Laser Hair Removal
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair removal is the process in which we take small amounts of mild radiation in a laser over the course of multiple sessions where we use the laser to make the hair follicles fall out over time in order to keep anywhere hair grows staying smooth and soft with no need to keep shaving or waxing!
What Should I prepare for before the procedure?
Just like any regular appointment, there are things you should prepare for, This is what you should and should not do before your laser hair removal appointment:
Do not remove the spot getting treated of any unwanted hair for at least one month before the procedure. This includes any type of waxing, threading, plucking, etc. In order for us to be able to cause the least amount of damage to the skin and follicles.
Avoid direct or intense contact with sun and heat at least four weeks before the procedure, This ensures that the sun's rays and the laser will not cause permanent damage to the skin, if you are going to be in direct sunlight put on a very high sunscreen and limit your time.
Inform your dermatologist before the procedure about any medications you are on.
What Should I prepare for during the procedure?
During the procedure, your dermatologist will analyze your hair and determine upfront the number of sessions you may need, (Contacting through messages beforehand may help to show your doctor how many sessions you may need before making your first appointment). Before starting the session your doctor will place a cooling gel on the area of removal in order to keep from worse skin irritation, Then the small hand-held device produces a light beam that is converted into heat that warms up the hair follicles in the skin to make removal work. By end of the procedure cooling ointments and creams will be applied to the area of removal so irritation is limited, slight pain and stinging is normal along with redness of the skin.
What are some risks I should take into consideration?
With any cosmetology or dermatology procedure, there is a risk for this procedure particularly because it is non-invasive the risks are very minimal, including things such as:
Redness of the skin
Pigmentation of the skin
After the procedure, it is important to keep applying unscented moisturizers, provided cooling creams, and an ice pack. Avoid sunlight for a few weeks after and if you are going in the sun make sure to use strong sunscreen, And avoid all hair removal treatments in that area.
The recovery time is subjected to the person's procedure individually.
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Fri: 10am - 3pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm
18816 Preston Rd #100, Dallas, TX 75252