Permanent Hair Reduction Specialist

Nashville Family Medical Clinic

Said Attoussi, MD

Family Medicine & Medical Spa located in Nashville, TN

Imagine if constant shaving, tweezing, and waxing were a thing of the past? If you’re curious about a more permanent solution to unwanted hair, it’s time to contact Nashville Family Medical Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Said Attoussi, MD, is a board-certified doctor who provides permanent hair reduction with nonsurgical Icon™ system. The light-based technology offers lasting hair removal for your bikini line, back, legs, and more. Call today, or schedule a consultation online.

Permanent Hair Reduction Q & A

How does permanent hair reduction work?

The Icon system uses a concentrated beam of laser energy to eliminate cells inside your skin that produce unwanted hair. In time, your hair follicles generally stop producing hai, or make less of it. The result is smoother, hair-free skin, although results may vary.

Laser hair removal is safe for all skin types and also works on most hair colors. Dr. Attoussi will consult with you about whether you’re a good candidate for permanent hair reduction.

What areas does permanent hair reduction treat?

The Icon laser treatment is effective on small and large areas. It removes hair from your:

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

However, the light-based therapy isn’t recommended around your eye area.

What should I expect before permanent hair reduction?

Dr. Attoussi discusses the treatment with you during an office visit. He may:

  • Go through your medical history, asking about medications you take and whether you have a history of skin disorders or scarring
  • Outline the risks and benefits of the treatment, so you know what to expect
  • Take photos to assess your progress after permanent hair reduction

This consultation is the perfect time for you to ask questions.

What should I expect during laser hair removal?

Dr. Attoussi will apply a hand-held laser device against the treatment area. As the device moves across your skin, you may feel tingling or snapping sensations. Some people say the feeling is similar to a rubber band snapping on your skin.

The length of your treatments will depend on the size of the area being treated. For example, with a small area, your session might take only five minutes. A larger area could take an hour.

Typically, you’ll need more than a single treatment session for optimal results. Your hair grows in three stages, which means each treatment session eliminates just a portion of unwanted hair, but not all. Multiple treatments over time are necessary to target all of the hair follicles.

Typically, three to six treatments will give you the hair-free look you desire, although results vary. Dr. Attoussi will discuss the treatment plan that’s right for you.

What should I expect after permanent hair reduction?

You’ll gradually have less and less hair in the treatment area. The remaining hair looks thin and sparse. To find out more about permanent hair reduction, call *615-512-6641 today, and schedule a consultation with Nashville Family Medical Clinic.

*Please note that the phone number 615-512-6641 (or the Book Online tool) should be used to book aesthetic services.