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Transgender Laser Hair Removal

Serving the Raleigh, Durham, Brier Creek, Chapel Hill, Cary, and the entire Research Triangle Park areas.

At Blue Water Spa in Raleigh and Brier Creek we are proud to say that we are part of The LGBT Center of Raleigh’s Founder’s Triangle. Since opening in 2002, we have consistently supported the LGBTQIA+ community in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill areas.

Laser hair removal for transgender women is a very popular procedure at Blue Water Spa. Eliminating unwanted hair from areas that are typically considered masculine or manly can make a trans woman feel much more comfortable in their own skin.

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Facial laser hair removal for transgender women is among the most popular areas for treatment, including where there might otherwise be a beard or mustache. Unlike shaving, laser hair removal removes the root of the hair. This alone can be incredibly transformative for trans women. If a trans woman shaves her face, the root of the hair can still sometimes be visible under the skin. The elimination of the root of the hair can almost immediately provide a more feminine look to the face. Because laser treatments remove hair, there will be no need to shave, and therefore, no stubble from shaving.

Some trans women have hair between their eyebrows that can quickly and easily be removed with a laser. Hair around the hairline and areas of the face or neck can be treated effectively with laser hair removal.


Some of the most common areas for laser hair removal for trans women include the hands, forearms, feet, chest, neck and shoulders. Many of our transgender patients start with the areas that they cannot easily shave themselves, such as back, shoulders, or buttocks, as well as facial areas.

Waxing can be a temporary alternative for hair removal, but waxing requires growing the hair out. Who wants to do that?

Laser hair removal of the legs can make the legs feel silky smooth and can eliminate the root of the hair that can sometimes be visible under the skin.


  • LGBTQIA+ Friendly: We are proud to be a business where All Are Welcome. We have supported the LGBTQIA+ community since opening by providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for every single patient.
  • Transparent Pricing: Pricing for laser hair removal in all areas is gender neutral. We realize that defining specific body areas for pricing purposes can sometimes be challenging, so we use explanations and diagrams to include descriptions like full chest or partial chest / breasts.
  • Customized Treatments: Our laser hair removal experts make sure to use the proper lasers and settings customized to each patient. Once you decide what you’d like done, our technicians carefully explain every step so you know just what to expect. If you want to keep some hair, YOU decide, a white eyeliner pencil is used to outline where you would or would not like hair, so there will never be confusion about exactly what you want.
  • Experience: We have performed over 200,000 laser treatments since opening. All of our providers have been honored to help many transgender patients achieve the smooth, hair-free look they desire.
  • Privacy: As a medical facility, owned and operated by board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Michael Law, we always provide a safe and confidential environment for all of our patients. Our technicians are exceptionally well trained, professional and compassionate, and your privacy is protected by federal law.
  • Transformative Treatments: A safer, faster and more comfortable treatment than ever before to finally get rid of unwanted body or facial hair. Our state-of-the-art lasers allow us to successfully and safely treat any skin type and complexion, including darker and tanned skin.


Laser hair removal of the genitals or bikini area can be a sensitive subject for transgender patients. It is important to find a medical facility owned and operated by a physician. It is also important to find a facility that is LGBTQIA+ friendly. Blue Water Spa and Blue Water Plastic Surgery Partners have supported the LGBTQIA+ community since opening by providing a safe and welcoming spa environment for every patient. Blue Water Spa is a proud member of the LGBT Center of Raleigh’s Founders Triangle. We are proud to be a business where All Are Welcome.

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Laser Hair Removal for Thick or Coarse Hair

The thicker the root of the hair, the bigger the target for the laser, and the more easily the hair will be removed. For trans women who have suffered with thick coarse hair, laser hair removal will be especially effective. Fine, light blonde or red hair does not respond favorably to laser hair removal.

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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Each laser has a target or a chromophore. The chromophore for laser hair removal is pigmentation. If the root of the hair has no pigment, the laser will not respond. For people who may be going grey with white or grey hair in the facial area, electrolysis may be an option.

Laser Hair Removal vs. Electrolysis

Electrolysis removes the hair a single hair at a time. It is a very time consuming procedure, but it may be the only answer for permanent hair removal for those with white or grey hair.

How many Sessions of laser hair removal will trans women need?

Lasers for hair removal – all of them – work when the hair is in a growth cycle. At any given time, as much as 20% of the hair is in a growth cycle. So, in theory, laser hair removal could provide complete clearance within 5 sessions. The hair in any given area is not always on the same cycle. So, complete clearance of unwanted hair will sometimes take 8 or more sessions. On occasion, hormones may result in additional hair growth. If that is the case, it is possible that a person taking hormones may require more laser hair removal sessions than others.

Does Laser Hair Removal Work for Dark Skin?

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Trans women with black or brown skin can safely be treated with laser hair removal sessions in Raleigh at Blue Water Spa. We have 4 lasers specifically for dark or tanned skin, and three lasers for light to medium skin. Because lasers are targeting pigmentation or melanin, lasers for dark skinned individuals must have a very long pulse. These long pulsed lasers will bypass the surface of the skin and target the root of the hair. Laser hair removal with the correct laser can be safe and effective for all skin types. At Blue Water Spa, we have successfully treated African American, Asian, and South Asian skin types.

EVERY laser room at Blue Water Spa is equipped with 2 different lasers. One with a frequency ideal for light to medium skin tones, another ideal for darker or tanned skin tones. Some people may even benefit from both frequencies as some areas, like genitals and underarms may be darker than the rest of the body. Every patient can receive the ideal treatment for every body part in the same room.

Get Rid of Ingrown Hairs with Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal for Folliculitis | Ingrown Hairs on Groin, Legs, and Armpits

Ingrown hair can be frustrating for trans women. It’s not uncommon to see ingrown hairs on your groin, legs, or underarm area. Ingrown hairs form when your hairs grow back into the skin, instead of up to the surface. This typically happens when hair has been shaved, waxed, or plucked. Laser hair removal can reduce or eliminate ingrown hairs.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?

At Blue Water Spa, we offer pay as you go pricing. You only pay for laser sessions that you need and nothing more. To receive laser hair removal treatments for the full face and body, we can create bundles to take the guesswork out of laser hair removal cost and create an affordable bundle price. All laser procedures start with a complimentary, no-pressure consultation.


Blue Water Spa is a Raleigh spa that has been voted Best Medical Spa in America three consecutive years. Owned and operated by Raleigh Plastic Surgeon Michael Law MD, the Raleigh medical spa is the top provider of Juvederm®, Latisse® and Botox® in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Law is in the top 1% of plastic surgeons providing Natrelle® Breast Implants and other Allergan products in the Country. From CoolSculpting, Emsculpt, Emsella, Laser Hair removal, laser skintightening to microdermabrasion, pampering spa packages, and medical-grade clean & cruelty-free skincare, at Blue Water Spa you will receive the ultimate in results and relaxation.

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