Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Mercy Clinic

Rexford Agbenohevi, MD

Internist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Cookeville, TN

When you have unwanted hair, it can be frustrating, painful, and feel like a never-ending task to keep your skin smooth. Rexford Agbenohevi, MD, and the team at Mercy Clinic are glad to offer laser hair removal to the men and women of Cookeville, Tennessee. Using the Cynosure Icon® laser system, they provide permanent, effective hair removal so you won't have to shave or wax again. For a consultation, call or schedule an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is an aesthetic treatment that uses laser technology to destroy the roots of individual follicles wherever you have unwanted hair. 

Laser hair removal is an effective, permanent way to get smooth, hairless skin without painful waxing and constant shaving. It works for any area where you have unwanted hair, including the:

  • Legs
  • Chin
  • Upper lip
  • Arms and armpits
  • Bikini area
  • Back 

Laser hair removal uses a handheld device to focus light energy at the roots of the hairs inside individual hair follicles. Laser-generated heat is absorbed via the pigment cells of the hair and damages the follicle so it can't regrow hair. Over time, the treated hairs fall out naturally.

While laser hair removal is especially useful for patients with light skin and dark hair, it works for all skin types and most hair colors.

What can I expect during an Icon laser hair removal session? 

Your laser hair removal begins with an initial consultation where your specialist discusses your goals and individualized treatment plan. 

During your laser hair removal session, you are seated comfortably. Your aesthetician prepares your skin by using a cooling gel that prevents discomfort or damage to the surface of your skin.

You and the provider both wear protective eyewear, and they use a handheld device to target each hair. Sessions usually last 15-60 minutes, depending on the size of your treatment area. The thicker the hair in your trouble spots, the longer your session. 

Most people don't experience pain, though you may feel a mild snap or pop as the technician applies the laser energy to each area. Most people tolerate this very well, but if you're uncomfortable, let your aesthetician know. 

How soon can I see results? 

For effective laser hair removal, treatment must take place during a specific phase of your hair growth cycle. Because hair follicles don't all grow at the same rate, each area needs multiple treatment sessions to get optimal results. 

Typically, a treatment plan involves about 6-10 sessions with 4-8 weeks between sessions. Once your treatment plan is complete, you won't ever have to shave or wax again. 

If you have unwanted hair, the team at Mercy Clinic is skilled and experienced at helping you achieve permanently smoother skin anywhere on your body. 

For a consultation about laser hair removal and Icon laser technology, call the office or schedule an appointment online with Mercy Clinic today.