Hair. We want it how we want it, where we want it. With laser hair removal and reduction, our patients are able to reach their desired aesthetic or level of convenience by permanently altering the amount of hair in various areas of the body. Some of the common areas patients request laser hair removal and reduction are:
- Full face
- Upper lip
- Under arms
In the past, options for hair removal were limited to shaving, chemical removal, or electrolysis. This one-time favored hair removal option worked by treating hair follicles individually, a time-consuming process that was associated with a fair amount of discomfort. Today, we use laser technology to destroy hundreds of hair follicles in a single sweep of the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System, equipped with high peak powers, state of the art cooling, built in calibration, and the Skintel™ reader – the only FDA-cleared melanin reader.
An advanced treatment, laser hair removal achieves excellent results by targeting hair follicles, while having no negative impact on the tissues surrounding the treatment area. Using our state-of-the-art system, we also have access to nine different hand pieces. What this means to our patients is that their treatment is designed based on their specific set of circumstances for optimal results.
Although highly successful for the permanent reduction of hair, laser treatments are most effective when performed over time. A single treatment will remove unwanted hair, but only for a single growth cycle. Our hair grows in a continuous cycle, which is precisely why many people shave every day. To achieve permanent results takes time, as each session will focus on a new growth spurt. It is difficult to pinpoint exactly how many treatments each patient will need, but most patients see hair growth cease in six to twelve sessions, completed several weeks apart.
We strive to help our patients achieve the results they desire. For laser hair removal and reduction, we advise patients to discontinue regular hair removal practices like shaving, tweezing, and waxing. It is also important that a patient avoid tanning prior to treatment, so as not to impact his or her session, which cannot be performed on tanned skin.
To experience smoother skin with less hair, contact us for your laser hair removal and reduction consultation.