Lasers use concentrated beams of light to destroy the pigment cells in hair follicles. If the hair follicle is dead, it can no longer produce new hairs, so once you complete your course of treatment, you won’t be bothered by unwanted hair in the future.
Laser hair removal is very low-risk, providing you see a qualified professional like Dr. Benz who has the expertise to carry out treatments safely and effectively.
The key benefit of using a laser hair removal system like Icon is that you never have to worry about dealing with unwanted hair growth once your treatment finishes. That means no more shaving, waxing, epilating, or depilatory creams, saving you time, money, and hassle. There are other benefits as well:
Treatment is quick and safe, providing an effective, permanent answer to the problem of unwanted hair.
When you arrive for your session, you’re welcomed in and shown to a comfortable treatment room. A member of the team trims the hairs in the target area to the correct length for the laser to work most efficiently, then applies a cooling gel to the area to keep your skin comfortable.
Dr. Benz adjusts the settings on the Icon machine to the optimum levels for treatment after checking the density, color, and thickness of your hair as well as skin color. She then applies the laser to the target hairs, making further adjustments if required.
There are very few side effects associated with laser hair removal. You may experience a warm feeling in your skin, like a mild dose of sunburn and your skin may go a little red. These effects respond well to cooling treatments and moisturizers and should be gone within a few days at most.
The number of sessions you need depends on several factors, including the number of hairs to be treated, their density, and their location. You’ll start to notice hairs coming out soon after the first treatment, and you should attend further treatment sessions every four to six weeks until all the hair has fallen out and there’s no new growth.
If you want to say goodbye to unsightly regrowth and the chore of regular hair removal, call Ricarda Benz, MD, or book an appointment using the online facility.
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