Laser Hair Removal

Balboa Medical Center & Spa

Laser & Medical Spa & Internal Medicine located in Encino, CA

If shaving and waxing are taking too much time out of your busy schedule, you have more permanent options. At Balboa Medical Center & Spa in Encino, California, Dr. Amir Raeesy and his team of providers offer laser hair removal with the Cynosure® Icon™ laser to target and destroy unwanted hair follicles at the source. To learn more about laser hair removal, call Balboa Medical Center & Spa or book an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a popular hair reduction treatment in the United States. While shaving and waxing temporarily reduce unwanted hair, laser hair removal eliminates it at the source — your hair follicles. With laser hair removal, you can permanently reduce unwanted hair nearly anywhere on your body.

In addition, Balboa Medical Center & Spa offers intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy with the Icon C laser powered by CynoSure to treat redness, brown spots, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, spider veins, and fine lines, so you can have smooth, clear skin.

How does laser hair removal work?

Unlike other hair removal techniques, like waxing, you don’t need to grow your hair out before laser hair removal. The Icon laser targets and destroys the hair cells responsible for hair growth without damaging the surface of your skin.

When your provider at Balboa Medical Center & Spa beams the highly concentrated light from the Icon laser into your hair follicles, the pigment in the follicles absorbs the light, which gradually destroys the hair. Over time, your hair should fall out and little to no hair will grow back.

Which areas can laser hair removal treat?

The Icon laser can remove hair from areas all over your body, including the:

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


Laser hair removal is virtually painless, especially when compared to repetitive tweezing, waxing, and cuts from shaving. Most patients compare the sensation of laser hair removal to snapping a rubber band against your skin.

How many treatments will I need?

How many treatments you need depends entirely on the areas you want to treat, your skin type, and your hair type. Balboa Medical Center & Spa recommends about six to eight treatments for optimal results, but Balboa Medical Center & Spa can customize your treatment plan to suit your unique needs.

Depending on the areas you’re treating, each session can take anywhere from five minutes to one hour.

The Icon laser works to treat all skin types and most hair colors, other than white. If you think laser hair removal is right for you, call Balboa Medical Center & Spa or book an appointment online today.

*Individual results may vary.