What is ICON laser hair removal?
At Skin Medical Aesthetics, we use the ICON system for laser hair removal. ICON allows for the removal of unwanted hair from the face, arms, underarms, back, chest, legs, and bikini zone safely and effectively. Laser hair removal makes shaving and waxing obsolete in as little as 5-7 sessions.* Any additional hair growth that comes in will be finer, lighter, and far less noticeable. If you are tired of regularly shaving or waxing, schedule a consultation today!
How does laser hair removal work?
Unlike shaving or waxing, laser hair removal uses intense heat to damage individual hair follicles. As a result, all future growth becomes inhibited.* And even though the ICON laser uses heat to target these follicles, we will apply a topical numbing cream to cool your skin. This will help to minimize any discomfort you might feel during your treatment. Best of all, there is no damage at all to the surrounding skin.
Compared to traditional hair removal methods, laser hair removal can lead to superior results. Light-based hair reduction is safe and recommended for nearly all areas of the body, including the face, arms, back, underarms, legs, chest, and the bikini area.
What can I expect during treatments?
After we create your custom treatment plan during your initial consultation, you will come back into Skin Medical Aesthetics for your first treatment. We will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment areas so that your experience will be comfortable. You will then lie down on a treatment table as we do several passes with the ICON laser handpiece on the predetermined areas of your body. The passes will work to damage each hair follicle. Once the procedure is over, you will be able to return to your regular routine immediately. There is no downtime.
What can I expect from the results?
Laser hair removal is quick, effective, and has very few side effects. You may begin to see results after 1 short session, although several treatments are recommended for optimal, long-lasting results.* When you come in for your initial consultation, we may recommend 5-7 sessions, depending on the amount of hair you want to remove. The side effects are no worse than the redness, itching, and cuts you would receive from shaving or waxing.* Most people experience some side effects after treatment, including a sunburn-like sensation and some minor swelling.*