Women and men alike can now make unwanted facial or body hair a thing of the past. Changes Plastic Surgery offers the Icon Laser by Cynosure which is safe for all skin types. It is a non-invasive laser specifically designed to eliminate undesired hair from all parts of the body, including the face, legs, arms, underarms, and back, as well as more sensitive areas like the chest, nipples, and bikini line.
Because laser hair reduction involves treating the hair in the follicle, patients must discontinue any waxing, plucking or use of depilatories 6 weeks prior to treatment. Additionally, although our laser allows us to treat patients with tans, we strongly recommend that individuals keep treated areas out of the sun for 10 days prior to undergoing laser treatment. The number of treatments you may require for optimal long-term benefit depends on the area you wish to have treated, the hair density and color, and your hair’s growth cycle.
The Lowdown On Laser Hair Removal
If you’re sick of shaving, waxing, tweezing, plucking, threading, or whatever else you’re doing to remove unwanted body hair, it may be time to go for the one solution that has the potential to be permanent: laser hair removal. Among the most popular cosmetic procedures in America, laser hair removal works by beaming highly concentrated light (which is all a laser really is) into your hair follicles. When pigments in the hair follicles absorb that light, it destroys their ability to grow hair.
There are many advantages to laser hair removal compared to other strategies. Precision is one of them; lasers can target coarse, dark hairs selectively while ensuring the surrounding skin remains unaffected. Predictability is another advantage. For most patients, three to seven sessions leads to permanent hair loss. The speed of the treatment is a third advantage, in that each laser pulse covers about a quarter-sized are in a fraction of a second, treating many hairs at once. This means that it takes only a minute or two to treat small areas like the upper lip, and less than an hour on average to treat even large areas, like the legs or the back.
Laser hair removal is basically worry-free for patients under the right conditions—which is why ensuring that you’re receiving only high-end services from knowledgeable providers is so important. If you are treated with the wrong laser, or even the right laser on the wrong setting, you won’t enjoy optimal results. You also risk hyperpigmentation, burns, and in some cases even increased hair growth if you are treated by someone who is not as skilled with laser hair removal techniques. For the most best and most reliable results, come to Changes Plastic Surgery and Spa. We are your best choice for laser hair removal in San Diego.