Are You a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a great option for removing unwanted hair. At Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston, experienced aesthetic technician, Mari Benavente, performs innovative laser treatments using the Lumenis Light Sheer® QUATTRO™ technology, a gold standard in laser hair removal technologies.

Why consider laser hair removal?

Lasering away unwanted body hair eliminates your need for frequent shaving and waxing, both of which can be inconvenient and sometimes even painful.

The Lumenis LightSheer QUATTRO laser system can treat unwanted hair in nearly all areas of your body, including delicate areas like your bikini line. Mari customizes a treatment plan that focuses on your unique needs, the coarseness of your hair, and your skin type.

In addition to your bikini line, you may use laser technology to achieve hair-free:

After a series of treatments, the treated areas can no longer grow hair and leaves your skin smooth and healthy.

Determining if you’re a candidate for laser hair removal

Laser hair removal with the Lumenis LightSheer QUATTRO technology is safe and effective for all types of skin. To ensure it’s the right treatment for you, Mari evaluates your overall skin health and makes sure you’re free of infections or other skin issues that can interfere with your laser treatment.

It’s also important that you have the right expectations for treatment. Laser hair removal typically requires a series of treatments because the laser can only treat hair follicles in the active growth phase.

The Lumenis LightSheer QUATTRO offers two different handpieces that Mari choses to meet your needs. She can use the ChillTip™ cooling system for treating delicate skin in your underarms and bikini area. The other handpiece uses a high-speed, vacuum-assisted technology for larger areas of your body, like your back and shoulders.

Based on your hair thickness and skin type, the wavelengths the LightSheer QUATTRO system uses can be manually adjusted by Mari to maximize your results.

Expectations for laser hair removal

LightSheer QUATTRO laser technology destroys hair follicles underneath the surface of your skin without damaging surrounding tissue. Throughout your treatment, you may feel some stinging sensations similar to a sunburn, but generally treatment is relaxing.

Typically, additional laser sessions are scheduled several weeks apart to treat all of the active hair follicles. Mari can recommend how often to schedule your treatments based on what areas you’re treating.

As the laser destroys your hair follicles and prevents new hair growth, you can expect long-lasting results from your treatment. Any hairs that can’t be treated with LightSheer QUATTRO will lighten significantly and be nearly invisible.

No limitations, long-lasting results

Following your laser treatment, you may have some mild swelling or redness that resolves on its own within a few hours. You can expect to get back to your usual activities right away without any limitations or recovery time.

To continue protecting your skin, it’s important to keep it nourished with a high-quality moisturizer. This also helps prevent dryness and flaking. If you spend any time outside, be sure to apply a protective sunscreen every time, as laser treatments can make your skin more sensitive and susceptible to burns.

Laser hair removal is a great way to finally address unwanted body hair for good. To find out if you’re a candidate for treatment with the LightSheer QUATTRO technology by Lumenis, call Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston or request a skin evaluation online today.

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