Laser Hair Removal

King & Queen Family Practice

Family Medicine located in Saint Stephens Church, VA

If shaving, waxing, and plucking are continuing to take up your valuable time, consider laser hair removal with Cynosure® Icon™. Because of advancements in medical lasers over the years, this modern skin care service, offered at King and Queen Family Practice, can dramatically reduce unwanted body hair growth and smooth out your skin. Learn more about modern laser hair removal packages offered at this Saint Stephens Church, Virginia, practice by booking a consultation. Schedule online or over the phone.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What happens during laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal treatments with the state-of-the-art Icon laser involve using a specialized handheld laser device to target unwanted body hair. The Icon laser sends rapid pulses of laser energy deep into the hair follicles, reaching dozens of hairs with each pulse.

Laser energy is absorbed by hair pigments, forcing them to heat up. This heat effect doesn’t burn your skin, but it does elevate hair follicles to the point that the growth process is disrupted. Hair is instantly destroyed and sheds naturally within a few weeks.

Treated hair is going to grow back though. However, because of the disruption in the growth cycle from laser hair removal, each time targeted hair comes back, you’ll notice that it’s finer and lighter.

It takes time and dedication to regular laser hair removal treatment sessions to permanently stop hair growth. Over time, you find that hair growth is dramatically reduced.

Will laser hair removal work for me?

In most cases, laser hair removal is most effective if you have pale skin and darker hair. This doesn’t mean you aren’t a candidate if you don’t fall into these parameters though.

Laser hair removal treatments with the Icon laser are ideal for almost all types of hair textures and colors, as well as skin tones. This in-demand treatment might be right for you if you have:

  • Darker or tanned skin
  • Fine to coarse hair
  • Light to dark hair colors

During your laser hair removal consultation at King and Queen Family Practice, your dedicated skin care specialist may conduct a patch test to ensure laser hair removal is right for you. They have you monitor the area for a couple weeks afterward to see if you notice a reduction in hair growth. This can help ensure laser hair removal is right for you, before committing to an entire treatment package.

How many laser hair removal sessions do I need?

The team at King and Queen Family Practice have extensive training in working with the Icon laser, so they tailor your laser hair removal package based on your most likely outcome. It’s common to need about six to eight laser hair removal visits, each one spaced four to six weeks apart.

Occasionally though, you might need additional sessions. Plus, women who experience hormonal fluctuations, especially during pregnancy, may develop new hair growth. If you experience this, you’re welcome to come back to King and Queen Family Practice for touch-up treatments as needed.

Book your laser hair removal evaluation at King and Queen Family Practice today. Click on the online booking feature, or call the office directly.

Individual results may vary.