Laser Hair Removal in Waco

More About laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a safe alternative to remove unwanted facial or body hair while eliminating razor burn and the “shadow” effect caused by shaving.

How does laser hair removal work?

Light targets the pigment in the hair follicles and converts it into heat, which causes follicular destruction. Hair grows in three cycles. Follicular destruction takes place during the anagen phase, where it causes the most impact.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs

How painful are the treatments?

Laser hair removal is very tolerable for most patients without any need for numbing prior to the procedure. Many patients describe the feeling of the laser as similar to a rubber band snap on the skin. If the treatment does make the patient too uncomfortable a skin numbing agent can be utilized, however, it is typically not needed. There is no pain or downtime once the laser is taken off the skin.

What areas can be treated?

The most popular treatment areas for women include the underarms (axilla), legs, bikini, lip, and chin, while popular areas for men are the chest and back. However, hair removal can be accomplished on most areas of the body.

From what areas of the body can hair be removed?

Laser hair removal can be performed on all parts of the body including the cheeks, lip, legs, arms, underarms, and back, as well as sensitive areas like the bikini line, ears, nose, chest, and nipples.

How many laser hair removal treatments are necessary?

Laser hair removal systems can only treat active hair follicles. For optimal results, we recommend 6 treatments varying between six and ten weeks apart.

How much does laser hair removal cost?

The price of laser hair removal is primarily determined by the size of the treatment area, with smaller areas like the bikini area being less expensive than larger areas like the back or legs.

How effective is laser hair removal?

Laser-based hair removal is very effective, with many patients enjoying significant hair reduction after only a few treatments. Laser hair removal is most effective for people who have a combination of darker hair and lighter skin as the laser light will not be significantly absorbed by the surrounding skin. As with any procedure, results vary per patient.

How many treatments are required to see results?

Most patients require six to eight treatments spaced six weeks apart to enjoy the full effect followed by occasional maintenance treatments. However each individual is different, some people require more or fewer treatments. Hormones and other factors can play a part in the number of treatments required.

Is laser hair removal a permanent solution?

Laser hair removal patients enjoy permanent hair reduction. Many people do require occasional maintenance treatments (sometimes once a year or so) after their series of treatments to maintain the results.

Laser hair removal can be a life-changing procedure. Most of all, the number one comment we hear from patients after the procedure is, “Why did I wait so long to do this?”

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Laser hair removal instructions

Before your treatment:

  • Do not wax, pluck, or use depilatory creams in the area(s) to be treated for six weeks prior to the procedure.
  • Do not tan outdoors, use a tanning bed or use any other spray/artificial tanning products before coming in. If your skin appears tan we cannot perform the procedure.
  • Shave the area to be treated one day before the procedure.

After your treatment:

Avoid prolonged sun exposure and use sun protection (at least SPF 30) for a minimum of two weeks after the procedure. Sun exposure after treatments can increase your risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or darkening of the skin within the treated areas.

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