If you’re tired of waxing, shaving, and plucking unwanted hair, consider a permanent hair removal option. Serena Skinner, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, and Todd Lucas, MD, of Island Lotus Health & Wellness located in Brunswick, Georgia, can effectively remove unwanted hair with the Icon™ Aesthetic System’s laser technology. In just a few sessions, your hair growth is interrupted to reveal smoother skin. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn more.
The Icon delivers heat energy through the skin to target individual hair follicles. When the pigment in the follicle heats up, it’s shattered and destroyed, so hair can no longer grow. The laser safely penetrates your outer skin and causes no damage.
Most areas that have unwanted hair can effectively be addressed with Icon treatments. These include:
Talk to Serena or Dr. Lucas about where you’d appreciate hair removal to find out if the laser treatment is right for you.
Laser hair removal treatments are relatively swift, as the Icon laser targets hundreds of follicles with each pass. You may feel a bit of tingling and heat during the session. Each session lasts about 30 minutes. If you’re concerned about discomfort, a topical anesthetic may be applied to reduce any sensation.
You get no long-term irritation that sometimes occurs with waxing or shaving, either. You may have some redness and tenderness for a day or two following treatment – as if you had a sunburn -- but this resolves fast.
Hair grows in cycles. The laser treatment must hit each follicle that’s in a growth phase to be effective. A series of two to 10 sessions are usually sufficient to achieve the smooth skin you desire. Exactly how many sessions you’ll need depends on your skin tone and hair type. These sessions are typically scheduled four to eight weeks apart.
Laser hair removal requires no downtime. You can go back to work, school, or other regular activities following treatment.
You should avoid tanning for several weeks before and after a laser session, however. The sun can cause unwanted pigmentation that disrupts the laser’s ability to target follicles effectively. And following treatment, your skin is extra sensitive to the sun’s rays.
To learn how you can permanently remove hair without the hassle of waxing or shaving, call Island Lotus Health & Wellness or book an appointment using the online scheduler.