How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
A special laser is used for hair removal that emits highly concentrated light. The light penetrates the hair follicle and is absorbed by pigment cells (melanin) in the hair root. This causes the hair follicle to heat up and be destroyed.
After one treatment you can expect about 25% of your hair follicles to stop growing hair. The remaining hair will come back lighter and sparser and take longer to grow. After you finish a complete series of laser treatments, you will most likely remain permanently hair-free.
Most people will need up to 6 treatments to get the results they’re looking for. Darker hair responds faster to the treatment because of the large amount of pigment in the hair root. Be aware that if you have very light hair, you might need more sessions.
Is Laser Hair Removal Painful?
Laser hair removal isn’t painful like waxing or electrolysis, but there can be some discomfort associated with the procedure. Many people describe feeling a brief sensation similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin.
Areas with thinner skin, like the face, might be more sensitive than other areas. The good news is that the sensation tends to fade quickly.
In some cases people will experience discomfort similar to a mild sunburn at the treated area for a day or two after the procedure. Your skin might be slightly red and tender to the touch. Cool compresses can be used to soothe the area.
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal in San Antonio
- Save time and money by never shaving again
- No more ingrown hairs or razor burn
- Smoother, clearer, silkier skin
- It can be used almost anywhere on the body where you grow hair
- Permanent results over time
Laser hair removal can simplify your beauty routine by eliminating the need for constant hair removal upkeep. Perhaps even more importantly, it can bolster your confidence and help you feel happier with your appearance.
Laser Hair Removal at Stone Oak Dermatology
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure as well as an aesthetic one. Laser technology is a powerful tool that can be dangerous in the wrong hands.
At Stone Oak Dermatology, you can be assured that you will be well cared for by our staff of expert dermatology specialists. We have the experience and training needed to safely and effectively address all of your hair removal needs.
Laser hair removal is available for all areas of the body at Stone Oak Dermatology. Most people require 6 sessions for optimal results. Call us in San Antonio for a free consultation, and we’ll get you started on your hair removal journey.