Laser hair removal has consistently been in the top 5 nonsurgical cosmetic procedures in the U.S, currently just behind Botox® Cosmetic and injectable dermal fillers. The same holds true at our Houston offices!
Just think…no more shaving, no more unwanted facial or arm hair or imagine, your hubby without back hair. At SBA we have 3 machines, Duet, Cutera and Palomar to meet all your laser hair removal needs, including darker skin types.
Many people ask, how does a laser remove hair? Light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and damages or destroys its ability to grow hair. Since pigment is needed to absorb the energy, the laser is most effective on brown or black hair and ineffective on blonde, grey, or white hair. After the treatment, the hair falls out over the next 1 to 2 weeks. Because hair grows in phases, it takes an average of 6 to 8 treatments, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, to get to the point where you do not have to worry about shaving, waxing or plucking.
The next major question is, does it hurt and how long does it last? It varies from person to person. However, to reduce any discomfort and help you relax, we can apply anesthetic cream an hour before treatment to the targeted areas. The length of each treatment session depends on the size of the areas being treated.
We each have 12 years of experience at SBA treating unwanted hair from your head to your toes. When you come to SBA for permanent hair reduction, you are in the hands of experts. With spring right around the corner, it won’t be long before shorts and swimsuit season are here. Now is the perfect time when your skin is at its palest to get rid of unwanted hair permanently. So make 2012 your year to be hair-free.
Come in for a free consultation with Marcela Ramirez, RN, or by calling (713) 850-0240. Can’t wait to ask a laser hair removal question? Leave it in a comment below!