule a free consultation with one of our skin experts throughout the Charlotte area, including Ballantyne, Huntersville/Lake Norman, and Midtown Charlotte.

Why is Laser Hair Removal the Best Option?

Laser hair removal gives you long-lasting results that you can’t get from razors or tweezers. When done correctly on ideal hair, Sona’s procedure can achieve a significant reduction in hair growth. Your remaining unwanted body hair will be greatly thinner and lighter.

Not all hair removal will be permanent; hormonal changes, pregnancy, and other bodily factors could cause hair to grow back. That’s why we offer the Sona Promise, which includes two complimentary treatments, if needed, up to six months after your initial package is complete. This also includes reduced treatment costs for life, if needed.

Laser hair treatments will leave you with smoother skin than other hair removal methods. Methods like shaving, hair removal cream, waxes, and electrolysis often bring about adverse reactions such as razor bumps, ingrown hairs, cuts, chemical burns, and skin infections.

The most permanent hair removal treatment, electrolysis, is often compared to laser hair removal. However, this method often takes weekly treatments and can be painful both for your skin and your wallet. Sona’s laser hair removal prices are competitive and affordable for Charlotte residents, and our treatments are safe and effective.

Where Can I Get Laser Hair Removal in Charlotte?

Sona is located throughout the country, with three locations in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. You can access the Midtown office near Downtown Charlotte, just off S. Kings Drive. The Huntersville office is 20–30 minutes north, conveniently located off I-77. The Ballantyne office is located off I-485 at the intersection of Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Rea Road.

Sona Dermatology & MedSpa of Charlotte - Midtown

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Sona Dermatology & MedSpa of Charlotte - Lake Norman (Huntersville)

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

Sona Dermatology & MedSpa of Charlotte - Ballantyne

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: 9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am-2:00pm
Sunday: Closed

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Laser hair removal uses a concentrated beam of light to target body hair. Hairs with a deeper pigment or dark color will absorb the light. The light converts to heat and damages the hair follicle. Sona’s facilities use the Soprano XL Diode Laser system from Alma Lasers, Inc. These industry leading lasers ensure your hair is destroyed at its foundation. The technology delivers high-repetition pulses to a small area, unlike IPL lasers in other med spas that may distribute light across a larger area.

Areas Treated with Laser Hair Removal

Sona hair removal methods can treat any size area. Even hard-to-reach areas of your body can receive laser hair removal, including the face, underarms, arms, chest, back, bikini area, and legs.

Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal Treatments

Because laser hair removal targets areas of high pigment or color, treatments are most effective on patients with lighter skin color and darker hair. The laser will be able to target the contrasting hair and skin easily. Blonde, white, gray, or red hair is less likely to be detected on lighter skin types since there is a lack of color difference. Clients with both light skin and light hair may not get the best results.

Darker skin tones can also receive cosmetic dermatology procedures like laser hair removal. Sona’s Charlotte-area offices also use diode lasers, which are more accurate for targeting darker hair and darker skin. Today’s advanced lasers are less likely to damage or burn heavier pigments in the skin.

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

Yes, laser hair removal treatments are non-invasive and low-pain treatments. They do not cause as much irritation as other hair reduction or skin care methods. There are possible side effects or adverse reactions to laser hair removal. These include skin discomfort, swelling, and redness. Side effects should subside within one to three days.

More serious complications, which can be a result of inexperienced treatment providers, include scarring changes to skin pigmentation. Therefore, it is important that you choose a highly trained provider. Sona’s medical providers have extensive training and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, so your experience will be professional and positive whether you visit us in Ballantyne, Midtown Charlotte, or Huntersville.

Preparation and Post-Treatment for Laser Hair Removal

Here’s what you can expect when you visit Sona for laser hair removal in Charlotte.

Preparation

Before arriving for your procedure, you should abstain from real or artificial tanning two weeks prior to your appointment. This step will allow the laser to correctly detect the contrast between your hair and skin and protect you from side effects like burns. You should also shave and avoid applying makeup, deodorant, perfume, or powder to the treatment area on the day of your appointment.

If you are concerned about pain, speak to your medical provider before the procedure about applying numbing cream, especially for sensitive areas or areas where the hair is more coarse.

Post-Treatment Care

Laser hair removal can make your skin temporarily hyper-sensitive to sunlight. Similar to other skin care procedures, you will need to avoid sunlight and tanning for two weeks after treatment to protect your skin from damaging UV rays. If you experience discomfort after the procedure, your treatment provider may offer you a topical steroid.

Fortunately, there is little recovery time needed for laser hair removal. You can go back to work immediately and continue your normal activities, such as exercising or showing off your smooth skin with friends in Downtown Charlotte.

What to Expect from Sona’s Charlotte Offices

All Sona centers are dedicated to high-quality service and professionalism when it comes to laser hair removal in Charlotte.

The Sona Difference

You are guaranteed to be treated by one of Sona’s highly experienced professionals at each med spa center. Your provider will be highly trained and certified to use the latest technology in laser hair removal. All providers at Sona are overseen by a medical director (physician).

Sona prides itself on convenience. Offices are open on Saturdays and during evenings, so even the busiest people can fit in treatments. Laser hair removal is a quick process—often an hour—so you can schedule an appointment during your lunch break.

The Procedure

Here’s what to expect when you book a free phone consultation or an appointment.

  1. Your consultation will begin with a discussion of your personal hair removal goals. Pre-treatment tips, a rundown of the procedure, and pricing will all be addressed. You can ask questions or raise any concerns at this time before booking your first appointment.
  2. When you arrive at your appointment, your treatment provider will greet you and answer your questions. Depending on the location of your hair removal, you may be asked to change into a robe in one of the office’s changing rooms.
  3. Before the procedure, you may be asked general health questions. The procedure begins with laser gel being applied to the area. Procedure times will vary based on how many treatments you need and the size of the treatment area(s).
  4. After treatment, you will be given instructions on caring for the treated area. Your skin may be a bit red from the heat, but this will subside. Soothing cream is available if needed.
  5. You will need at least five treatments to see the best results. Post-procedure, you will schedule your remaining appointments at check-out. These appointments should be six to 10 weeks apart.

They thoroughly explain every procedure and have excellent follow up. I was nervous when I first went in—now it’s a treat!”

Recommendations from Our Clients

After any successful treatment, you’ll want to tell your friends. Here is what some of our clients have said after laser hair removal in Charlotte:

“Since I’ve had my laser hair treatments at Sona Dermatology & MedSpa, I have no hair on my legs! I love my legs now! They are silky smooth and soft. I don’t have to shave every day!” – Lisa, Charlotte, NC

“I would never go anywhere else! The staff is knowledgeable and understanding! They thoroughly explain every procedure and have excellent follow up – I was nervous when I first went in—now it’s a treat! I feel as though I am visiting a highly professional group of friends!” – Kim, Charlotte, NC

“The Sona staff at the Lake Norman location has always been super friendly and informative. Before they laser, they literally walk you through everything. During the treatment, they were very patient and comforting. I would definitely recommend this location.” – Kayla, Huntersville, NC

Other Treatments and Procedures Available

If you’re feeling great after your laser hair removal procedure, why not target other skin concerns? Sona offers a wide variety of cosmetic and dermatological treatments that will make you feel like your best self without plastic surgery.

CoolSculpting®

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive way to freeze fat cells and reduce unwanted fat in areas like your thighs, abdomen, or chin. The procedure often reduces fat by 25% in targeted areas when diet and exercise can’t help. Sona is one of the top five national providers for CoolSculpting. We have only the best and most experienced technicians performing the procedure.

Anti-Aging Treatments

Sona offers multiple anti-aging procedures, such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers, to return your skin to a youthful appearance. Our Charlotte area offices offer medically trained and licensed staff to meet your beauty goals. Sona professionals are also in the top 1% Botox® providers nationally. Botox and dermal fillers are some of the most popular non-invasive, non-surgical methods to fight aging.

Skin-Tightening with Venus Legacy™

Sona’s Venus Legacy radiofrequency treatment helps to contour your body, as well as fight cellulite, fine lines and sagging skin. It is non-invasive, pain free and safe for all skin types. Customers have compared the feeling of a Venus Legacy treatment to a hot stone massage.

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How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

The price of laser hair removal varies based on each client’s treatment goals and the number of treatments required to achieve the desired outcome. Laser hair removal is not covered by insurance and can require five or more treatments.

Ask your provider about the Sona Lifetime Promise. We offer laser hair removal clients two complimentary treatments if needed. If additional treatments are ever needed or desired, you receive them at a substantially reduced price.

Sona gives clients access to financing options to make all procedures more affordable. One option is to apply for financing through GreenSky Patient Solutions®. Applications are quick and easy and will turn your total treatment cost into smaller monthly payments in just minutes.

If you prefer to use a credit card, Sona participates with CareCredit financing. There are no upfront costs or prepayment penalties for this card. You can apply for the card online and use it for all of your Sona treatments.

Sona also often has running promotions and deals on our procedures. Reach out to your nearest location to see if there’s a promotion currently underway.*

Book a Laser Hair Removal Appointment at Sona’s Charlotte Area Locations

Don’t waste time fighting razor burn or bumps on your bikini line. Sona’s professionals will help you get smooth skin for the North Carolina summers in a way that’s convenient for you.

Schedule a free consultation online for our Charlotte laser hair removal.

*Product and service offerings may vary by location. Contact your local Sona Dermatology & MedSpa for details. Promotional offers may not be available at every location. Contact your local Sona for details on current promotions.

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