Tired of the waxing, plucking, and shaving? When you want to say goodbye to razor bumps and unwanted hair, do it with laser hair removal at Northstar Urgent Care in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. The team eliminates your unwanted hair to give you smooth, soft skin without the hassle with the innovative Cynosure® Icon® laser. To learn more about the procedure or schedule your initial consultation, call Northstar Urgent Care or book online today.
During laser hair removal, your doctor uses the Icon laser system to send intense laser light deep into your skin, where it focuses on your hair follicle. The light energy increases the internal temperature of the hair follicle, damaging the follicle without damaging the surrounding skin.
Once this damage occurs, it inhibits future hair growth in each affected follicle. In some cases, the treatment slows hair growth, making your hair thinner and lighter. With multiple treatments, you will have hair-free skin for extended periods of time — possibly permanently.
Your doctor can perform laser hair removal on your:
In preparation for your laser hair removal, your doctor reviews your medical history and examines the treatment areas. They discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure and explain what happens during treatment.
You can prepare for laser hair removal and make your treatment more effective by:
When you arrive for your laser hair removal appointment, a staff member brings you to a private room. Your doctor gives you goggles to protect your eyes, and they may apply a numbing cream to minimize any discomfort. They then use the cutting-edge Icon’s hand-held device to administer the laser on your hair.
Most treatment sessions last 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area. Once your doctor completes the procedure, you’re free to return to your daily activities as long as you avoid the sun.
Because of your body’s natural hair growth cycle, multiple treatment sessions are necessary for laser hair removal. Most patients receive four to seven treatments, scheduled every six weeks.
When you’re ready to throw your razor away for good, contact the board-certified team at Northstar Urgent Care by calling the office.