Laser Hair Removal in Chesapeake VA

Unwanted hair can be a burden, especially during the summer months. Shaving and waxing will keep the hair at bay, but it will continuously grow back, leaving you to purchase more materials and spend more of your time to get rid of it. When you choose laser hair removal, you can say goodbye to shaving and waxing. Contact the specialists at Dermacare of Hampton Roads to get started today.

Chesapeake Pain-Free Laser Hair Removal Clinic 

Because many hair removal lasers cause a rubber band or bee sting sensation, many patients have tried laser hair removal before and failed to finish the series of treatments or are afraid to try laser hair removal altogether. The Sciton BareHR laser used at Dermacare offers advanced laser hair removal that is almost pain-free, and extremely fast, even without topical anesthetic. That means that whether it has been too painful for you at another med spa or you have been too afraid to try it, you are a great candidate for permanent hair removal at Dermacare.

You can request a free consultation from Dermacare of Hampton Roads here.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work in Chesapeake, Virginia?

Hair growth depends on a healthy hair follicle, and you have millions of healthy hair follicles under your skin. Hair removal targets and administers light energy to pigment above the surface of the skin – that’s the hair shaft – to damage the follicle beneath the surface of the skin. Once the follicle has been adequately damaged, it loses the ability to grow and nourish hair.

At any given time, each of the millions of hairs on your head and body is in one of several stages of growth: growing (anagen), regressing (catagen), or resting (telogen). Laser hair removal treatments are only effective on hairs in the anagen or growing stage. For this reason, each treatment will effectively treat a percentage of follicles in the treatment area, but additional treatments are needed at least four to six weeks apart to ensure each follicle is in the anagen stage during at least one of the treatment sessions.

Most patients notice the difference after their first treatment session, but usually it takes at least five treatments to eliminate new hair growth. Going forward, you will need an annual ‘touch-up’ treatment, and that is it!

Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Because hair removal lasers target pigment, those with lighter skin and darker hair are typically the best candidates for laser hair removal. However, Dermacare uses the most advanced technology available, which means laser hair removal is an option for patients with all skin types and hair colors. Even if you have been told that you are not a good candidate at other med spas in the past, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team. We strive to give everyone, regardless of skin color, the luxury of painless hair removal.

However, certain skin conditions, infections, medical conditions, or medications might make laser hair removal procedures unsafe for you. Share your complete medical history during your consultation appointment to prevent unwanted complications.

What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal comes with a myriad of benefits above and beyond the expected.

Helps Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs

Ingrown hairs develop when a hair that you have removed via tweezing, waxing, or shaving starts to grow back and gets caught beneath the skin. Ingrown hairs left untreated can lead to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, bacterial infection, and scarring. By reducing the number of hairs and eliminating the primary cause of ingrown hairs – which is hair removal – you can limit your risk of developing them in the future.

It Leaves Your Skin Softer

Shaving can only eliminate hair at the surface of your skin, which means you can often feel the stubble again soon after shaving. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, damages the follicle that produces the hair. After a full series of treatments, there is no hair above or below the surface of the skin. There is no stubble, leaving your skin smoother and softer.

No Painful Side Effects

Laser hair removal does not leave you with painful side effects, so you can go on with your day immediately after your medical spa appointment. We see it as another form of skin care.

Lasting Results

Laser hair removal provides lasting results without the pain of electrolysis. When you choose laser hair removal, you get to stop the repeat cycle of hair removal on your upper lip, under arms, bikini area, and other parts of your body. You can throw on shorts or a swimsuit without thinking twice about it.

What Parts of Your Body Can You Get Laser Hair Removal on in Chesapeake?

You can get laser hair removal almost anywhere with the exception of your eyebrows, which are a little too close to your eyes.

Under the Arms

Hair removal in the underarm area allows you to wear tank tops and swimsuits without shaving and avoid the uncomfortable itch and prickle that accompanies it.


Laser hair removal is safe and effective for the upper lip and is one of our most common treatment areas. For many of our patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), we are able to eliminate facial hair altogether, improving their self-confidence and making their daily routine quick and easy.


Both your thighs and calves (and even your toes!) can be treated with the Sciton BareHR laser.

Bikini Area

The providers at Dermacare can conduct pain-free permanent hair removal in your bikini area to make swimsuit season stress-free. Our laser is also appropriate for Brazilian treatment – see below.


Brazilian laser hair removal eliminates almost all pubic hair, so you can stop paying for expensive and uncomfortable waxes or shaving almost constantly.


Unwanted chest hair can be safely removed using laser hair removal; many patients have their chest hair addressed along with other areas.

Is Laser Hair Removal Safe?

When you seek out laser hair removal services from a professional in a medical spa setting, it is certainly safe. When looking for a provider in the Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Norfolk, or Chesapeake area, looked for licensed providers in a medical spa or dermatology clinic. Be sure to share your complete medical history so we can determine the safest treatment for you. It is also important to follow the instructions provided for pre- and post-care, including using sunscreen to avoid direct exposure to the sun.

Thinking of Shredding the Burden of Shaving?

Book an appointment in Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk, VA for all of your med spa needs, including laser hair removal, BOTOX®, and microneedling, with Dermacare of Hampton Roads by calling 757-317-3748 or filling out our online contact form today.

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