The Palomar Icon Aesthetic System is the next generation of platform technology. Equipped with the Skintel® Melanin Reader, the only FDA-cleared melanin reader, measures melanin content for safe individualized settings. This allows us to treat the full spectrum of skin types more effectively than any other laser. With its built-in innovative cooling system treatments are more comfortable.
Laser hair removal works by using light energy and heat to penetrate hair follicles, disabling and then destroying them at the root while preserving surrounding skin. The hair removal process begins as the laser beam finds the hair follicle it is targeting by first finding the melanin (dark color of the hair).
Hair grows in cycles, and only about one-third of a patient’s hair is visible above the skin at any time. Therefore, several treatment sessions are needed to affect all of your unwanted hair. Between five and eight treatments should be expected.
You can resume regular daily activities immediately following the treatment. Typically, most people experience a mild, sunburn-like sensation possibly accompanied by some minor swelling immediately following the treatment. This usually lasts two to 24 hours.