Laser Hair Removal Procedures
Men and women alike can now reduce unwanted facial or body hair and forget about painful waxing, electrolysis and razors with non-invasive hair removal.
Our LightSheer hair removal system is the most advanced of all hair removal procedures and works with a non-invasive laser specifically designed to reduce undesired hair from most parts of the body.
The LightSheer system generates intense long-pulsed light through an actively-cooled hand piece to effectively disable unwanted pigmented hair follicles. To effectively treat hair removal, you must treat the hair during the growth cycle: at approximately six week intervals.
How Many Treatments Are Required and What Can I Expect from Hair Removal Procedures?
Hair removal procedures are different for everyone, as your hair grows in cycles and many factors influence its growth. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication, and metabolism all play a part in your hair’s location, thickness, and resilience and these factors do affect hair removal success.
The usual plan prescribed four to five treatments to attain optimal results.* Schedule your private LightSheer consultation.
Will maintenance treatment be required?
Hair removal patients may require one to two maintenance sessions per year after the completion of the initial treatment sessions.
Why does the hair growth cycle affect the number of treatments?
There are three hair growth cycles:
- Active (Anagen)
- Regression (Catagen)
- Resting (Telogen)
The laser energy targets the hair in the active (Anagen) hair growth cycle only. Repeated laser hair removal treatments are needed to ensure that as hair enters the active stage it will be treated.
Which areas may be safely treated with laser hair removal?
All areas, with the exception of the areas surrounding the eyes, may be targeted laser hair removal treatment.
What should I expect after a treatment?
Immediately after laser treatment one may experience slight redness or mild swelling of the treatment area that can last from a few minutes to two days depending on the coarseness of the hair. Normally, patients are able to return to their regular routine immediately*. Use of adequate sunblock with a minimum SPF protection of 30 is necessary.
Is laser hair removal safe?
Laser hair removal is very safe under physician supervision. Our technicians are thoroughly trained in laser safety and technique according to proposed guidelines by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
Is laser hair removal painful?
Pain is variable per patient. Some treatment areas are more sensitive than others and may require topical anesthetic before treatment. Most patients experience a moderate stinging sensation, more so in areas of dense hair growth.
How much do the treatments cost?
Prices vary according to the treatment site as well as the estimated length of time the treatment will take. Our staff is available to council patients regarding treatments, the cost of specific areas, as well as current seasonal promotions.
How many treatments are required for hair reduction?
The number of treatments is affected by the hair density, the area being treated, and the growth cycle of the hair. Additional factors such as age, ethnicity, weight, hormone fluctuation, some medications, and metabolism influence hair growth. Experience tells us that four to eight treatments, spaced four to twelve weeks apart, can result in significant hair reduction*.
How long is the treatment session?
The length of a treatment is determined by the density of hair growth and the size of the surface area being treated. Smaller areas may require fifteen minutes, while larger areas may take an hour or longer*.
How does the laser work?
The laser reduces facial and body hair by selectively targeting melanin (pigment) inside the hair follicle and generating heat energy at the root of the hair which reduces the hair without damaging the skin*.
Can darker skin types be safely treated for hair removal with laser?
With proper skin assessment and typing by an experienced technician, incorporating the use of longer pulse widths, and doing preliminary test areas, darker skin types may be treated*.
If you are interested in getting rid of your unwanted hair, contact Dr. Weeks for a consultation. Call us at 915-845-3223 or contact us online today!
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*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Consult with Dr. Lyle D. Weeks to see if you are a good candidate.