Palmetto Aesthetic Medicine

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Laser Hair Removal


Prices vary depending on area (please call)


Palmetto Aesthetic Medicine offers two options for laser hair removal (see below).

In general, laser hair removal does not work on blonde or gray hair.  It is also not very effective on fine, thin hairs.  The best response is with coarse, dark hair. Laser hair removal can be performed on any body part, except the eyebrows.  

Palmetto Aesthetic Medicine does not perform laser hair removal on the male genital area.


​Cuter CoolGlide Laser

The CoolGlide Laser can treat men and women of all skin colors safely and effectively, year-round.  It is even safe in patients with a suntan!


Most body areas require a minimum of 6 treatments. However, the number of treatments required for optimal long-term benefits depends on multiple factors- hair thickness, hair color, the area treated, and your hair's growth cycle.  It is not uncommon to need 1-2 touchup treatments per year, after the initial 6 treatments.


Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly noticed are slight reddening and local swelling of the skin, similar to a sunburn.  In rare instances, blistering my occur.  


To reduce discomfort during the treatment, we use icepacks on the skin prior to the treatment.  We have found ice packs to be just as effective as topical anesthetic cream and much safer!


​Prowave (IPL)

The Prowave is a light-based treatment that also requires a minimum of 6 treatments.  The Prowave covers a larger area with each pulse, so the treatments are quicker and slightly more comfortable.  


The Prowave cannot be used on dark skin colors or on tanned skin.  This includes tanning beds, spray tans and all self tanners. 


Although patients experience few side effects, the most commonly noticed are redness and mild swelling of the skin.  In rare instances burns may occur, especially if the skin is too dark or tanned during treatment.


We use icepacks to reduce discomfort during the treatment.  We have found icepacks to be just as effective as topical anesthetic cream and much safer!


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