Cosmetic and General Dermatology located in Arlington, TX
Laser hair removal is a popular cosmetic treatment that gets rid of unwanted hair so you no longer have to shave, tweeze, or wax. Board-certified dermatologist David Hensley, MD, and the team at Metroplex Dermatology in Arlington, Texas, specialize in laser-assisted cosmetic dermatology treatments. They offer laser hair removal to give you smooth, hair-free skin. Call the office or schedule your laser hair removal consultation online today.
Laser Hair Removal Q & A
What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is one of the many cosmetic dermatology treatments offered at Metroplex Dermatology.
The state-of-the-art cosmetic and general dermatology practice uses an advanced laser tool that safely and effectively gets rid of unwanted hair from almost any part of your body, including your:
- Upper lip
- Bikini area
Dr. Hensley's team adjusts the laser hair removal settings to safely and effectively treat a wide range of skin types.
How does laser hair removal work?
Laser hair removal works by destroying the hair follicle under your skin to prevent further hair growth. During your session, the advanced laser tool directs its laser energy at the pigments in your hair follicle.
The laser energy then heats and destroys the follicle without damaging any of the surrounding skin.
The laser energy delivers fast, repetitive pulses of light that can treat multiple follicles at one time. These capabilities provide fast and effective treatments.
What can I expect during laser hair removal?
Dr. Hensley's team develops an individualized laser hair removal treatment plan during your initial consultation. The specifics of your treatment depend on the area of your body undergoing laser hair removal and your skin type.
To ease discomfort, Dr. Hensley's team may apply a topical anesthetic to the treatment area before starting your session. The team will then place the laser tool over your skin, activates the device, and methodically moves the laser over the treatment area to get the desired results.
Laser hair removal treatment time varies. For small areas of skin, such as your upper lip, treatment may take less than 15 minutes. For larger areas, such as your back, your session may take an hour or more.
There’s no downtime following laser hair removal, but Dr. Hensley's team recommends you protect your treated skin from the sun with clothing or sunscreen.
How many laser hair removal treatments do I need?
Hair grows in cycles and you will need a series of laser hair removal sessions to get the best results. The number of sessions depends on the area undergoing treatment. Most patients need 3-7 sessions set at 1-3 month intervals.
You may also benefit from periodic laser hair removal treatments to keep your skin smooth and hair-free after you complete your initial sessions.
To schedule laser hair removal at Metroplex Dermatology, call the office or book online today.
*Individual results may vary.
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