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. This laser treatment usually leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and provides great, lasting results compared to other options for hair removal. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Dharamsi and her team of providers at Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center in Frisco, TX perform effective and safe laser hair removal treatments for both women and men in commonly desired areas, like the arms, back, legs, face, chest, and intimate areas.
Hair removal with a laser is a gentle treatment that is helpful for most people. At your consultation, we 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:
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 laser technology we use at Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center is able to target the hair follicle alone, which preserves the skin in the treated area.
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 activities 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.
How much does laser hair removal cost?
The cost of laser hair removal will depend on the location and number of areas being treated. Typically, multiple treatments are needed to attain your desired results. During your initial consult, our team will review your condition and develop a treatment plan. From there, we can estimate your costs.
How effective is laser hair removal?
This treatment is very popular among men and women because it is a safe and effective solution for removing unwanted hair. After multiple sessions, your results should last for many years. Follow-up treatments can also be scheduled to address stragglers or new hair growth.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Hair grows at different stages and in order to properly remove the hair, the laser must be able to identify the follicle at its mature state. Treatments are typically spread apart to eliminate hair that was dormant during previous treatments. This allows for the smoothest, most effective result.
If you’re tired of wasting time, energy, and money on plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule a consultation to hear more about laser hair removal treatments at Legacy Dermatology & Restoration Center in Frisco, TX. Laser hair removal can help you get smoother skin by effectively targeting unwanted hair on the face and body.