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Laser Hair Removal

Nigro Dermatology Group

Cosmetic and Medical Dermatology located in Houston, TX

If you're tired of waxing, shaving, and tweezing, you're not alone. With so many people looking for a more convenient option, it's unsurprising that laser hair removal has become one of the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic treatments in the United States. Nigro Dermatology Group offers laser hair removal at its two office locations in Houston, Texas, performed by a team of experienced, knowledgeable providers. Request an appointment through the website or over the phone, and look forward to a smoother future today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a convenient option for men and women fed up with the time and expense involved with shaving, waxing, or tweezing unwanted hair. The non-invasive treatment uses concentrated light energy converted to heat to destroy hair follicles, permanently reducing hair growth.

Melanin in the hair follicle — the substance that causes hair color — absorbs the heat, which is why hair removal success depends on the hair color. Darker hair colors contain more melanin than lighter shades, absorbing more heat, which destroys the hair follicle more effectively.

Laser hair removal is safe for all skin types. Reach out to Nigro Dermatology Group if you have any questions.

Why choose laser hair removal?

Aside from the convenience of no longer having to worry about shaving weekly or frequently waxing your face or body, there are many more benefits to choosing laser hair removal over other hair removal treatments, including:

Speed

Each laser pulse treats several hairs at once and takes fractions of a second to deliver. An area like the chin or upper lip can take mere seconds or minutes. Larger areas, like the legs or back, can take up to an hour.

Reliable success

Most people achieve hair loss within 3-7 sessions. You can maintain permanent hair loss by scheduling annual maintenance sessions.

Precise treatment

Lasers target only the hair, leaving the surrounding skin untouched.

The team at Nigro Dermatology Group sets expectations on how many treatments you'll likely need before they begin treatment.

What happens during laser hair removal treatment?

Before treatment begins, your provider applies a numbing cream and, if necessary, trims the hair until it's a few millimeters long. 

They start by applying a pulse of light to the treatment area and then wait a few minutes to make sure the settings are appropriate to your hair type. They then continue until all the hair has been treated. 

People often describe the treatment as feeling like pinpricks. Ice packs and anti-inflammatories can help with any discomfort afterward. The team at Nigro Dermatology Group recommends scheduling appointments every 4-6 weeks and continuing treatment until the hair is gone. After that, you only need to see your dermatologist once a year for maintenance.

If you're ready to ditch the shaving and embrace beautiful smooth skin, call the practice today to make an appointment or request one through the website.