Austin Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is an alternative to hair removal creams, razors, waxing and electrolysis needles.
WHAT IS THE LASER HAIR REMOVAL PROCESS?
Laser Hair Removal uses a laser light to remove unwanted hair. This advanced technology transcends older, painful methods to deliver longer-lasting results.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LASER HAIR REMOVAL?
Because the laser treats more than one hair at a time, it is possible to treat large areas such as the back, shoulders, arms, legs and face. Laser treatments leave your skin looking and feeling smoother and silkier.
Laser Hair Removal effectively treats almost any area of the body.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF THE LIGHTSHEER DIODE LASER SYSTEM ?
The LightSheer Diode Laser System was designed for laser hair removal, so it has the wavelength, fluency, pulse width and active epidermal cooling system which best suits laser hair removal.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number of treatments you require for optimal long-term benefits depends on the area you wish to treat, the hair color, the hair density and your hair’s growth cycle. Your hair grows in cycles and many factors influence its growth. Age, ethnicity, weight, hormones, diet, medication and metabolism all play a part in your hair’s location, thickness and resilience.
The laser slows the growing capacity of follicles in the growth cycle at the time of the treatment. Since some hair follicles may enter their growth cycle after your treatment, multiple treatments are required to deliver optimal results. Treatment results vary from patient to patient depending on skin and hair color.
Note: Removing hair does not make it grow back thicker, darker or quicker. The opposite is usually the case. The laser may cause hair to come back slower and thinner.
HOW IS LASER HAIR REMOVAL DIFFERENT FROM ELECTROLYSIS?
Electrolysis is a much slower process. With electrolysis a needle is inserted into each hair follicle, one at a time. Once inserted, an electric shock burns the follicle to retard hair growth. Most patients who have had both procedures say laser hair removal is less painful, faster and more convenient.
WHAT ARE THE LASER TREATMENTS LIKE?
First a cold gel is applied to the area to be treated. The laser tip is placed over the skin and a pulse of light is administered. The laser energy passes through the skin and is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle. The use of sunscreen is recommended on any treated areas exposed to the sun. If you have any skin care questions after laser hair removal, please contact Dr. Zimmet at (512) 402-6694.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR LASER HAIR REMOVAL APPOINTMENT?
Shave the area the night before treatment. Do not pluck or tweeze the hairs for about 4 weeks prior to treatment. However you may use depilatory creams, shave or clip the hairs.
Stay out of the sun, the area you wish to treat should not be tan at the time of treatment.