Unwanted facial and body hair can be a source of frustration and embarrassment, both for men and women with various hair color, including dark hair. Shaving, waxing, and even using a rubber band technique may provide temporary relief, but too soon the hair will return. Laser Hair Removal services offer a solution. Laser Hair Removal is a noninvasive procedure designed to offer permanent hair reduction from anywhere on the body; most commonly the back, neck, legs, underarms, face, and bikini line.
The Ideal Laser Hair Removal Candidate
Men or women of any age, frustrated by the appearance of hair on their face, neck, or body, can make an excellent candidate for Hair Removal. Especially those with light skin and light hair or even darker skin tones, as advancements in technology have expanded the range of suitable candidates. Patients should be in generally good health, clearly understand the effects of laser hair, have realistic expectations for their results, and be willing to commit to multiple treatments.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure
The Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique uses an advanced hair removal system that is gentle to the skin and highly efficient, allowing patients to shave both prior and between treatments. The procedure is virtually a painless solution; laser energy is delivered through a small hand piece that includes a comfortable cooling tip, continuously soothing the skin. With each quick pulse of the laser light, only a mild sensation will be felt, so no anesthesia is required during the treatment.
A laser hair treatment session will normally take 30 minutes or less, depending on the size of the area being treated. Six to eight separate treatments, based on a custom treatment plan, will be required to fully remove the hair growth.
Each session should be spaced about four weeks apart. Since only the hair in the active growth phase is effected by the laser, the repeat treatments are necessary to address every follicle.
Laser Hair Removal at a Glance:
- Hair on the face and body has three growth stages:
- Anagen – growth
- Catagen – transition
- Telogen – resting phase
- The Individual hairs are growing at different rates, and are in multiple phases, at all times.
- The energy generated from a laser treatment will travel down the hair, damaging the follicle and permanently preventing further hair growth.
- Only hair in the Anagen (active growth) phase is affected by the laser treatment.
- Six to eight treatments are required to address all of the hair in a targeted area.
- Results may vary and can be seen in just two weeks, as the hair slowly begins to fall out.
Laser Hair Removal Recovery
There is minimal recovery time required after a Laser Hair Removal session. Patients are able to return to work or school immediately. Initially, the treated area may show a bit of redness, but this will diminish over the first hour. It’s recommended to avoid direct sun exposure after the treatment to protect the sensitive area. Excessive sun exposure could potentially interfere with the treatment’s effectiveness. Results will begin to show in one to two weeks, as the hair begins to fall out, bringing joy to countless patients.
Speak with your Esthetician about the fabulous skin care products the Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique has to offer. These can both enhance and help maintain beautiful, smooth skin. For potential patients, we can also recommend the perfect treatment plan to accompany their Hair Removal treatment, depending on your individual needs, such as Chemical Peel, Skin Tightening, Laser Vein Therapy or Lipodissolve.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ:
Is a noninvasive procedure designed to permanently reduce unwanted body hair.
Almost any area of the body, large or small, can benefit from this procedure. The most commonly treated are the legs, bikini line, under arms, chest, face, and neck.
What steps are involved in performing Laser Hair Removal?
Is performed using a hand-held device. As the nurse or aesthetician slowly passes over the designated treatment area, short burst of laser energy will be emitted. These will be absorbed by the hair follicle, interrupting the growth cycle.
How much time does a Laser Hair Removal procedure take?
Each Hair Removal procedure will take approximately 30 minutes. Depending on the specific area, between six and eight treatments will be required for the full benefit.
Where is the Hair Removal procedure performed?
Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique performs Laser Hair Removal at our luxurious Houston medi-spa. We are only a short drive from River Oaks and downtown; and convenient for patients from Katy, Sugarland, Friendswood, and the Woodlands.
Is laser hair removal suitable for me?
The ideal candidate for Laser Hair Removal will be a man or woman, frustrated by unwanted hair in their face and body. Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique uses a cutting-edge hair removal system that is safe and effective for every ethnicity and skin type.
Will anesthesia be used during the Laser Hair Removal procedure?
Laser technology does not require the use of anesthesia. Mirror Mirror uses the innovative CoolGlide laser, with a cooling tip, to continually sooth the surface of the skin during the treatment.
Is a Laser Hair Removal treatment painful?
While a Laser Hair Removal procedure is not considered painful, and no anesthesia is required, patients will feel a quick snapping sensation with each pulse of the laser.
What’s the typical recovery experience after Laser Hair Removal?
Patients may experience mild redness in the treatment area, but are able to return immediately to their normal routine, after a Laser Hair Removal treatment. Before and after the procedure, patients are able to shave the area as always. After approximately two weeks, the affected hair will fall out and stop growing completely.
When can I return to work after my Hair Removal treatment?
Patients are able to return to work immediately after a Laser Hair Removal treatment.
Is the hair removal from the laser treatment permanent?
Yes, the laser removal process will result in a permanent significant reduction of hair, within the treatment area. It will take between six and eight treatments to fully remove the hair growth.
Can there be any complications from Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal is virtually risk-free. The procedure is noninvasive, meaning there is no chance for infection. There is a small risk for skin irritation or pigment changes, although this is not common.
Why is more than one Laser Hair Removal treatment required?
Human hair goes through three growth phases: Anagen, Catagen, and Telogen. Individual hairs will be in a combination of these phases at any one time.
Only hair in the Anagen (growing) phase will be affected by the laser treatment. Therefore, multiple sessions are required to thoroughly address all the hair follicles in an area.
What’s the typical price for Laser Hair Removal treatment?
The cost of Laser Hair Removal will depend on the area being treated and the number of sessions required (normally between six and eight). The Chin or Lip can cost $75-$150/treatment; while larger areas like the legs will cost $525-$800 per session. Patients can save money by the purchase of a six-treatment package at an affordable price.
Can I finance my Laser Hair Removal procedure?
Yes, Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique accepts cash, major credit cards, and healthcare financing through Care Credit.