Laser Hair Removal by Houston Cosmetic Surgeon
Traditional hair removal techniques, such as shaving, plucking and waxing, provide only temporary relief. Electrolysis, although it can result in lessening hair growth, often requires years of ongoing and frequently painful treatments. Allergic reactions and ingrown hairs are common side effects of all these hair removal methods.
Laser hair removal safely removes unwanted body hair without damaging the delicate pores and structures of the skin. Facial hair removal and bikini line hair removal are usually completed in less than ten minutes. Legs and larger laser hair treatments can take longer.
The number of sessions will vary for each individual and will also depend upon where the hair is located on the body. During the initial visit with our Houston cosmetic surgeon, the laser removes the visible hair and disables those follicles in the “active” phase of the growth cycle. Follicles in the “resting” phase will not be affected. Eventually, as these dormant hairs become active and begin to grow, additional sessions may be desired. Over time, hair growth will be slower and finer.
The process is simple. A thin coat of clear gel is lightly smoothed over the skin, and then the laser pulses are quickly and evenly applied. The laser is different from other laser hair removal systems. No painful waxing beforehand and there is no need to suffer through growing out the hair first. Anesthesia is not required, and most individuals experience no more than a slight stinging sensation as the laser pulses are applied. Some parts of the body do tend to be more sensitive than others, and sometimes redness or swelling will occur for a few hours afterwards.
The laser uses advanced, clinically tested laser technology to bring hair removal to a new level of effectiveness and convenience with longer lasting results. The laser works by selectively targeting the pigment inside the hair follicle. Each “pulse” of the red laser light takes less than a second to disable large numbers of hair follicles without damaging the surrounding skin.
The freedom from unwanted body hair is now easier and more comfortably achieved, leaving you with a smooth, clean, fresh feeling that endures longer than ever before.