New Life Medical & Aesthetics
Bariatric Surgeon & Aesthetics located in Bakersfield, CA
Laser hair removal treatments allow you to give up shaving and waxing for good. If you’re interested in laser hair removal, contact Nirav Naik, MD, FACS and the team at New Life Medical & Aesthetics in Bakersfield, California. They offer safe and effective laser hair removal treatments using the state-of-art Icon® aesthetic laser system. Call or make an appointment online today.
Laser Hair Removal Q & A
What is laser hair removal?
If you’re tired of wasting countless hours shaving in the shower and dealing with nicks and ingrown hairs, you should consider laser hair removal. At New Life Medical & Aesthetics, the team uses the innovative Icon® aesthetic laser system to target your hair follicles and reduce or eliminate future growth.*
The Icon laser system includes the Skintel® melanin reader, which allows your provider to gauge the melanin in your skin and calibrate the laser to target your hair follicles precisely. It also has a built-in cooling system that helps regulate the temperature of your skin to keep you comfortable throughout your treatment.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by heating and destroying your hair follicles. The Icon laser equipment sends a highly focused blast of light into your hair follicle. It targets the pigment in your hair and converts to heat. The heat damages your hair follicle and prevents future growth.
Laser hair removal with the Icon aesthetic system is effective for almost all hair colors. The treatment relies on targeting the pigment in your hair follicles, though, so if you have very fair hair, white hair, or red hair, schedule a consultation with the team at New Life Medical & Aesthetics to find out if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal with Icon.
What should I expect during a laser hair removal treatment?
During your treatment, you and your provider wear goggles to protect your eyes from the laser. You recline on a treatment bed while your provider uses a handheld device to direct the laser over your skin. You may notice a warming or snapping sensation on your skin as the laser zaps your hair follicles. Most patients tolerate the treatment well.
Most patients have a series of six laser hair removal treatments. Your treatments will take place every 4-6 weeks. You can apply a topical anesthetic before your appointments, and your provider will give you an ice pack to hold against your skin before and after they go over the area with the laser.
Every surgery or procedure poses a potential risk to your health, life, and well-being. Dr. Naik does everything he can to reduce the risks associated with your procedure. He also explains all the benefits and risk of your treatment and will answer your questions thoroughly to help you make the best decision about medical and surgical treatments for your health and wellness.
If you’re interested in laser hair removal, call New Life Medical & Aesthetics or schedule a consultation online today to find out if it’s right for you.
*Individual results may vary.