Tired of tweezing, waxing, and shaving? Then it’s time to consider laser hair removal at Lower Highlands Dermatology. At their Denver office, Dr. Catherine Carretero and nurse practitioner Maggie Catalano use the innovative Icon™ laser system to remove your unwanted body hair. If you want smooth, hairless skin, contact the professional hair removal team at Lower Highlands Dermatology to get started today.
Icon Laser Hair Removal Q&A
How does Icon laser hair removal work?
The Icon device removes hair by sending concentrated laser light energy through your skin, into your hair follicle, increasing its internal temperature. This temperature increase damages the follicle’s integrity, making it incapable of growing hair.
Because of your body’s natural hair growth cycle, multiple hair removal treatments are necessary to remove your unwanted hair permanently. Dr. Carretero and Maggie can perform Icon laser hair removal procedures on various areas of your body, including your:
- Upper lip
- Bikini area
What happens during laser hair removal?
When you visit Dr. Carretero, Maggie, or Veronica for laser hair removal, they provide you with a pair of protective glasses to wear throughout the treatment. They prepare your treatment area, which includes applying a numbing cream that needs to sit for 15-20 minutes for optimal effectiveness.
Once ready, your laser specialist moves the handheld Icon laser device over your skin. The concentrated laser light penetrates into your hair follicle and often feels like the snapping of a rubber band.
Depending on the size of your treatment area, the procedure can take 15-60 minutes. Once Dr. Carretero, Maggie, or Veronica completes the procedure, you’re free to leave, as the procedure requires no downtime.
You should protect the treatment area from the sun until it’s healed and always wear sunscreen afterward.
When does hair growth stop after laser hair removal?
Laser hair treatment only impacts hair in its active growth phase, which is typically about one-third of your hair. After your treatment, you may notice hair regrowth for about two weeks before your hair begins to fall out.
Some of the hair that falls out may regrow, coming in lighter and thinner. With additional treatments, the thickness and pigment of your hair lessens and, in many cases, hair growth eventually ceases.
For the best results, Dr. Carretero and Maggie recommend 6 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. Some patients may require maintenance sessions once or twice a year.
If you want smooth, hair-free skin without the hassle of plucking, waxing, or shaving, call Lower Highlands Dermatology to schedule your initial consultation. You can even book your appointment online.