About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in the United States today. It is a convenient method for the long-term reduction or removal of unwanted hair of the face and/or body. This treatment typically leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother than other hair removal options while providing longer-lasting results. Dr. Phi Nguyen of MIA Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX offers the safe and effective Icon by Cynosure laser hair removal for both men and women in common areas such as the legs, arms, back, face, and intimate areas. In most circumstances, you will see full results after 3 – 5 treatments.
Laser hair removal is a gentle procedure that is safe and effective for most individuals. In any event, your full medical history will be assessed in a consultation prior to your treatment to ensure that you are healthy enough for the procedure. Patients who benefit the most from laser hair removal:
- Are in overall good health
- Have unwanted facial or body hair
- Have dark hair and light skin
- Have coarse facial hair
- Are tired of other hair removal techniques
During laser hair removal, Dr. Phi will slightly stretch the skin being treated to provide a direct path between the laser and the hair follicle root. The laser beams will target and kill the hair follicle, preventing it from growing back. On average, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to fully destroy the hair follicles. Your treatments will be spaced out in order to allow the treated area to recover before the next session. The specialized Icon laser hair removing technology is able to target the hair follicle alone, preserving the skin in the treatment area. You may experience a sensation similar to sunburn in the hours following the procedure — this is normal and temporary.
What to Expect
Laser hair removal is relatively gentle in nature, but due to the use of lasers, you may feel slightly sunburned following your treatment sessions. Throughout the procedure, cool air will be expelled from the Icon handpiece onto the skin to help prevent the minor discomfort. Following the procedure, you will be free to resume your daily activities, but should refrain from exercise or sun exposure for a period of 24 hours to allow the treated area to heal. In some situations, our staff may recommend anti-inflammatory creams or the use of ice packs to expedite the soothing of the sunburn-like discomfort.
Plan Your Procedure
Rid Yourself of Razors
Do you have light skin and dark coarse hair that causes you insecurity? Do you wish to have less hair on your body? Do you spend too much time shaving, waxing, and plucking? Are you embarrassed by your facial hair? Our staff here at MIA Plastic Surgery understands that body and facial hair can be a hassle, and that freedom from the process of removing it sounds like a dream come true. With laser hair removal, it is possible. If you are interested in learning more about the laser hair removal procedure, or you are ready to start your journey toward smoother skin, give us a call today. We look forward to working with you.