Unwanted facial and body hair can be a source of frustration and embarrassment, both for men and women. Shaving and waxing may provide temporary relief, but too soon the hair will return. Laser Hair Removal is a noninvasive procedure designed to permanently remove unwanted hair from anywhere on the body; most commonly the back, neck, legs, underarms, face, and bikini line.
The Ideal Laser Hair Removal Candidat
Men or women of any age, frustrated by with the appearance oe:f hair on their face, neck, or body, can make an excellent candidate for Laser Hair Removal. Patients should be in generally good health, clearly understand the treatment, have realistic expectations for their results, and be willing to commit to multiple treatments.
Laser Hair Removal:
The procedure is virtually painless; intense light energy is delivered through a small hand piece that includes a comfortable cooling tip, continuously soothing the skin. With each quick pulse of the light, only a mild sensation will be felt, so no anaesthesia is required during the treatment.
A Laser Hair Removal session will normally take 30 minutes or less, depending on the size of the area being treated. Six to eight separate treatments will be required to fully eliminate the hair growth. Each session should be spaced about four weeks apart. Since only the hair in the active growth phase is effected by the laser, the repeat treatments are necessary to address every follicle.
Laser Hair Removal at a Glance:
- Hair on the face and body has three growth stages:
- Anagen – growth
- Catagen – transition
- Telogen – resting phase
- The Individual hairs are growing at different rates, and are in multiple phases, at all times.
- The energy generated from a laser treatment will travel down the hair, damaging the follicle and permanently preventing further hair growth.
- Only hair in the Anagen (active growth) phase is affected by the laser treatment.
- Six to eight treatments are required to address all of the hair in a targeted area.
- Results can be seen in just two weeks, as the hair slowly begins to fall out.
Laser Hair Removal Recovery:
There is no downtime required after a Laser Hair Removal session. Clients are able to return to work or school immediately. Initially, the treated area may have a mild redness, but this will diminish over the first hour. Results will begin to show in one to two weeks, as the hair begins to fall out.
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Laser Hair Removal FAQ:
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal is a noninvasive procedure designed to permanently reduce unwanted body hair.
What areas can be treated with Laser Hair Removal?
Almost any area of the body, large or small, can benefit from Laser Hair Removal. The most commonly treated are the legs, bikini line, under arms, chest, face, and neck.
How is Laser Hair Removal performed?
Laser Hair Removal is performed using a hand-held device. As the nurse or aesthetician slowly passes over the designated treatment area, short burst of laser energy will be emitted. These will be absorbed by the hair follicle, interrupting the growth cycle.
How long does the Laser Hair Removal treatment last?
Each Laser Hair Removal procedure will take approximately 30 minutes. Depending on the specific area, between six and eight treatments will be required for the full benefit.
Where is the Laser Hair Removal procedure performed?
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery performs Laser Hair Removal at our luxurious Houston medi-spa. We are only a short drive from River Oaks and downtown; and convenient for patients from Katy, Sugarland, Friendswood, and the Woodlands.
Am I a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The ideal candidate for Laser Hair Removal will be a man or woman, frustrated by unwanted body/facial hair. Vitenas Skin Institute uses a cutting-edge hair removal system that is safe for every ethnicity and skin type.
Will anesthesia be used during the Laser Hair Removal procedure?
Laser Hair Removal does not require the use of anesthesia. Dr. Vitenas uses the innovative CoolGlide laser, with a cooling tip, to continually sooth the surface of the skin during the treatment.
Is a Laser Hair Removal treatment painful?
While a Laser Hair Removal procedure is not considered painful, and no anesthesia is required, patients will feel a quick snapping sensation with each pulse of the laser.
What can I expect from a Laser Hair Removal recovery period?
Patients may experience mild redness in the treatment area, but are able to return immediately to their normal routine, after a Laser Hair Removal treatment. Before and after the procedure, patients are able to shave the area as always. After approximately two weeks, the effected hair will fall out and stop growing completely.
When can I return to work after my Laser Hair Removal treatment?
Patients are able to return to work immediately after a Laser Hair Removal treatment.
Are the results from Laser Hair Removal permanent?
Yes, the laser removal process will result in a permanent reduction of hair, within the treatment area. It will take between six and eight treatments to fully eliminate the hair growth.
What are the possible risks from Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal is virtually risk-free. The procedure is noninvasive, meaning there is no chance for infection. There is a small risk for skin irritation or pigment changes, although using a Board Certified cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Vitenas, will ensure no problems occur during your Laser Hair Removal process.
Why is more than one Laser Hair Removal treatment required?
Human hair goes through three growth phases: Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen. Individual hairs will be in a combination of these phases at any one time. Only hair in the Anagen (growing) phase will be affected by the laser treatment. Therefore, multiple sessions are required to thoroughly address all the hair follicles in an area.
How much will Laser Hair Removal cost?
The cost of Laser Hair Removal will depend on the area being treated and the number of sessions required (normally between six and eight). The Chin or Lip can cost $75-$150/treatment; while larger areas like the legs will cost $525-$800 per session. Patients can save money by the purchase of a six-treatment package