Whether you shave daily, or waxing is a regular part of your routine, hair removal is tedious and consumes way too much time. You can be free of the drudgery with laser hair removal performed by Doohi Lee, MD, FAARM, at Advanced Surgical Arts. With cutting-edge lasers that treat hair follicles, you’ll get long-lasting results and a smooth, hair-free face and body. To schedule laser hair removal, call the office in Plano, Texas, or book an appointment online.
You can have unwanted hair removed without damaging the surrounding skin because the laser’s energy is only absorbed by hair follicles.
As each follicle takes in the light, heat from the laser destroys the follicle. The existing hair falls out and the follicle stops growing new hair.
Laser hair removal is safe for all skin types and every hair color, including light and blond hair removal. You can also have hair removed from virtually every part of your body.
You’ll need more than one treatment because the laser only affects follicles while they’re growing hair. On any given day, some follicles will be in a growth phase, while others are dormant.
Every hair follicle goes through cycles. They actively grow hair for years, then enter a rest cycle. While the follicle is dormant, the hair loosens and falls out.
You naturally lose some hair every day as various follicles enter their rest phase. After a few months, the follicle cycles back to a growth phase and grows new hair.
Most patients between two and six treatments administered about two to four months apart before the laser catches all of the follicles in the growth phase.
Some patients may need an annual maintenance treatment after their initial sessions. Dr. Lee lets you know about how many sessions you’ll need when you come in for a consultation.
The length of your hair removal session depends on the size of the targeted area. For example, an upper lip only takes a few minutes, while treating a larger area like your back may take 30-60 minutes.
Although many patients tolerate laser hair removal, it’s universally described as feeling like a rubber band being snapped against your skin. Dr. Lee can apply a topical numbing cream if necessary to ensure your comfort.
After your treatment, your skin will be slightly red, like a sunburn, and you may experience a little swelling. These normal side effects go away within a few days.
You won’t need to take downtime, but you’ll receive self-care instructions and may need to diligently use a sunscreen or avoid the sun for a while.
If you’ve had it with your daily hair removal routine and want to be free of unwanted hair, call Advanced Surgical Arts or book an appointment online.