Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal Quick Facts
Length:
10-30 minutes (depending on extent of procedure)
Anesthesia:
Topical
In/Outpatient:
Outpatient
Side Effects:
Redness, swelling, patchy hair growth
Risks:
Blister, irritation
Recovery:
Slight swelling for 24-36 hours

People from Fort Worth, Arlington, and other nearby cities visit our team for the most advanced hair reduction lasers available today. This advanced technology allows them to safely and effectively treat all skin types, from the very fair to the deeply pigmented, with laser hair removal in Dallas and Frisco. These lasers are also very effective in treating pseudofolliculitis barbae, a bacterial infection commonly seen in darker hair-bearing skin.

Dr. Kenkel was a pleasure to deal with. He listens to what the patient is wanting and exceeds their expectations. He puts the patient at ease by explaining in detail what they can expect before, during and after their procedure. He has a dedicated staff that have worked with him for a long time.

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How does laser hair removal work?

The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicles and hair shafts that are in the active growth phase. By absorbing this laser energy, the hair follicles are disabled, impairing their ability to grow. This damage causes delayed re-growth of the hair, and in some cases permanent destruction of many of the hair follicles. Unlike electrolysis, which kills one hair follicle at a time, the laser reaches and treats hundreds of follicles at a time.

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

The ideal candidate for most hair reduction lasers has dark hair and light skin. Darker hairs will absorb more of the laser light, and lighter skin allows more transmission of the laser light into the hair follicle. Age, ethnicity, medication, hormone levels, and body site influence the length, coarseness, and color of body hair. How much hair you have depends on how many hairs are in the active growth phase, and how long that phase lasts.

Why do I need a consultation before laser hair removal?

A consultation is necessary so we may have the time to better assess your needs. During your consultation, you will be asked to provide a detailed medical and hormonal history. When indicated, we will obtain blood tests in order to uncover any hormone-related causes that may be associated with the excess production of body hair.

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What should you not do before laser hair removal?

You will be asked not to wax or pluck your hair for several weeks prior to your treatment; although, shaving is permitted. You should allow your hair to grow at least 5 days prior to your appointment so our aesthetician can assess the area. Avoid sun exposure for several weeks as well.

How is laser hair removal performed?

Laser hair reduction treatments are performed at the Outpatient Building on the campus of UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Frisco, Texas. After meeting with your doctor and his aesthetician, the areas to be treated are photographed, the hair is shaved, the areas are marked, and if necessary, a topical anesthetic is placed on the area. After 45 minutes, the anesthetic is removed, and the laser energy is applied with a cooling handpiece.

How long does a laser hair removal treatment take?

The treatment times can vary based on the area. The upper lip takes only a few minutes while the back or legs can take up to an hour.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

Multiple treatments are usually required to achieve long-lasting hair reduction. The actual number of treatments depends on the color of your hair and skin, as well as factors such as hormone levels and hair follicle size. Your physician will develop a treatment program that best fulfills your individual needs.

Hairs are not all actively growing at the same time. They actually go through three distinct phases: growth, regression, and resting. After the resting stage, the hair falls out and the hair follicle begins the cycle again.

The laser works by disabling the hair that is principally in the active growth phase at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter this active growth phase at different times, additional treatments may be necessary to disable all hair follicles in a given area.

Treatments are usually given at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks.

The lasers at The Clinical Center for Cosmetic Laser Treatment offer permanent hair reduction and/or delayed re-growth of the treated hair follicles. Re-growth of hair is shown to be thinner and lighter than the hair grown before treatment. Because the laser treats hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, more than one treatment will be required to disable all of the hair follicles that enter this growth phase later. However, one treatment may result in a significant enough improvement that it may be all you desire or require.

What is the recovery like after laser hair removal?

Within several minutes after treatment, treated areas may become slightly red and puffy and feel somewhat like a sunburn. This reaction usually subsides quickly and returns to normal within a couple of hours. Post-treatment care is minimal, and you may apply make-up and/or return to your regular activities right away. Depending on the area treated, you should plan work or social engagements accordingly.

Because the laser does not break the skin, no bandages are necessary. The treated areas should be handled with care after treatment. Avoid using any Retin-A and hydroxy acid products. You may clean the area using a mild cleanser and water. You should avoid tanning and use sunscreen on any treated areas exposed to the sun. In darker complexion individuals, temporary pigmentation changes may be noted. Please refrain from waxing, plucking, or bleaching between treatments (shaving is allowed).

How long does it take for hair to fall out after laser hair removal?

Around 3 to 7 days after treatment, you may notice some hair growing back. Most of these hairs were treated and are not re-growth but rather shedding, which means the hair that remained under the skin is now being purged.

What do the laser hair reduction treatments cost?

Laser hair removal involves the use of sophisticated, expensive equipment that delivers pulses of energy with precision. The cost of laser hair removal treatments varies from patient to patient, but we’ll provide a detailed price quote after your initial consultation. The cost of additional treatment sessions at one- or two-month intervals may be the same or less than the initial treatment, depending on the extent of follow-up treatment needed. We offer a 6-session package at a reduced rate. Our aim is to provide safe, effective, and affordable laser treatments for patients.

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The excellent results we produce for our laser hair removal patients attract men and men from Fort Worth, Frisco, and other cities surrounding Dallas. You can request a consultation] using the online form or call us at (214) 645-3112 to schedule an appointment.

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