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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure performed to destroy hair follicles for smooth, hair-free skin. At Skin Refine Medspa, we use the Icon® system by Cynosure® for hair removal treatments. The laser works by targeting hair follicles and destroying the active hair growth. We suggest stretching your treatments out 4-6 weeks for the face and neck and 6-8 weeks for the body. Skin Refine can treat all skin colors safely and effectively.

Who Can Benefit from Laser Hair Removal?

Individuals who are tired of shaving, waxing, or tweezing to remove unwanted hair can often benefit from laser hair removal. Because pigment in the hair follicles absorb the laser light, thereby destroying the hair follicle, those with dark, coarse hairs often see the best results.

What to Expect?

Individuals should stop plucking, waxing, using electrolysis, tanning, or using-self tanning products for six weeks prior to laser hair removal treatment. We also ask that patients discontinue the us of any strong skincare ingredients, including retinols, AHAs, and BHAs for 72 hours before treatment.

During the treatment, the hair in the treatment area will be trimmed, and a topical numbing cream can be offered for your comfort. You and your technician will need to wear appropriate eye protection during the treatment session. The laser handpiece will then be moved across the treatment area to target unwanted hair follicles. Overall length of your laser hair removal session will depend on the size of the area being treated.

What are the Results?

There is no downtime following laser hair removal, so patients can feel free to return to their everyday activities as soon as they feel comfortable. Treated skin may appear pink or slightly swollen, which will dissipate with time. Cool compresses and moisturizers may help. Over the next month, the treated hair will fall out, and throughout your treatment sessions, hair should reduce in color and thickness, before ceasing the grow back altogether.

We ask that individuals avoid sunbathing for at least two weeks following treatment, and avoid swimming and using hot tubs and saunas for several days following treatment.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

Contact Skin Refine Medspa today to learn more about laser hair removal for smooth, hair-free skin all year long! A consultation is the first step toward treatment. If you have any questions regarding laser hair removal treatment, we would be happy to help you in any way we can.

Skin Refine Medspa is located in Sunnyvale which is 35 miles south of San Francisco in the South Bay. We are centrally located in the heart of Silicon Valley and we are surrounded by Mountain View, Palo Alto, Cupertino, Santa Clara, San Jose, Los Altos, Woodside, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Saratoga, and Los Gatos.