The Unwelcome Visitor
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:
- 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 Houston providers 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.
Laser hair removal is considered a cosmetic procedure and is generally not covered by insurance. It’s always best to check with your insurance provider. However, Dr. Schusterman offers payment and financing options.
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.