Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal

Ditch razors and waxing appointments for good with laser hair removal treatments offered by family medicine physician Alexander Owens, DO, in Naples, Florida. A safe and effective way to permanently remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal helps you achieve smooth skin forever. Call the office or request an appointment online to take advantage of the state-of-the-art Cynosure® IconTM laser’s ability to remove hair from anywhere on your body.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

The Cynosure Icon aesthetic system delivers laser energy that penetrates the outer layer of your skin, targeting hair follicles beneath it. The pigment in these follicles absorbs the energy emitted from the laser, which prevents hair from forming.

The procedure is typically most effective on light skin and dark hair, but men and women with lighter hair or darker skin may also see a reduction in unwanted hair growth.

What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal reduces hair growth just about anywhere on your body. Men and women can remove hair from their

  • Legs and arms
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area
  • Back and chest
  • Upper lip and chin

Talk to Dr. Owens about the areas you’d like treated, so he can put together a treatment plan for you. Many areas are treatable in one session.

How do I prepare for laser hair removal?

Before the procedure, avoid sun exposure and tanning beds, as tanned skin can limit the effectiveness of your treatment. You should also avoid waxing or plucking for about six weeks before your appointment. It’s essential to have the hair follicle intact for the laser treatment to work.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Most people find laser hair removal quite tolerable. There’s no numbing cream or gel necessary before treatment, although numbing cream is available upon request. You will feel some heat, tingling, and a sensation of snapping as if a rubber band is hitting your skin. After the procedure, some men and women experience temporary redness and swelling. Ice packs and cooling gels ease this post-treatment discomfort.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

The exact number of treatments you’ll need depends on the density of your hair and your hair type. Most people need six or more sessions for effective hair removal. That’s because hair grows in cycles, and the laser treatment is most effective when hair is in a growth cycle. Multiple appointments ensure that all hair follicles are targeted during a period of growth.

If you’re ready for smooth, hair-free skin without the hassle of waxing, shaving, and plucking, call the office of Alexander Owens, DO, or request an appointment through the website.


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