Reaching for the razor may be your first instinct when it comes to reducing the hair on your body. However, though this may be the typical go-to method, it is far from comfortable. The burn and the irritation caused by razor shaving are regular realities that most of us have to contend with. Thankfully, alternatives do exist and we’re happy to provide one at Graceful Wellness. If you struggle with unwanted hair, our ICON™ laser hair removal system may be just what you need to get the beautifully smooth results you’ve been looking for.
What Causes Unwanted Hair?
The amount of unwanted hair on your body is mainly determined by your hormone levels. The hormones responsible for your hair quantity are called androgens. These hormones control the density of body hair after we reach puberty and are more active in men. The more androgens you have, the thicker, darker, and more visible your hair will be. For those who have sensitive skin, having an excessive amount of body hair can cause quite a bit of skin irritation at times. At Graceful Wellness, we provide a laser hair reduction system that can effectively eliminate unwanted body hair without aggressive irritation.
What Are the Signs?
Ingrown hairs, blackheads, and redness can be common in those who have both a lot of body hair and sensitive skin. Hair regrowth after shaving can be especially itchy and uncomfortable for those with these types of issues. If you rarely shave because of the discomfort that traditional shaving causes, our ICON™ laser hair removal may be just the right choice for you. Treatments with this device are performed with precision and care to ensure you get the great results you want without downtime.
How Do We Remove Unwanted Hair?
Our ICON™ laser hair removal system relies on a gradual heating process that damages your hair follicles without injuring the surrounding skin. During the treatment, a laser handpiece is used against your skin. This handpiece has a chill tip to cool the treatment area before and after the laser pulse. This effect significantly reduces discomfort and makes the entire 15-30 minute procedure quite tolerable. Most people feel only a slight, momentary “snap” at the treatment site during the procedure.