Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care

Medical Spa located in Prairieville, LA

Shaving, plucking, and waxing all have serious drawbacks. Ultimately, all of these methods are time-consuming, pricey, painful, or all three. If you’re thinking that there has to be a better way, the Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care team in Prairieville, Louisiana, has great news: Laser hair removal can make your life much easier. To learn more about how long-lasting laser hair removal with the state-of-the-art Cynosure® Icon™can help you, book an appointment online or by phone now.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What are the treatment areas for laser hair removal?

The Icon laser can treat unwanted hair practically anywhere on your body safely and effectively. The main laser hair removal treatment areas are: 

  • Upper lip (mustache)
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Bikini area
  • Chin

Icon laser hair removal is appropriate for use in even the delicate areas, like your upper lip, because the laser passes through your skin without burning, scarring, or causing any surface damage at all.

How does laser hair removal work?

Your skilled aesthetics practitioner at Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care positions the handheld Icon device above your unwanted hair and the laser travels through your skin to enter your hair follicles. The laser heat damages the follicles to inhibit hair regrowth. As the laser works, your skin might tingle briefly, or you could feel a rubber-band like snapping sensation. 

Your treatment could take as little as five minutes (for small areas like the upper lip) or up to 60 minutes (for larger areas like the back). There’s no downtime after laser hair removal.

How do I get ready for laser hair removal?

Your Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care specialists will provide specific instructions before your initial session. In most cases, this includes:

  • Discontinuing all hair removal except shaving
  • Avoiding sun and artificial tanning
  • Shaving just before your treatment session

It’s best to continue following these guidelines between each laser hair removal session, as well. If you need to be out in the sun, use a quality sunblock to protect your skin.

How many treatment sessions are needed for hair removal?

During any single session, your Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care aesthetics provider can treat only hair follicles in the active (anagen) phase. Laser treatment on follicles in the shedding phase (catagen) and the dormant phase (telogen) is ineffective. Usually, this means you’ll need 3-6 treatment sessions, around 6-8 weeks apart, for optimal hair removal. 

When will I see results from laser hair removal?

You might experience a decrease in hair growth after as little as one treatment. In the weeks between your hair removal sessions, you’ll experience a steady decrease in unwanted hair. You might also enjoy the side benefits of fewer ingrown hairs and fewer rashes from shaving. 

Want to find out more about long-lasting laser hair removal? Use the online scheduler or call Louisiana Aesthetics and Skin Care now.