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Choosing the Right Hair Removal Treatment for You MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

The hair removal treatment a person chooses is always due to personal preference and cost. There are a wide range of options that get rid of hair for different lengths of time. Shaving, plucking, waxing, electrolysis, and laser hair removal are all popular methods men and women choose. There are pros and cons to each method.

Shaving, plucking, and waxing are the most popular choices men and women use to get rid of hair. Unfortunately, none of these methods have lasting results and can be painful. However, the upfront cost of these choices are the least expensive which makes it the top choice for many people who do not have the money for more expensive procedures.

Electrolysis is best for men and women that only have a small amount of hair to remove. This method completely destroys the root so hair stops growing permanently. 15 to 30 sessions are required since hair can only be removed if it is in the right cycle and each hair follicle is in a different part of the growth cycle at any given time. Also, additional sessions are needed in case roots were not fully destroyed. The upper lip, eyebrows, hands, and sideburns are the right sized areas to use for electrolysis.

Laser hair removal in Houston is a great choice for men and women who want to get rid of hair for up to six months at a time. It is a good choice for leg, back, chest, arm, and underarm hair. Similar to electrolysis, multiple sessions are needed to ensure every hair follicle is treated. Men and women typically see hair loss two weeks after a treatment. This procedure continues to grow in popularity due to its low discomfort level and extended period of time having smooth skin.

To learn more about different types of hair removal treatments you can speak with a cosmetic surgeon to see which methods they provide, how much they cost, and what type of results they can give.


Bella Rosa, a Houston MedSpa, performs laser hair removal treatments for men and women who want to have lasting smooth skin. They also offer laser tattoo removal and Botox in Houston.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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