Laser Hair Removal

Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Internal Medicine located in Sugar Land, TX

While there’s nothing wrong with being hairy, millions of Americans turn to plucking, pulling, shaving, and waxing to remove hair from their bodies regularly. Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics in Sugar Land, Texas, offers laser hair removal as a more permanent hair removal option that has a lower lifetime cost than the consistent purchase of razors or waxing sessions. If you’re tired of shaving your body hair multiple times per week, call or schedule a laser hair removal appointment online at Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics for a long-lasting solution.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a long-lasting alternative to shaving or waxing your body hair. The procedure involves using a laser, or beam of light, to damage each hair follicle in the skin that holds the hair and allows it to grow. The damage inhibits the follicle from allowing the hair to grow, so you’ll remain hairless for a long period of time.

Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics offers two types of lasers for removal: Elite™ and Nd/Yag®. Your provider lets you know the specific benefits and drawbacks of each type, and selects which is best for you based on your skin color and hair type.

Laser hair removal treatment is most commonly used for armpit hair, leg hair, upper lip hair, bikini line hair, and chin hair, but you can request to have it anywhere on your body except for near your eye, including your eyebrow. Laser hair removal works best on dark hair since it can absorb the most light. Those with a lighter skin pigment experience a lower chance of skin damage from the lasers.

Why should I choose laser hair removal?

There are many benefits to choosing laser hair removal over alternative methods like waxing and shaving. These include:

  • Lifetime cost effectiveness
  • Time saving
  • Long-lasting
  • Precision

Laser hair removal allows you to omit shaving and waxing from your routine and spend less time worrying about your body hair in general. While results vary depending on your skin and hair color, the procedure is an effective hair removal option for most people.

What are the risks?

Like most in-office procedures, there are several risks and drawbacks that come with laser hair removal. These include:

  • Pain or discomfort
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Change in skin tone
  • Graying of hair
  • Blisters
  • Scarring

The more serious side effects, like blistering, scarring, and hair graying, are very uncommon. If you have dark skin or light hair, your risk of developing side effects may increase. Your doctor will ask you about your medical history to ensure that the procedure is safe for you.

If you’re tired of shaving or waxing but prefer the smooth aesthetic, laser hair removal may be a good option for you. Call or schedule an appointment online at Sugar Land Medical & Aesthetics in Sugar Land, Texas, today.