What Is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a permanent solution to unwanted hair. The team at Excel Aesthetics uses an advanced laser tool that can remove unwanted hair safely and effectively from many parts of your body, including:
- Arms and underarms
- Back and chest
- Bikini area
After a few quick sessions, you can get smooth, hair-free skin.
How does laser hair removal work?
The team at Excel Aesthetics uses the Icon™ laser for permanent hair removal. This advanced laser system uses intense pulsed light (IPL™) technology that has the ability to target and destroy the hair follicle under your skin to prevent it from growing.
The Icon laser also has Skintel™ technology, which reads the melanin in your skin so the laser can adjust its settings to get you the results you want without damaging the surface of your skin. Skintel also means the Icon laser is safe and effective for all skin colors and types.
What can I expect during laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a quick and effective treatment. During your session, you may feel a snapping sensation, like a rubber-band, as the IPL targets your hair follicle. If you’re sensitive to pain, be sure to let your specialist at Excel Aesthetics know so your treatment can be adjusted to reduce any discomfort.
The length of your session depends on the treatment area. While it may only take a few minutes to remove hair from your upper lip, it can take up to an hour to treat your leg. Your specialist creates a personalized treatment plan before you get started so you know what to expect.
How many sessions do I need?
Your hair grows in cycles, which means you need more than one laser hair removal session to get the desired results. The number of sessions and intervals between each session depends on the treatment area. In general, you can expect two to four laser hair removal sessions set at 4-16 week intervals.
Once the hair follicle is destroyed, hair won’t grow back. However, laser hair removal can’t stop new hair follicles from forming. To help keep your skin hair-free, the team at Excel Aesthetics recommends you come to the office as needed for touch-up treatments. To learn more about laser hair removal, call Excel Aesthetics today or book an appointment online.