Marcella Bonnici, MD
Medical Aesthetic Specialist & Family Medicine Physician located in Wildomar, CA
Typically, women spend over $20,000 during their lifetimes on traditional hair removal methods like shaving and waxing. If you’re tired of wasting money and time on hair removal, consider laser hair removal. Dr. Marcella Bonnici offers laser hair removal treatments using the Cynosure ICON™ laser system at her practice serving Wildomar, Murrieta, Temecula, CA, and the surrounding areas. If you’re ready for a permanent hair reduction solution, call or make an appointment online today.
Laser Hair Removal Q & A
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal uses a highly concentrated light energy to target and destroy hair follicles, preventing regrowth. Dr. Bonnici uses the ICON laser system, an FDA-approved laser system created by Cynosure to help patients like you reduce their body hair for good. Dr. Bonnici offers laser hair removal treatments for most areas of the body, although the most commonly treated areas are the underarms, legs, bikini area, back, and arms.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal treatments work by destroying hair follicles. The laser is designed specifically to target the melanin in your hair follicles. As the energy is absorbed it converts to heat, damaging the follicle and preventing future growth. The follicles are destroyed during their active growth phase, so several treatments are needed to effectively prevent noticeable regrowth. Most patients notice significant reductions in body hair after a series of treatments. Everyone has different needs, so results vary from patient to patient.
What happens during laser hair removal treatment?
During laser hair removal treatment, you relax on a treatment table with the body area for treatment exposed. You and Dr. Bonnici wear protective goggles while she directs the laser wand over your body. Laser hair removal treatment isn’t painful, but if you are sensitive you may choose to place an ice pack on the treatment area before the lasering starts or request a topical anesthetic.
You notice a warming sensation during treatment and some patients notice a ‘ping’ from the laser. The ICON laser system has a built-in cooling system to protect the surface of your skin and keep you comfortable during treatment.
Laser hair removal treatment lasts for 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the area treated. If you want to have more than one area treated, Dr. Bonnici can accommodate your needs and your session takes more time.
What should I do after laser hair removal treatment?
You need to avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours after laser hair removal treatment but can get back to your other normal activities immediately. Many patients have laser hair removal treatments on their lunch breaks. You also should take care to avoid the sun during your course of treatment. Even the slightest suntan can increase the melanin in your skin and make the treatments less effective.
Dr. Bonnici welcomes new laser hair removal patients. You can call or schedule a consultation online today to see if laser hair removal is right for you.
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