Laser Hair Removal in Houston, TX

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What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic services in the United States. It is a convenient way for the long-term removal of hair on the face and body. The Sciton Forever Bare BBL laser treatment usually leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and provides great, lasting results compared to other hair removal options. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Warren Ellsworth IV at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX performs effective and safe laser hair removal treatments for both women and men in commonly desired areas, like the legs, arms, back, face, chest, and intimate areas.

Am I A Good Candidate For Laser HAir Removal?

Hair removal with a laser is a gentle treatment that is helpful for most people. At your consultation, you will discuss your needs, concerns, and goals to help determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal patients for laser hair removal:

  • Have unwanted facial or body hair
  • Are tired of other techniques for hair removal (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, bleaching)
  • Have light skin and dark hair
  • Are in overall good health

How Is Laser Hair Removal Performed?

At your procedure, you will relax in one of our treatment rooms as the needed areas of your skin are cleaned to remove dirt, oil, and creams. During laser hair removal, a technician will smooth out the skin to provide a direct path between the hair follicle root and the laser. The energy from the laser will target and destroy the hair follicle, which prevents it from growing back. Typically, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to get your optimal results. Your sessions will be spaced out in order to allow the treated areas time to recover. This also allows time for hair follicles that were in the dormant phase of growth to change to the active growth phase so they can be treated. The revolutionary Sciton Forever Bare BBL laser technology we use at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery is able to target the hair follicle alone, which preserves the skin in the treated area.

What Should I Expect Following Laser Hair Removal?

While this procedure is relatively gentle in nature, your skin may feel like it has a mild sunburn when lasers are used. After your treatment, you will be free to resume your daily activities, but you should refrain from strenuous activity or extended time outdoors for a period of 24 hours to let the treated areas heal. When you get home after your treatment, we recommend anti-inflammatory creams or cold packs to minimize any discomfort.

Laser hair removal FAQs

Does laser hair removal hurt?

This is a common question among men and women who get laser hair removal. The level of discomfort you experience depends on your individual tolerance. Most people in Houston, TX, find that the sensation is mild to moderate and only lasts for a few seconds.

Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?

Most people need multiple laser hair removal sessions to achieve optimal results. This is because laser hair removal only targets actively growing hairs. New hairs will continue to grow after each treatment, so additional sessions are necessary to remove them. Dr. Ellsworth can provide an estimate of the number of sessions you'll need during a consultation.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal is not permanent, but it is long-lasting. Most people find that when hair does grow back, it's much more manageable and easier to remove. Patients are always welcome back at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery for touch-ups to maintain their results as needed.

Rid Yourself of Razors

If you're tired of wasting time, money, and energy on shaving, waxing, and plucking, schedule a consultation to hear more about laser hair removal treatments at Ellsworth Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX. Laser hair removal by plastic surgeon Dr. Ellsworth can help you get smoother skin by effectively targeting unwanted hair on the face and body with the Sciton Forever Bare BBL laser. 

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