Laser Hair RemovalHouston, TX

Laser Hair Removal in Houston

It always happens at the most inconvenient time. You are about to go out, and just as you do a quick look in the mirror, you notice unsightly dangling hairs from your upper lip or chin. If you don’t have time to wax, your only other options include shaving or plucking it. It’s time to take matters into your own hands and make time for handling this follicle fiasco. Luckily, we have a solution just for you: Laser hair removal will remove unwanted hair using the latest technology in laser light.

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that uses beams of light to remove unwanted hair. Areas that are commonly treated with laser hair removal include:

  • Legs
  • Chin
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Armpits
  • Upper lip
  • Bikini line

Dr. Schusterman wants to ensure you receive the best laser hair removal Houston can provide. He will discuss your best treatment options with you during your consultation.

How do I know if Laser Hair Removal is right for me?

Women and men can safely and gently remove unwanted hair with laser hair removal in Houston. Dr. Schusterman uses the newest SHR Pro laser that eliminates hair and leaves skin looking and feeling smoother. Only the hair follicles are disturbed during treatment, and the lasers do not affect the surrounding skin making laser hair removal an excellent option for all skin tones and colors.

Laser Hair Removal Procedure

During laser hair removal our expert Houston staff will use a laser that emits light into the hair follicle. The follicle is heated and impaired so that it will inhibit future hair growth. Prior to your initial treatment, you are advised about the following:

  • Don’t tan or stay out of the sun
  • Don’t shave or wax before treatment
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications such as aspirin

You are given special goggles to wear during your treatment, and a topical anesthetic is applied. Then Houston Laser Hair Removal provider Dr. Schusterman will use a hand-held laser and activate the laser beam over the hair follicles.

Laser Hair Removal Recovery

You may have some redness or swelling for a few hours after your treatment. You can use ice packs to alleviate any discomfort. You will shed the unwanted hair over a few days to a few weeks, depending on the treated area.

Laser Hair Removal Results

Laser hair removal is effective in delaying future hair growth, but the procedure is not permanent. It requires multiple treatments for the initial hair removal and then future treatments for maintenance. Depending on the treatment area, you may need repeated laser hair removal to achieve your optimal results. Many patients have found their laser hair removal lasted six months to a year, but there is no guarantee of permanent hair removal.

Schedule Your Houston Laser Hair Removal Consultation with Dr. Schusterman

When you are done with waxing and shaving, consider laser hair removal in Houston. Houston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Mark Schusterman is double board certified, and will create a personalized treatment plan for you. Call and schedule your laser hair removal consultation today.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

Laser hair removal works best on patients with dark hair and lighter skin, but there have been many advances in laser hair removal technology. Now patients with all skin tones and hair color variations can be treated effectively with laser hair removal.

You may feel some discomfort, such as a pinprick, but many patients feel a cold sensation from the laser’s cooling gel.

It is important to understand that your hair grows in cycles.  At any given point in time, only about 30 percent of your hair is in the growth stage.  Laser hair removal specifically targets hair in the growth stage.  As a result, what your treatment has completed, you may notice additional hairs growing in around the target area.  Most people naturally want to wax, pluck, shave, or thread the treated area to eliminate these new growth hairs.  You should always avoid doing this for at least 48 hours because during that time your skin is healing.  Further irritation can cause a variety of problems including rashes and prolonged soreness.

You can shower after laser hair removal, but avoid exfoliation. Excessive scrubbing, or the use of chemical or perfume packed soaps can be harmful. Showering after laser hair removal can be done in a safe way if you take care of the treated area properly.

You may have some hair reduction with home lasers, but your results won’t be as dramatic or last as long as treatment with Dr. Schusterman can offer. It is best to discuss your options in person at your consultation.

The most common risks include skin irritation and pigment changes in the skin. These effects are temporary and will disappear within several hours after the initial treatment.

If there is one thing you should never do after a laser hair removal treatment, it is spend a lot of time in the sun. Most of the time, it is recommended to avoid prolonged sun exposure or tanning beds for a minimum of one to four weeks following your treatment.

The reason for this is that laser hair removal puts your skin in a very delicate situation. As a result, prolonged exposure to UV rays can significantly increase your risk of developing hyperpigmentation or suffering from a severe sunburn.

Following a laser hair removal treatment, you should avoid hot baths and showers for 48 hours to limit skin irritation. You should also avoid exfoliating for at least 10 days after your treatment. Not only can exfoliation cause severe skin irritation, it can also create clogged pores. Along the same lines, avoiding harsh chemicals such as bleach or perfumed products for several days is advisable as well.

Schedule a Consultation

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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