Laser hair removal is among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the nation. The process works by directing a concentrated beam of light onto your hair follicles, destroying hair at the root. The process is simple, and the results are nothing short of astounding.
During your appointment, the technician trims the hair in the treatment area and evaluates your skin and hair type. The laser equipment is calibrated to provide the right level of light to your skin.
You and the technician both wear protective glasses during the procedure. Your technician applies a layer of gel to the treatment area to protect your skin, and directs a pulse of light that can be adjusted if necessary.
Each pulse of light treats an area of skin around the size of a quarter. If you only care about a small area of the body, such as your upper lip, each treatment may take a few minutes. Larger areas, such as your legs or back, may need to be treated over multiple appointments.
Once each treatment is complete, your technician provides cooling packs, anti-inflammatory cream, or other cooling products to keep the area comfortable.
Most people need between 3-7 treatments to attain permanent hair removal. For best results, avoid sun exposure for six weeks prior to and following each treatment.
Laser hair removal works by using a beam of light to pass through your skin and target each hair follicle. The process provides optimal results in patients with light skin and dark hair, as the laser is better able to target hair with more melanin.
Advancements in laser hair removal technology have made it easier to achieve favorable results in people with darker skin and naturally light hair. The light delivery system can be calibrated to provide the right wavelength of light.
You can improve your hair removal outcome by following the treatment schedule recommended by your technician and avoiding light exposure, plucking, or waxing in the weeks during your treatment period.
Coastal Family Dermatology is proud to offer the Icon™ Aesthetic System to men and women seeking laser hair removal. This state-of-the-art system is the base of many of the aesthetic services the practice provides.
In addition to providing safe, effective, and lasting hair removal, the Icon system can also provide laser therapy for wrinkle reduction, sun damage, facial veins, and even stretch marks. To learn more about laser hair removal and the other treatments available with the Icon Aesthetic System, contact the office at your earliest convenience.
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