What Is Laser Hair Removal?
When it comes to removing unwanted hair, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better treatment than the ICON laser system. ICON laser hair removal uses powerful light-based technology that works by targeting and destroying the hair follicles responsible for hair growth. Effective for a wide range of skin and hair types, the ICON can remove hair from almost anywhere on the body without harming the surrounding skin. The permanent hair reduction offered by ICON is a lasting solution that takes away the everyday hassle of dealing with unwanted facial and body hair. Additionally, if you’re suffering from folliculitis, or another hair-related dermatological condition, the ICON is your perfect solution! For all of the ICON’s dermatological uses, we welcome you to get in touch with our sister practice, Helena Dermatology.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The ICON hair removal procedure involves the use of a handheld device with a smooth glass surface. This handpiece targets individual hair follicles, delivering heat that prevents them from growing new hair. While heat from the ICON targets your individual hair follicles, the system at the same time employs cooling energy. This serves to protect surrounding tissues around the area. This dual-action keeps patients comfortable for the duration of treatment.
Which Areas Are Addressed?
Treatment areas targeted by ICON laser hair removal include: the face, back, chest, arms, underarms, bikini area, and legs. Depending on the size of your treatment site, the hair removal procedure carried out by this miraculous device can take anywhere from 15-30 minutes. The exciting thing about the ICON is that if your hair does grow back, it will be much finer than before. This benefit coupled with how tolerable laser hair removal is, makes this treatment a great replacement for traditional razor shaving.
What to Expect During Treatment
When you arrive at Montana Aesthetics, you will be warmly greeted by our dedicated staff. We will take the time to evaluate your skin and make sure it is suited for ICON laser hair removal. As an advanced laser system, the ICON is significantly less painful than older laser hair removal devices. The laser handpiece that we apply to your skin has a chill tip to cool the treatment area before and after the laser pulse. This effect significantly reduces pain and makes the entire 15-30 minute treatment quite tolerable. Most people feel only a slight, momentary “snap” at the treatment site during the procedure.
Results From Laser Hair Removal
After your treatment is complete, we apply a cold compress to your skin for several minutes to cool it down. You may see some initial results right away.* However, it typically takes at least three treatments to achieve maximum results.* After your three treatment sessions, you can expect a roughly 79% reduction in hair growth at the treatment site.* This treatment will drastically reduce the amount of time and money you spend on shaving and waxing! The ICON may even improve the overall appearance of your skin, giving you a fresh, rejuvenated glow!*
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Laser Hair Removal in Helena, MT
At Montana Aesthetics, we value the hard work you do to always look your best and want to help you achieve your beauty goals. If you’re sick and tired of having unwanted hair on your arms, legs, or back, we’re here to help! To set up a laser hair removal appointment at our center, please fill out the form below or give us a call at (406) 443-7200. We look forward to seeing you!