A Guide to Laser Hair Removal: Everything You Need to Know

Are you tired of razor bumps or ingrown hairs? Having unwanted hair on your face or body is a real nuisance, and so are most removal methods! Fortunately, laser hair removal presents a permanent solution to your unwanted hair. 

At Resurgence Med Spa, we offer IPL laser hair removal for patients throughout Houston, TX. Find out how these treatments work and where they can be used.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic treatment that permanently removes unwanted body and facial hair. This type of hair removal uses intense pulsed light (IPL) to dive into the deeper layers of the skin and destroy hair at the follicular level. This prevents further hair growth in that area of the body.

The Benefits of Permanent Hair Removal

IPL laser hair removal has grown in popularity over the years because it offers a number of different benefits. The following are just a few of the benefits you’ll experience with your laser hair removal:

No More Shaving or Waxing

Shaving and waxing are the most common hair removal methods, but they certainly aren’t the most convenient. The biggest benefit of laser hair removal is that it eliminates the need for shaving and waxing your body or facial hair. 

With busy work schedules and other commitments, it can be hard to fit daily shaving or frequent waxing sessions into your life. Laser hair removal permanently removes your unwanted hair, which gives you time for more important things.

More Cost Effective

Razors and shaving cream may not seem like expensive items at the time of purchase, but the cost can add up over the years. When you get laser hair removal, you won’t have to spend your money on shaving supplies or waxing sessions.

Smoother Skin

Shaving may be effective at removing hair, but it often leaves behind razor bumps or strawberry skin. If you have a pale complexion, you may even be able to see the hair follicle remaining under the surface of your skin. 

When you get laser hair removal, hair is removed at the follicle. You’ll never have to worry about razor bumps or visible follicles again. All you are left with is smooth, hairless skin.

Common Questions About Laser Hair Removal Services

Are you new to laser hair removal? When you’ve never had this type of treatment, it’s understandable to have some questions or concerns. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions that our patients have about laser hair removal procedures:

Where Can Laser Hair Removal Be Used?

IPL laser hair removal treatment can be used almost anywhere on the face or body, including these areas:

  • Legs
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Stomach
  • Bikini line
  • Face

When you come in for your consultation appointment, we will assess your areas of concern and go over your desired results to determine whether laser hair removal is an option for these regions.

What Does Laser Hair Removal Feel Like?

Many people are concerned about what laser hair removal feels like. Fortunately, laser hair removal treatments are not uncomfortable. 

You can expect to feel a slight warmth being emitted from the device during your session. Some patients report that the laser feels like a rubber band being lightly snapped against the skin, while others say that they feel nothing. We can offer a topical anesthetic for patients who want to feel more at ease. 

How Long Does Professional Laser Hair Removal Take?

Laser hair removal sessions are relatively quick, depending on the areas being treated and the size of those areas. Most IPL laser hair sessions take somewhere between 45 minutes and one hour to complete. After your appointment, you will be able to resume all of your normal activities without any recovery or downtime needed.

When Will I See My Laser Hair Removal Results?

Before getting this treatment, it’s important to have a realistic outlook on your results. You will not see full laser hair removal results after one session. It takes multiple treatment sessions to achieve completely smooth skin from professional laser hair removal. 

The number of sessions depends on the color and thickness of your hair. It also depends on the areas of the body being treated. Patients who have large areas or multiple regions of hair removed will require numerous sessions spaced out over several weeks.

On average, most patients can see optimal results with about six sessions spaced out over several months. We recommend that you wait at least four to eight weeks between each of your laser hair removal sessions. 

The treatment works by targeting the hair follicle when it is in its active stage. Follicles are each in the active stage at different times, so the laser should be applied at strategic intervals to ensure that every follicle is disabled. You can expect to finish the complete laser hair removal process and to see final results anywhere between six months and one year after starting treatment.

Getting Smoother Skin with Permanent Hair Removal

If you’re tired of shaving or waxing, it may be time for a longer-lasting solution to your body and facial hair. Laser hair removal treatment will delve deep beneath the surface of the skin and target hair at the follicle, preventing any further growth. At Resurgence Med Spa, we offer laser hair removal services for patients throughout Houston, TX, and the surrounding areas. 

Are you looking for smooth, hairless skin that stays that way? Contact us through our website or by phone to learn more about our hair removal options.

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