Unwanted hair can develop anywhere on the body, and the more common ways patients deal with it is often with shaving, waxing, plucking, and the use of depilatory creams. However, our team of professionals at Houston Dermatology Associates is pleased to offer a solution that provides permanent reduction and removal of unwanted hair: laser hair removal treatment. Patients in the Houston, Texas, area who are interested in this treatment often ask about their candidacy for this service. Let’s take a look at laser hair removal with our team of professionals to find out more!
Our doctors describe laser hair removal as a permanent way to eliminate hair anywhere on the face and body. This treatment uses pulses of precision laser energy to target individual hair follicles, effectively damaging them and preventing them from producing any more hairs. This is an excellent option for those who want long-term relief from having to shave or wax regularly.
Candidates should have an excess of unwanted hair that they would like to treat permanently. They must be ready to undergo a series of treatments, as laser hair removal is not a “one-and-done” treatment. This is due to the fact that the lasers only target hair in the active growth phase. Because this happens in a cycle, it requires patients to undergo several treatments spaced weeks apart to achieve complete and permanent removal of unwanted hair in the specific area chosen. During a consultation appointment, our team will evaluate our patients to decide if they are a good fit for this or other hair removal options.
Complete removal of unwanted hair with laser hair removal requires patients to be committed to regular treatments to achieve the desired results. The number of laser treatments will vary depending on the actual thickness of the hair in the treated area and the patient’s individual hair growth cycles. Each treatment will target specific follicles and keep them from regenerating hair, allowing hair reduction in the treated area and, eventually, complete removal with regular treatments. By understanding the process of treatment, you will know if you are able to budget for treatments accordingly.
If you are considering treatments like laser hair removal to achieve hair-free skin on the face or body, we welcome you to book an appointment at Houston Dermatology Associates. Our dermatologists are here to educate you on medical and cosmetic dermatology solutions to assist you in looking and feeling confident in the skin you’re in!
Houston, TX, area residents and those in the surrounding communities can connect with our team by calling (713) 790-0058 to request an appointment.
We are always open to new and returning patients seeking medical and aesthetic care from an experienced, qualified team of professionals.
Dr. Shah is a board-certified dermatologist who completed her BS at Duke University and her medical degree at UT Houston Mcgovern Medical School. She brings decades of experience providing dermatologic care with meticulous attention to detail and immense compassion.
Dr. Duffy is a board-certified dermatologist who graduated with honors from Baylor College of Medicine. Her years of experience and dedication in the profession enable her to provide the most exceptional care. She has an interest in both adult and pediatric dermatology.
Dr. Emily Mintz is a board-certified dermatologist who completed her Columbia University Medical Center residency. Dr. Mintz likes offering comprehensive dermatologic treatment to patients of all ages and provides cosmetic procedures such as cosmetic fillers, chemical peels, and laser surgery.
Lana Rabinovich, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified dermatologist who received her M.D. and Ph.D. at New York City's State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and is delighted to serve patients of all ages in their dermatological care.