Shaving, waxing, sugaring, and plucking can cost you hundreds of dollars and hours of maintenance over the years. If you’ve tried everything to keep your skin smooth and you’re ready for a more permanent solution, laser hair removal is the answer. Amy Klein, DO, and the team at Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology offer laser hair removal treatments from the convenience of their Gainesville, Texas, office so you never have to worry about unwanted hair again. For more information or to set up your appointment, call or use the online booking feature today.
Laser hair removal is a treatment designed to permanently get rid of unwanted hair. This procedure uses a concentrated beam of light to target your hair follicles. The light from the laser converts to heat energy when it reaches your hair follicles, ultimately damaging them to the point that they are no longer able to produce new hair.
Laser hair removal is used for unwanted hair on the face, underarms, bikini line, legs, or other areas where hair is bothersome. Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology uses the Syntech Nice Epilator diode laser which achieves permanent hair removal over several treatments.
The treatments are spaced 4-6 weeks apart and usually require 8-10 treatments depending on skin type, body area, and thickness of hair. Topical numbing cream can be prescribed to apply prior to treatment for maximizing comfort. It is recommended you avoid the sun 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after treatment.
The Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology team works with you to create a laser hair removal program that gives you the results you want. If necessary, they can also offer periodic maintenance treatments to keep your skin completely hair-free.
Laser hair removal can be effective on virtually any part of your body, including your:
Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology uses a topical numbing cream to ensure you’re completely comfortable during your laser hair removal treatment. You may feel a warming sensation, but their team will work with you throughout the process to help you relax.
After your treatment, you can use ice to minimize any redness or swelling. These side effects should be minimal and will go away quickly.
Laser hair removal is most effective when your skin is at its lightest. Stay out of the sun as much as possible during the two weeks prior to your treatment. Also, refrain from other hair removal methods leading up to your appointment. The healthier and more intact your hair follicles are during your procedure, the better the laser will be able to target them.
If you think laser hair removal may be right for you, contact Gainesville Obstetrics and Gynecology to set up your first appointment.