Laser hair reduction is a popular method for removing unwanted hair that provides long-term results. At Danvers Family Doctors, P.C., the practice utilizes ICON™ laser technology to help you achieve semi-permanent or permanent hair removal. The treatment enables targeted light to penetrate beneath the skin, which destroys hair follicles at their roots and prevents new hair from growing.
Before your appointment, you meet with a provider to discuss your goals and to have a personalized skin assessment. At your laser hair reduction treatment, your provider uses a small, handheld device to gently deliver targeted pulses of light to the treatment area. An entire session lasts only minutes, and there’s no harm to the surface of the skin.
While you might feel some slight tenderness or sensitivity after a session, this subsides quickly. You can get right back to your normal activities and don’t need to schedule any recovery time.
After a laser hair reduction treatment, your skin “purges” old hairs. This may look like new hair growth, but these hairs erupt through the surface of the skin and eventually fall out.
Most people need more than one session, about three to seven, to achieve permanent results. If you have slight hair growth after that, you can make an occasional maintenance appointment to keep your skin hair-free.
When it comes to hair removal, laser treatment offers the most long-term results. Many people also realize that the cost of laser hair reduction ends up being less than the money they would have spent on waxing or other methods.
As an effective and long-lasting solution, this type of treatment is safe for almost all skin types. For many people, it’s also more comfortable and tolerable than waxing.
The team at Danvers Family Doctors, P.C. can answer any further questions you have about laser hair reduction, and they’re happy to provide you with a personalized consultation. Call today to schedule an appointment or book one online to get started.