Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Dalewood Medical Center

Internists located in Woodridge, VA

Laser hair removal is a great way to put shaving, waxing, and messy hair removal creams behind you forever. Dalewood Medical Center, a leading medical practice in Woodbridge, Virginia, offers the best in high-tech laser hair removal with the Cynosure Palomar ICON™ system. Use the online booking tool or call the Dalewood Medical Center office to schedule your laser hair removal appointment now.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

Dalewood Medical Center

Where on my body can I get laser hair removal?

You can have laser hair removal on the areas of your body where there's unwanted hair or excess hair growth. Some of the most popular treatment areas are:

  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Bikini line
  • Back
  • Upper lip (mustache)

If you have unwanted or excess hair in another area on your body, talk to an expert physician who performs laser hair removal, such as Dr. Neda Montanemi at the Dalewood Medical Center. She can evaluate the hair growth and determine whether laser hair removal will help. You can have laser hair removal in virtually any area.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

As long as you have healthy skin, you can be a great candidate. Dr. Montanemi uses the state-of-the-art Cynosure Palomar ICON™ system for all laser hair removal procedures at Dalewood Medical Center.

With this highly advanced technology, patients with any skin tone and hair color can have successful laser hair removal. However, it's generally most effective for those with dark hair and light skin.

How can I prepare for laser hair removal?

You need intact hair follicles for successful laser hair removal, so Dr. Montanemi typically tells patients to avoid deep hair removal methods like waxing at least six weeks pre-treatment. It's also best to stay out of the sun for about six weeks before your appointment.

You can shave the day before your laser hair removal. When your legs are freshly shaved, it's easier for the laser to identify and target your hair follicles.

How does laser hair removal work?

After adjusting the ICON laser machine for your specific skin tone and hair color, Dr. Montanemi moves the ICON handpiece over the treatment area while it delivers laser energy into your hair follicles.

The laser energy changes into heat once inside the follicles, and that heat kills the follicles as they're trying to grow new hair. You might have some deep warming in the treatment area, but the ICON also delivers cooling air to offset this and keep you comfortable.

How many laser hair removal treatments do I need?

The number depends on the treatment area, your hair growth rate, and other individual factors. Most patients do best with a series of treatments, so you may need anywhere from 3-8 treatments. Each session is scheduled at least a month apart.

Book your laser hair removal appointment online or by phone now.