What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments among our Chandler, Scottsdale, and Mesa, AZ patients. An effective option for long-term hair reduction, this treatment typically leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and produces long-lasting results compared to other hair removal options. Dr. Linda Sodoma at Dr. Linda Sodoma Aesthetics and Gynecology performs safe and fast laser hair removal treatments utilizing the state-of-the-art Icon™ Aesthetic System in areas, like the back, legs, arms, face, armpits, and bikini area. For more information or to schedule a laser hair reduction session, contact our office in Gilbert, AZ.

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Habitual waxing and/or shaving gets frustrating. Laser hair removal performed by the providers at Dr. Linda Sodoma Aesthetics and Gynecology in Gilbert, AZ allows for a wonderful change to the conventional way of addressing unwanted body hair. The perks of laser hair removal can include:

  • Effective for a variety of areas of your body and many types of hair
  • Makes skin more supple and more moisturized
  • Provides a simple treatment with minimal discomfort for most people
  • Not as repetitive as waxing or plucking
  • Offers long-lasting outcomes
  • Avoids ingrown hairs
  • Acts against hair regrowth between treatments

What Can I Expect from Laser Hair Removal?

On the day of your procedure, you can lie in a private treatment room as areas of your face and body being treated are washed to remove oil, dirt, and moisturizers. During the procedure, a technician will stretch out the area to create a direct path between the hair follicle root and the laser. The Icon laser’s energy will focus on and destroy the follicle, preventing the hair from growing again. Typically, you will need 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks to get your ideal results. Your appointments will be spaced out in order to allow the affected areas time to heal. This also allows time for follicles that were in the dormant phase of growth to cycle into the phase of active growth so they can be treated. Although this procedure is mostly gentle in nature, the treated areas of your skin may feel like it has a mild sunburn due to the use of lasers. After your session, you will be free to resume your daily activities, but you should avoid heavy activity or sun exposure for at least a day to let your skin recover.