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Introduction to Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted facial and body hair can be a major inconvenience, as well as costly over time. Laser hair removal is a great way to lessen both the cost and hassle since the results of this treatment will last much longer than shaving, waxing, or applying depilatories. Many patients enjoy permanent hair reduction after a series of treatments, which significantly reduces the time spent on keeping that unwanted fuzz at bay. With state-of-the-art technology now available at Seychelles Med & Laser Spa, you can rest assured your laser hair removal will be both safe and effective.

At Seychelles Medical Spa we strive to deliver safe and affordable Laser Hair Removal to patients in The Woodlands and surrounding areas. Below, we’ve included our guide to the treatment, but if you have any questions please contact us today.

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

The most effective treatments occur when the hair is in its active growth state (the Anagen phase). Hair can only be reduced if it is actively growing and somewhere close to the surface of the skin. Each body part has a different growth rate so if you are treating several areas at the same time, you may need to stagger appointments to capture that optimum growth state.

As you age, different hair follicles will mature and produce hair. The heat from the laser penetrates the hair shaft in an attempt to destroy the hair follicle. If the hair being treated is in the Anagen phase, then those hairs will be destroyed.

The hair must have pigment associated with it. Grey and Blond hair do not respond to laser hair removal and light-red hair can be more challenging to treat due to the lighter pigment.

Hormonal changes will aggravate this somewhat. If your hormones are volatile and change regularly just be aware that you may need follow-up treatments throughout your lifetime.

If the full shaft of the hair is removed before treatment, there is no conduit for the laser light to reach the hair root. Shaving or clipping is the best way to maintain active hair growth. It is very important to keep on the schedule we give you for your treatments to get optimum results.

What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

We have listed some of the many benefits our clients in The Woodlands have seen with their Laser Hair Removal:

  • Able to remove hair from any part of the body
  • It’s precise
  • Less painful than other hair removal methods
  • Long-term solution
  • No need to endure regrowth
  • Quick treatment
  • Prevents ingrown hairs
  • Virtually pain-free

Who are the Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal?

The best candidates for Laser Hair Removal in The Woodlands & surrounding Houston areas will typically possess dark hair and lighter skin, and are dealing with unwanted hair in the following locations:

  • Arms and underarms
  • Back
  • Bikini line
  • Chest
  • Face
  • Legs
  • Men’s ingrown neck hair, widow’s peak, nostril hair, sideburns, unibrow, and nape of the neck
  • Neck and chin

We can not recommend Laser Hair Removal if:

  • If you are taking ACCUTANE, you must wait for 12 months from your last dose before starting any laser procedures.
  • If you are taking ANTIBIOTICS, you must wait for at least seven to fourteen days before starting your laser hair removal.
  • Refrain from the SUN or self-tanning products for at least two weeks before your laser hair removal.
  • If you are PREGNANT, you are not a candidate for laser hair removal.
  • If you have had CHEMOTHERAPY in the last 12 months, you are not a candidate for laser hair removal.
  • If you are using RETINOL, discontinue use for five days before your treatment.
  • If you are using St. John’s Wart, you will need to stop the medication two weeks before your treatment.

What’s the First Step?

Because you want the laser to be delivered deep into the hair follicle, you want the hair to be as short as possible, meaning we will ask you to shave the day before or the morning of your treatment. The skin should be clean during treatment, and free of any lotions and oils. You may not pluck or wax the hairs for four weeks before treatment, but shaving is ok. Make sure to stay out of the sun two weeks before and after your treatment. You must also refrain from spray tanning or self-tanner on your skin for two weeks before treatment. Finally, please avoid any antibiotics two weeks before treatment.

What to Expect on the Day of Laser Hair Removal

The area of your skin that is to be treated will be pulsed with the Candela Gentle Max Pro. Treatment time will depend upon the area to be treated. The system automatically delivers a blast of cryogenic air before the laser is fired to pre-cool the skin, making the treatment even more comfortable.

Laser Hair Removal Recovery

Generally, some redness will remain and is normal for up to five days. It can be longer for some patients and shorter for others. Slight swelling may be present in the area that has been treated; however, this should subside within a few hours. If any prolonged redness or swelling occurs, you should consult with our Nurse or Medical Director. Following laser hair removal, you will need to keep the area clean and use sunscreen with at least SPF 15 when outdoors.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in The Woodlands, TX?

The cost of Laser Hair Removal in The Woodlands will vary on a number of factors, primarily how much hair is needed to be removed, the location of the hair, and how many sessions you will require. During your consultation, your technician will evaluate you and develop a treatment plan for you. Our patient coordinator will give you a pricing sheet with a breakdown of the costs.

Why choose us?

Seychelles Med & Laser Spa provides the most advanced aesthetic and cosmetic procedures in a comfortable and relaxing setting. We use the most advanced treatment techniques and equipment to maximize results and ensure the safety of our clients. Our Head Nurse Lychelle Jomsky emphasizes in-depth consultations along with maintaining a personal client relationship. She is also an experienced, highly trained, certified laser technician.

Schedule Your Consultation

Call (832) 813-8086 or schedule your free consultation today! Save time and money while giving yourself silk-smooth skin with Laser Hair Removal.

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