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I have been a patient of Dr. White for about three years. I find him very knowledgeable and professional. I just had a skin cancer removed by sur...

Jul 26, 2011

Unwanted Hair


Laser hair removal for lovely-to-touch skin

What causes unwanted hair?

Unwanted or excessive hair (also known as hirsutism) is usually a hereditary condition related to hormone levels in the body, but it can also be caused by certain medical conditions and medications.  While unwanted hair is usually harmless, sufferers often experience low self-esteem and social anxieties associated with it.  For women, chin and facial hair can be especially embarassing. Meanwhile, unwanted hair on the legs, armpits and bikini line can be the cause of more than embarassment, including unsightly and painful shaving bumps, ingrown hairs and infected follicles.  Laser hair removal is also a popular option for men who may elect to have hair removed from their back or chest for cosmetic reasons. Laser hair removal in the beard area can also provide relief from persistent folliculitis.  Folliculitis, also known as "shaving rash", is inflammation of the hair follicles that causes a rash, itching, pimples or pustules.

But more important than the cause of unwanted hair is the cure! Laser hair removal is now the second most popular cosmetic treatment in the United States according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery - second only to Botox injections!

How do you like the sound of saying goodbye to shaving forever? Sounds great? Well, read on...

How can laser hair removal help me?

Laser hair removal uses a pulsating beam of light to disable hair growth at the follicle.  Unlike temporary remedies, laser hair removal achieves long-lasting results.  Common treatment locations include legs, armpits, upper lip, chin, face, beard area and bikini line. However, it's possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area.  This not only saves you from the inconvenience of shaving or waxing, it also eliminates unsightly and painful shaving bumps.  Our outstanding results in laser hair removal are proven by thousands of satisfied patients from Charlotte, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, Chester and Lancaster.

You don't have to live with hair you don't want. Because you're beautiful inside and out.

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If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.