Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Pacific Northwest Primary Care & Laser Aesthetic Services

Laser Aesthetics & Primary Care located in Tacoma, WA

Are you tired of spending hours waxing, plucking, and shaving body hair for temporary results? At Pacific Northwest Primary Care in Tacoma, Washington, skilled and experienced aesthetician Laural Schaberg, ARNP, offers the popular and effective Icon® laser treatment. Laser hair removal is an excellent way to permanently reduce facial and body hair. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How do laser treatments work for hair removal?

Laser hair removal involves using highly concentrated beams of light to target the dark pigment at the bottom of your hair follicles. When hair follicle pigment absorbs the light, the heat damages the follicle and the hair falls out. The Icon system can be used to remove hair from many areas, including your:

  • Legs
  • Arms and underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Back
  • Face

The Icon system can even safely remove hair on more sensitive areas, such as your bikini line. The laser hair removal procedure is well-tolerated, and most people say they feel a mild pinching sensation. A topical anesthetic might be used for more sensitive areas, but a local anesthetic isn’t required.

When can I expect results?

More than one laser treatment is usually necessary for optimal results. Noticeable hair loss is usually achieved after 3-7 sessions, with each session spaced around 4-6 weeks apart.

When you can expect to see results will largely depend on your skin, hair type, and how your body responds to the laser treatment. In general, you should start to see results in 4-6 weeks after your first treatment.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal can save you from the hours you’d have to spend shaving. The Icon laser system provides permanent hair loss for most skin tones and hair colors. The Icon system can quickly treat large areas — such as your back — in less than 30 minutes, and small areas — such as your upper lip — in just a few minutes.

The Icon laser system is safe and has a built-in mechanism that protects your surrounding tissues and skin while specifically targeting your hair follicles.

Following your treatment, you can return to your normal activities immediately. For provider might recommend using a special sunscreen in the treated areas. Furthermore, you might experience mild redness in the treatment areas for a day or two.

The Pacific Northwest Primary Care team is here to help you achieve your hair loss goals. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone today.