The Icon system is the Carolina Skin Care hair removal system of choice for several reasons. Icon is a light-based system for hair removal. It can be used on both small and large areas, ranging from areas as small as the upper lip to areas as large as the back. Icon offers long term hair reduction, which allows patients to eliminate shaving, waxing, and other hair removal techniques from their regular routine. The treatment is generally quite well tolerated, and the hair removal process takes just minutes.
Quick energy pulses are sent beneath the skin, directly into the hair follicles. As the hair follicles absorb the intense heat, they’re destroyed and the pigment is scattered into many tiny particles. The destroyed hair follicle won't produce hair again, which means permanent hair removal.
The Icon system can remove hair in nearly any area where a person has unwanted body hair. This includes the upper lip, the underarm area, the bikini line, the legs, the arms, the chest, and the back.
Results are seen gradually, as hair removal is generally done in a series of 2-6 sessions. The number of sessions needed depends on several factors including the size of the treatment area, the patient's skin tone, and the texture of the hair. Patients will notice a steady decrease in the total amount of body hair in the treated area, and when treatment is complete there generally won't be any new hair growth at all. Icon and other light based hair removal systems can remove hair only when it's actively growing. Hair removal treatment sessions are scheduled at least a few weeks apart to allow the next hair growth cycle to appear.
It's common for patients to have mild redness in the treatment area. This generally feels like a minor sunburn, but will usually resolve within a day. One of the major advantages of this type of hair removal is that it doesn't require any downtime. Patients can resume their daily activities as soon as the treatment session is complete.
*Individual results may vary