What Is ICON Laser Hair Removal?
At Health Watch Medical Clinic, we use the ICON system for laser hair removal. ICON allows for the removal of unwanted hair from the face, arms, underarms, back, chest, legs & bikini zone in a safe and effective manner. Laser hair removal makes shaving and waxing obsolete in as little as 5-7 sessions. Any additional hair growth that comes in will be finer, lighter and far less noticeable. If you are tired of constantly shaving and/or waxing, request a consultation today to get started.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Unlike shaving or waxing, laser hair removal uses intense heat to damage individual hair follicles. By damaging the hair follicles in this way, all future growth is inhibited.* And even though the ICON laser uses heat to target these follicles, we will apply a topical numbing cream to cool your skin. This will help to minimize any discomfort you might feel during your treatment. Best of all, there is no damage at all to the surrounding skin. Compared to traditional hair removal methods, laser hair removal can lead to superior results.* Light-based hair reduction is safe and recommended for nearly all areas of the body including the face, arms, back, underarms, legs, chest and the bikini area.
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What Can I Expect During Treatments?
After we create your custom treatment plan during your initial consultation, you will come back into one of our Calgary locations for your first treatment. We will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment areas so that your experience will be comfortable. You will then lie down on a treatment table as we do several passes with the ICON laser hand piece on the predetermined areas of your body. The passes will work to damage each individual hair follicle. Once the procedure is over, you will be able to return to your regular routine immediately. There is no downtime.
What Can I Expect From the Results?
Laser hair removal is quick, effective and has very few side effects. You may begin to see results after 1 short session, although several treatments are recommended for optimal, long-lasting results. When you come in for your initial consultation, we may recommend 5-7 sessions, depending on the amount of hair you want to remove. The side effects are no worse than the redness, itching and cuts you would receive from shaving or waxing. Most people experience some side effects after treatment, including a sunburn-like sensation and some minor swelling.
Request Laser Hair Removal in Calgary
To schedule laser hair removal at Health Watch Medical Clinic, request an appointment at one of our two locations in Calgary. Our friendly providers will create a custom treatment plan to help you get smoother skin and long-lasting results. Call 403-257-6669 for our McKenzie Lake location or 403-452-9308 for our Chinook Park Plaza location. You can also request your appointment online, using the form on our site.