Hair Removal Specialist

Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics

Family Practice Physicians & Aesthetic Specialists located in San Diego, CA

If you’re tired of battling unwanted hair growth, laser hair removal provides the perfect solution. Dr. Maria Villa, an aesthetic specialist at Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics in San Diego, California offers hair removal with the Icon™ Aesthetic System, which permanently eliminates stubborn hair in just a few quick and easy treatments. To find out how you can get on the road to smoother skin, call or book an appointment online.

Hair Removal Q & A

Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics

What is laser hair removal?

To help her patients get rid of unwanted and difficult hair once and for all, Dr. Villa offers the Icon™ laser by Cynosure®, which is an FDA-cleared hair removal method. The Icon laser uses light beams that travel beneath your skin to target and destroy hair follicles without damaging the surface tissue. Here’s how it works:

  • From above your skin, Dr. Villa directs the laser toward the follicles in the area you want to treat
  • The light beam is absorbed by the pigment in your hair follicles
  • Your hair follicles are destroyed as a result
  • Your body naturally disposes of the dead follicles
  • New hair doesn’t regrow in the treated area

The laser treatment is fast and effective and works on almost all skin types.

What areas can laser hair removal treat?

Laser hair removal is used effectively most anywhere you want to get rid of hair, including your:

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

If you’ve been struggling to remove difficult hair from high-profile areas, laser hair removal provides a great alternative to shaving, waxing, creams, and other labor-intensive hair removal methods. Laser technology also works extremely well for eliminating coarser hair in hard-to-reach areas.

How many hair removal treatments do I need?

The number of treatments you need depends on the areas you want to tackle. During your consultation, Dr. Villa explains the procedure, reviews the areas you want to treat, and recommends a plan of action, which may require several treatments, or just one. Each session takes only minutes, so even if you need more than one treatment, your overall time commitment isn’t cumbersome.

Is laser hair removal safe?

One of the greatest advantages of laser hair removal is that the treatment is noninvasive. The laser travels below your skin and targets your hair follicles without affecting the surface area. There’s also no downtime associated with laser hair removal, which means you can get back to your normal routine immediately after treatment.

To learn more about how you can finally win the battle against unwanted body hair, call Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics, or book an appointment online.