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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Frontline Internal Medicine LLC

Ogechi Mbakwe, MD

Internal Medicine located in Statesboro, GA

Shaving, waxing, or plucking facial or body hair can feel like a daunting task. If you’d like to get rid of unwanted hair permanently, consider laser hair removal at Frontline Internal Medicine LLC in Statesboro, Georgia. Ogechi Mbakwe, MD, and her experienced team use Cynosure’s Elite iQ™ technology to destroy hair follicles and prevent future hair growth in problem areas. Elite iQ can also treat spider veins and vascular lesions, as well as perform minor aesthetic surgeries. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to get started today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal at Frontline Internal Medicine LLC uses Cynosure Elite iQ technology to permanently get rid of unwanted facial or body hair on your:

  • Upper lip
  • Face
  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Bikini area

After undergoing a series of laser hair removal treatments, you don’t have to worry about waxing, shaving, plucking, or using electrolysis. 

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal uses laser energy to destroy hair follicles at targeted areas, which reduces or delays future hair growth. Laser energy targets melanin pigment within each hair to destroy its follicle. The procedure is noninvasive and virtually painless, without any downtime. 

Is laser hair removal right for me?

To find out if you’re a good candidate for Elite iQ laser hair removal, Dr. Mbakwe reviews your medical history and examines areas of your skin with unwanted facial or body hair. She discusses your desired outcome and lets you know what to expect during your treatment.

Elite iQ can also treat spider veins and vascular lesions. Frontline Internal Medicine LLC uses TempSure® Surgical radiofrequency technology to perform minor aesthetic surgeries with unsurpassed precision.

What should I expect during the procedure?

To prepare for laser hair removal, follow Dr. Mbakwe’s instructions. Be sure to protect your skin from the sun, avoid sunless tanning creams, and don’t pluck, wax, or use electrolysis. You can shave the treatment area the day before your procedure.

During laser hair removal, you can wear special glasses to protect your eyes from the light of the laser. Dr. Mbakwe first numbs the treatment area to reduce the sensation of a rubber band snapping against your skin. 

She applies laser energy to your skin in areas containing unwanted hair. Each procedure might last just a few minutes to over an hour for larger areas of your body.

What happens after laser hair removal?

There’s no downtime after laser hair removal treatments, so you can resume a normal routine right away. Your skin might be a little red or tender for a short time, but this side effect soon subsides. The treated hair begins to fall out over time.

Dr. Mbakwe often recommends a series of laser hair removal treatments spaced apart every 4-16 weeks, depending on the area of treatment, to achieve long-lasting results. 

Don’t settle for waxing, shaving, plucking, electrolysis, or spider veins when Elite iQ technology is a simple, highly effective solution. Call the Frontline Internal Medicine LLC office to schedule an appointment or book online today.