Laser Hair Reduction (LHR)
Previously called Laser Hair Removal
Newport Aesthetics is pleased to present advanced and safe LHR technology for men and women. We carry the Cynosure ICON System (formerly called Palomar ICON System). After scouring the market for the most effective LHR equipment, our medical director, Dr. Ann Mai found that the Cynosure ICON System is the best system your money can buy! After ONE treatment you will see a difference.
Too many times Dr. Mai has heard from clients about 6-18 months of treatment elsewhere with NO RESULTS. This is very very sad. We promise to RETREAT or REFUND YOUR MONEY if you see no results after even just ONE treatment. This is because we know we have the best equipment and the service is being delivered by the DOCTOR herself – not some nurse or technician who is too afraid to adjust the dose accordingly. Ultimately, it is YOUR BODY and you should prioritize yourself as #1, DO NOT compromise with “sales” or “Groupon” deals that do not deliver results!
Forget about having to fuss with razors, waxing or sugaring. With our top-of-the-line Laser Hair Reduction (previously called Laser Hair Removal = LHR) treatment, you will get the silky-smooth bare skin you have always wanted. This procedure is a safe and painless alternative to waxing, sugaring and shaving. There is no irritation, unpleasant sensation or discomfort of any kind—all you feel is a cool, tingling sensation during treatment. The procedure is administered at our state-of-the art facility equipped with the best equipment on the market! Each treatment session is faster than our competitors’ and the number of follow up treatments is reduced as well – take advantage of technology to save your time and money!
How does it work?
IPL (intense pulsed light) hair removal is a method of removing bodily hair using focused light, and is one of the most effective methods available of permanent hair reduction. Although it is very similar to laser hair removal, it uses a broad spectrum of focused light as opposed to lasers which use a much narrower spectrum. An IPL machine produces hundreds of wavelengths of light, which travel through fibreoptic tubes to a hand held device, which is used to focus the light on the area to be treated. It uses white light, which contains all wavelengths of light from red to violet, but filters are used to focus the correct wavelengths or colours of light. The light targets the pigment in hairs, heating up the follicle and damaging the cells that cause hair growth. The hair is then prevented from growing any further. How effective the IPL treatment is will depend on a number of factors, such as the colour of the skin and hair. IPL hair removal is just one of a few different methods of removing hairs with light– the use of light and lasers is becoming increasingly common in both medical and cosmetic procedures. IPL itself can also be used for other procedures including acne treatment, broken capillaries, and removal of birth marks.
Intense pulsed light is just one of many methods of hair removal, and is also one of many clinic or salon based and light based treatments available. It is an alternative to traditional hair removal methods such as shaving, its particular advantage being that the hair reduction is permanent; however, there are also alternatives available if you are not suited to IPL which can also provide permanent hair reduction, including laser hair removal (YAG laser – we offer this too) and electrolysis (we have an excellent referral).
Intense pulsed light hair removal is performed using an IPL machine, which includes a xenon flash lamp and focusing optics, to direct the light. A hand-held wand is applied directly onto the skin, and the light travels into the skin, until it hits a hair, due to its high concentration of pigment or melanin which the light can target. The hair and its follicle (or root) heat up intensely. The hair itself soon falls out, and the heat also destroys the follicle itself, including germ cells. Germ cells easingly common in both medical and cosmetic procedures. IPL itself can also be used for other procedures including acne treatment, broken capillaries, and removal of birth marks.
LHR at Newport Aesthetics is only available to treat hair that is NOT grey or blonde. Light hair does not carry melanin – this is necessary to attract the right energy to destroy the follicle permanently.
LHR targets during anagen phase
If you are looking for a permanent solution to excessive or unwanted hair, LHR is the way to go. Not only does it remove hair instantly, it is proven to permanently reduce hair growth (with regular treatments), giving you a longer-lasting solution. That means you can go for longer periods before having to groom. Whether it’s a girls’ night out or a day at the beach, you won’t have to make time for a long, drawn-out hair-removal regimen before heading out.
And the best part is, we don’t reserve our pampering just for the ladies. As one of Orange County’s most favored laser treatment centers, we cater to the hair-removal needs of discerning men as well!
The Cynosure Icon™ ICON System is the next generation of platform technology. Our LHR treatment gets rid of exposed hair as well as stubborn ingrown ones. It is safe for all skin types – including darker hair colors! It used on all parts of the body — even the most sensitive areas!
The classic 755 nm wavelength (IPL) has high melanin absorption characteristics and proven long-term results for pigmented lesion removal and hair reduction. Our IPL hair removal system permanently reduces hair growth by an average of 79% after just THREE treatments!
The “YAG laser” for LHR is our 1064nm Nd:YAG – part of the Cynosure Icon™ ICON System. It is the safest wavelength for permanent hair reduction on lighter skin types. This is also the wavelength of choice for treating facial and leg veins, the most common forms of vascular lesions.
before and after
Drop the razor and start thinking laser!
“I can’t believe that almost all my hair went away with only one treatment!”K.S. (LHR client - legs)
“I no longer have ingrown hairs and don’t shave! Thank you Dr. Mai!!”S.P. (LHR client - armpits and bikini)
“I went to Dr. Tatoff for over a year (waste of time and they’re out of business now) and after one treatment at Newport Aesthetics, I got a more effective treatment. It really works – they have a really good laser there. I can’t wait to never shave again!”S.K. (LHR client - facial hair, armpits and bikini)
“Why didn’t I do this sooner? It was so easy!”K.G. (LHR client - bikini area)
Life isn’t perfect, but your skin can be.