Given that most adults devote a substantial amount of time to shaving, waxing, bleaching, trimming, or plucking away unwanted hair, it makes sense that permanent laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments available. Donald Lee, DO, and the team at Biz MedSpa in Fremont, California, provide laser hair removal services to individuals with all skin types. If you’re ready to get rid of undesirable facial or body hair for good, call the office or book online today.
Laser hair removal uses innovative technology to effectively deactivate, or turn off, the active-growth hair follicles. It works by delivering short pulses of laser energy directly into each follicle, where it’s absorbed by the pigments in the hair shaft. There, it disrupts the follicle’s stability, so it can no longer produce hair.
The team at Biz MedSpa uses the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System by CynoSure®, which is widely considered the most advanced IPL laser platform available.
The Icon laser is a gentle, noninvasive, and preferential technology that targets hair follicles without harming the surrounding tissues.
The Icon laser also has the only FDA-approved Skintel™ Melanin Reader™, an exclusive feature that makes the Icon safe to use on any skin type.
With its well-designed handpiece, the Icon laser is effective on large and small treatment areas alike and can be used on most areas of your body, including:
Besides helping you get rid of unwanted hair for good, laser hair removal can also leave you with undeniably smoother, softer, and more uniform skin in the treated area.
Laser hair removal is a relatively pain-free procedure that lasts 15-60 minutes, depending on the density of hair follicles and the overall size of the treatment area. Before your session begins, you’ll receive eye shields to protect your retinas and corneas from the laser.
As the laser is systematically passed over the treatment area, spot-by-spot, each pulse of energy it sends into the targeted follicles feels similar to a tiny rubber band snapping against your skin. This mild sensation is well-tolerated by most adults.
It generally takes several laser treatment sessions to achieve permanent hair removal. Each laser hair removal session is spaced four to six weeks apart to ensure the treatment catches every hair follicle in its active-growth phase. This is because your hair grows in cycles, and the laser doesn’t work on follicles that are in their resting or shedding phase.
After your first session, you can expect to see a 10-25% reduction in hair. Many individuals achieve permanent hair removal after five to seven sessions.
To schedule a laser hair removal consultation, call Biz MedSpa today, or book online today.
*Individual results may vary