About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of America's most requested and appreciated laser services. It is a convenient way to remove hair on your face and body, so you do not have to continuously remove it (by shaving, waxing, plucking, and more). Board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Deanah Jibril at Willowbend Med Spa in Plano, TX performs laser hair removal for women and men in desirable areas like the arms, legs, back, face, chest, and the more intimate areas. Our GentleLAZE by Candela hair removal treatments can leave your skin smoother and deliver longer-lasting results compared to other methods. You will love what this laser can do for your skin and your schedule. If you have the opportunity to have laser hair removal, consider coming into Willowbend Med Spa for a consultation. Serving patients with skin types 1 – 4, we are highly skilled and experienced in the treatment of your skin, too.
Laser Hair Removal Candidates
Our gentle laser hair removal is helpful for most people. At your consultation, you will discuss your needs, concerns, and treatment goals to help determine if you are a candidate. Ideal patients for laser hair removal:
- Have unwanted facial or body hair
- Are tired of other techniques for hair removal (shaving, tweezing, waxing, depilatory creams, bleaching)
- Have skin types 1 – 4
- Are in overall good health
Laser Hair Removal Technique
When you come into Willowbend Med Spa for your laser hair removal session, you will relax in one of our treatment rooms. We will prepare your skin by cleansing it to eliminate dirt, oil, and creams in the area to be tended. One of our skilled laser technicians will smooth out the area of your skin to provide a direct path between the hair follicle root and the laser. The light energy emitted from the laser will target and destroy the hair follicle, which prevents it from growing back. Typically, you will need 3 – 5 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 weeks to get your optimal results.
Your sessions will be spaced out in order to allow your skin to recover. This also allows time for hair follicles that were in the dormant phase of growth to go into the active growth phase. This revolutionary laser technology we use at Willowbend Med Spa will only damage the hair follicle, which means that it will preserve the delicate skin that surrounds it.
What to Expect
While the GentleLAZE is noninvasive in nature, your skin may feel like it has a mild sunburn because of the lasers being used. After your treatment, you will be free to resume your daily activities, but you should refrain from strenuous activity or extended time outdoors for a period of 24 hours to let the treated areas heal. We recommend anti-inflammatory creams or cold packs to minimize any discomfort.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ's
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Follicles grow in cycles. While some hair follicles are in a live growing phase, others are dormant. Since each hair follicle grows in various stages, multiple treatments are recommended. Scheduling your sessions over several weeks will get you better, smoother results.
An effective treatment, laser hair removal offers long-lasting results. While you can enjoy the benefits of the treatment for years, it is considered semi-permanent because some hair may continue growing. Regardless, patients find the majority of the hair will be dormant after their treatment plan is performed. The random hairs that do pop up are very easy to manage. Additional laser hair removal treatments can also be scheduled to take care of any stragglers or new growth as well.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Your laser hair removal session may cause minor discomfort, but most patients do not consider it painful. You may feel a slight sting when the laser removes the hair follicle. We can give you something to numb the surface of the skin prior to the start of the treatment session. For patients who are used to getting waxed, they report that laser hair removal causes much less discomfort than wax hair removal.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
There are many great lasers available, Willowbend Med Spa offers state-of-the-art hair removal technology for men and women with most hair types and colors. The laser we invested in provides impressive results, and we continue to upgrade our office as newer lasers enter the marketplace. We encourage you to ask us about our laser system during your initial consultation.
Sign up for a consultation
If you're tired of wasting energy, time, and money on bleaching, plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule a consultation to hear more about laser hair removal treatments at Willowbend Med Spa in Plano, TX. Laser hair removal by Dr. Jibril can help you get rid of the unwanted hair on your face and body.