New Skin Medical
James C. Sherman, MD
Laser Specialist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Martinez, GA

There’s no need to keep up with shaving and waxing to get rid of unwanted hair. Instead, you can achieve lasting results with laser hair removal treatments using the Icon™ Aesthetic System. Consult with Dr. James C. Sherman and his expert team at New Skin Medical in Augusta, Georgia, to learn how laser treatments can deliver amazingly smooth skin to men and women in a relaxing, comfortable setting. Schedule an appointment online or by phone to learn more.

Hair Removal Q & A

How does laser hair removal work?

The Icon laser penetrates the hair follicle at just the right depth, so you get results in a virtually painless way. The hair shaft below the skin absorbs the energy of the laser, destroying the hair follicle so hair doesn’t grow back.

The technology offers long-lasting results for removing or reducing unwanted hair on your:

  • Legs
  • Face
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Arms
  • Underarms

Laser hair removal treatments are most effectual for patients with light skin tones and dark hair, but they can work for a variety of skin types. Because the laser targets the pigment in your hair, it may not offer the same results for white, red, or gray hairs as it does for darker hair.

What can I expect during a laser hair removal procedure?

Dr. Sherman uses a handheld device to deliver the light beams to the treatment area. During treatment, you may feel some pressure and a slight stinging sensation. The technology uses cool blasts of air to prevent discomfort and minimize side effects.

Most treatments take between a few minutes and an hour, depending on the size of the treatment area and the texture of your hair.

What are the side effects of laser hair removal?

The Icon laser hair removal technology is safe and effective for most skin types. Following treatment, you may experience a mild burning sensation, similar to a sunburn, which can last
for several hours.

You can go back to your routine activities immediately after treatment, but you should avoid exposure to the sun and use a high-quality sunscreen to protect your skin as it heals.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

The density of your hair and your skin type, ethnicity, and hair growth patterns determine the exact number of treatments you need. For optimal results, each hair must be targeted during the initial growth phase. Therefore, multiple treatments are necessary to treat an area, since all the hair is not in this growth phase at the same time.

Treatments are typically spaced 4-6 weeks apart until you achieve your desired results.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Treatments are virtually painless. The Icon laser cools the skin as the treatment occurs, which helps keep you comfortable. Treatments are quick and you can immediately return to your normal activities.

Book an appointment online or by phone to learn more about laser hair removal at New Skin Medical.

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