Dermal fillers do an exceptional job of smoothing away your wrinkles. And while they can simplify your beauty routine, they don’t need to be an item on your daily agenda because dermal fillers produce long-lasting results.
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular services at Health and Beauty Associates, especially as summer draws closer and patients start to envision spending time at the pool or on the beach without the drudgery of shaving.
Shaving and plucking are time-consuming daily chores, and stubble appears before the day is over. And even if you wax, you’re likely to see hair regrowth within a few weeks, maybe even within days, not the promised six weeks.
We have a great solution for summertime and beyond: laser hair removal using the Icon™ Aesthetic System. Laser treatments can permanently eliminate unwanted hair and give you silky-smooth skin. But you’ll need to get started now if you want to be hair-free in time for summer.
If you want touchable, hair-free skin this summer — without all the shaving, waxing, and plucking — you’ll need to get a head start. You can’t wait until summer arrives or you’ll be out of luck because it takes time to eliminate all your unwanted hair, even when you choose laser hair removal with the advanced Icon™ laser system.
Here’s why you need extra time: You’ll need 3-6 laser sessions, and each session is scheduled several weeks apart. The number of sessions you’ll need — and how long you’ll wait between each one — is a little different for each woman because it depends on variables like the color and thickness of your hair.
The Icon laser does an exceptional job of eradicating unwanted hair by destroying hair follicles. But it can only treat follicles when they’re growing hair. The problem is that follicles aren’t always in a growth cycle.
Each follicle continuously cycles through three stages: growth, transitional, and dormant. A growth phase lasts 2-7 years, then the follicle goes through a short transitional stage before going dormant.
During the dormant stage, the follicle stops growing hair and the existing hair falls out. The follicle rests for about three months, then re-enters a growth cycle and grows new hair.
On any given day, 10-15% of your hair follicles are dormant, so it’s impossible for the laser to treat all the hairs with one treatment. Additionally, each follicle also follows its own time schedule, which is why you may need more than two treatments before you’ll finally catch all the hair during a growth phase.
The Icon laser uses a wavelength that’s only absorbed by the pigments in hair follicles. While it travels safely through your skin, it heats the follicles, so they’re destroyed and stop growing hair.
Many patients find it easy to tolerate laser hair removal, but if your skin is sensitive or you’re worried about how the laser might feel, we can apply a numbing cream. The length of your session ranges from a few minutes for an upper lip to 30-60 minutes for larger areas like your back and legs.
It’s normal for the treated area to be slightly red or swollen after your treatment. Although these side effects don’t last long, your skin should heal before it’s exposed to sunlight.
If you want to look forward to a summer with smooth, hair-free skin, now is the time to schedule an appointment. Call Health and Beauty Associates or book a consultation online.
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