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Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal alamo heights dermatology

It’s a new year! While many are making their traditional resolutions, some are plotting their fight against unwanted hair. Excess hair can be a problem for both men and women, and most hair removal techniques are temporary and painful. So, if you’re waxed out, tweezed out, threaded out, or shaved out, read on.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a perfect hair removal solution that boasts long-term results. The lasers use thin beams of light that are aimed at precise areas of the body. The energy from the light heats the hair follicle, damaging it. The damage slows hair re-growth, allowing you to enjoy a much more extended hair-free period. The process has minimal discomfort and downtime. 

Hair grows in cycles and depending on the coarseness and color of the hair, the number of required treatment sessions will vary. Laser hair removal works best on dark hair and may not be as effective on blonde, gray, or red hair. It can be done in-office and works on many parts of the body from the upper lip, chin, underarms, chest, back, neck shoulders, and the sensitive bikini areas, to name a few!

The treated areas may be red for a day or two after, but ice packs and anti-inflammatory cream will help any discomfort.

The Perfect Time

Now is the perfect time to get started. Considering the Texas Heat comes sooner for us southerners, you will also be beach-ready well ahead of the summer sun!

If you are tired of the pain and effort it takes to remove your unwanted hair, call us to set up a consultation at (210) 255-8447 or click here. Our expect team will discuss your options based on specific skin types, what is needed, and expectations. 

References:

https://www.aad.org/cosmetic/hair-removal/laser-hair-removal-overview

Laser Hair Removal

Does it seem as if you are constantly plucking or shaving unwanted hair? Laser hair removal offers a long-lasting way to remove hair from many parts of the body. Dr. Rebecca Kelso and Dr. Emily Fridlington of Alamo Heights Dermatology in San Antonio, TX share a few facts about this popular hair removal method.

Laser hair removal slows hair growth

Lasers use thin beams of light to target precise areas of your body. When the laser is aimed at a hair, energy from the light heats the follicle, damaging it. The damage slows hair regrowth, allowing you to enjoy a much longer hair-free period. Laser treatment works best on dark hair and may not be as effective if your hair is blonde, red or gray. In order to maintain your results, you will need to schedule periodic follow-up treatments.

Laser treatment can remove hair from multiple areas

Laser treatment is a good choice if you want to remove hair from your chin or upper lip, but it works just as well on other parts of your body. If you don’t like the look of hair on your chest, back, neck or shoulders, a few laser treatments will get rid of the hair quickly and easily. Lasers also remove hair in the delicate bikini area, allowing you to wear your favorite swimsuit with confidence.

What happens during treatment?

Before treatment begins, a layer of cooling gel will be applied to your skin. You will also be given a pair of goggles to protect your eyes from the intense laser light. Before beginning the treatment, your San Antonio dermatologist will adjust the laser light to the correct setting for your hair or skin color. He or she will then use a handheld device to direct the laser light at the hairs you want to remove. After treatment, your skin may be red for a day or two. Ice packs and anti-inflammatory cream will help reduce any discomfort.

Want more information about laser hair removal from Alamo Heights Dermatology in San Antonio, TX?

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