Laser Hair Removal: Frequently Asked Questions

Laser hair removal is exciting for men and women who want to find a way to get rid of unwanted hair that is not painful like electrolysis or time consuming like shaving. As with other types of treatments many people have questions about the process. Know what questions you want to ask during your consultation to learn further details about the laser hair removal process.

Will Laser Hair Removal Work for Me?

Patients with light skin and dark hair are the best candidates but laser technology has made a lot of advances in recent years so anyone with unwanted hair will see benefits with laser hair removal. The laser targets the melanin in the hair which is why darker hair, with more melanin, is easier to be treated.

What Areas can be Treated with Laser Hair Removal?

Patients are able to get rid of unwanted hair on any part of the body except around the eyes. Common areas for laser hair removal include the legs, bikini area, abdomen, back, underarms, chest, neck, upper lip, and face.

How Do I Choose a Facility that Offers Laser Hair Removal?

Inquire about the Medical Director of the facility. Ensure he or she is board certified and that there is always a physician on site of the facility when treatments are taking place. Ask if the staff at the laser hair removal facility are all medical personnel or registered nurses. The office should be professional and follows state regulations.

How Fast is a Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

The time varies based on what part of the body is getting treated. However, laser hair removal is much quicker than other hair removal techniques. For example, it usually takes about an hour for a laser hair removal treatment on the back. With electrolysis, the same treatment can take up to 125 hours or more.

What are the Advantages of Laser Hair Removal?

  • Laser hair removal is a non-invasive treatment that does not require needles or chemical creams.
  • Patients experience less pain and discomfort with laser hair removal compared to other types of hair removal methods.
  • Many men and women see long-lasting hair removal or permanent hair reduction.
  • Treatment times are much faster for those who are looking to remove hair from large areas, such as the legs or back.


Houston plastic surgeons at Schusterman Plastic Surgery perform laser hair removal to get rid of unwanted hair so men and women do not have to deal with other methods that are time consuming and painful. Their surgeons also offer laser liposuction and breast augmentations in Houston with dedication to their work in making people beautiful.

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