Now Is the Time to Start Laser Hair Removal!

Unwanted facial and body hair can be frustrating and embarrassing — especially during the spring and summer when you want to let your skin shine! 

It’s not always practical to cover up, and waxing, plucking, shaving, and using creams can take up lots of your time, only for the hair to grow back.

At Girard Internal Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nicole Kimzey, DO, and our entire team are dedicated to promoting your overall wellness. This includes helping you feel good about the skin you’re in. To help you love your skin this spring and summer, Dr. Kimzey offers Icon™ laser hair removal.

Read on to learn more about laser hair removal and what it can do for you.

What is IconTM laser hair removal?

Icon laser hair removal is a fast and easy way to permanently reduce unwanted face or body hair. The innovative Icon laser targets the protein cells at the root of your hair follicle. 

Our team uses the Icon laser to destroy these cells, which support hair growth, without any damage to your skin. The result? Hair-free skin in only a few sessions. 

Which areas can Icon treat?

Our care team will work to understand where you want to eliminate unwanted hair. With Icon, we can safely remove hair from most body parts to give you the smooth skin you’ve been longing for. 

Some of the most common treatment areas include:

Is the treatment painful?

Most of our patients describe Icon laser hair removal as painless, but this depends on individual tolerance and sensitivity as well as the treatment area. Some patients describe the procedure as a tingling or tickling sensation. Others say it can feel like a quick snap of a rubber band. 

After treatment, your skin might be slightly irritated. This only lasts for a short period and generally goes away quickly.    

How long do the treatments take?

The duration and number of treatments depend on several factors; the area of the body being treated, how much hair needs to be removed, and the color contrast between your hair and skin. 

A small area, like the upper lip, might only take one to two minutes. On the other hand, removing hair from a larger area, like your back, could take up to an hour.  

Will the hair grow back?

The Icon laser targets and deactivates your hair follicles. This innovative treatment stops new hair growth, so most patients see lasting results. 

But sometimes hair can grow back. For example, changes in hormones can impact new hair growth. Even in cases of regrowth, however, any new hair is much thinner than before Icon treatment, and you only need a quick touchup for more permanent results. 

Ready to banish unwanted hair? 

If you’re ready to say goodbye to unwanted body and facial hair or are interested in other aesthetic services, Dr. Kimzey and our team are here to help you reach your beauty goals.

Contact our Philadelphia office to schedule your laser hair removal, or request an appointment online today!

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