Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Alexandria Aesthetics

Aesthetic Specialist & Internal Medicine located in Alexandria, VA

If you have hair growth in undesirable areas, you don’t have to live with the feeling of self-consciousness. Located in Alexandria, Virginia, Kantha Stoll, MD, helps reduce unwanted hair using laser hair removal with the brand new, state-of-the-art Cynosure Icon™ and Vectus® lasers. Call Dr. Stoll’s office to learn more about how laser hair removal can change your life, or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Hair can grow in undesirable areas, and its growth may increase with age. If you’re tired of waxing or shaving, laser hair removal is a convenient solution that can eliminate all the hassle.

Common areas Dr. Stoll treats with laser hair removal include your:

  • Legs
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Neck
  • Underarms
  • Chin
  • Upper lip
  • Bikini line

The Cynosure Icon and Vectus lasers Dr. Stoll use for hair reduction work on just about any area of your body, except near your eyelids.

How does laser hair removal work?

Icon and Vectus lasers work to reduce hair growth using laser light energy, which converts to heat and damages hair follicles. This damage inhibits future growth of hair or delays it for long periods of time. You may require several laser hair removal sessions to achieve desired results.

After treatment, you should be hair-free for a period of several months or several years. The hair might regrow over time but may appear as finer or lighter in color than before.

What should I expect during laser hair removal?

Dr. Stoll or another team member uses Icon or Vectus lasers to remove hair. She places a hand-held instrument near the treatment area. You might feel warm pinpricks or cold from the laser’s cooling system, which helps increase comfort during laser hair removal.

The length of time your hair removal session takes depends on the area treated. It might take just a few minutes if Dr. Stoll only applies the laser to your upper lip, for example. For larger areas, such as your back, it may take about an hour for one session.

What happens after the procedure?

You might notice swelling or redness for the first few hours after laser hair removal. Ice the affected area as needed and avoid sun exposure for about six weeks by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Over a period of several days to several weeks, you’ll notice hair in treated areas beginning to fall out.

Ask Dr. Stoll how many hair removal sessions you’ll need to achieve optimal results. When you’re ready to find out how laser hair removal can save you time and give you the boost of confidence you deserve, call today or book an appointment online.