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By St. Mary's Medical Clinic
March 30, 2020
Category: Dermatology

Tired of having to pluck, wax, and shave every few days? Dealing with thick, dark and unsightly hair in visible areas such as the chin or shoulders? If so, a dermatologist can provide you with a more effective solution for getting rid of unwanted body hair faster and easier. The answer lies in laser hair removal.

Plucking and waxing can be painful and shaving can leave you with ingrown hairs and irritation. None of these methods are fun. Plus, you have to keep doing it every few days or every week if you want smooth skin. Why go through the hassle when a dermatologist can help you get rid of hair without ever having to lift a finger?

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise that laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. This procedure makes it easy to get smoother skin without having to deal with tweezing, shaving, or waxing. This non-invasive laser treatment can treat just about any part of the body; however, it’s most often used to treat the,

  • Chest
  • Upper lip and chin
  • Back
  • Bikini line
  • Underarm
  • Legs
  • Shoulder

Thanks to advanced laser technology, our dermatologist can provide patients with a safe, effective, and comfortable laser treatment to help them target and remove unwanted hair for the long term. Most laser systems offer a built-in cooling system to make treatment as comfortable as possible. Depending on the size of the treatment area, laser hair removal can take as little as 10 minutes for regions such as the upper lip or chin and as long as one hour (for a full back).

Since hair grows in cycles, you will need to get several laser hair removal sessions to ensure that our dermatologist removes as much of the hair as possible. The average person will get anywhere from 4-6 sessions. During laser hair removal, the handheld device will be directed over the skin to target and heat up the hair follicles to destroy them, preventing them from growing back. While laser hair removal will not permanently get rid of the hair, it will help the hair grow back fewer, finer, and lighter so they are far less visible.

If you think laser hair removal could help you feel more confident in your appearance, then your cosmetic dermatologist can give you the smoother results you want before summer hits.

By St. Mary's Medical Clinic
March 27, 2020
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Microdermabrasion  

Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure where a handheld device is used to gently remove the top layer of your skin. To perform this treatment, your skincare specialist may use one of two techniques. She may use a device with an abrasive surface to sand away imperfections in the skin, or she may opt for a device equipped with a vacuum that sprays fine particles of sodium bicarbonate or aluminum oxide and then suctions away the outer layer of skin.

If you live in Monroe, NC, and wish to be considered for microdermabrasion, contact Dr. Awa Igbinadolor at St. Mary's Medical Clinic for an appointment. Read on to learn about the benefits of microdermabrasion.

What Microdermabrasion Can Do For You

Microdermabrasion is safe for people with the majority of skin types and complexions. Here are some benefits of microdermabrasion:

  • It evens out skin tones.
  • It reduces the appearance of acne and acne scars.
  • It brightens a dull complexion.
  • It treats sun damage.
  • It eliminates hyperpigmentation and age spots.
  • It gets rid of stretch marks.
  • It eliminates blackheads and enlarged pores.
  • It makes wrinkles and fine lines less noticeable.
  • It enhances your skin's ability to absorb skincare products.


You will experience no downtime after receiving microdermabrasion. If you experience any side effects, they will disappear after just a few days. After a week, most people are able to have another microdermabrasion session. If you live near Monroe and want microdermabrasion, schedule an appointment to talk with Dr. Awa Igbinadolor. You can ask additional questions about the procedure and recovery time.

Visit St. Mary's Medical Center

Dr. Awa Igbinadolor's Monroe office provides a wide range of skincare services, including microdermabrasion. She can help you improve your skin's appearance, giving you a fresh, more youthful appearance. If you are interested in microdermabrasion, please contact us at 704-225-0211.