Overgrown body hair is enough to get anyone self-conscious. Women who suffer from an overabundance of hair on their legs and arms may avoid wearing short sleeves and skirts, and men who have too much hair on their backs, shoulders and chests may feel sheepish when trying to get intimate with a partner. The overgrown hair could lead to both men and women avoiding fun activities like the pool or a beach.

If your overgrown hair is negatively affecting your life, Palmetto Vein & Aesthetic Center has the answer. Laser Hair Reduction, given by the Palomar Icon Laser System, uses concentrated beams of light to influence the hair follicles directly and affect hair growth.

How Laser Hair Reduction Works

Laser hair reduction involves finely-tuned beams of light which are sent through the skin and into the hair follicle. The light beam’s frequency is targeted enough only to affect what it needs to, and leave the surrounding skin tissue undamaged.

When you shave, you’re only cutting the hair from the surface of the skin upwards, leaving the hair’s root intact. Waxing painfully rips the hair out of the follicle by the root, but it doesn’t prevent the follicle from continuing to regrow hair in its place. This is why laser hair removal is different. By targeting the follicle itself, it’s able to completely and permanently stop overgrown hair.

What is the Treatment Like?

Laser hair removal isn’t just one treatment; it’s a series of treatments to reduce hair growth on the body permanently. This is done with the Palomar Icon Laser System, one of the most innovative laser treatments on the market.

Using a handheld wand, a member of our medical team will systematically go over the areas of your body you would like treatment. Some of the most popular places for treatment are:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Bikini line

As the wand goes over your desired area, it sends concentrated light into the skin. The lighter shades of skin on the dermis aren’t affected by this light, but the darker shades of skin that make up the hair follicle absorb this light and die. The current hair in the follicle falls out, and hair never grows there again.

The reason treatment takes a few sessions is because hair follicles are located in clusters, and not all of the follicles are “turned on” at once. Each time you come into the office we kill a few more clusters of follicles, eventually leaving behind smoother, hair-free skin.

Finding Relief

Once your treatment sessions are completed, you’ll enjoy a happier, more confident you. You’ll never have to worry about shaving or waxing again! Everything can be yours, but only after you call our offices and set up your initial consultation.