Did you know you have more than five million hair follicles on your body? Most of us want it on our heads, but when it comes to body hair, we just want to get rid of it — fast.
Shaving is often the first hair removal method we turn to, for its ease and availability. But there’s nothing more frustrating than spending the time shaving only for stubble and ingrown hairs to appear hours later.
The secret behind laser hair removal involves targeted light energy. By using a concentrated beam of light, also known as a laser, Sarah Johnston, LVN glides a handheld device over your skin to target unwanted hair follicles.
The pigment in your hair follicles absorbs the light and converts it to heat which damages the hair, preventing it from regrowing. Laser hair removal can be safely used on almost any area of your body but is most commonly used on:
Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments for its silky, smooth results. While everyone is unique, most patients need 2-6 treatments to get the results they want.
Traditional hair removal methods can be frustrating and even painful. While one of the best benefits of laser hair removal is smooth, hair-free skin, it’s not the only. Other benefits include:
Do you live a busy life? If so, you probably can’t pause your life for a long appointment. Luckily, laser hair removal appointments are fast. Depending on the treatment area, it can take minutes to an hour. Some of our patients even schedule them during their lunch period.
Spending time shaving only to find ingrown hair and razor burn is incredibly frustrating and painful. With laser hair removal, you eliminate the hair but also the pesky ingrown hairs and razor burn. This makes it a great option for people with sensitive skin who experience irritation from shaving.
In the past, laser hair removal was only recommended for patients with dark hair and light skin. But advances in technology have made this treatment safe and effective for people with all skin types and hair colors.
Laser hair removal provides long-lasting results, with many patients experiencing no hair growth for months to years. While your hair will grow back eventually, it is often much thinner and finer — and can easily be removed again with another session.
Shaving products may seem affordable at first glance, but over a lifetime they can cost over $10,000. While a laser hair appointment will cost more upfront, you save money and time in the long run by eliminating the need for shaving or waxing.
One of the top questions we get from patients considering laser hair removal is, “Does it hurt?” Most of our patients don’t consider it to be painful, but slightly uncomfortable. We are pleased to inform you laser treatments are more comfortable than waxing.
The sensation is described to be similar to a rubber band snapping on your skin. Even patients with a low pain tolerance can sit through their appointment with no problem.
One of the best parts of laser hair removal is that there’s no downtime associated with the procedure. That means you can return to work or social activities without anyone knowing you had treatment. While redness and mild discomfort may be present after your appointment, this resides in a few hours and can easily be hidden with clothing.
Many people avoid getting laser hair removal because they think they can’t shave between treatments. However, this is a myth. Unlike waxing, we instruct you to shave between treatments and require you to shave 24 hours before your appointment to ensure you get the best results.
In Texas, it feels like summer all year round. That makes it necessary to wear shorts, summer dresses, and swimming suits regularly. Stop sweating in pants because you haven’t shaved, and get smooth, touchable skin.
Most patients experience a 10-25% reduction in hair after the first appointment. Instead of waiting, see what laser hair removal can do for your confidence today.
Call 832-263-1300 to schedule your consultation or book online.