If you are tired of frequent shaving and painful waxing, Fair Hill Family Medicine Specialists of Elkton, Maryland, offers pain-free laser hair removal right in the comfort of their office. Using the Icon® laser system by Cynosure®, you can have effective hair removal from your legs, underarms, chin, and more. For a consultation, call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.
Laser hair removal is an aesthetic treatment that uses laser technology to destroy the roots of individual hairs in trouble areas. Laser hair removal is a pain-free way to get smooth, hair-free skin on any area of the body, including the:
While laser hair removal is most effective for patients with light skin and dark hair, it works for all skin types and most hair colors.
Utilizing the revolutionary Icon laser technology, a handheld device focuses light energy at the roots of the hairs inside individual hair follicles. Laser-generated heat is absorbed by the pigment of the hair and damages the follicle so it can’t produce another hair. The hair falls out naturally and doesn’t regrow.
During your laser hair removal session, you are seated comfortably. A skilled specialist who is trained in aesthetic treatments prepares your skin by using a cooling gel.
You and the provider both wear protective eyewear, and they use a specially designed handheld device to target each hair. Sessions usually last 15-60 minutes depending on the size of your treatment area.
Most people don’t experience pain, though you may feel a mild snap or pop as the laser energy passes over each area. Most people tolerate this very well, but if you’re uncomfortable just let your practitioner know.
Because hair follicles are in different phases of the hair cycle and can only be treated in the active growth phase, each area needs multiple treatment sessions to get optimal results. Typically, a treatment plan involves about 6-10 sessions with 4-8 weeks between sessions. Once your treatment plan is complete, you won’t ever have to shave or wax again.
If you have unwanted hair, the team at Fair Hill Family Medicine Specialists is skilled and experienced at helping you achieve smoother skin anywhere on your body.
For a consultation about laser hair removal and Icon laser technology, call the office or schedule an appointment online with Fair Hill Family Medicine Specialists today.