Excess hair is a problem for many men and women. The maintenance of shaving, tweezing, waxing and threading can be time consuming and messy. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted body hair.
- 1 Ideal Candidate
- 2 Procedure
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Ideal Candidate
- 5 Treated Areas
- 6 Why Choose Dr. Sukkar?
- 7 Recovery
- 8 Results
- 9 Contact
- 10 FAQ
- 10.1 how many laser hair treatments are needed?
- 10.2 how long does a laser hair treatment take?
- 10.3 is the treatment painful?
- 10.4 are there any risks?
- 10.5 are there places where laser hair removal shouldn’t be used?
- 10.6 will it work on my hair color?
- 10.7 can’t i just use an at-home laser?
- 10.8 what is the difference between laser hair removal and electrolysis?
- 10.9 how do i prepare for laser hair removal?
In Houston laser hair removal is an efficient way to remove unwanted hair for both men and women, regardless of skin type or tone. It is a good option for those hard-to reach-places, too. Men who have a significant amount of back hair would also benefit from laser hair removal. If you are generally frustrated with the time it takes to maintain smooth and hair-free skin, you would be a good candidate for laser hair removal.
The laser used in the handheld device delivers a highly concentrated beam of light that targets the hair follicle. Once heated, the hair follicle is damaged and falls out. The heat generated is safe, and because of the precision of the device, only the target area is treated, so the surrounding skin is not affected.
- Overall lower cost when compared to long-term waxing and even shaving due to the cost of blades
- Convenience; a series of treatments provide long-lasting results
- Less painful than waxing or threading
- No more unsightly hair when wearing bathing suits or tank tops
- Less maintenance, more free time
- Smooth skin
Women and men routinely come in to reduce body hair at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery Med Spa.
If you are tired of painful waxing and ingrown hairs from shaving, laser hair removal may be right for you. Laser treatments work by targeting pigment. Blonde hair can be more challenging to treat. Those with darker skin tones may require additional treatments at a lower setting to avoid discoloring the skin. The best candidate for laser hair removal has light skin and darkly colored hair. The skin at the treatment site must be healthy. If you have a skin irritation or injury, it’s best to wait until it clears up before proceeding with your treatment. Our private, well-appointed rooms at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery Med Spa ensure your treatment is totally discreet.
Your aesthetic expert works with you to achieve your hair removal goal. No area is too big or too small. We can treat unwanted hair virtually anywhere on your body, including the following:
- Upper lip
- Bikini area
- Hands & feet
During your consultation for laser hair removal Houston aesthetic experts at the PS Med Spa will determine the best area to begin treatments.
Why Choose Dr. Sukkar?
Dr. Sukkar and his team can help you achieve a new level of confidence.
The Clinic for Plastic Surgery P.S. MedSpa has been offering patients a full range of non-invasive treatments such as laser hair removal for years. Using some of the most advanced technology available, we can perform the highest quality. When choosing a place to get your treatment, consider Dr. Sukkar and his staff because they are frequently called the best at laser hair removal Houston has to offer.
As a board-certified Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Sukkar has established a reputation as an honest and informative practitioner. We know you have options when it comes to your aesthetic needs. We take pride in our ability to get to know our patients. When you arrive at our clinic for a laser hair removal treatment, a warm and friendly team member will greet you. We are committed to ensuring the results you expected when you started on this journey.
There is no downtime after laser hair removal. Tenderness, redness, swelling, and stinging from perspiration may occur the first day. It’s best to avoid strenuous exercise, tight clothing, and sauna use for 24 hours. Laser hair removal can make your skin more sensitive to sunburn, so apply a broad-spectrum, fragrance-free SPF on all exposed areas.
Repeat treatments allow us to target the hair at each stage of growth. Hair growth occurs in cycles. It takes approximately six treatments to remove all the unwanted hair. You will notice the hairs become finer and less dense approximately two weeks after each treatment session. The hairs will fall out on their own; There is no need to pluck out the hairs as this process takes place naturally. Each treatment reduces up to 20 percent of the treated hair.
If you’re ready to learn more about our laser hair removal services, we invite you to schedule a consultation at The Clinic for Plastic Surgery today. During your private meeting at our office, we will carefully assess the cosmetic concerns, before creating a custom treatment plan. Let the Clinic for Plastic Surgery provide you with some of the best laser hair removal Houston has to offer.
how many laser hair treatments are needed?
Hair grows in cycles. To treat all hairs in any given area, a series of treatments will be necessary. The growth cycle is around ten weeks, so it is recommended that additional treatments take place 4 – 8 weeks apart. Most patients require several treatments for optimal results.
how long does a laser hair treatment take?
Depending on the area being treated, a laser hair removal treatment can take anywhere from a couple of minutes to an hour. Your upper lip will be quicker, requiring just a few minutes, while your legs or back area will take longer.
is the treatment painful?
Most patients do not find laser hair removal to be painful. Many report feeling a slight pinching sensation similar to a rubber band snapping on your skin. After your laser hair removal treatment, you may feel like you have a slight sunburn, but moisturizers or a cool compress can help with any discomfort.
are there any risks?
The biggest risk with laser hair removal is protecting the eyes during treatment. Both you and your technician will be wearing protective goggles so there is no need for concern.
are there places where laser hair removal shouldn’t be used?
It is important to avoid any treatments around the eyes. To prevent the risk of eye damage, the unibrow and any upper cheek facial hair will need to be waxed or tweezed because of the risk from the laser.
will it work on my hair color?
Our lasers can treat the various colors of hair, however, gray hair is not treatable. Blonde may be more challenging as it lacks color / pigment for the laser to target it.
can’t i just use an at-home laser?
An at-home laser typically uses IPL technology, which is not only less effective than our lasers, but it can also be more dangerous. These devices do not provide the same safety controls when it comes to cooling. The can also be more time consuming, more painful and ultimately produce poor quality results. When considering laser hair removal in Houston, it is best to leave it to a professional to ensure your safety and results.
what is the difference between laser hair removal and electrolysis?
Electrolysis can be effective, but it is more painful as a tiny needle is inserted into each and every hair follicle, one at a time and a jolt of radio frequency energy is delivered. A laser treatment allows the removal of multiple hair follicles at once, enabling a shorter overall treatment. There is a big time commitment with electrolysis.
how do i prepare for laser hair removal?
Avoid waxing, threading, tanning, and use of active skincare ingredients such as glycolic acid and retinoids for three to four weeks before coming in for laser hair removal. Immediately before your appointment, please shave the area. Your skin needs to be shaved as we want the laser to precisely target the dark pigment within the hair root below the skin surface