Royal Oaks Medical Home and Wellness Clinic
Josier M. Nisnisan, MD
Internist located in Sugar Land, TX
If you’re tired of plucking, waxing, or tweezing, it may be time to consider laser hair removal. With the help of Dr. Josier Nisnisan at the Royal Oaks Medical Home and Wellness Clinics, you can eliminate unwanted hair once and for all. With a location in Sugar Land, Texas, you can be hair-free sooner than you think. Please contact 713-360-9600 for more information.
Laser Hair Reduction Q & A
How does laser hair removal work?
For laser hair removal, Dr. Nisnisan uses the Quanta Systems Ultra Wave II. This laser system uses light energy to penetrate through the skin to the hair follicle, which absorbs the light, damaging the follicle and making it unable to produce hair. One of the most common cosmetic procedures, laser hair removal can be done on the:
- Bikini area
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal can be permanent, but it takes multiple treatment sessions to eradicate the hair follicle completely. If the laser doesn't destroy the hair follicle the hair that returns tends to be lighter and thinner after laser hair removal.
Because of your hair growth cycle, not all hairs in a given area can be treated with laser hair removal. Hairs must be in active growth to have enough pigment to attract and absorb the laser light. For best results, Dr. Nisnisan typically recommends 3-7 treatments over the course of 6-12 months.
How do you prepare for laser hair removal?
If you decide to get laser hair removal, you should stop plucking and waxing the area you’d like treated for six weeks before your scheduled laser hair removal appointment. When you tweeze or wax, you pull the whole hair out of the follicle. Without the hair, the follicle doesn’t absorb enough light, and the laser hair removal procedure isn’t effective. You should also limit sun exposure, as laser hair treatment is less effective on sun-tanned skin.
Once you arrive at the office, your hair is trimmed or shaved, and Dr. Nisnisan may rub a cooling gel onto your skin. That protects your skin and makes the laser light more effective. Although most people say the procedure isn’t painful, it does have a slight sting and is often compared to a rubber band snap.
After the treatment, your skin may be slightly sensitive and look as though it has a mild sunburn. This is normal and should go away within a few days. Avoid sun exposure as your skin heals. If you want to know more about laser hair removal, contact Dr. Nisnisan’s office today or schedule your initial consultation online.