Laser Hair Removal
Conveniently located to serve The Woodlands, Houston, and Shenandoah
If you’re looking for a state-of-the-art answer to unwanted hair, it may be time to consider laser hair removal in The Woodlands. This treatment option avoids the pitfalls of other hair-removal procedures and offers a convenient solution.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Laser hair removal involves the application of laser energy to targeted hairs. The laser locks onto the pigment in the hair, and the heat from the energy damages the follicle in which the hair is housed. This damage impairs the follicle’s ability to grow new hairs, sometimes completely preventing future hair growth.
In order for the treatment to be effective, the hair needs to be in the anagen, or growth, phase of the hair-growth cycle. Hairs treated in the other phases of the cycle (catagen, telogen, and exogen) will not be affected by the procedure. Because of this, multiple treatment sessions are needed to ensure that the hairs are in the proper phase for treatment.
Is Laser Hair Removal Right for Me?
This treatment is incredibly versatile, so if you have unwanted hair in numerous areas, you will most likely benefit from this procedure. It can reduce hair from the back, chest, legs, arms, armpits, buttocks, bikini area, chin, upper lip, and more.
If you’re tired of dealing with the drawbacks of plucking, shaving, waxing, and electrolysis, laser hair removal is an excellent state-of-the-art option. It regularly saves patients time and money, since it is very long-lasting and doesn’t require constant upkeep.
The Hair-Removal Treatment Process
At the start of a laser hair removal session, the targeted areas may be numbed using a topical lotion or gel. In some cases, the laser technology uses a cooling apparatus to ensure comfort throughout. The patient will also wear protective goggles.
The treatment involves using the handpiece to deliver energy to the treatment regions. Each pulse of energy may feel like a rubber-band snap or a tingling sensation. The time needed to perform the treatment will depend on the size and number of targeted areas.
Patients will typically return for four to six treatment sessions. It will be necessary to wait six to twelve weeks between each session, allowing more hairs to enter the growth phase.
Laser Hair Reduction Aftercare
After a hair removal procedure, there is usually no need for downtime or recovery time. Patients can return to work the same day.
The treated areas may have a red and sunburned look for a time, and ice packs can help treat this issue as recommended. Because the skin will temporarily be irritated, it will be necessary to protect it with sunscreen and to avoid heavy sun exposure.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost?
When determining the cost of laser hair reduction, it is necessary to take several factors into account. Price is impacted by the size of the treatment area, the number of regions being treated, and the number of sessions required to achieve the patient’s goals.
Set Up Your Consultation
Contact Lahiri Plastic Surgery to find out more about laser hair removal in The Woodlands. Get rid of that frustrating unwanted hair – schedule your consultation today.