Most laser hair removal treatments can be performed on your lunch break. The smaller the area, the less time your treatment will take. Large areas (like the full back or legs) take around 45 minutes.


Our experienced, licensed medical technologist performs all treatments in our well-equipped laser treatment room. We use a highly precise laser that targets hair follicles, leaving the skin unharmed.


After completing laser hair removal treatment, patients enjoy smooth, stubble-free, and baby-soft skin texture. A full treatment cycle requires just 4-6 treatments to fully address all hair follicles.

Fast and Effective Laser Hair Removal in Asheville, NC

Thanks to advanced, precision laser technology, there is no need to live with unwanted hair. At Mountain Radiance in Asheville, you can ditch your razors and quit waxing for good with 4-6 sessions of fast, painless laser hair removal (LHR) with our licensed medical technologist.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal (LHR) uses a precisely-calibrated laser (intense pulsed diode laser) to inactivate hair follicles below the skin, effectively stopping hair growth in the desired area. Since different hair follicles are in active growth phases at different times, 4-6 laser hair removal treatments are typically necessary to destroy all hair follicles in an area of the body. 

At Mountain Radiance, all laser hair removal treatments are performed by our experienced licensed medical technologist, Bri Martin.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

The benefits of laser hair removal include:

  • Treatment is nearly painless (no more painful waxing).
  • You will save time shaving or waxing.
  • It eliminates the need to pay for razors or professional waxing.
  • You will enjoy smooth, stubble-free skin.

While the initial cost of laser hair removal may seem expensive, you will save money and time down the road by not having to manage unwanted hair. 

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal works by targeting the hair follicles that lie below the surface of the skin (as shown in this illustration).

LHR uses an intense pulsed laser to pass light through the skin and heat up the hair follicle at the root where the hair is generated. This inactivates or “kills” the hair-producing part of the follicle.

The key to effective and painless treatment is to use the most advanced, precise laser equipment. At Mountain Radiance, we use the Lumenis LightSheer laser with ChillTip Technology.

Our Lumenis LightSheer has an artificial sapphire tip that is liquid cooled (the ChillTip technology). This helps to make the treatment painless; in more sensitive areas, we also use a numbing cream.

During your treatment, the tip of the laser handpiece is applied to your skin and pressed slightly. We fire the laser, it delivers a pulse, and the light energy is absorbed by the hair follicles, heating them to the point of “inactivating” or “killing” them.

Different areas require different numbers of treatments: underarms frequently will be nearly completely hairless following 2 – 3 treatments, while areas like the lower legs and bikini area usually require 4 – 6 treatments.

Multiple treatments are required because, in one treatment session, only the follicles in the active growth phase (about 25% of them at any given time) are deactivated. It takes 4 – 6 weeks to rotate the actively growing follicles, so we recommend waiting that amount of time before returning for repeat treatment.

Sometimes a touch-up is required about a year after completion of your initial appointments. Laser hair removal is not 100% permanent; some follicles may come back over time, but they usually only require a touch-up treatment when they do.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

With every light pulse, there is usually (but not always) a small sensation. This feels like a rubber band popping slightly on the skin. If you have not undergone laser hair removal, you may assume this is painful; in reality, it is very tolerable (and is not painful when compared to waxing).

In addition, we help to manage your pain during laser hair removal in two ways:

  • The ChillTip technology on the Lumenis LightSheer laser pulses very cold water through the artificial sapphire tip, chilling the skin.
  • If you are having a sensitive area treated, we provide a prescription-strength numbing cream. (Sensitive areas include the bikini area and some areas of the lower legs.)

Laser Hair Removal Before and After

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

The cost of laser hair removal varies depending on the treatment area:

  • For small areas, like the upper lip or chin, the cost begins around $75 per session.
  • For the bikini line or expanded bikini line, the cost ranges from $125-225.
  • For larger areas, such as the full legs or a full Brazilian, the cost is about $300.

Note that these prices are for a single laser hair removal session; most (though not all) areas require 4-6 treatments for full hair removal. At Mountain Radiance, we offer discounts if you are having multiple areas treated (we discount the smaller area). We also offer a package discount for multiple treatments: if you buy a package of 3 treatments, the first one is half off. Still, if you wish to try a single treatment before committing to a package, we encourage this.

How many laser hair removal treatments are needed?

Usually 2 – 6 treatments are needed for full hair removal. Each treatment should be spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart. Underarms treat more easily than lower legs, which almost always require 4 – 6 treatments.  

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal is not completely permanent, though the results are certainly lasting. Some of the hair follicles will, in all likelihood, never come back. However, some of the follicles may come back over time, and it is not unusual for our clients to need a touch up about once a year.

What body areas can laser hair removal treat?

Almost any area of the body can be treated with laser hair removal. Areas we frequently treat include the underarms, bikini area, legs, back, upper lip, and chin.

Is down time required after laser hair removal?

No, there is no downtime required after laser hair removal. You can immediately return to your normal routine.

Are there any side effects of laser hair removal?

There are no negative side effects after laser hair removal; however, it is critical that you carefully avoid sun exposure and tanning beds before and after laser hair removal treatment. Since laser hair removal targets chromophores, which produce melanin and tan the skin, these can be damaged if exposed to the sun.

Avoid tanning for a minimum of 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after laser hair removal treatment. (It’s a good idea not to plan laser hair removal within weeks before or after a beach vacation or a cruise!)

Electrolysis vs. Laser Hair Removal

Electrolysis is a tedious and painful hair removal process that and requires many visits over time. It is also much more expensive than laser hair removal, since each individual hair follicle must be “electrolysed” in this treatment.

Laser hair removal, by contrast, is painless in our hands. We are also able to cover large areas in a short period of time. While multiple visits are required to achieve complete treatment, laser hair removal will not require as many as electrolysis.

Important Safety Information about Laser Hair Removal

Possible side effects include redness or “blotchiness” that persists for a day or so in the area(s) treated. Very rarely, we have had a client complain about slight itching in the treated area for a day or so.

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