If you’re tired of shaving, tweezing, and waxing, you’re not alone. Hair removal is the most common aesthetic procedure doctors are asked to perform. The good news is that everyone can undergo laser hair removal because it’s safe for all skin types. When lasers operate at a controlled wavelength, they can reach down and selectively target hair follicles without affecting surrounding tissues. Heat from the laser damages the follicles, which stops hair growth in those follicles.
Each pulse of the Icon Aesthetic System laser takes a few seconds and treats many hairs, but the amount of time needed for your procedure depends on the area of your body being treated. An upper lip may only take a few minutes, while hair removal from the legs or back may require up to an hour. While you can feel the laser, each person’s experience is different and some have more sensitive skin than others. You don’t need to worry because the doctor can apply a safe, topical numbing gel to ensure your comfort. After the laser treatment, your skin will look red or sunburned for a few days, so the doctor will tell you how to take care of the area, but you shouldn’t need any downtime. The color and thickness of the hairs being removed can impact the laser’s effectiveness. As a result, many people need a few treatments to remove all of the hair in their targeted area.
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to get rid of body hair. However, you should only seek laser treatment from physicians who are experts with plenty of experience using lasers. You’ll get excellent care from the doctors at Ballantyne Medical Associates. They’re certified to use the Icon Aesthetic System, and they’ve successfully treated many patients. They know how to assess your skin and body hair, then deliver laser treatment that gets optimal results.
If you have any questions about removing body hair or other aesthetic concerns, contact the doctors at Ballantyne Medical Associates. Using the Icon Aesthetic System, they can perform other procedures at the same time as laser hair removal, like diminishing visible veins and removing scars and stretch marks.