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Laser Hair Removal

Carroll Family Medicine LLC

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Hampstead, MD

Are you sick of shaving, waxing, or plucking? If you long for smooth, hair-free skin, ask Carroll Family Medicine LLC about laser hair removal. Using the safe and innovative Icon® laser, they remove unwanted hair from your body — for good. To get started with your laser hair removal, call their Hampstead, Maryland, office or schedule your appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a treatment that’s designed to give you the hair-free skin of your dreams. It works by directing laser energy into your hair follicle. The energy emitted by the Icon laser focuses on the pigment in your hair follicle. Eventually, the follicle absorbs so much energy that it’s permanently destroyed. Once laser hair removal is effective for a specific hair follicle, it stops growing hair for good. 

Because the Icon laser can be targeted virtually anywhere on your body, it’s an effective treatment for any unwanted body hair. Laser hair removal can give you smooth skin on your:

  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Stomach
  • Face
  • Bikini area
  • Arms

What should I expect during laser hair removal?

Compared to the pain involved in waxing, tweezing, or plucking, laser hair removal is very comfortable. Most patients say it feels like they’re having a rubber band snapped against the surface of their skin. 

To ensure your laser hair removal is as effective as possible, avoid plucking or waxing in the weeks leading up to your treatment and stay out of the sun. This ensures hair follicles are whole and stand out in contrast to your skin so the laser can pick them out. 

How many treatments will I need?

Laser hair removal is extremely effective, but it takes multiple treatments to deliver most patients with their desired results. That’s because not all hair follicles are active all the time. While your laser hair removal treatment will target the hair follicles that are active at the time of your treatment, Carroll Family Medicine uses successive treatments to target any follicles that were inactive during your first treatment.

Carroll Family Medicine offers as many treatments as are necessary to ensure you reach your smooth skin goals. 

Is laser hair removal right for me?

Laser hair removal works best when the laser is easily able to pick out the hair follicle from the surrounding skin. In other words, it’s most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair. That said, laser hair removal technology is continually advancing. If you’re interested in this treatment, meet with a Carroll Family Medicine aesthetics expert. They’re available to help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you and your hair and skin type. 

Want to learn more? Call them or schedule your appointment online.