But what about those unsightly hairs that beach and swimwear reveal?
Thankfully today we have laser hair removal, a safe and affordable option to never have to worry about preparing your skin for an outfit that might reveal unwanted hair.
Shaving is the most common option. But depilation, or the removal of hair just above the surface of the skin, is only temporary and requires continuous maintenance. With the rise of modern chemistry, chemical depilatories like Nair became available. But again this product’s results are only temporary — in addition to being messy, smelly, and irritating to the skin.
For the removal of hair, in the past all that was available, was the tedious, time-consuming, and painful procedure of electrolysis. It required the removal of hair one follicle at a time. As a consequence, the epilation (or removal of an entire hair) of even a tiny area of skin required years of treatments.
Here at the office of Dr. Vitenas, we use the latest laser hair removal devices. We can treat practically any area where hair grows in around 30 minutes. The typical course of treatment requires around six to eight treatments because hair follicles grow in cycles and as such not all your hair is growing at the same time — though you will usually see results within the first week or two. Our office will schedule your appointment intervals at the optimal time a few weeks apart so that each session successfully removes the most hair.
No anesthesia is required but for your comfort a topical anesthetic may be applied before treatment. The laser device also has a cooling tip to soothe the skin and increase comfort. Patients have the described the brief sensation as similar to a rubber band snapping lightly against the skin, or a small pin prick. You can immediately return to work or your regular activities, as there is no downtime with the procedure. The only suggestion is to avoid exposure to the sun and UV rays for 24 hours.
Contact a patient coordinator at 281-484-0088 to make an appointment. Dr. Vitenas has practiced in the Houston area since 1990. He has been named one of Houston’s Top Doctors and America’s Top Plastic Surgeons. He’s also been awarded Houston’s Most Compassionate Doctor and a Top Doctor for Women. Click here to learn about the office of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery and The Fine Art of Natural Cosmetic Surgery. Our office is conveniently located in the heart of Houston. If you are not a local, we can schedule an online consultation. We can also assist with travel and financing arrangements.