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Laser Hair Removal

Livingston Family Healthcare

Family Medicine located in Livingston, TN

When you have unwanted hair on your arms, back, legs, or bikini line, laser hair removal offers a simple, effective way to boost your confidence. Kenneth Beaty, MD, of Livingston Family Healthcare, offers Cynosure Icon™ laser hair removal to men and women in and around Livingston, Tennessee. For a consultation and to see how laser hair removal can help you, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a treatment that uses therapeutic laser energy to destroy the hair follicles of unwanted hair. The team at Livingston Family Healthcare offers quality laser hair removal using the revolutionary Cynosure Icon laser treatment system.

Icon laser treatment removes unwanted hair from areas, including:

  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Face

For most people, laser hair removal is virtually painless, though the experience varies from person to person. This process works well for all skin types and most hair colors. Typically, red and white hair doesn’t respond as well to this type of treatment. 

How does laser hair removal work?

Using the Icon laser treatment system, laser energy is directed into the hair follicle under the unwanted hair. The laser energy kills the cells that make up the hair follicle, causing the hair to fall out and preventing the hair from growing. 

After a laser hair removal treatment, your hair becomes gradually thinner, and you’ll notice a reduction in the amount of hair growth in the treatment area. Because each hair grows at a different rate, each one requires direct and repeated treatments to achieve permanent hair loss.

Permanent hair removal in a given area usually requires three to six sessions, depending on the location of your unwanted hair. 

What does laser hair removal treatment entail? 

Before your laser hair removal session, avoid sun exposure and shaving, plucking, or waxing your unwanted hair for six weeks. This prepares the hair follicles for the laser treatment.  

At the time of your session, your Icon laser treatment specialist prepares the area by trimming your hair and applying a cooling gel to protect your skin. They cover your eyes to prevent injury. 

Your specialist customizes the Icon laser treatment for the quality, amount, and color of your hair. Depending on the amount and thickness of hair in the treatment area, your session may last anywhere from five to 60 minutes. You may apply an ice pack to soothe swelling or redness.  

The team at Livingston Family Healthcare schedules your next laser hair removal appointment for six weeks later until your unwanted hair is gone.  

For a consultation about how laser hair removal can help you, call or schedule an appointment with Livingston Family Healthcare today.