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LASER HAIR REDUCTION
The Palomar Icon™ system treats unwanted hair on the face or body.
Light is emitted at a specific wavelength, targeting the melanin in the hair and/or at the follicle growth centre. The light passes through the skin and is absorbed by the melanin in the hair follicle enough to damage it but leave the skin around it unharmed. Because melanin is what gives colour to our hair and skin, the hair being targeted must have pigment in it (this treatment is not suitable for blonde, red, white, or grey hair). Our skilled team provides fast, efficient hair reduction treatments that are relatively comfortable.
Each treatment typically takes approximately 5-45 minutes, depending on the treatment area. The average patient starts with 6 treatments, scheduled every 4-6 weeks depending on the targeted area to match the hair’s growth cycle. A mild to strong snapping sensation is felt during the treatment, depending on the sensitivity of the area; there is generally no discomfort or reaction on the skin after the treatment.
Recovery & Results
Significant results can be obtained with the average 6 treatments; however, additional treatments may be required for more reduction or maintenance, especially when treating areas on the face. After treatment, hair will appear as if it is growing normally, but will gradually fall out over a 2-5 week period. Often the hair looks to be about 50% reduced after just one session and shaving becomes more manageable. Hair will steadily grow more slowly as the treatment series progresses, and also become more fine and sparse. Wearing SPF 30 or higher when exposing the treated area to the sun is required.
Used to treat:
Unwanted hair on the face, upper lip, arms, underarms, legs, feet, back, genital area, chest, and body.
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