Get Rid of Unwanted Hair
Unwanted hair is a common problem, for both men and women. Frequent hair removal tasks including shaving, depilatories, plucking, and waxing can be time-consuming, inconvenient, and often painful. At best, these methods offer only temporary results – for some, only a few hours.
Laser-based technology has brought us a permanent solution to remove unwanted hair, leaving skin feeling smooth and healthy. We can help you get to the root of the problem with our state-of-the-art Icon™ system.
Laser-based hair removal gives you effective, permanent hair reduction anywhere on your body including the face, legs, back, underarms, or bikini line.
Treatments are quick and easy letting you get back to your everyday activities.
How Energy-based Hair Removal Works
During [laser/light-based] hair removal, the device emits light energy that travels through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle stem cells and hair shaft. Pigments are the substances that give skin and hair its color. This energy transmission damages the hair follicle, which permanently destroys it while preserving surrounding skin tissue.
Hair follicles that are in the anagen, or active growth phase, have more pigment and absorb more energy, and typically respond best to treatments. For this reason, it takes multiple treatments spaced at varying weeks apart depending on the treatment area. To achieve the best results – it’s important to “catch” your hair in this active growth phase when you are receiving the treatment.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ
Our Icon™ technology can remove hair from anywhere on the body including faces, backs, chests, arms, underarms, bikini, buttocks, peri-anal region and legs.
Icon™ can be safely used on all skin types from very light skin to very dark skin. It is most effective on individuals with dark hair. Candidates with very light or gray hair are not ideal. However, we will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure based on a variety of factors during your consultation.
Hair follicles are continually cycling through three phases: anagen ( growth phase), catagen (transitional phase), and telogen (resting phase). Hair is most susceptible to this treatment while in the anagen phase. Because of this timing, it’s not possible for any laser treatment to achieve 100% hair removal, but it is possible to significantly reduce the number of growing hairs by as much as 85%. Multiple treatments can be administered for maximum results.
Laser-based hair removal is permanent. After treatment, the hair follicles within the anagen phase that were damaged are permanently unable to produce new hairs, or can produce only very thin, tiny hairs that are virtually invisible.
Most people feel only a slight momentary “snap” like a rubber band at the treatment site during the procedure.
Since your hair grows in 3 stages, several treatments are needed to affect all of the unwanted hair. The number of treatments can vary between individuals, depending on the amount of hair, the area to be treated, skin color, hair color and hair coarseness. Typically 4 – 6 treatments are needed but this will depend on a number of factors including your type of hair. One of our providers can give you a more specific treatment plan during your consultation.
It depends on which area is being treated. In general, face, underarms, arms, and bikini are about 4-6 weeks apart. Back, chest, and legs are about 8-10 weeks apart.
Yes. In fact, the area needs to be freshly shaved the day of your treatment session. You should not wax or pluck the hairs between treatments.
You can resume regular daily activities immediately following treatment.
Typically, most people experience a mild, sunburn-like sensation, possibly accompanied by some minor redness and/or swelling immediately following the treatment. This usually lasts 2-24 hours. Ask your provider to discuss other possible side effects and the necessary post-treatment care with you.