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Laser Hair Removal

Donna Johnston, MD -  - Cosmetic & Aesthetic Specialist

Donna Johnston, MD

Cosmetic & Aesthetic Specialist & Family Medicine located in Melbourne, FL

If you’re tired of shaving, waxing, and tweezing, Donna Johnston, MD, offers a way to get smooth, hair-free skin — permanently. With laser hair removal, she helps patients cross hair removal off their to-do lists for good. If you’re interested in this effective, noninvasive treatment for permanent hair reduction, set up a free consultation with Dr. Johnston at her office in Melbourne, Florida, to find out if it could be right for you. Book it online or call her office today

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is different from the other hair removal treatments you might have explored. While most hair removal focuses on removing the hair that’s grown above the surface of your skin, laser hair removal goes right to the root. It targets your hair follicle directly, preventing it from growing any more hair so you can enjoy permanently smooth skin. 

Dr. Johnston uses the Icon™ laser. This laser hair removal is effective virtually anywhere on your body. It can safely remove hair from your:

  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Arms
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Face
  • Chin

How does laser hair removal work?

During your laser hair treatment, Dr. Johnston moves the Icon laser handpiece over the skin in the targeted area. The laser’s light energy is absorbed by the hair follicle, causing it to heat. This permanently damages the hair follicle to the point that it can no longer produce new hair. 

The Icon laser is designed to target your hair follicle while protecting your surrounding skin. It’s a safe, noninvasive procedure that delivers permanent hair reduction. It’s well-tolerated, too. Most patients liken the sensation to a rubber band snapping against the skin. 

Treatment times vary depending on the size of the area you’re having treated. Small areas often take as few as 10 minutes, while larger areas can take 30 minutes or more. 

How many treatments will I need?

Some patients achieve sufficient hair reduction with their first treatment. Others, however, choose multiple treatments for improved results. 

Multiple treatments are more effective because all of your hair follicles aren’t active at the same time. While the Icon laser can effectively treat and destroy active hair follicles, receiving an additional session weeks later gives it access to the follicles that weren’t active at your first session. 

Both your hair and your skin are unique to you. Dr. Johnston works with you to develop a treatment regimen — including the number of treatments and length of time between each treatment — designed to deliver your desired results. 

If you’re ready to say goodbye to the hassle of shaving, the cost of razors, and the pain of razor burn, talk to Dr. Johnston about laser hair removal. Call her office or schedule your visit online today.