If you’re tired of ineffective results with shaving and waxing for removing unwanted hair, you may be a good candidate for laser treatment. At Horizons Health & Wellness in Bridgewater and Brockton, Massachusetts, the experienced providers offer fast, effective hair removal services using the noninvasive Icon™ Aesthetic System. To learn more about permanent hair removal, schedule a consultation by clicking the 'Book Online' button below, or by calling the office.
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal uses light technology to destroy the cells responsible for hair growth without damaging the surrounding skin. Following a series of laser treatments, new hair can no longer grow back.
Hair removal treatments are effective on hair growth in areas like:
- Bikini line
- Upper lip
The providers at Horizons Health & Wellness can also use the Icon™ laser technology to reduce unwanted body hair on other areas of the body, including your back and arms, no matter what your skin type or how thick your hair grows.
How does laser treatment differ from other hair removal methods?
There are a number of products that temporarily remove hair, including shaving, depilatories, epilators, and waxing. These methods either cut off the hair above the skin’s surface or remove the hair from the follicle below the surface. However, unless you destroy the hair follicles, new hair always grows back.
What can I expect during a laser hair removal treatment?
Your provider creates a customized treatment plan for effective hair removal based on your goals, and determines how many treatments you need. Typically, treatments are done every few weeks depending on several factors, including the anatomical treatment area, your skin type, and the hair thickness.
To prepare for a laser hair removal treatment, you should avoid sun exposure to the treatment area for at least 4-6 weeks prior to your appointment. It’s best not to do any waxing or bleach treatments for several weeks before a laser treatment.
During your session, a handheld device delivers laser technology to the treatment area. The handheld device also has a special cooling tip to prevent discomfort. You may experience a sensation similar to a rubber band snapping on your skin at the treatment site.
Procedures can take just a few minutes, or may last up to an hour depending on your hair type and the size of the treatment area.
What can I expect after laser hair removal treatment?
Following your treatment, you can expect to resume your regular activities. Your provider may advise you to avoid taking a bath or using any other heat on the area until the next day.
Side effects of the Icon™ laser treatment are minimal. You may experience minor swelling or redness that resolves on its own after several hours.
Schedule a consultation online or by phone to learn more about permanent hair removal.
Before & Post 3 Tx
Photos Courtesy of K. Khatri, MD
*Individual results may vary.
Horizon’s Health and Wellness offers Nitronox! Nitronox is a delivery system that provides a gas mixture of 50% medical nitrous oxide and 50% medical oxygen and is used to help ease discomfort during some medical and aesthetic procedures. The gas mixture is a safe, self-administered by the patient through a mask or mouthpiece in which the patient inhales as needed. When it’s administered, patients are awake, responsive, and breathing on their own.
Once you stop inhaling the gas mixture it will be completely out of your system within 5-10 minutes. You will start feeling back to normal almost immediately. If you do not like how you feel during your self-administered application, you can stop and breathe room air, which should quickly reverse any negative effects. The effects of nitrous oxide are completely out of your system within a few minutes. Patients can safely drive home about 10 minutes after ceasing use of nitrous oxide and oxygen.