Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a safe and reliable way to eliminate unwanted hair using an in-office procedure. Unlike traditional hair removal techniques, which typically yield only short-term benefits, laser hair removal produces longer lasting and aesthetically superior results.
During the pre-op consultation, the treatment provider will explain to the patient about various aspects of laser hair removal, including the estimated longevity of its results. Reger Vein and Skin Specialists, a skin care practice and medical spa led by Dr. Gregg Reger, provides laser hair removal treatment to patients in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and surrounding communities across the horizon in the amazing Lone Star State.
Permanent Hair Removal
Although ‘permanent’ hair removal is somewhat of a misnomer in case of laser hair treatment, but the most sustainable hair removal outcomes can indeed be achieved with lasers. The laser hair removal procedure involves the use of focused beams of light energy that eliminate the hair follicles underneath the skin. This allows the targeted hair to be removed from the deep roots.
Patients should note that different hairs in an area are likely to be in different stages of their growth cycle. This means that some of the hair will not be damaged during the laser treatment session and will continue to grow. Therefore, the patients will require multipe laser treatment sessions to remove individual hairs during their specific growth cycles. Some hair may even then eventually grow back.
On the whole, a patient can expect a marked reduction in the appearance of unwanted hair after five to eight laser treatment sessions. Thereafter, any minor hair re-growth can be managed with touch-up treatments annually. The treatments with laser can be performed in-office without involving any significant discomfort or downtime.
According to studies cited by the Mayo Clinic, a good candidate for laser hair removal may achieve up to 90 percent reduction in hair counts over the course of treatment. Leading hair removal experts point out that laser hair removal should be seen as a method of permanent hair reduction, and not a method of permanent hair removal.
Factors Affecting Longevity of Results
A patient’s specific skin and hair type will influence their longevity of laser hair removal results. The procedure is most effective when the laser beams can focus on a difference in pigment, such as dark hair erupting from light skin. The pigment absorbs the concentrated light, which means that people with light colored hair will not achieve the best results with laser.
The natural structure of an individual’s hair and natural growth rates of their hair will also impact on how long the results of laser hair removal may last. The length of time that a patient can maintain the treatment results will also vary. In some cases, the patient may require more than average number of treatment sessions.
Most importantly, a patient should have clear goals and realistic expectations from any medical spa procedure such as laser hair removal in order to achieve good satisfaction levels. The hardworking and innovative Dr. Gregg Reger receives patients from Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and other cities and suburbs in this part of the country for laser hair removal and various other aesthetic treatments.
During a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists with Gregg Reger MD in The Woodlands, our team will be happy to explain more in detail what procedures and treatments would be the best fit for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more 832-585-0090! Serving patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.