IPL Hair Removal

If you are looking for hair removal that is effective, look no further. Charleston, SC men and women can achieve excellent hair removal results with IPL technology. Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery, we use the latest advanced equipment designed to work for different skin and hair types. Under the guidance of one of our trained technicians, you will be able to permanently reduce hair growth within only a few sessions! And if that wasn’t enough, IPL hair removal technology can also be used for anti-aging skin rejuvenation!

About Hair Removal

Here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery in Charleston, SC, we use Cynosure technology, formerly Palomar Icon aesthetic systems. This company produces some of the most advanced IPL systems that are available today in the cosmetic industry. IPL stands for Intense Pulsed Light, and the equipment delivers intense pulses of non-coherent light at wavelengths between 500 and 1200 nanometers. This spectrum of light vaporizes the root and shaft of hair follicles for permanent hair reduction. It is this type of advanced hair removal technology that reduces unwanted hair growth with long-term results.

How Hair Removal Works

To get the best results, we recommend that you don’t shave, pluck, wax or tweeze your hair prior to your hair removal appointment. The equipment will be able to more accurately and effectively target follicle shafts and roots when they are fully intact. Upon arrival, one of our trained technicians will discuss your goals and calibrate the equipment for your hair and skin color. We will create a customized treatment program with lengths of time between sessions most appropriate for your hair and skin type. Our goal is to tailor this treatment to you. Our experience and knowledge allow us to customize the individual treatment plan based on the best outcome for your needs.

While there are no adverse side effects, patients may feel slight discomfort during their hair removal treatment. Patients can resume normal activity immediately after treatment. After treatment, you may be advised to limit your sun exposure, especially patients with fair skin tones. We recommend six to eight treatment sessions to achieve the best possible results. An initial hair removal consultation will give us a better idea of your unique body and the more specific recommended treatment sessions specifically for you.

Hair Removal Benefits

The treatment is safe for all skin types. It effectively treats fine as well as dark, coarse hair types, and can be used to treat any area of the body, except around the eyes. Our biggest goal is to make sure you achieve your desired cosmetic results in the safest and most effective means possible. Because this treatment is effective on a variety of different types of hair, we can tailor design the best treatment option to give you the most benefits possible.

Hair Removal Treatment Areas

Hair can be removed in all areas except around the eyes. It is a gentle, effective treatment, suitable for use all over the body, wherever unwanted hair can be found. You tell us where you would like to reduce unwanted hair, and we will develop the best overall treatment to achieve that goal. We know that different areas of the body have different skin sensitivity, so we will do our best to adjust treatment based on the desired area of hair reduction. We specialize in safe, effective, and professional hair removal services.

Hair Removal Complications

Although patients may experience some minor discomfort during the procedure, there are no known side effects. We are happy to discuss any specific questions you may have about the process during your consultation. Overall the procedure is proven safe and effective. You will feel comfortable knowing what to expect before, during, and after your treatment. The staff here at O’Neill Plastic Surgery will be here to help you every step of the way.

Hair Removal Downtime

After treatment, you will be able to return to normal activity. While you may have to limit exposure to certain environments after treatment, the impact will be minimal overall. It should not affect your normal day-to-day activities that much. We are happy to discuss potential impacts related to downtime when we are developing your specific treatment plan. However, you can put your worries at ease. This process is designed to get you the results you want without changing much of how you live your life currently.

Hair Removal Cost

The procedure will be different for everyone. Based on how much hair you are trying to remove, where it is located, and your overall desired results, the cost will vary from patient to patient. Please call the office to schedule a hair removal consult. *As with any procedure and/or treatment, the results may vary.”


For more information about hair removal and our other non-surgical cosmetic medicine services, contact O’Neill Plastic Surgery. Call our Charleston plastic surgery office to speak with our providers to learn about the options available to you. We are conveniently located in Charleston on private Daniel Island.

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