If you’re tired of devoting more time than you’d like to shaving, waxing, plucking, trimming, or bleaching away unwanted hair, you’re not alone — laser hair removal is fast becoming one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the United States. Julio Navarro, MD and the skilled team of physicians at Horizons Family Practice offer laser hair removal services to women and men alike. If you’re ready to get rid of unwanted body or facial hair for good, call their Newark, Delaware, office or schedule an appointment online today.
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Laser hair removal is a safe, noninvasive treatment that uses a sophisticated handheld laser device to deliver short-duration pulses of targeted energy directly into active-growth hair follicles. When these active-growth follicles absorb this energy, it effectively switches them off, leaving them permanently disabled so they can no longer grow hair.
Dr. Navarro and his team use the Icon™ Aesthetic System by CynoSure®, which is widely considered one of the most advanced laser hair removal platforms available.
Dr. Navarro can use the Icon hair removal system to safely remove unwanted hair from virtually any part of your body, except for the area around your eyes. Common treatment areas include:
With its innovative, FDA-approved Skintel™ Melanin Reader™, the Icon is safe and effective for any skin type. It’s just as effective on large treatment areas as it is on smaller areas.
Because the Icon’s focused energy helps stimulate collagen and elastin renewal, laser hair removal treatments may also leave your skin feeling and looking noticeably smoother, silkier, and more uniform.
Before your procedure begins, Dr. Navarro cleanses the treatment area and gives you eye shields to protect your retinas and corneas from the laser. If the treatment area is large, he may mark it with a cosmetic pencil to help guide the laser and ensure proper coverage.
Then, as Dr. Navarro systematically passes the laser device over the entire treatment area, the laser sends quick pulses of energy into each active hair follicle. Although laser hair removal feels similar to having tiny rubber bands snapped against your skin, the sensation is well tolerated by most people. If you have a low tolerance for discomfort, however, Dr. Navarro can apply a topical numbing cream before he begins.
Depending on the size of the area you’re treating, a single laser hair removal session can last anywhere from a few minutes to more than an hour.
Your hair grows in three distinct phases: an active-growth phase, a transition phase, and a resting phase. Because laser hair removal works by targeting active-growth follicles, most people require five to eight sessions, each spaced four to six weeks apart, to achieve complete results.
You can expect to see a 10-25% reduction in hair in the weeks after your first laser session, improved results with each successive treatment, and permanent hair removal following your full treatment cycle.
To schedule your laser hair removal consultation, call Horizons Family Practice today or book an appointment online any time.
*Individual results may vary