Body hair can be embarrassing or, at the very least, inconvenient. Chances are, you’re tired of having to shave or wax regularly in order to wear the things you want to on a daily basis. Solve that problem by undergoing a laser hair removal treatment. This technology destroys the hair from underneath the skin. It later sheds out completely. The pores in the skin then close, leaving smooth skin without the problem of ingrown hairs or razor burn. This process can be used on just about any part of the body and provides long-term results as it removes hair permanently.
Foyé MD and Spa combines cutting-edge laser technology with superior service to give you a faster, thorough, long-lasting hair removal option for easier grooming. During your consultation at Foyé MD and Spa, our Houston specialist can discuss laser hair removal and advise you on how many visits will need to achieve the desired results.
With Foyé MD and Spa, you can feel confident that you’ll receive a safe and effective treatment at the hands of professionals with years of experience and training. Schedule your complimentary consultation with our office today.
Yes! Pseudofolliculitis Barbae (shaving bumps) are frequently noticeable on the face or on darker-skinned individuals with coarse or curly hair. Shaving bumps can also stem as a result of shaved or plucked hair on other areas of the body, especially in more sensitive areas of the skin. Laser hair removal is an alternative treatment option that prevents the development of shaving bumps. This less-invasive hair removal option avoids the inflammatory reaction often caused by more direct shaving and waxing.
Avoid treating the area with products containing alcohol, fragrance, and oil. Alcohol can dry out the skin, while fragrance can irritate the skin as a result. Oil can clog the pores and follicles, increasing the chances of in-grown hairs developing. Laser treatment, on the other hand, can help eliminate the hair follicles that cause shaving bumps/in-grown hairs. It may take approximately 5 treatments to completely remove the bumps.
When you arrive at the office, the area will be cleaned thoroughly, and numbing gel will be applied to the treatment areas. This takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes to become effective. The procedure will take place in a room designed specifically for laser use. All personnel will have on protective eyewear during the procedure. The skin will be held tight when treated with the laser. It’s been described as feeling like tiny pricks against the skin.
Lasers vaporize the hair creating a smell similar to sulfur. The extent your treatment lasts is predicated on the area being dealt with. It takes mere minutes to treat an upper lip. Conversely, if you are having an extensive area done like the back or legs, your treatment may last over 60 minutes.
Patients should avoid any contact with the sun immediately by the following procedure. In addition, the following are advised:
Redness and swelling are common post-treatment. This will look much like a sunburn. You can manage discomfort by applying a cool comfort to the treatment site.
No downtime is necessary after laser hair removal. Following the treatment, your skin will be swollen and red, but most people return immediately to their normal daily activities.
Results will be immediately visible. Although many factors affect the outcome including the color of the skin, thickness and color of hair, area treated, and the type of laser used. But up to a 25 percent reduction can be experienced after the initial treatment.
To eliminate hair longer, most patients require 2–6 sessions. After completing the laser treatments, the hair in the treated area is gone for months or years. When it does grow back it is finer, lighter and there is less of it.
Most patients enjoy hair-free, smooth skin for many months or several years. When the strands grow back, the hairs are less noticeable.
This is different for every patient. It often requires several laser treatments to remove hair. Most patients schedule a removal every 4–6 weeks. Your dermatologist will discuss the best treatment approach to achieve the desired outcome for you.