Yes, You Can Remove Hair There

Yes, You Can Remove Hair There

If the thought of another wax job “down there” gives you a headache, consider the many benefits of laser hair removal.

At Dermatology Center of Northwest Houston, Lisa Hitchins, MD, Sheevam Shah, MD, and the experienced aesthetic team uses the advanced Lightsheer® Duet™ laser technology by Lumenis® to eliminate excess body hair – yes, even the hair down there.

What to know about laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a minimally invasive treatment to remove unwanted body hair. While it’s normal to have body hair nearly anywhere because of your hormone levels and genetic history, some people may wish they didn’t.

This is especially true when you have noticeably thick or dark hair on your face, arms, and legs. Shaving or waxing hair in these areas can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. You may also not get the smooth, hair-free results you’re looking for with shaving, and many people can’t tolerate the pain or the upkeep appointments waxing requires.

That’s where laser hair removal comes in. Our team can safely and effectively remove unwanted hair from your body using the Lightsheer Duet laser. This includes hair on even the most delicate areas of your body like your underarms and bikini line.

The process of laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is a nonsurgical, in-office treatment that typically takes 15 minutes or less to complete.

Our aesthetician holds a handpiece that delivers laser energy into the hair follicles in your skin. The laser energy destroys the targeted hair follicles, so they can no longer produce new hairs. We can control the energy with a high level of precision throughout treatment to optimize your results and prevent damage to surrounding skin.

For treating delicate areas, like your bikini line and underarms, we use the ChillTip™ Sapphire tip that provides cooling relief to your skin when the laser is on.

Many people tolerate laser hair treatments well and can relax throughout the procedure. It’s normal to feel a mild stinging sensation as the laser energy moves through your skin.

Customized treatment plans for optimal results

Because your body hair grows in cycles, you will likely need several laser treatments to effectively remove all unwanted hair from the treatment area. We can determine how many sessions you need based on your skin tone and the color and thickness of your hair.

After your first treatment, you may notice your hair is lighter and less noticeable. As you near the end of your treatment sessions, treated hair will be gone or virtually imperceptible and skin appears smooth and free of damage.

Any redness or swelling you have in the treatment area will go away within a few days with no additional treatment necessary. You will need to wear a high-quality sunscreen in the weeks after your treatment whenever you’re outdoors because the laser energy increases your sensitivity to the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Benefits of laser hair removal

One of the biggest benefits laser hair removal offers is your ability to throw away your razors and cancel your waxing appointments. 

Laser treatments with the Light Sheer Duet system provide long-lasting results because damaged follicles can no longer produce new hair growth.

There’s no recovery time required after laser hair removal sessions. In fact, many people return to work and other activities immediately without limitations.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to messy waxes and razor burn for good, call Dermatology of Northwest Houston to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.

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