Laser Hair Removal in Houston, TX

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Advanced Dermatology in Katy, League City, Pearland, or Sugar Land, TX offers lasers (Lumenis LightSheer or Candela Gentle Pro) that prevent new hair from growing in treated areas. You can go bare on your legs, back, abdomen, neck, face, bikini, underarms, and even the ears with beams of highly concentrated light into hair follicles. The dark pigment in the follicles absorbs the light, which destroys the hairs after an average of 3 – 7 sessions. If you are curious about laser hair removal and want to see if you are a candidate, contact us. 

Who is an Ideal Candidate for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a gentle procedure that is effective for most individuals. During your consultation, you will go over your needs, concerns, and goals to help determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. For men with chronic shave irritation, hair reduction on the neck and beard area can stop the embarrassment of constant "red bumps" around the shirt collar. For women with darker hair above the lip or along the cheeks and jawline, laser hair removal can effortlessly eliminate this (often inherited facial hair pattern), leaving the skin smooth and stubble-free. Ideal patients for laser hair removal:

  • Have unwanted facial and/or body hair
  • Are tired of other hair removal techniques (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, bleaching)
  • Have dark hair and light skin
  • Are in good health

How does laser hair removal work?

At your appointment, you will be asked to relax in one of our treatment rooms as the needed areas of your skin are cleaned to remove dirt, oil, and lotions. During laser hair removal, a technician will slightly stretch the skin to provide a direct path between the laser and the hair follicle root. The laser beam will target and kill the hair follicle, preventing it from growing back. On average, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to achieve your best results. Your treatments will be spaced out in order to allow the treated areas time to recover. This also allows time for hair follicles that were in the dormant phase of growth to cycle into the active growth phase so they can be treated. The specialized laser hair removing technology we use at Advanced Dermatology is able to target the hair follicle alone, preserving the skin in the treatment area.

What can I Expect after laser Hair removal?

While laser hair removal is relatively gentle in nature, your skin may feel like it has a slight sunburn due to the use of lasers. When you leave our office, you will be free to resume your daily activities, but you should refrain from exercise or sun exposure for a period of 24 hours to let the treated areas heal. When you get home after your session, we recommend applying cold packs to alleviate any discomfort.

Laser Hair Removal FAQ

How much does laser hair removal cost?
A laser hair removal treatment varies in cost depending on the size of the treatment area, as well as how many treatment sessions you will need to attain a smooth result. To help you consider the benefits of choosing laser hair removal, consider the energy and time you are putting into shaving, waxing, or other temporary methods. By comparison, laser hair removal is usually more cost-effective and will save you time and energy long-term. Your technician will develop a personalized treatment plan with the number of appointments you need and pricing options to consider.

Is laser hair removal permanent?
Considered an effective treatment, laser hair removal produces lasting improvements. While you can enjoy the benefits of the treatment for a long time, laser hair removal is technically semi-permanent because some hair may be unaffected. Regardless, patients find most of their hair follicles are dormant once their plan is complete, and if some hairs are still growing, it is easier to manage. Additional laser sessions may also be needed to take care of new growth and any stragglers as well.

Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Your hair growth occurs in phases. When some hair follicles are in a live growing phase, other follicles are dormant. Since each hair follicle grows in a different stage, multiple treatment sessions are recommended to target each follicle when it is in a growing phase. Scheduling your treatments over several weeks is recommended to get better, smoother results.

Does laser hair removal hurt?
The process of laser hair removal can cause mild discomfort, but it's not too painful. Most patients may feel a slight snap when the laser targets and removes the hair follicle. We can use a local anesthetic to the surface of the skin before the treatment. Compared to getting waxed, patients think laser hair removal causes much less discomfort.

FInd Out For Yourself

If you're tired of wasting time, energy, and money on plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule a consultation to learn more about laser hair removal treatments in Katy, League City, Pearland, or Sugar Land, TX. Laser hair removal by Advanced Dermatology can treat unwanted hair follicles on the face and body.

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