Icon and hair removal
The ICON laser is an safe and noninvasive way to help address multiple aesthetic concerns: to remove hair, to get rid of leg veins, to rejuvenate skin, to get rid of sun damage to the skin and to decrease wrinkles, decrease stretch marks and scars. It is FDA approved, so it has been medically proven to be safe. The Icon machine is a fractional, nonablative laser that works in various different ways to produce its multiple benefits . The Icon Laser helps to remove hair by sending gentle pulses of energy into the skin to heat hair follicles and destroy them, so that they cannot produce hair again.
What areas can be treated?
Hair on most areas of the body can be treated – including face, back, chest, underarms, top of arms, bikini area, butt and legs.
How long does the treatment take?
The duration of the treatment depends on the size of the area being treated and the thickness of the hair. Usually each area will take 30 minutes maximum.
How many treatments will I need?
Since hair grows in cycles, multiple treatments are often recommended for desired results. The number of sessions for each area can vary from 3 to 7 , depending on the factors of hair color, texture and area being treated.
What does the procedure feel like?
Patients typically describe a range of sensations from tingling to the snap of a rubber band. You are numbed before the treatment, and cooling gel packs are used during the treatment to maximize your comfort while still ensuring you will obtain the desired result.
What are the sideeffects of the treatment?
The treated area may be red or a little sore following the treatment. This will disappear in 48 hours. We recommend use of aloe vera and cooling gel packs and advil to help you manage any temporary discomfort after the procedure. You can resume your daily activities right after the treatment without downtime.
What are the advantages of using laser hair removal?
You get long term results, with little downtime, and the treatment sessions themselves are quick.