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Laser Hair Removal

In Northern Virginia

Laser Hair Removal

Palomar Icon Aesthetic

AVERAGE COST: $50 – $400

PIA and BBL laser hair removal are procedures for both men and women that uses a laser technology to abolish undesirable hair.

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia, offers his patients Palomar Icon Aesthetic (PIA) and Sciton BroadBand Light (BBL) laser hair removal system that uses pulses of laser light to target and eradicate unwanted hair.

The laser travels through the skin to hit the hair follicle, permanently abolishing it. Patients will generally need more than one session, especially for larger areas of the body. PIA and BBL laser hair removal treatments at our Mountcastle Medical Spa & Laser Center in Ashburn, VA can painlessly remove up to 80-100% of the hair in a particular area. Women commonly request this for their legs, bikini area, underarms, and face. Men ask for laser hair removal on the back, chest, legs, arms, and face.

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During laser hair removal, the surgeon will place a laser vacuum directly on top of the skin where the hair resides to draw the skin into the hand held piece of equipment. The device stretches and pulls the skin thin so the energy source can target the melanin in the hair. During this process, the follicles absorb the heat the laser beam emits, which damages the follicle and makes it difficult for the hair to grow back. Most patients are able to achieve results in a 30-45 minute session that occurs once every 3-4 weeks over the course of several months.


Throughout the procedure, patients will feel slight pressure as the device is pulling up the skin. However, the laser beam itself only feels like a light sting. Most devices are made with a cooling sequence that occurs between the laser pulses, which helps ease discomfort and reduce the chance of unwanted side effects. There are multiple laser hair removal vacuum devices on the market today that come in different sizes depending on the size of the area being treated. The laser technology will depend on what works best with your hair texture and skin type.


  • Do not wax, bleach, or use depilatory creams such as Nair during the process. Shaving is the only alternative to treating the area during this treatment process. You must wait 4 weeks to begin treatments if you do any of the above.
  • Avoid tanning or sun exposure two weeks before your treatment. No spray tans or lotions/creams that have self-tanners in them. If you come and your skin is too dark, your esthetician may opt to defer the treatment that day.
  • No sun exposure or tanning for at least one week post procedure.
  • Please have the area shaved when you arrive for treatment. There is a $25 shaving fee
  • Topical anesthetics are available and must be called into a compounding pharmacy prior to your appointment. You will apply numbing 1 hour before appointment time at home.

Below is a list of prices for laser hair reduction treatments. These prices do not reflect any promotions that may be in effect and are subject to change at any time.

Treatment Area Price Treatment Area Price
Ears $99 Half Arms $150
Chin $99 Full Arms $250
Cheeks $99 Hands/Fingers $99
Upper Lip $59 Feet/Toes $99
Lip/Chin $125 Shoulders $150
Sideburns $99 Upper Back $250
Full Face $200 Lower Back $250
Neck (Front) $125 Full Back $450
Neck (Back) $125 Abdomen $200
Areola $125 Bikini Line $149
Chest $250 Brazilian Bikini $200
Sternum $150 Buttocks $250
Underarms $125 Upper Legs $250
Full Legs $400 Lower Legs $200