Laser Hair Removal

Reese Family Practice

Integrative Medicine & Primary Care located in Eugene, OR

Imagine if constant shaving, tweezing, and waxing were things of the past? If you’re ready for a more permanent solution to unwanted hair, perhaps it’s time to see whether laser hair removal is right for you. By using advanced light technology with the Cynosure® Icon™, Randy Reese, MD, and the team at Reese Family Practice in Eugene, Oregon, can remove unwanted hair from your back, bikini line, legs, and more. Call or book online for your consultation today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a quick, pain-free treatment to remove unwanted hair from most areas of your body. Laser hair removal uses the Cynosure Icon device to deliver a concentrated beam of light to destroy the hair cells in your skin that produce unwanted hair. The treatment targets hair cells without harming your surrounding skin.

Laser hair removal is safe for all skin types, including light and dark skin. The treatment works on most hair colors, producing smooth, hair-free skin.


What types of hair does laser hair removal treat?

Laser hair removal works on most areas of your body where you have unwanted hair. Some of the most common areas treated include:


  • Face
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Back
  • Chest


Laser hair removal isn’t recommended for your eyebrows or the general eye area.


What should I expect during laser hair removal?

A practitioner at Reese Family Practice may shave or trim your hair to prep the treatment area and may apply a numbing cream to help you remain comfortable during treatment. You’ll wear special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser light.

During treatment with the Icon laser system, your practitioner presses a laser device against your skin. The treatment is virtually painless. You may feel tingling sensations or feel as if a rubber band is snapping against your skin. Depending on the size of the area being treated, your treatment can take a mere five minutes or around an hour.

You’ll need more than one treatment session to enjoy optimal results. That’s because your hair grows in three different stages. Since all of your hair is not in the same stage at the same time, each session destroys a share of your hair follicles, but not all. Multiple treatments are necessary to target and destroy all the hair follicles.

Generally, 3-6 treatments produce optimal results, although results vary. Your practitioner will discuss the treatment plan that’s right for you.


What should I expect after laser hair removal?

In time, you’ll notice you have less hair in the treatment area and the hair that remains is sparse and thin. In addition, you may also see you have less stubble, ingrown hairs, and rashes than before.

To find out if laser hair removal can help rid you of unwanted hair, call today or book online to schedule a consultation with Reese Family Practice.