The warm, sunny summer months are the time of year for your skin to shine — not be covered up to hide unsightly or embarrassing facial or body hair. Waxing, plucking, shaving, and other hair-removal techniques can help — but they often take up lots of time and don’t offer lasting results.
At Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, Rawan Abu-Zeitoon, MD and our team are committed to offering our patients the best in aesthetic care — including laser hair removal. That’s why Dr. Abu-Zeitoon uses the GentleMax Pro® Nd:YAG and Alexandrite laser systems.
These FDA-approved lasers offer permanent or near-permanent hair removal, so you can enjoy swimsuit season without worrying about hair in all the wrong places. Because hair grows in cycles, it takes some time to see results, however.
That’s why spring is the perfect time to start laser hair removal to enjoy velvety smooth skin by summer. Keep reading to learn what you need to know about this exciting treatment.
Understanding laser hair removal with GentleMax Pro
Laser hair removal with the GentleMax Pro laser systems uses intense light energy to blast the protein cells in your hair follicles. This destroys the nourishment needed to foster hair growth, preventing new hair from coming in.
Your Chrysolite Aesthetics provider uses a small handpiece to deliver targeted pulses of laser energy to each treatment area. GentleMax Pro releases a cooling spray to keep you comfortable and protect your skin.
The best part is that because we only use safe and effective laser hair removal methods, you can remove hair permanently from most areas of your body, including your:
- Bikini area
- Arms and legs
- Back and lower back
- Chest and shoulders
We can treat hair of all colors — including gray and blonde hair. And we can even target pesky ingrown hairs. Side effects are typically mild and resolve within a day, but may include redness and mild swelling.
Starting laser hair removal now for summertime results
Since your hair grows in stages, it takes more than one session to zap your hair and achieve permanent hair removal. Your Chrysolite Aesthetics provider creates a personalized schedule based on your skin, hair, and the treatment locations.
Most people require a series of treatments about 6-8 weeks apart to target hair during the growth stage. You’ll notice that after your treatment session, any hair that grows in is finer and lighter in color than the hair that was there before.
The time each session takes depends on the size of the treatment area. However, even larger areas, like the back, only take about 30 minutes. This means you can stop in for treatment on your lunch break or between meetings, and then get back to your day.
Getting the most from your laser hair removal
At Chrysolite Aesthetics, we want to help you get the most from your laser hair removal treatment. This means long-lasting results with silky, healthy skin.
To achieve this, be sure to follow your provider’s pre- and post-treatment instructions carefully. This includes the following precautions in the days after your GentleMax Pro sessions:
- Wear soft, loose-fitting clothes to avoid irritation
- Stay out of direct sunlight
- Avoid wearing makeup for 1-2 days (for facial treatment)
- Use warm water in the shower (not hot)
- Skip intense exercise to avoid overheating your skin
- Use ice packs if your skin is red or slightly swollen
- Apply only unscented skin moisturizer
- Use products with SPF protection
- Stay away from hot, humid places (e.g, hot yoga, saunas, hot tubs)
Begin laser hair removal this month for show-off skin by summer! Schedule an appointment online or over the phone at Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston to get started.