Laser hair removal is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure able to permanently reduce unwanted hair. All areas of the body may be treated, including sensitive areas like the face, chest, and bikini line.
Other areas that are commonly treated include the back, neck, legs, and underarms. Unlike other laser hair removal techniques, the system used at Vitenas Skin Institute is both effective and safe for all skin types, including tanned skin. It has also proven to be an excellent treatment for Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, a persistent inflammation caused by shaving and often referred to as “razor bumps”.
Good candidates for laser hair removal include men and women who are looking to reduce unwanted hair of the face and/or body. The procedure is performed in the office and typically takes less than thirty minutes to complete. An average of six to eight sessions may be needed. Unlike older systems, patients do not need to grow the hair out prior to treatment and they are able to shave between treatments and even on the day of treatment, thus eliminating the inconvenience associated with growing out hair.
No anesthesia is required as patients will feel just a brief sensation with each pulse of the laser. The laser device also includes a cooling tip which continually soothes the skin and allows for a more comfortable, safer result. Patients are able to return to work and other normal activities immediately after the laser hair removal process. The individual hairs will fall out within one to two weeks after treatment.
Following your laser hair removal procedure, speak to your esthetician about which of our excellent skin care products will help enhance and maintain your newly smooth skin!
Q – What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure which can permanently reduce unwanted hair on all areas of the body. Commonly treated areas include the face, neck, chest, underarms, back, bikini line, and legs.
Q – Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?
Men and women who are interested in reducing unwanted hair of the face and/or body may be good candidates for laser hair removal. The system used at the Vitenas Skin Institute is effective and safe for all skin types, including tanned skin.
Q – Where is the laser hair removal procedure performed?
The laser hair removal procedure is performed in Dr. Vitenas’ office in Houston, near Pearland, Friendswood, and Clear Lake.
Q – Is anesthesia used for laser hair removal?
Anesthesia is not required. The laser system is equipped with a cooling tip that continually cools and soothes the skin. Patients may feel a brief sensation with each pulse of the laser.
Q – What areas can be treated with Laser Hair Removal?
Practically any area that has hair, we can treat. If it’s a small area like the ears to a large full body treatment (that can include back, full torso, full legs & arms, and bikini), CoolGlide treatment is the best way to treat unwanted hair for both males and female patients alike.
Q – How much does a treatment of Laser Hair Removal cost?
This treatment really needs to be done in a series due to the fact that not all your hair is growing at the same time and therefore you have to treat several cycles of hair growth before seeing a difference.
An area like the chin or lip can cost between $75-$150 per treatment ($375-$750 for a series of 6) while larger areas like the full legs can run between $525-$800 per treatment ($2600-$4000 for a package of 6). Beware of low cost specials as the laser and the expertise of the provider may not play up to standards of what is required by the FDA or state regulations.
Q – How is laser hair removal performed?
A laser device is passed over the treatment area, allowing the laser energy to be absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. This instantly disables hairs that are in the active growth stage. Patients often require an average of six to eight sessions.
Q – How long is the procedure time for laser hair removal?
A single laser hair removal session takes about thirty minutes to complete. An average of six to eight sessions are often required.
Q – Is laser hair removal a painful procedure ?
With each pulse of the laser, patients may feel a brief sensation. Anesthesia is not necessary, and the special cooling tip on the laser device continually cools and soothes the skin.
Q – What is the recovery like after laser hair removal?
There is virtually no downtime associated with laser hair removal as patients may return to their normal activities immediately after treatment. Within about one to two weeks, the individual hairs will fall out. Unlike older laser hair removal systems, patients are able to shave as usual after treatment and in between sessions, eliminating the inconvenience of growing out hair
Q – When will I be able to return to work after my laser hair removal treatment?
Patients can return to work immediately after the laser hair removal treatment.
Q – What are the risks or possible complications of laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a safe treatment with few risks.
Q – Is it possible to finance my laser hair removal procedure?
There are financing options available for plastic surgery procedures, including laser hair removal.
Q – Are the results of laser hair removal permanent?
While the results of laser hair removal are permanent, a single treatment will not permanently remove 100% of hairs in a treated area. An average of six to eight sessions are needed in order to target all hairs.