Internists & Aesthetic Specialists located in Winter Park, FL
For those who are tired of shaving unwanted hair, the JS Healthcare in Winter Park, Florida offers aesthetic services to permanently remove body hair using the innovative ICON™ aesthetic laser system by Cynosure®. Dr. Shwetanshu Shukla uses the laser technology to reduce the growth of body hair in just a few, painless treatments. To learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal, schedule a consultation by calling the office or using the online booking feature.
Laser Hair Removal Q & A
How does laser hair removal work?
The ICON aesthetic system uses non-invasive light technology to destroy hair cells without causing damage to the surrounding skin. The laser technology targets hair pigments that absorb the light energy, causing the hair follicle to die.
The system is effective at removing unwanted hair from your:
Dr. Shukla holds a handheld device to the treatment area that gently delivers pulses of light energy into the hair follicles. Once the energy destroys the follicle, new hair growth isn’t possible.
Laser hair removal offers permanent results but may not be as effective on light-colored hair, including blonde and gray as it’s more difficult for the laser to detect the hair pigments. The treatments may not be effective if the patient has a hormonal imbalance (adolescents) or is pregnant.
How many laser treatments are necessary?
Body hair grows in different stages. The laser hair removal technology works on the active growth stage.
It can take several treatments to ensure all hair follicles in the treatment area are no longer active. As such, to achieve optimal results, Dr. Shukla may recommend additional laser treatments as hair grows in different stages.
Results are noticeable after the first treatment. Dr. Shukla can determine how many treatments are necessary during the initial consultation based on your skin and hair type and the treatment location.
Are laser hair removal treatments painful?
Many patients feel a slight stinging sensation, similar to the snapping of a rubber band on the skin. Following the procedure, there may also be an increase in skin sensitivity and redness in the treatment area that resolves on its own in a few hours.
Dr. Shukla may also recommend avoiding direct sunlight in the treatment area for 1-2 days after treatment.
What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is faster and more convenient than traditional hair removal methods, including shaving, waxing, and electrolysis. Laser treatments with the ICON technology offer permanent results and effectively treats even the smallest areas of the body, including face and underarms.
Treatments are non-invasive and virtually pain-free. Dr. Shukla can complete a laser hair removal treatment in less than 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
To schedule a hair removal consultation, call the office or book an appointment online.