Shaving, tweezing, and waxing are inadequate, painful, and temporary means of removing unwanted hair from your body. Laser hair removal, however, is the ideal cosmetic treatment to permanently remove unwanted hair from your face or body. This is a simple and painless procedure that removes all the unwanted hair over a few sessions, giving you smooth and even skin. Dr. Savalia at Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery uses the latest cutting-edge Cynosure Icon technology to provide consistent and optimal results with laser hair removal.
What is Laser Hair Reduction?
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure wherein highly-concentrated light energy removes the unwanted hair follicles. The light beams delivered by the laser device are absorbed by the hair follicles, and they’re eventually destroyed. Hair growth doesn’t stop completely with a single session. However, with each session, the new hair follicles become lighter and sparser until they stop growing altogether. As such, with just a few sessions, you can remove the unwanted hair completely.
Cutting-Edge Laser Hair Reduction with Cynosure Icon
Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery uses a cutting-edge laser technology called Cynosure Icon to perform laser hair removal. Cynosure Icon is a versatile laser platform with multiple handpieces, each addressing a specific skin concern. The MaxR handpiece uses optimized light technology for the permanent reduction of unwanted hair on all skin types (including tanned skin). With a large spot size, the MaxR can quickly cover large surface areas such as the back, legs, and chest.
The Cynosure Icon device features a contact cooling system that ensures optimal comfort, cooling your skin to ensure a safe and comfortable treatment. It also includes various microlenses, facilitating highly-customizable treatments that address your specific goals and needs. The lenses can be changed to alter the treatment speed, penetration, and depth. As such, the Cynosure Icon allows cosmetic providers to remove unwanted hair with greater accuracy than ever before.
Benefits of Laser Hair Reduction with Cynosure Icon
Non-surgical and non-invasive treatment
No pain or discomfort
Complete comfort during and after the treatment
Suitable for all skin types
No downtime or complications
The Laser Hair Reduction Experience
Your laser hair reduction treatment starts with a consultation. Our cosmetic providers examine the treatment areas with the unwanted hair and discuss your goals. They adjust the Cynosure Icon handpiece according to your skin depth and quality. The providers trim your hair down to a few millimeters and apply a topical numbing cream.
The numbing cream isn’t necessary because the procedure is painless anyway, but it optimizes comfort. You’ll be asked to wear eye protection. The provider will move the handpiece over the treatment areas, delivering the pulses of light into the targeted zones. When all the treatment areas are covered, they’ll apply ice packs and anti-inflammatory creams to ease the discomfort.
Results and Recovery
Cynosure Icon is a safe and painless device that ensures optimal comfort and no downtime. Your skin will look a little red for a few hours, but you won’t experience harsh side effects. You can resume most of your daily activities and work immediately. Over the next month, the treated hair will gradually fall out. Your provider will recommend the ideal treatment frequency to achieve a permanent loss of hair — most patients need treatments every six weeks.
You are on our minds during this recent outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID 19), and we felt it is necessary to keep you informed of the procedures and actions we are taking to ensure your health and safety.
Our practice is considered a low-risk environment, however, we take the well-being of our patients and staff as our highest priority and it is always best to take sensible precautions during a time like this. Please note the following in regard to all patient appointments:
We have implemented a “No Hand Shaking” policy at our practice during the outbreak to help limit casual contact and ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff. Please know that we appreciate you and are always happy to see you!
If you are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath, fever above 100.4), we respectfully request that you reschedule your appointment at our practice until you are free from any symptoms for a period of at least 48 hours. We have asked our staff to do the same.
In addition to our already extensive level of cleaning and sterilization, we have supplemented these efforts with additional cleaning and sanitization of hard surfaces.