Laser hair removal can, at the very least, reduce the amount of hair that grows. It is not limited to a certain type of person since the treatment uses advanced technology with lasers that can target hair follicles no matter what the color of the hair or skin is. Of course, it is important to ensure the cosmetic surgeon who you are getting the treatment from has newer equipment in order for this to be true.
Ideal Laser Hair Removal Locations
One advantage to doing laser hair reduction or removal is because it does not affect surrounding skin. Therefore, it is not as limited as to where it can be done. Both men and women that have unwanted hair often choose to have laser hair removal on their shoulders, back, arms, underarms, legs, bikini area, and upper lip. If you are interested in laser hair removal, the next step is to speak with a cosmetic surgeon who owns the equipment and inquire about where you want the treatments to learn more about the procedure.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
Laser hair removal treatments is done by using a laser beam that gently removes hair while preventing re-growth. However, multiple treatments are needed since the laser can only affect hair that is in a certain cycle of its growth. Also, not all hair follicles are active at the same time so some hair may not be removed until your second or third treatment. In order to know how many laser hair removal sessions you will need, you must speak with a cosmetic surgeon.
After a session, you may experience slight swelling or redness around the treated areas. Many people who have had laser hair removal done compare it to having a minor sunburn. While it is advised that patients use sunscreen when outdoors between laser hair removal treatments, there is no downtime required after a session.
At our Houston Med Spa we offer laser hair removal for men and women who want to get rid of unwanted hair without pain and discomfort. Our professional staff dedicates their time to learn exactly what you want to achieve and designs a custom treatment plan for you. Some of the custom treatments they offer include chemical peels, laser acne treatments, and Botox injections.