The average American woman spends over $10,000 on shaving throughout her life. If you wax, you pay around $23,000 for hair removal. If you’re ready for a more affordable solution, consider laser hair removal. At Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center, in The Woodlands, Texas, the team of experienced aesthetic professionals offers state-of-the-art laser hair removal using FDA-approved Cutera® equipment. Call Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center, or schedule a consultation online today to find out if laser hair removal is right for you.
Laser hair removal is an innovative cosmetic treatment that uses laser energy to heat and damage hair follicles, which prevents future growth.
The Cutera laser equipment can treat almost all skin and hair colors. You need to have some pigment in your hair for the laser to target.
Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center provides laser hair removal for:
Laser hair removal is an initial investment, but usually, after your series of treatments, you have such significant body hair reduction that you can give up shaving and waxing for good. Your aesthetician provides personalized advice, but most patients have a series of six treatments.
You might need to make a few minor grooming adjustments before starting laser therapy. First, if you tan, whether it’s outside, in a bed, or from a bottle, you need to stop. The extra melanin in your skin can interfere with the effectiveness of your laser treatments.
Also, if you wax or pluck, you need to stop two to four weeks before you begin laser treatment. You can shave, as this hair removal process leaves a small amount of hair in the follicle for the laser to target.
Laser hair removal can take 15-90 minutes, depending on how much skin you’re treating. You can apply an ice pack before your appointment or take an over-the-counter pain reliever to reduce any discomfort.
During your appointment, you and your provider wear protective goggles. You undress enough to reveal the treatment area. Your laser aesthetician marks a grid on your skin and then uses the handheld Cutera device to direct the laser energy into your skin.
Most patients tolerate the treatment well. You might feel a mild snapping sensation. Your skin will look a little red after your treatment, but this usually subsides within a few hours.
You should avoid strenuous physical activity for approximately 24 hours after your laser hair removal treatment. You should also take care to avoid the sun and wear sunscreen every day. Laser treatments can make your skin sensitive to the sun, which can cause discoloration.
Call Woodlands Wellness and Cosmetic Center, or make an appointment online today to start your journey toward permanent hair reduction.