Laser hair removal is the smart, long-term alternative to everyday shaving.
Are you fed up with the nicks, cuts, and the painful aftermath of waxing? In Plano, Texas, women (and men) are turning to a smarter, smoother solution for removing unwanted hair – laser hair removal. It’s relatively quick, comfortable, and painless.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses powerful light wavelengths to remove unwanted hair at its roots. Gone are the days of razor burns, ingrown hairs, and waxing appointments. With laser hair removal, you can enjoy smooth, silky skin that lasts beyond the season.
Our advanced laser hair removal treatment with the Lumenis Splendor X is the latest and most effective laser hair removal technology to date. It’s fast, precise, and effective. It’s also very comfortable, even for those with sensitive skin.
It’s also a versatile treatment. Laser hair removal can be used to target all those areas where unwanted hair can be a bother, including the face, legs, arms, underarms, back, and bikini line.
Does Laser Hair Removal Permanently Remove Hair?
Laser hair removal is considered a semi-permanent solution so it does not permanently remove hair. However, it can significantly reduce hair growth, to the point that you can stop shaving altogether. It’s important to understand that “permanent hair reduction” is more accurate than “permanent hair removal.”
The laser targets the pigment in the hair, heating and destroying the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. However, since hair grows in cycles, multiple sessions are needed to catch each hair in its growth phase. Typically, clients experience a significant reduction in hair growth after 6-8 sessions, and any regrowth is usually finer and lighter in color.
Maintenance sessions may be needed over time, as some hair follicles can recover or new ones may activate due to hormonal changes. But rest assured, the days of daily shaving or frequent waxing can be put behind you.
The number of sessions you’ll need depends on a few things, including the size and location of the treated area and your skin type. The interval between treatments will also vary depending on the location. In areas where hair grows quickly, such as the upper lip, the treatment might be repeated in four to eight weeks.
How Long Before Hair Grows Back After Laser Hair Removal
It varies a lot from person to person, depending on their age, ethnicity, hormones, genetics, and the area of the body being treated. Hair in some areas of the body grows faster than others. For example, hair on the face grows back faster than hair on the legs.
After a series of laser hair removal treatments, most people can expect to see a significant reduction in hair growth for several months or even years. However, some people may need touch-up treatments every 6 to 12 months to maintain their results.
Is It Better to Shave the Night Before or the Day of Laser Hair Removal?
We recommend shaving 24 hours before your session. Shaving the night before allows the laser to more effectively target the hair follicles without the interference of surface hair. It also reduces the risk of skin irritation.
We do not recommend shaving right before the appointment as it can leave the skin more sensitive to the heat of the laser. This could lead to discomfort during the procedure or increase the risk of side effects like redness or swelling.
Preparing for a Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Avoid sun exposure: Sunburned or tanned skin can complicate the procedure and increase the risk of side effects. For this reason, you should use broad-spectrum sunscreen daily and avoid tanning beds or prolonged sun exposure pre and post-treatment.
Stop plucking and waxing: Laser hair removal targets the roots of your hair, so it’s important that these are intact. Stop waxing, plucking, or using depilatory creams at least four weeks before your treatment. These methods remove the hair root, which is necessary for the laser to target effectively.
Shave the area: As mentioned earlier, shaving the night before your session is recommended. This helps the laser to target the hair follicles more effectively without burning the surface hair and avoid irritation.
Keep your skin clean: On the day of your treatment, the area to be treated has to be clean and free from products. Avoid applying lotions, creams, perfumes, or deodorants to the area. This helps reduce the risk of reactions and allows the laser to work more efficiently.
Wear comfortable clothing: Choose loose, comfortable clothing on the day of your appointment, especially if you are getting a larger body area treated. This can help reduce irritation after the session.
Communicate any concerns: If you’re feeling nervous or have any last-minute questions, don’t hesitate to communicate with your provider. Dr. Haidenberg and his team are there to ensure your comfort and address any concerns you may have.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe for Private Parts?
Yes! At Plano Plastic Spa we utilize the SPLENDOR X by Lumenis. This state-of-the-art laser combines both Alexandrite and Nd. It is powerful, fast, versatile, and safe for all skin tones and all areas of the body. Private areas are typically more sensitive but the integrated DCS (Dual Cooling System) eliminates the need for numbing cream, making the treatment fast and comfortable.
The procedure uses specific wavelengths of light designed to target the pigment in the hair
follicle without damaging the surrounding skin. So, it’s safe for all skin types and tones.
However, it’s crucial to follow pre and post-treatment instructions to minimize any risks.
This includes avoiding sun exposure, not waxing or plucking hairs between sessions, and using
a soothing cream or cold compress if any irritation occurs.
Why is Winter the Best Time to Start Laser Hair Removal?
Winter is the best time to start laser hair removal because you are less likely to have a tan, sweat, and be exposed to the sun. You also have more time to recover between treatments
If you’re looking to experience laser hair removal in Plano, Texas, call Plano Plastic Spa to book a FREE consultation. We serve clients in and around Plano, Texas including Richardson, Allen, Dallas, Garland, Arlington, and more.