Laser Hair Removal

Dr. Carolyn Kochert

Regenerative Medicine Specialist & Aesthetics Specialist located in Lafayette, IN

Shaving, waxing, plucking, and using depilatory hair removal creams can be frustratingly time-consuming — and often quite painful, too. Dr. Carolyn Kochert in Lafayette, Indiana, offers a better way through laser hair removal. The state-of-the-art Icon™ laser system removes hair quickly, comfortably, and conveniently. Book your appointment for laser hair removal using the online scheduler or by calling the office today.

Laser Hair Removal

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is an advanced method of permanent hair reduction. The office of Dr. Carolyn Kochert uses the Icon laser system because of its industry-leading technology.

The Icon laser pulses laser energy into your active hair follicles, destroying the pigment and permanently damaging the follicle lining. Your body naturally processes and removes the pigment, and the hair follicle can’t replace it so your hair won’t grow back.

Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?

The Icon laser system is highly customizable, so your provider can adjust it according to your skin tone and hair type. Icon laser hair removal works for all skin tones, and it can remove all hair types except pigment-free white or gray hair.

What areas can I remove hair from?

Icon laser hair removal is safe and effective for virtually any place with unwanted hair. Common laser hair removal areas are:

  • Legs
  • Armpits
  • Bikini area
  • Mustache
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Arms

If you have embarrassing hair in these or some other area, talk to the team about how Icon laser hair removal can help.

How does the laser hair removal process work?

Your provider applies gel to the treatment area, which enhances your comfort and helps the Icon handpiece move smoothly. You'll place eye shields over your eyes, and then your provider moves the Icon handpiece over your skin.

Thanks to the Icon's Advanced Contact Cooling™ system, warmth from laser pulses is balanced with a cooling sensation. You might feel a mild snap, like a rubber band, as the laser pulses shatter the melanin in your hair follicles, but it's extremely quick.

After treating all target follicles, your provider may apply a cooling gel to offset any lingering warmth. Your whole treatment can take as little as five minutes or up to an hour maximum.

How many laser hair removal sessions do I need?

It depends on a few different factors, including hair quantity and the size of the treatment area. Most patients get great results with three to six sessions. You’ll have four to six weeks in-between each session to allow the follicles in anagen (active growth phase) time to appear so your provider can target them effectively.

Use online scheduling or call Dr. Carolyn Kochert to book your laser hair removal consultation today. You can get started on the same day as your consultation if you like!