Unwanted hair can result in hours wasted in hair removal methods such as shaving, waxing, or applying creams. Laser hair removal can save you time, money, and energy by permanently removing hair in targeted areas.
At Resurgence Med Spa, we use advanced laser technology to target unwanted hair from virtually anywhere on your body. Treatments are fast, non-invasive, and require little downtime. We provide laser hair removal and many other cosmetic treatments in Houston, TX, and we would love to have a consultation with you to discuss your cosmetic goals.
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a non-surgical procedure that damages hair follicles and prevents hair from growing back. During your laser hair removal service, light energy is applied to the skin. The laser targets the melanin in the hair while leaving the surrounding skin alone.
The light translates to heat energy which heats up the follicle and causes it to become irreparably damaged. This prevents hair from growing in the follicle again. At our practice, we use a cutting edge device that can target different colors of hair offering an effective treatment for a wide variety of patients.
What Areas Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?
Any area that has unwanted hair can potentially be treated with our laser hair removal service. However, common areas for laser hair removal include:
- Bikini Line
What Are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
Offers Semi Permanent Hair Removal
Other hair removal methods such as shaving or waxing only provide temporary hair removal because they are simply removing the hair without affecting the follicle. Laser hair removal results are longer lasting because they damage the hair follicle.
Laser and IPL treatments are considered semi-permanent hair removal methods because damaged hair follicles will not grow hair again. However, certain factors can cause other dormant hair follicles to activate again which may necessitate additional maintenance treatments.
Fast, Non-Invasive Treatment
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure that can be performed on an outpatient basis. As a fast treatment, you can come in on your lunch break and get back to your day with no downtime.
Offers Less Discomfort During and After Treatment
While laser hair removal can be mildly uncomfortable, it can be more comfortable both during and after treatments when compared to other methods such as waxing. Bikini laser hair removal or laser treatments in other sensitive areas offer minimal discomfort and can be performed with topical numbing cream. Laser hair removal can also help you to avoid razor burn, ingrown hairs, and other unpleasant side effects from alternative methods.
Precise and Targeted Treatment
IPL and laser hair removal treatments offer precise and targeted results that won’t affect the surrounding skin. Because the wavelengths of light will be customized to target your specific hair color, the effects of this treatment can be particularly effective. The size of the handpiece also allows for precise treatments if you have areas that you don’t want treated.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will You Need?
Your full laser hair removal results will not be achieved after just one session. IPL and laser treatments only work on active follicles because they transfer heat to the follicle by targeting the melanin in the hair. Follicles that are dormant or regressing will be unaffected by treatments. As a result, several treatments spread apart at strategic intervals will be necessary to be able to eventually target all of your follicles. On average, the majority of hair follicles can be treated over the course of at least 6 treatments.
How Should You Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
Shaving the treatment area is a necessary step of laser hair removal. However, it is important not to wax the area to be treated since you will need hair in the follicle for the treatment to work. You should also avoid tanning your skin or doing anything that will irritate the skin in the treatment area.
What Do Laser Hair Removal Treatments Feel Like?
IPL and laser hair removal treatments feel similar to the sensation of snapping a small rubber band on your skin. Each time the light pulses, you will feel this snapping sensation. However, a cooling gel used on the skin during treatment can minimize discomfort as can the use of a topical anesthetic.
What Can You Expect After Treatment?
Results won’t be apparent immediately after your treatment. It will take some time to notice any changes. However, your hairs may begin to fall out several days or weeks after treatment. It is best to let the hairs naturally fall out rather than trying to remove them yourself.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
While advanced technology allows us to provide professional laser hair removal for patients with a wide variety of skin tones and hair colors, not everyone will be a good candidate for laser hair removal treatments. Lighter hair colors such as white, gray or blonde will not have enough pigment to attract the laser energy. Other contraindications may also exist such as skin irritation or certain health conditions. It is important to talk to your doctor about whether this treatment is right for you.
Remove Unwanted Hair With Professional Laser Hair Removal
If you would like to simplify your routine through permanent hair removal, contact Resurgence Med Spa for convenient and long-lasting solutions. For more information about our laser hair removal services in Houston, TX, you can fill out an online form on our website or call us at 832-501-3810.