Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Phoenix Family Medical Care

Family Medicine located in Phoenix, AZ

Everyone who has ever removed hair from their body knows that plucking, waxing, and shaving are tedious and sometimes painful activities. If you’re tired of the status quo, consider trying laser hair removal with Josef Khalil, MD, and his team at Phoenix Family Medical Care, located in Phoenix. Laser hair removal is quick, easy, and saves you from the trials and tribulations of razor burn. Book your appointment today online or over the phone.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a type of hair removal that works by damaging your hair follicles via highly concentrated beams of laser light. Hair follicle damage works in two ways. First, it makes the hair you have right now fall out. Second, it inhibits future hair growth. It slows it down and permits the growth of finer, lighter hair.

You can expect to see results after just one treatment. If you want to make your hair removal permanent or semi-permanent, however, you simply need to attend more sessions, usually between three and seven.

At Phoenix Family Medical Care, your certified aesthetician administers laser hair removal using the Icon™ handheld laser. The Icon laser is easy to control and delivers optimal results.

Where on the body can I use laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is diverse, and your certified aesthetician can use it to remove hair all over your body. Some of the most popular targets for laser hair removal include the:

  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Bikini line
  • Face
  • Legs

As long as your hair and skin are healthy, your certified aesthetician can treat you regardless of their texture and type.

How do I prepare for my laser hair removal session?

For approximately six weeks leading up to your laser hair removal session at Phoenix Family Medical Care, you should avoid a number of activities that could irritate your skin. Such activities  include:

  • Tanning
  • Waxing
  • Electrolysis
  • Sun exposure

On the day of your appointment, avoid applying creams, lotions, makeup, perfume, or deodorant to any areas you plan to have treated.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal doesn’t hurt, but during your session, you’ll likely feel some heat as your certified aesthetician directs the handpiece to your skin. Also, after treatment, your skin may be sensitive for a few days.

To reduce the risk of irritation, burning, or general discomfort, while your skin is extra sensitive, avoid tanning, heavy sun exposure, and products that don’t agree with your skin. To reduce any pain, use a topical pain reliever or apply an ice pack to your skin. If you have any concerns, talk to your certified aesthetician.

How long until I see results?

After treatment, you’ll see an immediate difference. When your hair does begin to grow back, it’ll come back less dense, finer, and lighter. To obtain permanently smooth skin, you’ll require several treatments.

If you’re tired of the endless cycle of shaving, plucking, and waxing, book your laser hair removal with Dr. Khalil and his team today. You can reach Phoenix Family Medical Care online or over the phone.