Laser Hair Removal
Only a few med spas offer laser hair removal in Dallas that is permanent. Regional Skin & Laser Center offers the LightSheer® permanent hair reduction system, which is a noninvasive laser specifically designed to eliminate undesired hair from all parts of the body. The LightSheer laser is also purported to be an effective treatment for pseudofolliculitis barbae (PFB or razor bumps).
For everyone who has given up on tweezing, plucking, electrolysis, and waxing, LightSheer is a convenient long-term hair removal solution. Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures done in the United States.
- How Does Laser Hair Removal Treatment Work?
- What to Expect from Laser Hair Removal
- How Successful Is Laser Hair Removal?
- Why Choose Laser Hair Removal?
- After Laser Hair Removal Treatment
How Does Laser Hair Removal Treatment Work?
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment in which hair follicles are destroyed through the use of laser energy at a specifically calibrated wavelength. This laser beam has a high penetrative index and effectively ruptures the hair follicle. A damaged follicle will not support hair growth for a long time.
What to Expect from Laser Hair Removal
Hair reduction through laser treatment is a three-step procedure. The first step is cleaning the treatment region, followed by shaving the area, and lastly scanning it with the laser handpiece. Scanning is the step when the laser is passed over the skin and penetrates to destroy hair follicles.
The number of sessions and the choice of treatment depend on the location of the area, hair-growth cycle, and density of hair. Damage up to 20% is induced to the hair follicle with each treatment session.
How Successful Is Laser Hair Removal?
The success of a laser hair removal treatment is determined by many factors, including the color of the hair and skin type. The hair must have pigment for the laser to effectively remove it. Even though results vary from patient to patient, hair is usually reduced by 40 to 80% at the end of the first session.
Hair is not permanently removed through laser treatment; instead, the duration between periods of regrowth is stretched. Efficiency of laser hair removal is high when the laser energy is used on actively growing hair. As compared to the face and neck regions, the arms and legs require fewer sessions. Hair follicles are shed around 15 to 20 days after treatment.
Why Choose Laser Hair Removal?
Hair removal offers a variety of advantages over other treatments. Hair removed through laser treatment takes longer to grow back as compared to other hair-removal methods. Laser treatment is better than waxing for this same reason.
Laser hair removal is safe to be used anywhere on the body. It is considered less painful than both waxing and depilation.
After Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Slight redness and swelling may be visible soon after treatment. Swelling and rashes typically subside within two hours. Applying a soothing gel, like aloe vera, is recommended for a week after treatment. The treated region may still feel warm for up to 24 hours.
Avoid exposing skin to direct sunlight for 48 hours. When laser treatment is performed on the face, it is recommended to avoid wearing make up for 72 hours after the treatment session. Internal and external heat sources like saunas, hot ovens, and intense cardio exercises must be avoided for 48 hours.
Schedule Your Consultation
For more on our laser hair removal treatment, consult with a skilled medical professional at Regional Skin & Laser Center. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.