Thanks to modern technological advances, you no longer have to spend valuable time tediously shaving, waxing, or plucking unwanted body hair. Skilled family practice physician and laser specialist Kurt Hubach, MD, offers the innovative Cynosure Icon® laser system to zap away your body hairs for smoother, hairless skin at Blue Ridge Vein Care, PC, in Bedford, Virginia. Learn more about this buzzworthy technology and call Blue Ridge Vein Care, PC, or schedule through the online system today.
Hair removal refers to cosmetic procedures designed to remove body hair. Laser hair removal is the most popular that uses specific laser energy and highly concentrated light beams to damage your unwanted hair follicles.
Laser hair removal is a nonsurgical and noninvasive treatment. Dr. Hubach provides the Cynosure Icon® laser technology to give you the best possible results.
Icon can be used on a wide range of skin and hair types and can treat larger areas of unwanted body hair like your back. A pigment in your hair shaft absorbs the light and generates heat. This heat damages your hair follicle and prevents hair growth.
Before your laser hair removal treatment, make sure you avoid anything that could remove your hair root, such as waxing or plucking. You should also avoid:
Laser hair removal works for a range of different areas of the body, such as the upper lip, chest, and back.
You might have a tolerable, mild discomfort during your laser hair removal session. Most people don’t report any discomfort at all.
Depending on the area being treated, most people usually need around three to six treatments for lasting and noticeable results. Icon laser hair removal treatments are quick and convenient and usually take around 5-60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
Treatments are typically spaced around four to six weeks apart to properly target your active hair growth cycle.
Dr. Hubach might also suggest occasional maintenance treatments in the future.
Following your laser hair removal session, you might have some mild redness and swelling in the area, and Dr. Hubach can give you with an antiseptic cream to soothe and heal your skin.
You can get right back to your day since there’s no downtime. Make sure you avoid direct sun exposure in the treated areas for about one week.
As well as a reduction in hair thickness and the amount of hair present, you might also notice a decrease in rashes, stubble, and ingrown hairs.
Laser hair removal is FDA-approved for permanent and safe hair reduction. It can treat larger areas conveniently and quickly, and the hair typically sloughs off in about two weeks.
If you’re interested in smoother, hairless skin and the revolutionary Cynosure Icon® laser technology, call Blue Ridge Vein Care, PC, or schedule online today.