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Laser Hair Reduction

Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the U.S. New Image MD utilizes the Cynosure Icon Intense Pulse Light Device (IPL) which beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. The pigment in the follicles absorbs the light destroying the hair.  

There are three phases of hair growth — Anagen (active), Catagen (regression) and Telogen (resting). Laser technology is designed to treat hair in the Anagen phase of growth, which means treatments are typically done every 4-6 weeks.  Check your specific treatment interval here.

Most people require 4-8 treatments depending on the hair thickness, location, and skin type.

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How many sessions will I need?

The number of treatments required depends on the area being treated, your hair density, and the hair’s growth cycle.  Factors such as age, ethnicity,  hormones, and hair color influence hair growth and play a role in the location, thickness, and resilience of your hair. Although each client is unique, experience tells us that you can expect an average of 4-8 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart, depending on the body location of the unwanted hair.

How long will each session take?

The length of an individual laser hair removal treatment is determined by the density of hair growth and overall size of the area to be treated. Small areas may take as little as 15 minutes, while larger areas, such as the back and leg, may require up to an hour or longer.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Most individuals experience no more than a slight stinging sensation as the laser pulses are applied. Some parts of the body do tend to be more sensitive than others and a topical numbing cream is available.

LHR Aftercare


Fully shave the treatment area on the morning of treatment

No waxing, plucking or bleaching for the duration of your treatment plan-shaving is fine

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