This was a hot summer here in Houston, but at last it’s over. Now that we’re well into fall, it’s a great time to consider getting rid of your unwanted hair for good. What’s that? You love shaving, plucking, tweezing, apply nasty creams, and all other methods of getting rid of hair on your underarms, legs, even above your lip?
Well, for the rest of you, at Dr. Barrera’s we offer expert laser hair removal to get rid of the hair for good! Do it now, and you’ll be hair-free in the spring when it’s time to break out the sundresses once again.
Taking Lasers To Unwanted Hair Is a Thing
If you’re tired of dealing with unwanted hair, you’re not alone. Year in and year out, laser hair removal is the most popular non-injection cosmetic treatment performed in the United States, ranking just behind Botox and dermal filler injections. That’s because it works very well and it’s easy. Laser hair removal is great on the underarms, face, bikini line, legs, back, and other areas of the body.
How Laser Hair Removal Works
The key to getting rid of hair permanently is the hair follicle. You would think that plucking a hair would stop its regrowth, but it doesn’t because the hair follicle is still healthy and happy. For permanent hair removal, the hair follicle’s bulb, bulge, and papilla must be destroyed. The vehicle is laser energy. The melanin in hair is the target for the laser energy, so different wavelengths are used for different hair colors. That’s why laser hair removal isn’t as effective on light blond or gray hair.
The laser energy travels down the hair into the follicle and the heat then damages the follicle so it can no longer produce hair. Sometimes, if the follicle isn’t fully disabled, hair growth function can return in a few months or more. That’s why multiple laser hair removal sessions are necessary to get rid of more and more hair.
Timing Is Everything
Just like most things in life, timing is everything with laser hair removal effectiveness. Patients wonder why we can’t get rid of all of their hair in a single laser session. The problem is timing. Only actively growing hair responds well to laser treatments because the hair has the most melanin in that phase, and it is actively anchored in the hair follicle. But in addition to the anagen (active growth) phase, there are telogen (no growth), and cathagen (hair ejection) phases. The hairs across your body are in different phases at different times. Plus, different areas of the body have more hairs in anagen phases than others, because hair growth is more important in those areas.
Trust The Expertise Of Dr. Barrera’s Team
Laser hair removal requires expertise in wavelength selection, fluency, pulse duration, and cooling in order to effectively remove unwanted hair with the most comfort for you. Dr. Barrera has committed to the lasers and training necessary to provide the best laser hair removal results for our patients.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you ready to get rid of the hair for good? The fall and winter is a great time for laser hair removal, as you’ll be hair free come spring. Call us at (713) 468-5200 to schedule your appointment.