What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that uses pulsed laser energy to remove unwanted hair from a targeted area, while leaving surrounding skin unharmed.
Many people suffer from excessive hair. Dr. Kronberg finds that lasers are the most effective on the market today. Laser treatment eliminates unwanted hair for both men and women.
Common Areas for Hair Removal:
- Upper lip
- Bikini line and legs
Although there are many temporary treatments, such as, tweezing, shaving and waxing, to remove unwanted hair, patients seeking more permanent and less irritating or painful methods are frequently good candidates for laser hair removal.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
The best candidate is a person with dark hair and light complexion. The Laser will not work on blonde, red or silver hair. Laser hair removal should not be performed on dark pigmented skin.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure
Prior to treatment, Dr. Kronberg numbs the target area with a topical anesthetic. A handheld device that emits intense laser pulses is utilized across the area, focusing on individual hair follicles. There are a few different methods of laser hair removal, some of which combine laser impulses with radio-frequency. Dr. Kronberg discusses the appropriate method for each patient during the consultation.
There are three stages in which hair growth takes place. The most effective hair removal takes place during the full-growth stage, because the hair follicles in this stage are susceptible to laser energy. Since all hair is not in the same stage of growth at any given time, several laser treatments, usually between three and five, spaced 4 to 8 weeks apart, are necessary. To some extent, the length of treatment depends on the texture of the patient’s hair, and the location from which it is being removed.
What Type of Laser Does Dr. Kronberg Use for Hair Removal?
Dr. Kronberg uses the Gentlase® Laser. Gentlase is a 755 wavelength laser and has been available for many years and is very safe.
How Many Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?
The number of treatments needed varies on the patient and the specific area. Typically, it takes 4 to 6 treatments for long term hair reduction. Dr. Kronberg discusses the number of sessions you will need during the consultation.
Schedule a Consultation
Get rid of unwanted hair with laser hair removal treatment. Call (713) 771-8941 to schedule a consultation at our office in Houston, TX.