Laser Hair Removal (LightSheer) - Fort Worth, TX
Men and women who are frustrated with the time and energy they spend with temporary hair removal methods (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams) will feel free after experiencing permanent laser hair reduction at Anderson MedSpa of Fort Worth and Weatherford. Laser hair reduction safely targets and destroys the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding skin or tissue. Since the treatment only affects hair follicles in the growing stage, multiple sessions are required, but most patients achieve 80 – 100% permanent hair removal in the area treated after 8-12 sessions. The most common areas we treat are legs, underarms, bikini area, and face for women, while men usually have the back, legs, arms, chest, and face treated. The skincare professionals at Anderson MedSpa use the Lumenis Light Sheer Duet for laser hair removal and the Weatherford MedSpa uses the Lumenis LightSheer for treatments.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure
During laser hair removal, the licensed medical aesthetician will place a hand held laser directly on the skin where the hair resides. The laser energy is delivered to the skin to target the melanin in the hair. During this process, the follicles absorb the heat the laser beam emits, which damages the follicle and makes it difficult for the hair to grow back. Most patients are able to achieve results in a 30-45 minute session that occurs once every 4-6 weeks over the course of several months.
What to Expect
Throughout the procedure, patients will feel a light sting or pop. Most devices are made with a cooling sequence that occurs between the laser pulses, which helps ease discomfort and reduce the chance of unwanted side effects. There are multiple laser hair removal devices on the market today that come in different sizes depending on the size of the area being treated.
Laser Hair Removal FAQs
Anyone with unwanted hair is a candidate for laser hair removal however, individuals with darker hair and lighter skin often experience better results. The number of sessions required to produce the desired results will depend on the thickness of hair, how much hair exists in an area, and hair color. Individuals with lighter colored hair may require more treatments.Why
Hair growth occurs in cycles. Some hairs may be in the middle of their growth phase during the treatment session, while others may be dormant. Spreading out the treatment allows the dormant hairs to grow and gives the area time so that all of the hairs are eventually targeted during treatment. Between treatments, the hairs that do grow can be shaved because the follicle is not affected.
Laser hair reduction requires no downtime. The skin will be pink and a tingling sensation may reside on the treated area for a couple of hours after treatment. Patients can leave their appointment and go directly back to work.
Laser hair removal is considered a solid solution for hair removal, however it is referred to as semi-permanent. There can still be some hair growth that occurs where the laser technology did not hit. Therefore, even though the majority of the hair will be gone, some hairs can still pop up. Patients find that these are tremendously easier to manage than before the original treatments. Additional laser hair removal treatments can also be scheduled to take care of these as well.
Plan Your Procedure
|Average Cost||$75 - $550|
|Recovery Time||15 min to 1 hour|
|Avg Procedure Time||6 weeks|