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Laser Hair Removal Suffolk

Whether to shave or not to shave is a personal decision, but for those who choose to remove body hair, shaving and waxing require an almost continuous investment of time and money. Knowing every time you shave or wax that the hair will simply grow back can become an increasingly frustrating cycle.

While permanent hair removal methods of the past were painful and reserved for a narrow population with certain skin and hair colors, new technology has changed the game. Permanent hair reduction using the most advanced laser technology is not only pain-free but available for nearly all skin tones and hair colors at any time of year. If you are ready to stop wasting your time shaving or waxing, schedule a consultation with the professionals at Dermacare and break the cycle of shaving for good.

Pain-Free Laser Hair Removal in Suffolk, Virginia

Dermacare of Hampton Roads offers pain-free, permanent hair removal appropriate for nearly any treatment area, including your underarms, bikini area, Brazilian area, legs, upper lip, face, and other areas of the body. The advanced laser technology is suitable for more skin types and hair colors than ever before, making laser hair removal treatment accessible for everyone. There is virtually no downtime following appointments and only yearly maintenance once you have achieved your desired results.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Each hair on your body is produced and supported by a follicle. When the follicle is damaged, the hair falls out, and the follicle is unable to produce new hair. The laser used by laser hair removal technicians damages the follicle by emitting light energy that is absorbed by melanin, the pigment in your hair. The energy is converted to heat and damages the follicle, stopping hair growth for an extended period of time.

Eventually, hair may grow back in the treatment area, so maintenance treatments are recommended once a year after you have achieved your treatment goals.

Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal in Suffolk, Virginia?

The best candidates for laser hair removal are those who have a higher contrast between their skin color and their hair color; i.e. light skin and dark hair. This ensures the hair – not the skin – absorbs the laser energy and avoids burns and other unwanted side effects to the skin.

However, as laser technology has advanced, accessibility has advanced, too. People with less contrast between skin color and hair color are not excluded from treatment in offices with the right equipment and expertise. Dermacare’s special laser is the best option available for treating people with darker skin tones who have historically been turned away from laser hair removal due to low contrast. While many areas are still underserved when it comes to advanced laser hair removal, Dermacare has the technology and expertise to offer pain-free treatment to those in Suffolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, and beyond.

When is the Best Time for Laser Hair Removal in Suffolk, VA?

While some lasers should only be used during winter months when your sun exposure will be limited, the laser used at Dermacare of Hampton Roads is suitable year-round. You can schedule your laser hair removal appointments whenever it is convenient for you.

Generally speaking, any redness or minor swelling will resolve soon after treatment, making it easy to schedule around your other commitments.

What are the Benefits of Getting Laser Hair Removal in Suffolk, Virginia?

Laser hair removal offers multiple benefits for those who prefer to be hair free, including fewer ingrown hairs, softer skin, no painful side effects, and lasting results.

Helps Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs

After tweezing, shaving, or waxing, a hair you have removed can start to grow back and curve into the skin from beneath the surface, causing an ingrown hair. Anyone can develop ingrown hair, but people with curly hair who shave are impacted most frequently.

When you choose laser hair removal at a dermatology clinic or med spa, you eliminate the need to shave, tweeze, or wax and reduce the likelihood of developing ingrown hairs.

Leaves Your Skin Softer

Everybody who has ever shaved their legs knows about the five o’clock shadow — or the instant stubble that appears the moment you get goosebumps when you step out of the shower. Prickly legs come with shaving, but permanent hair reduction through laser hair removal leaves you with soft skin. You do not have to worry about prickly legs at the end of the day.

No Painful Side Effects

While shaving, tweezing, waxing, and electrolysis are all either painful at the time or can be accompanied by painful side effects, advancements in laser hair removal have made it nearly pain-free and ensured no downtime following each treatment.

Lasting Results

While shaving and waxing are temporary solutions for unwanted hair that have to be repeated daily, laser hair removal offers permanent hair reduction that requires a touch-up or maintenance only once a year on average once you achieve your desired results.

Additionally, those who choose laser hair removal are able to eliminate the expense, inconvenience, and pain of continuous shaving and waxing permanently.

Is Laser Hair Removal Dangerous?

Laser hair removal can be dangerous when performed by an untrained or inexperienced person. When performed by dermatologists or trained laser hair removal practitioners in a medical spa setting, the risk of burns, scars, or permanent damage is greatly reduced. Following pre- and post-care instructions reduces risk, too.

The most common side effects are temporary discomfort, redness, and minor swelling that resolve within a few hours of treatment. In some cases, patients experience pigmentation changes — either lightening or darkening of the treated skin.

How Long Does Laser Hair Removal Take?

The number of treatments needed depends on the area being treated, your skin tone, and what phase your hair is in during the treatment. Sessions usually take less than an hour, and most patients need at least five treatments to achieve permanent hair reduction.

Follicles are only susceptible to treatment during the anagen stage, and each hair on your head and body is in one of three stages of growth at any point in time: anagen, catagen, or telogen. The reason multiple treatments are required is to ensure every hair has been treated while in the anagen phase.


During the anagen phase, hair is in active growth. The hair on your body has an active growth phase that lasts 30-45 days, and the goal of laser hair removal is to ensure that every hair is treated while it is in its active growth phase.


During the catagen phase, your hair is transitioning from active growth to rest. This phase can last up to three weeks. Growth has completely stopped, and the outer root shrinks and attaches itself to the hair root. Treating hair in the catagen phase is not effective.


During the telogen phase, the follicle is resting. You will lose 25-100 hairs per day, and you may notice a hard, white bulbous attachment at the root of the hair. This phase lasts more than 100 days for body hair. Treating hair in the telogen phase is not effective.

During your consultation appointment, your laser hair removal technician will ask questions about your medical history to ensure you are a candidate for treatment. They will also tailor pre-treatment instructions, evaluate your skin and hair, and discuss your treatment goals with you. Once they understand what you want to achieve and have enough information about your skin, hair, and health, they will develop a treatment plan and share the details with you (including pre-treatment instructions and what to expect after treatment sessions).

Are You Constantly Shaving Away the Burden of Unwanted Hair?

Whether you want body hair or not is up to you (we love all bodies at Dermacare), but if you don’t want body hair, we believe you should have access to convenient, pain-free treatments delivered by trained, experienced professionals. Call Dermacare of Hampton Roads at 757-317-3748 for hair removal and skin care solutions in Suffolk today.

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