Permanent Hair Removal

Ventura Medical Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Internal Medicine located in Ventura, CA

Imagine a world where you don’t have to worry about plucking, waxing, or shaving. That beautiful world is available with the help of Susan Slater, MD, MPH. At Ventura Medical Aesthetics, located in Ventura, California, Dr. Slater offers pain-free permanent hair removal for men and women. With her friendly and professional team, Dr. Slater can help you get the smooth, hair-free skin you desire. If you live in Ventura County, schedule your appointment with Dr. Slater, a Ventura native. Call the office or book online today.

Permanent Hair Removal Q & A

Ventura Medical Aesthetics

What is permanent hair removal?

Permanent hair removal at Ventura Medical Aesthetics is accomplished through a pain-free laser treatment with the innovative Icon system. This non-ablative, fractional laser uses state-of-the-art energy that’s effective for permanent hair reduction.

With laser hair removal with the Icon system, you can eliminate the chore of hair removal from your daily, weekly, or even monthly to-do list. You can permanently reduce hair growth on your:

  • Brows
  • Upper lip
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Chest
  • Bikini area

With just a few of these easy and pain-free treatments, you can say goodbye to shaving, tweezing, and waxing forever.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal with the Icon system works by targeting your hair follicle, the cell that’s responsible for making hair. The Icon focuses energy into your hair follicle without affecting the surrounding tissue, creating damage to the follicle and hindering its ability to produce hair.

After your laser hair removal treatment, you notice some hair stops growing while other hair is thinner and lighter. With each subsequent treatment, your hair continues to thin and lighten until growth ceases.

Do I need to prepare for laser hair removal?

When you have laser hair removal at Ventura Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Slater asks that you refrain from plucking, tweezing, waxing, or having electrolysis on your treatment area for at least six weeks before your appointment.

This is necessary because to be effective, the Icon light energy must be able to find and focus on your hair follicle. When you pull your hair out, as in plucking and waxing, you also pull out the hair bulb. Without the bulb, the energy won’t focus on your hair follicle.

You can shave without any issue.

You should also abstain from tanning, as the more contrast between your skin and hair, the more effective your laser hair removal treatment.

What happens during laser hair removal?

Before your Icon treatment, your skin is prepped and shaved. Dr. Slater or one of her team then use the Icon handheld device to apply fractional laser energy to your hair follicle. They move from hair to hair, applying the laser to individual follicles.

Multiple treatment sessions are necessary due to your body’s natural hair growth cycle.

To learn more or to see if you’re a candidate for laser hair removal, call Ventura Medical Aesthetics today or go online to schedule your initial consultation.