10 Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Hair Removal

For many women (and men), life can feel like a never-ending battle with unwanted body hair. Broken razors, nicks, and cuts are all part of daily life when you're trying to beat back hair that sometimes feels like it grows faster than the Amazon rainforest.

Fortunately, there is an easy and safe way to remove unwanted hair and once and for all put a stop to the never-ending cycle of shaving, tweezing, and waxing.

When performed in the safety and comfort of a plastic surgeon's office, laser hair removal is one of the best non-surgical beauty treatments that you can get. Imagine no longer having to shave your legs, underarms, or intimate body parts ever again.

We're going to answer a few frequently asked questions about laser hair removal:

Is the Process 100% Permanent?


Is the Process 100% Permanent?

One of the more common questions we get from patients is whether the results will be permanent. As time goes by and you get more treatments, the hair growth will lessen significantly.

The heat from the laser will significantly damage the underlying hair follicle such that it will substantially reduce future hair growth. If you're looking for permanent hair reduction, we offer the GentleMax Pro laser which has been approved by the FDA.

How Does it Work?

Laser hair removal has been around since 1997. The surgeon will use a hand-held laser that puts out a pulse of light that's specially designed to damage hair follicles without damaging skin tissue.

Hair removal lasers are FDA approved and a safe way to inhibit hair growth on the body. The newer class of lasers, such as the ones used by Dr. Rojina Jasani are better tolerated than many of the older technologies.

Most people liken the pain factor to a small rubber band being snapped against the skin. They can feel it a little bit, but it's completely bearable.

Why Should I Go to Elite Women's Health and Rejuvenation for Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is not "zapping" a body part with a wand - it requires intimate knowledge of the human body to do it right.

This is why getting the procedure done in the safe and clean environment at Elite Women's Health and Rejuvenation office is strongly recommended. Only a trained laser specialist should perform this procedure for the best chances of success.

How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?

You should avoid sun exposure for six weeks before treatment. Exposure to the sun makes the procedure less effective, and the possibility for complications is much higher.

Patients should also stop waxing and plucking six weeks before the treatment as well. The lasers target the roots of the hair, and if they are removed before the treatment date, it will render it ineffective.

Is There Any Downtime?

Most people can go back to their normal daily activities after the procedure. However, it's strongly recommended that they limit their exposure to the sun for up to six weeks after the treatment.

Some people might experience small side effects such as:

  • Tingling or numbness
  • Swelling
  • Redness (up to 3 days)
  • Itching
  • Slight discomfort

What Makes the GentleMax Pro Laser Superior?

The GentleMax Pro laser has been designed to maximize patient satisfaction. GentleMax Pro is a dual wavelength laser platform that combines a fast and powerful 755nm Alexandrite laser with an equally powerful 1064nm Nd:YAG laser for high performance treatment capabilities. This means it provides a faster, more effective treatment.

The laser itself can treat numerous hair follicles at once, thereby speeding up the treatment significantly. While many patients will find that improvement will be seen soon after beginning the treatments, it can take several sessions for some people to see a significant reduction in hair.

Who Can Get Hair Removal?

Both men and women. The vast majority of women seek to remove underarm, leg, and private part areas whereas the men want to get back and neck hair removed.

When the FDA first approved laser hair removal, it only worked on people with light skin and dark hair. As time went by, new technologies emerged, and now laser hair removal works on people with all skin types and hair colors.

Laser Hair Removal in Port Arthur, TX

Elite Women's Health and Rejuvenation offers a wide range of non-invasive aesthetic treatments, including laser hair removal. If you're considering getting hair removal, or you have additional questions that weren't answered in this blog post, give Elite Women's Health and Rejuvenation a call at (409) 729-5433 or contact us via our website at https://elitewomenshealthcare.com/.