Permanently smooth, hair-free skin is possible with laser hair removal treatments. At Metropolitan Med Spa in Houston, Marjon Monfared, MD, and her team of experts offer laser hair removal using state-of-the-art YAG and Alexandrite lasers. Heat energy emitted from a laser destroys hair follicles to help eliminate unwanted hair growth. Call the office or book an appointment using the online tool to learn how you can benefit.

How does laser hair removal work?

The laser is applied to treatment areas, and the energy penetrates your outer layer of skin to target pigment in the hair follicles that lie beneath. The laser energy does no damage to your skin but destroys the hair follicles so they can no longer grow hair. The result is smooth skin that requires no waxing, shaving, or depilatories.

What areas are treatable with laser hair removal?

Most areas where you have unwanted hair are treatable with the YAG or Alexandrite lasers. Men and women can benefit. Consider laser hair removal for:

  • The upper lip and chin
  • Legs and arms
  • Underarms
  • Back and Chest
  • Bikini line

Talk to Dr. Monfared about your areas of concern, and she can advise you as to whether laser hair removal is the right procedure.

How many laser hair removal sessions are necessary to achieve results?

Most people benefit from 3-7 sessions. However, your exact treatment plan depends on your skin type, hair density, and area of treatment. Generally, Dr. Monfared recommends you receive laser treatments until your hair stops growing in the treated areas.

Multiple treatments are necessary because the laser energy targets follicles while they’re in the growth cycle. Not all hairs are in this cycle at the same time, so you need multiple sessions to catch them all at just the right time.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Most people find laser hair removal treatments quite tolerable. You feel warmth and prickling during the treatment, which lasts for just 15-60 minutes, depending on your treatment area.

Following treatment, you’re offered cool compresses to ease any lingering discomfort.

How do I care for my skin following a laser hair removal session?

You don’t need to schedule downtime following treatment and can go right back to work or school. The treated areas may look slightly red, but this subsides quickly.

Avoid sun exposure and tanning for about six weeks following laser treatments, because your skin is extra sensitive to the ultraviolet rays.

To learn more about laser hair removal and how it can help you achieve smooth, hassle-free skin, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

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