Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Chrysolite Aesthetics

Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Houston, TX

Ask anyone what they think of prickly legs and the answers you get will largely be in favor of smooth skin. At Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, you can avoid fast, thick body hair regrowth and limit your body hair maintenance with laser hair removal by Rawan Abu-Zeitoon, MD. To find out if you’re a candidate to enjoy long-term smooth skin with laser hair removal, call or book an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure to remove your body hair and minimize its growth over time. While there are certainly plenty of options for hair removal on the market, laser hair removal boasts a long list of advantages over depilatory creams, razors, waxes, and other options. 

By removing your body hair with laser hair removal at Chrysolite Aesthetics, you can enjoy:

  • Fewer ingrown hairs
  • No razor burn
  • No missed patches of hair
  • Slower regrowth
  • Less maintenance
  • Hairlessness in hard-to-reach areas

At Chrysolite Aesthetics, Dr. Abu-Zeitoon uses two different laser types to target your follicles: the GentleMax Pro® nd:YAG and alexandrite lasers. Your hair follicles absorb the intense light, which heats them until they can no longer grow hair. 

You’ll need multiple initial sessions to make sure the laser affects each follicle while in its growth stage. The long-term results of laser hair removal vary, but most people need maintenance treatments over time. However, the regrowth is usually sparser, thinner, and lighter in color. 

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal treatments with GentleMax Pro are generally painless because the system includes a cooling mechanism. This counteracts the heat from the laser to cool your skin and minimize sensations of heat or burning. Still, you might feel a snapping sensation as the laser zaps your follicles. 

Which areas can I target with laser hair removal?

Just like when you shave your hair at home or wax it at a salon, you can target nearly any area you choose with laser hair removal. In fact, one of the reasons why laser hair removal is so popular is that it can remove large areas of hair or multiple areas efficiently. 

Some of the most commonly targeted areas of body hair are:

  • Chin and jaw
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Upper lip
  • Shoulders
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Bikini area
  • Legs

If you have particularly bushy or misshapen eyebrows, you should plan on continuing to wax or pluck them instead of using laser hair removal. The heat from the laser can severely damage your eyes, so laser hair removal is not available for the areas around them. 

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal with the GentleMax Pro is suitable for all skin types, so you don’t have to worry about your natural skin tone or texture impeding your ability to remove body hair. 

You should reschedule laser hair removal or avoid it altogether if you have any active skin infections, rashes, sunburns, or open wounds. 

If you’re tired of the endless cycle of shaving your body hair only to have it grow back within days, call Chrysolite Aesthetics or book a consultation for laser hair removal online today.