Laser Hair Removal

Conveniently located to serve the areas of New Bern, NC

Laser hair removal is an increasingly popular non-surgical, non-invasive cosmetic procedure that removes body hair and inhibits its regrowth. These procedures are proven to be effective for hair on the legs, arms, back, chest, upper lip, armpits, feet, and many other areas of the body. Male laser hair removal is also becoming increasingly popular for areas such as the back, neck, and beard. 
There is no need to live with excess hair and feel uncomfortable. Dr. Zannis can help you get rid of unwanted hair and help you feel your best. Contact our office or call (252)633-1197.

About Laser Hair Removal in New Bern

In addition to being used for wrinkle elimination and skin resurfacing, lasers are also effective in permanently reducing the growth and appearance of face hair and body hair. At Zannis Plastic Surgery in New Bern, we offer experienced laser hair removal services with the latest pain-free lasers suitable for both dark and light hair as well as all skin types including dark skin. 

Lumenis Lightsheer Quattro

Our newest laser hair removal system, the Lightsheer Quattro, is now available for booking. With the Lightsheer Quattro, you will have a completely pain-free hair removal treatment. The laser has a ChillTip Integrated Contact Cooling Technology that provides continuous sapphire contact cooling. A precise laser pulse targets the hair follicle while leaving the skin unharmed. Today, the diode laser is the most commonly used technology for hair removal, enabling safe and effective treatment.

Benefits of Hair Removal

Laser hair removal procedures at Zannis Plastic Surgery offer many benefits over other hair removal methods. Plucking and waxing can be painful, and some hair removal creams can cause irritation. The benefits of laser hair removal include the following:

  • Offering a non-invasive, gentle technique that reduces undesirable hair from most parts of the body
  • Treating larger areas effectively by disabling more than one hair at a time
  • Possibly making skin color and complexion more uniform
  • Resulting in minimal discomfort
  • Replacing other techniques such as waxing, electrolysis, shaving, and bleaching
  • Allowing patients to resume life as usual with virtually no downtime

One of the other benefits of laser hair removal procedures is the fast recovery time and the ability to return to your normal routine shortly after the treatment.


Anyone who wants to permanently remove excess hair or have smoother skin is a great candidate for this non-invasive procedure. Due to the way the hair follicle receives the laser (selective photothermolysis), we often perform this treatment when there is a high contrast between the hair follicle and skin tone. (1) If you have a busy work schedule and need to take care of excess hair with a fast recovery time, this simple treatment is perfect for you. Although laser hair removal is effective and yields permanent results, this procedure is not for everyone. To find out if laser hair removal is right for you, schedule a personal consultation at Zannis Plastic Surgery. 

Personal Consultation

During your consultation, we will discuss your lifestyle, medical history, and skin type to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for laser hair removal. Some patients will have a higher risk of experiencing side effects, so we will need to examine your skin type and risk factors. (2) To learn more about this treatment, contact our office to schedule an appointment.


To prepare for your laser hair removal surgery, avoid direct sunlight on the area you wish to treat for two weeks before your treatment. Shave the area before you come in for the treatment. You should discontinue certain medications before your procedure. If this is the case, we will discuss this with you during your initial consultation. Use sunscreen on the area you would like to treat and avoid plucking or waxing for 4-5 weeks. (1)

Laser Hair Removal Procedure

Laser hair removal procedures are simple. During the treatment, we will place the laser over your skin and hair follicles to prevent the continued growth of hair in the targeted area. Depending on the size of the area you would like to treat, the treatment can take up to an hour. After the procedure, we will provide detailed aftercare instructions for a smooth recovery process


Laser hair removal has a very small recovery window. For the first 1-3 days you might experience some dryness or irritation from the laser. You will be able to see the effects immediately and will be fully recovered in 1-3 days. After your procedure, avoid applying creams or lotions to the area treated with the laser for 24-48 hours. We usually recommend that you wait to shower for 24 hours after you receive your treatment. 

Results of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is an ongoing process that requires multiple sessions because the laser only affects actively growing hair (not all hair follicles are active at the same time). In addition, high laser energy levels are avoided to minimize the risk of injury to the adjacent skin. Occasionally, patients may experience slight skin redness or mild swelling around the hairs following their laser hair removal procedure. We always recommend using sunscreen on treated areas that might be exposed to the sun. Gray or white hair is less responsive to laser hair removal due to a lack of ample pigment in the hair.

Corresponding Procedures 

Our Rinnova Spa and Wellness Center offers several additional treatments you can pair with your laser hair removal procedure. We offer the option to combine treatments for a more customizable procedure.


If you are starting to experience wrinkles or sagging skin, a Botox treatment can reduce the appearance of fine lines and prevent wrinkles. If you are planning to have an appointment for laser hair removal, why not address wrinkles as well? During a Botox procedure, we will use a small needle to inject the treatment beneath the skin. The procedure only takes 15-20 minutes and is such a simple and effective addition to laser hair removal treatment. 

Dermal Fillers

Consider a dermal filler for any part of your face where you are experiencing wrinkles and volume loss. During a dermal filler procedure, we use a tiny needle to inject hyaluronic acid into your skin. The result is a more plump, rejuvenated, and youthful appearance. 

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Cost of Laser Hair Removal in New Bern

We’ve made it easy to determine how much it would cost for Dr. Zannis to handle all of your laser hair removal needs! Just browse the pricing chart below for detailed information about how much these procedures cost for each area of the body. 

If you have questions, would like even more information, or are ready to schedule your laser hair removal treatment online, call us at (252) 633-1197 to speak with our team. We’re standing by to serve all of your needs for laser hair removal in New Bern, NC, and surrounding areas. 

Pricing Table

Our Guarantee: If you purchase a full laser hair removal package and EVER have a recurrence (new hair growth) in a previously treated area, you will receive a 2nd package of the same type at 75% OFF the regular price. *Note: All laser packages are non-refundable. Unused sessions are not subject to a refund or a partial refund.

Small Treatment AreaSingle TreatmentPackage of 6 Treatments
Upper Lip$75$400
Neck or Neckline$125$650
Under Arms$125$650
Bikini Line$125$650
Medium Treatment AreaSingle TreatmentPackage of 6 Treatments
Full Face$150$800
Lower Leg$200$1,000
Upper Leg$250$1,200
Large Treatment AreaSingle TreatmentPackage of 6 Treatments
Full Arms$250$1,200
Full Legs$400$2,000
Vascular Lesions$250$650
Leg Veins$450$1,000


How long does treatment take and how many sessions will I need?

The Lightsheer treatment is relatively fast and takes about 20 minutes to do a large area. The number of sessions depends on your needs, but typically you can expect to have 5-6 sessions spaced 6 weeks apart followed by as-needed maintenance treatments.

Does the Motus Laser hurt?

Most patients experience a warming sensation in and around the targeted area, but one of the benefits of this treatment is that it is highly comfortable and virtually pain-free.

How is Motus AY different?

It is super fast and effective at removing unwanted spider veins from the legs or small capillaries from the face.
It can be widely-used across all types of skin.

What is the difference between your hair removal lasers?

The Lumenis Lightsheer quattro is a diode laser and our newest addition to our laser offerings. It does an incredible job at removing hair and keeping it from coming back. It has a slight sting to the treatment, but it is very tolerable and worth it!
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How do I prepare for my New Bern laser hair removal treatment?

For about 4 weeks prior to treatment, you should avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing. On the day of your treatment, skin should be clean-shaven and thoroughly cleansed of any makeup, creams, oils, topical anesthetics or self-tanning products. Do not tan for 2 weeks prior to your treatment.  If you will be out in the sun, apply sunblock (SPF 30 or above) during this time.

Do not expose the treatment area to sunlight or tanning booth light prior to or immediately after treatment. We will cover this, and other aftercare instructions at the time of your treatment.

Can Laser Hair Removal be performed on darker skin tones?

Yes, the Lightsheer Quattro is safe and effective for all skin types. We are experienced in treating darker skin with lasers and that is key for a successful treatment and good results.


  1. Tanvi Vaidya, Dinesh Kumar D. Laser Hair Removal. Published June 2, 2019. 
  2. Lim SPR, Lanigan SW. A review of the adverse effects of laser hair removal. Lasers in Medical Science. 2006;21(3):121-125. doi: