This results in the long-term reduction of unwanted hair on practically any area where it grows, including the face, underarms, and even sensitive areas like the bikini zone and legs. Not only is laser hair removal effective, but it also carries minimal risk of side effects compared to other hair removal options such as waxing, electrolysis or razors.

What is laser hair removal?

The laser works by targeting and destroying the hair follicles in the treated area with a strong beam of light energy. This can cause mild discomfort, usually in the form of a tingling or stinging sensation during the procedure, often described as feeling like a rubber band being flicked against skin. Following treatment, it's normal for the area to feel slightly red or swollen, although this should subside within a few hours. In subsequent days following the completion of treatment, some shedding of treated hairs may be observed.

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Why choose Austin Cosmetic Surgery for your laser hair removal?

With over two decades dedicated to cosmetic surgery and affiliations with prestigious organizations such as the AMA, ADA, and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Cabret stands amongst the best in Austin. Our experienced health professionals provide a holistic approach to total wellness and beauty through each individualized treatment option presented. At Austin Cosmetic Surgery you can be sure to receive top-notch care from someone you can trust. During your procedure, expect the utmost professionalism and discretion. Thanks to our staff’s expertise, state-of-the-art techniques, and dedication to providing premium results, you know that you will be in good hands with Austin Cosmetic Surgery.

What are some of the benefits of laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal offers numerous benefits, making it a great solution for those seeking lifelong hair reduction. Its high effectiveness and precision mean that:

  • It can target areas with unwanted body or facial hair easily and effectively, delivering long-lasting results after multiple treatments. 
  • Additionally, laser hair removal is fast and relatively painless compared to other more traditional methods of hair removal. 
  • Furthermore, laser hair removal helps to minimize the chances of ingrown hairs 
  • For many, further treatments are generally not required, making this a practical option 

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

If you're looking for a long-term solution to reduce body hair, laser hair removal may be the perfect option for you. This painless, non-invasive treatment is ideal for almost anyone and works best on darker, thicker hairs. If you're struggling against facial or bodily hair growth that's resistant to shaving or waxing, it's likely that laser hair removal could help. 

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments required varies from person to person depending on their own individual characteristics. However, medical experts agree that laser hair removal is often more effective than other methods such as plucking and threading. With this procedure, you'll have fewer sessions in the long run and will be able to enjoy the peace of not having to constantly try and remove or manage unwanted hairs.

How can I prepare for laser hair removal?

Before undergoing laser hair removal, it is important to properly prepare your skin. Refrain from waxing or plucking the hair in the treatment area for four to six weeks before your appointment as follicles must remain intact so they are able to be treated. Shaving the area should be done within 24 to 48 hours before the procedure. Additionally, you should avoid sun tanning for at least six weeks prior to treatment, as this will affect hair color and type which are critical to successful laser hair removal.

Who may not be a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal treatments can be beneficial for those wishing to reduce or remove unwanted body or facial hair; however, it is important to consider candidacy prior to undergoing such a treatment. People with low contrasting skin and hair tones, or those with very light skin and light hair or very dark skin and dark hair, are often not suitable candidates for laser hair removal.

Additionally, if someone has had a history of cold sores (oral herpes simplex infection) then prophylactic anti-herpes medication must be taken before the treatment to avoid any further infections. It is important to discuss candidacy prior to commencing laser hair removal treatments in order to achieve the best possible outcome.

What can I do after my treatment?

After your treatment, you may experience some minor redness or bumps that won't affect your daily activities. If desired, an icepack can be applied to the area which will quickly reduce any discomfort. You're free to carry on with all your usual tasks with no downtime required for recovery! It is recommended though to stay out of direct sunlight for 4-6 weeks following the session in order to avoid further irritation and maximize results.

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Meet with us about laser hair removal.

We invite you to meet with us in a private consultation at our exclusive, state-of-the-art office to discuss laser hair removal. We are proud to be known as the premier aesthetic clinic serving patients in and beyond Austin, Lakeway, Bee Cave, Barton Creek, and Spicewood. We are also honored to serve patients from Scottsdale, AZ, and the surrounding areas.

Laser Hair Removal FAQs:

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Is laser hair removal painful?

How many laser hair removal sessions are needed?

Is laser hair removal safe for all skin types?

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal can significantly reduce hair growth in treated areas, but it's not always permanent. Some hair may eventually grow back, although it's often finer and lighter in color. Maintenance treatments may be necessary to maintain results.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Laser hair removal may cause some discomfort or mild pain, often described as a snapping or stinging sensation, similar to the snap of a rubber band. However, most people tolerate the treatment well, and numbing creams or cooling devices can help minimize discomfort.

How many laser hair removal sessions are needed?

Multiple laser hair removal sessions are typically required to achieve optimal results. The number of sessions needed varies depending on factors such as hair color, thickness, and the area being treated. Most people require anywhere from 4 to 8 sessions spaced several weeks apart.

Is laser hair removal safe for all skin types?

Advancements in laser technology have made laser hair removal safe and effective for most skin types, including fair to dark skin tones. However, individuals with very dark skin or light blonde, gray, or red hair may not be suitable candidates for laser hair removal due to the lack of pigment in their hair follicles.

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