Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Zweiback Medical Associates

Internal Medicine & Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Jenkintown, PA

Daily shaving or monthly waxing to remove unwanted hair takes up one of the most valuable, irreplaceable resources you have: your time. Take back control of your time and appearance with skin-smoothing, laser hair removal sessions at Zweiback Medical Associates in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. Dr. David Zweiback and the Zweiback Medical Associates team uses the Icon™ laser by CynoSure® to safely eliminate unwanted hair from your face and body, regardless of skin type. If you live in the Jenkintown area, book a series of laser hair removal sessions online or by calling the helpful Zweiback Medical Associates staff.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

Zweiback Medical Associates

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is an effective, safe way to remove unwanted hair from your face and body. Dr. Zweiback chose the Icon laser both for its beautiful results and for its versatility. No matter how dark or light your skin, or fine or coarse your hair is, the Icon laser can work for you.

Dr. Zweiback and his team use the Icon to remove hair from facial areas, such as:

  • Sideburns
  • Upper lip
  • Beard area

You can also remove unwanted hair from your:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Armpits
  • Trunk
  • Shoulders
  • Back
  • Bikini area

Each treatment lasts about 30-60 minutes, depending on how large an area you want to treat.

How can a laser remove my unwanted hair?

Your aesthetic professional adjusts the Icon’s laser heat to target the pigment in your unwanted hairs, instantly evaporating the hair shaft and damaging the follicle that created the hair. Other hairs in the treatment area may fall out over the next two weeks. Once the follicle’s been damaged, it either can’t grow a new hair or will grow one that’s significantly finer and lighter than your original hair.

Why do I need a series of laser hair removal sessions?

Laser hair removal is most efficient when directed at hairs that are in their earliest stage of a 150-day growth cycle. The Zweiback Medical Associates team may need to administer a series of 3-6 treatments to catch all of your unwanted hairs at the optimal stage. Leave about 4-6 weeks between treatments so you can evaluate whether you’ve reached your goal or not.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

After your series of Icon treatments, you should have about 80% less hair than you did before. Some of your hairs regrow over time, but they tend to come back softer, finer, and lighter. Dr. Zweiback recommends touch-ups every six to 12 months with the Icon to consistently maintain your smooth, hair-free skin.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Dr. Zweiback’s aesthetic experts numb your skin with an anesthetic gel about 30 minutes before your treatment. During your Icon session, you may feel the sensation of being snapped with a rubber band. The Icon has a built-in cooling system that keeps your skin comfortable and safe.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal, contact the helpful Zweiback Medical Associates team by phone or online form.