Why is laser hair removal so popular among so many men and women? Because it's effective, convenient, and long-lasting. For starters, it's a much easier option than shaving your legs every day and tweezing your eyebrows regularly. Plus, your skin will experience less irritation and fewer ingrown hairs. But best of all, the silky smooth results you achieve with this procedure really last.
Laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment of your unwanted hair follicles (called melanin) with intense light energy. This energy damages the follicle and prevents the growth of new hair. The treatment is most effective when your hair is growing. As such, sessions are spaced about one month apart to account for hair growth cycles.
At our office, we routinely perform laser hair removal to help our Houston clients get rid of fuzz and stubble on the:
We perform laser hair removal with LightSheer by Lumenis - an innovative, FDA-cleared laser that provides an extremely comfortable treatment experience.
This powerful laser is incredibly fast and allows us to target large areas of the body in a very short period of time. As such, it is possible to remove hair from your legs, underarms and bikini area in a single 30-minute appointment, while you're on your lunch break.
A few days before you have laser hair removal, you will need to shave the treatment area so that it's in an ideal growth stage on the day of your appointment. When you arrive at our office, we will apply an anesthetic cream to ensure your comfort and provide you with special glasses to protect your eyes.
From there, the technician will focus the laser energy directly on your unwanted hair follicles. Because of the advanced laser technology we use, the entire procedure will be extremely comfortable and you will be able to treat a large area of your body in one quick session.
You will be free to return to your normal daily routine immediately after your laser hair removal appointment. During the first 24 hours, you may experience some swelling and redness, similar to a mild sunburn. It should dissipate very quickly, but ice and aloe gel can help minimize your discomfort in the meantime.
In general, most patients require multiple visits to achieve their optimal results, along with occasional touch-up sessions on an ongoing basis.