Laser Hair Removal
Laser Hair Removal
Is unwanted hair making you unhappy? Dr. Corey Hunt at Compass Family Medicine helps men and women in Newberry, South Carolina, eliminate the need for the tedious routine of shaving or waxing.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by targeting and destroying unwanted hair follicles beneath your skin. This is done without also harming the surrounding tissue.
With the help of the Icon™ laser system, Dr. Hunt targets each hair you want to get rid of individually. The heat of the laser causes so much damage to the hair that it prevents the hair from regrowing in the future. If the hair does grow back, however, you’ll see that it is much finer.
In addition to its safety features, the versatile Icon laser system allows Dr. Hunt to target hair all over your body, including on your arms, legs, bikini area, and even on your face. The fast-acting laser emits a pulse that works in a fraction of a second, ensuring your treatment is quick and effective.
What can you expect during your laser hair removal session?
The length of your session typically depends on the size of the treatment area as well as your hair type. However, a laser hair removal session usually doesn’t last longer than 30 minutes.
The hair removal process is generally well-tolerated by most patients and is practically painless. You experience nothing worse than the redness, itching, and cuts that can occur from shaving or waxing. Once your treatment ends, you can immediately return to your normal activities.
As time goes on, you can expect a gradual decrease in the thickness of your hair. Most patients typically achieve permanent hair loss after 4-6 treatments
Why are multiple laser hair removal sessions needed?
Your hair grows at different rates, meaning your hair follicles experience different stages of growth. At the time of your hair removal, some of your hair follicles could be in the growth phase while others could be in the dormant phase and won’t respond to that session. For this reason, laser hair removal requires multiple sessions to achieve your desired results.