It’s not surprising that laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. After all, most people spend a substantial amount of time shaving, waxing, plucking, trimming, or bleaching unwanted hair. At Dr. Gene Krishingner MD's office, Dr. Krishingner, Jr. offers safe, effective, and permanent laser hair removal to patients in the greater Orange County area. If you’re ready to get rid of undesirable facial or body hair for good, call or book your appointment online today.
Laser hair removal uses advanced technology to target and disrupt active-growth hair follicles. It works by delivering short pulses of precision laser energy directly into each follicle, where it’s absorbed by the pigments. This effectively disrupts the follicle’s stability so it can no longer produce hair.
Gentle, non-invasive, and virtually painless, laser hair removal qualifies as a preferential cosmetic treatment, meaning it effectively targets hair follicles without impacting skin cells or other tissues.
At Laser & Aesthetics Studio of Winter Park, Dr. Krishingner and his team use the Palomar Icon™ Aesthetic System by CynoSure®, which is widely considered the most advanced form of IPL laser technology available.
The Icon laser has the only FDA-approved Skintel™ Melanin Reader™, which makes it safe to use on any skin type. It’s equally effective for both large and small treatment areas, and can be used on almost any part of your body, including the:
While the average laser hair removal patient is most excited about no longer having to deal with unwanted hair, the procedure has other benefits, too. After a full treatment cycle, many people notice that their skin is noticeably smoother, softer, and more uniform in the treated area.
Laser hair removal is a quick procedure that can last anywhere from a few minutes to about an hour, depending on the size and density of the area you’re treating.
It’s also a relatively painless procedure — each pulse of energy emitted by the laser feels something like a tiny rubber band snapping against your skin. This sensation is mild, brief, and well-tolerated by most people.
Before your session begins, you’ll be given eye shields to protect your retinas and corneas from the laser. Then, holding your skin gently taut, Dr. Krishingner systematically passes the laser, spot by spot, across the entire treatment area.
Because your hair grows in cycles, and the laser can only target active-growth follicles, you’ll require multiple laser hair removal sessions to achieve complete results.
You can expect to see a 10-25% reduction in hair after your first session, and permanent hair removal after five to seven sessions. Each treatment is spaced four to six weeks apart.
*Individual results may vary