Laser Hair Removal Q & A in Santa Barbara, CA
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal treatments with Icon use breakthrough medical laser technology to safely heat and destroy your hair follicles, without burning or scarring your skin. As it’s drawn to pigments in your hair follicles, the laser beam heat disrupts the growth cycle.
Since treated hair can no longer grow, it eventually sheds out within about two to three weeks of your treatment. Hair does continue to grow back, although each time it does, it’s finer and lighter. Over time, almost all treated hair stops growing in, dramatically reducing unwanted body hair in a wide variety of areas.
Which areas can be treated with laser hair removal?
Modern laser hair removal treatments with Icon are safe and effective for drastically reducing hair growth on your:
- Arms and underarms
- Chest and back
- Upper and lower legs
- Bikini and Brazilian areas
- Face, neck, upper lip, and jawline
Because each laser hair removal package at Kind Dermatology and Medical Spa is tailored to you as an individual, you can select which areas you want to be treated and even have multiple areas treated at once.
Do I need more than one laser hair removal session?
Yes, although the number of treatments you’re going to need depends on your skin tone, hair color, and hair texture. In general, the dermatology experts at Kind Dermatology and Medical Spa recommend getting a series of six to eight laser hair removal treatments with the Icon laser system.
The reason you need more than one laser hair removal treatment is because the Icon laser most effectively targets hairs that are in the active growth phase, known as the anagen phase. Because each individual hair is always in a different phase of the growth cycle, multiple treatments are essential for destroying each and every hair in the desired area.
Laser hair removal treatments are fast and require little to no downtime — you might just have a little redness afterward. So the team at Kind Dermatology and Medical Spa can easily get you in and out during your lunch break.
Start your path to smoother skin by booking a laser hair removal consultation at Kind Dermatology and Medical Spa today. Schedule online or over the phone.
Individual results may vary.
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