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Laser Hair Removal 101

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Summer is coming. Bright, sunny days will soon kick those winter blues to the curb. That means you can you can put away all those warm shirts and long pants and start dusting off your summer wardrobe. While the very thoughts of summer bring us excitement and delight, the one drawback of summer is—you guessed it—shaving. Gone will be the days of hiding your shaving laziness under long pants and jackets. Examining every inch of exposed skin each day to make sure you didn’t miss a spot is extremely annoying. Spending that extra time in the shower trying to vanish every hair means extra time you are using getting ready each day. Wouldn’t it be nice if you never had to worry about shaving ever again? Imagine the amount of time you would save on morning grooming. It adds up over the years, giving you back all those minutes into hours and days that you can spend on anything else. If you have been toying with the idea of laser hair removal, Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is here to answer all the questions you have ever had on this subject.

How does laser hair removal work?

Austin skin experts at Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology use a hand-held, high speed scanner with Nd:YAG laser to painlessly disable the hair follicles, resulting in the permanent loss of regrowth. The skin is shaved at the time of treatment, allowing us to effectively reach the base of the follicle.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

In comparison to waxing the hair off your body, which involves spreading hot wax on delicate skin and then ripping it out in one, very painful motion, laser hair removal is a breeze. There might be some slight discomfort during the treatment but it is minimal and short lived. Most people feel very little and the experience is smooth and easy.

Is age a factor with laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is discouraged for anyone under the age of 12, but between the ages of 13-18, a parent needs to give approval and be present for each treatment. There is no maximum age for laser hair removal but patients should be in good health and ask a primary care physician if this is in question.

How many treatments are needed for successful hair removal?

Most areas of the body require 6 treatments over the course of 4-6 weeks. Sometimes a few more sessions are necessary for thinner, lighter hair. Thick, dark hair responds extremely well to this procedure.

Where can I get laser hair removal done?

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology services in the Austin-Steiner Ranch area, Pflugerville, Hutto, Lakeway, Round Rock, Spicewood and Taylor.

Experienced laser hair removal experts you can trust

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology has over 20 years of experience in the skincare industry. When it comes to laser hair removal, you can have peace of mind knowing that our experienced staff knows what they are doing. Your skin care goals are important to us and we will do our best to give you the clearest, smoothest, most beautiful skin possible. Call us today to schedule your laser hair removal sessions so you can look and feel great this summer.

Steiner Ranch Dermatology
4300 N Quinlan Park Road Suite 225
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 266-0007

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10 Reasons to Get Laser Hair Removal

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During the winter, long pants and sweaters cover up a great secret—how often you shave. But once the summer comes and your shorts, tank tops and sandals emerge from your closet, so does that secret. Shaving thus becomes a full time job as you spend extra time in the shower making sure you are hairless in the summer outfit or bikini you will be sporting that day. It is such a chore exfoliating so you won’t have razor burn, lathering every square inch and shaving meticulously because there’s nothing worse than glancing down later and seeing a swathy forest in an unshaved spot you missed. Stop stressing about razors and shaving! Free yourself and your time by finally getting laser hair removal. Here are 10 reasons you should pick up your phone today and call Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology to schedule your laser hair treatments:

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1-Save money

Think of all the money you’ll save for the next several decades on expensive razors, shaving lotions and creams!

2-Save time

It is estimated that a woman will spend approximately 72 days of her life shaving and plucking body hair. Why waste anymore of those precious hours?

3-Save your sanity

In a beauty poll, over 35% of women said they loathed shaving their legs more than any other hygienic care or beauty routine.

4-Eliminate ingrown hairs

One of the nastiest side effects of shaving are ingrown hairs. They get infected and are an absolute pain to remove. Laser hair removal will get rid of this problem for good!

5-Smoother skin

Shaving gives you smooth skin for a few hours or a day—tops! Your body hair is constantly growing. With laser hair removal, you will have silky, smooth skin always!

6-Boost your confidence

Nothing is more embarrassing than a shadow above your lip, along your bikini line or under your arms. Laser hair removal brings back your confidence. You’ll never have to worry about embarrassing body hair with Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology’s effective laser hair treatments.

7-Be free of pain

With laser hair removal, you’ll never have to experience a painful razor cut or uncomfortable waxing treatments every again. Growing out your body hair just to have it ripped from its roots has got to be one of the most unpleasant feelings out there.

8-Hair free through all seasons

No matter the season, summer or winter, you won’t have to stress about shaving for occasions. Be hair free and ready at any moment to bare your underarms or jump in the pool!

9-Comfortable treatments

Laser hair removal has come a long way over the years and is now safer than ever. With effective cooling systems to protect the skin during treatments, you will experience virtually painless treatments that leave you satisfied and happy.

10-A permanent solution

Laser hair removal is the most efficient and lasting solution to unwanted body hair. Destroying the follicle under the skin painlessly stops hair from ever returning. A few quick visits to Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology and you can say goodbye to embarrassing body hair forever.

Give yourself the gift of time, sanity and money savings you deserve. The investment is worth it. Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology will provide you with the most professional laser hair treatments, giving you razor free showers for years to come. When you’re in need of an Austin dermatologist, look no further. Call us today to schedule an appointment!

Steiner Ranch Dermatology
4300 N Quinlan Park Road Suite 225
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 266-0007

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Vanish Your Skin Problems With Laser Therapy

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Problems with your skin create an array of complex insecurities, leaving you feeling embarrassed about your face, body and overall general appearance. If you could suddenly find a solution to these frustrations you feel with your skin, the stress relief would feel instant. Laser therapy can solve many skin issues and Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology has an incredible amount of knowledge and expertise in helping you with all the procedures below:

Acne Scars

Acne and the scarring that results from it can leave your face pock marked and your self image shattered. To have that self confidence suddenly restored is worth the weight and Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology delivers it. The revolutionary Isolaz therapy decreases acne drastically and with subsequent laser subcision, peels, laser resurfacing and more, your acne scarring will be minimal. We specialize in acne treatment and have many options that will fit your individual needs.

Laser Hair Removal

Who wants to deal with razors, razor burn and the unnecessary time it takes to shave? No one! Imagine never having to see stubble or pick up a razor again! We can permanently reduce the number of hairs by targeting the follicle with a painless laser treatment designed to stop hair growth. With just six treatments over a 4-6 week period, you can be hair free forever and save money on shaving products forever.

Skin Rejuvenation

Bringing life and youth back into your skin is important to you and we have various procedures that will help knock some years off your face and skin. From facial resurfacing, laser and micro peels or laser leg vein removal, these advanced procedures will help you feel confident and comfortable in your skin once again.

Skin Tightening

No one wants saggy, flabby skin and you don’t have to suffer with it any longer. With state of the art therapies such as Ultherapy and Exilis laser treatments, your skin will have more elasticity and fullness. Fine lines will fill in and collagen will be replenished to bring back the firmness your skin once had.

Fat Reduction

If you struggle to lose that muffin top after intensive dieting and exercise to no avail, Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology has the solution for you with our fat reduction techniques. Vanquish system will help to melt away your fat, literally. By painlessly heating your fat cells, it melts that stubborn body fat away, giving you that trim and contoured look you desire.

Call us today!

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology is your trusted source for all your skincare needs. Our professional staff is experienced in all matters of the skin and look forward to helping and getting to know you. Call us today to schedule your consultation.

Steiner Ranch Dermatology
4300 N Quinlan Park Road Suite 225
Austin, TX 78732
(512) 266-0007

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Pamper Your Sweetheart This Valentine’s Day

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Every year Valentine’s gifts are the same, repetitive thing…flowers, chocolates, and maybe a romantic dinner and a movie. Repeating the same traditions year after year feels old and boring. If your romantic gestures are becoming stale and predictable, it’s time to spice things up this year and give your significant other something new and exciting. Many people hear of treatments at a dermatologist or spa and think, “Aww, that’s a woman’s gift!” but this could not be further from the truth. There are dozens of gifts provided by Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology, your trusted Austin dermatologist, that both men and women would enjoy. Below is just a small sample of the many options that would both surprise and delight your loved one when you present this gift on Valentine’s Day:

Facials

What could be more relaxing than booking a facial for BOTH of you this Valentine’s Day? Whether it’s our European facial with microdermabrasion and soothing massage or our clear facial for acne prone skin, they will leave your skin feeling clean and refreshed.

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Feeling youthful and looking again is a priceless gift you can give your sweetheart. Smoothing out those crow’s feet or frown lines will bring years back into your face. Oh wait…you’re Valentine’s shopping! It’s okay, get this for yourself too!

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This gift will definitely be received well. Not only will you save ample time and money over the years by skipping the shave, your skin will feel buttery smooth all the time! Who doesn’t want constant kissably soft skin at any time of the day, even at 5:00?

Ultherapy

This revolutionary treatment will reduce sagging skin around the face and neck. This non-evasive procedure tightens the skin, eliminating the “turkey neck” and jowls that commonly develop as we get older.

Hyrdrafacial

If your honey is always on the go and doesn’t have time for skin care or time consuming procedures, this is the gift you need! Nearly instant results with minimal effort, how can you go wrong? Reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and congested pores, hydrafacial gives instant results of a younger, fresher face.

Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology will help you deliver the best Valentine’s gift your loved one has ever received from you. We are your best source for professional dermatology in Austin and with these gift suggestions plus many more available at our office, we can knock this one right out of the ballpark for you. Your praises will be sung for years to come by thinking out of the box this Valentine’s Day and giving a gift with a little more thought, value and worth. Give Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology a call today!

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The Best Hair Brained Scheme You’ll Ever Think Of

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We humans are picky when it comes to hair. We want more of it on top of our heads but less of it on the rest of our bodies. To have a thick head of lustrous hair and to be virtually hairless everywhere else is the epitome of beauty. Men are not exempt from this visage either. As you age, hair likes to spring up in places it shouldn’t, thus causing more anxiety and taking more time out of your grooming ritual as you pluck, tweeze or shave it. Well here’s an idea! The best scheme you’ll come up with in 2016! You got it, laser hair removal. If you live in Austin, look no further for your laser hair removal than Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology.

The best reason for laser hair removal

You hate shaving. We know this. A recent survey conducted by Escentual found that women rank shaving as the number one most hated beauty ritual. Not only do women loathe this chore more than anything, but the average woman over the course of her lifetime will spend 72 DAYS shaving her legs. This is approximately 1,728 hours! You cannot get this time back. How would you like to save this time in the future? Typically, it takes a woman 4 minutes to shave her legs and most women shave 5-6 times a week. This doesn’t even count shaving the rest of her body. Your time is valuable. Do you really want to spend the rest of your life shaving? And what about you men? A study conducted by Gillette found that 84% of men shave at least one other body part other than their face. There is time to be saved and Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology will help you achieve this.

Save your time and money

Over a lifetime the cost of razors, shaving cream, and aftershave adds up. It is estimated that you will spend minimum of $6000 on shaving supplies over your lifetime, and that is if you buy the cheap brands. But time is money too, think of the time spent and pay yourself back for it. You deserve laser hair removal. It is the best investment in time, money and self that you’ll spend this year. Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology has the most experienced and professional staff you will find. The procedure will be quick, comfortable and effective, leaving you with beautifully smooth skin you will be proud of. For Austin laser hair removal, this is the place. We strive for your 100% satisfaction and nothing makes us more pleased than when you share this news with your friends. Our clients are more like friends and we look forward to being your Austin dermatology clinic for years to come.

Why Laser Hair Removal isn’t as Strange a Gift Idea as You Might Think

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Wedding season is upon us. You see the engagement pictures popping up on Facebook, the Mason jar centerpieces taking over Pinterest, and the happy couple hashtags flooding Instagram. Soon you’ll be attending a few weddings yourself—for your sister, your best friend, your cousin, whoever—and the question of a wedding gift is keeping you up at night.

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Do you buy the silverware set on their registry? Settle for a gift card? We have an idea: laser hair removal in Austin.

Now, we know what you might be thinking. Hair removal? As a gift? Isn’t that…kinda weird? Before you make up your mind, hear us out on a few points.

Permanent

Many women today are opting for the hairless look, and they achieve that look in a variety of ways. Whether they wax or shave, one thing is guaranteed—they’ll have to do it again next month, if not sooner. The only permanent hair removal available in Austin—or anywhere—is laser hair removal. Instead of pulling out the hair or cutting it, laser hair removal takes care of the source of unwanted hair. Light from the laser targets the hair follicles, damaging them enough to stop, or at least reduce, future hair growth.

Painless

Forget the wincing on the waxing table or the uncomfortable razor burn; our laser hair removal in Austin is virtually painless, especially when compared to alternative methods of hair removal. Most of our patients compare the laser treatment to a small rubber band being snapped against their skin. Plus, after only six treatments, you’ll never have to sit through painful hair removal procedures again.

Professional

At Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology, you can rest assured that the bride-to-be is getting the highest quality laser hair removal available in Austin. As medical professionals, we are fully trained and certified to administer laser hair removal—you won’t have to worry about any questionable techniques or procedures. Dr. Lain and his technicians have experience and knowledge to provide each patient with the best possible visit. We offer effective laser treatments for patients with either lighter or darker skin, so anyone can enjoy your gift.

Come by our office or give us a call today to get the perfect wedding present. With the benefits of our laser hair removal in Austin, you might want to pick up a package for yourself while you’re at it.

Sneak Away for a Spa Day in Austin

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Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back to the daily grind. Work has piled up over the vacation, the weather is cold, and your New Year’s resolution to exercise at 6 in the morning (such a great idea at the time) is now starting to lose its appeal. The recovery period after the holiday break feels like a month of Mondays. A spa treatment at Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology may be just enough to get you through.

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But you’ve just had a vacation, right? How can you possibly justify taking time to pamper yourself? We don’t blame you for finding time to relax, but you may have trouble convincing others. We have come up with a few excuses for you to use in just such an emergency—you can sneak away to the spa, and no one will know the difference.

    1. You need to visit your dentist to fill a cavity.
    This excuse is perfectly convincing. After a season of treats and sugar, it only makes sense that you could be suffering from a cavity. Plus, with the implied pain and discomfort, your peers may even feel bad for you. Sympathy is an added bonus.

    2. You have to go to the mechanic about a strange sound in your engine.
    Logical enough that no one will doubt you, and vague enough that no one will investigate. Many people know little about car engines, so they won’t ask you for details you can’t make up on the spot. But beware of nosy car buffs—they could potentially ruin your excuse.

    3. Your dog has an appointment with the vet.
    If your pet is willing and able to ride in the car (most are, especially if you roll down the window) then you can get away with the perfect partner-in-crime. Your dog will never tell anyone that you really went to the spa in Austin for a facial instead of to the vet. As long as you don’t leave him in the car for too long, your pet probably won’t mind.

Feel free to use these and any other excuses that may fit your specific situation. And if your cover is blown, come to the spa in Austin anyway. We offer the HydraFacial, a cutting-edge treatment that will leave your skin fresh, clean, and moisturized without any pain or redness. You deserve some time to sit back and relax, and that’s the truth. To schedule an appointment, call Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology today.

Trade Your Sweats for a Swimsuit—But Don’t Forget Laser Hair Removal

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In the dead of winter, with gray skies, cold winds, and bare trees, it’s easy to feel down. During this sweater season, you don’t absorb as much sunlight as you do in the warm summertime. Not only do you lose your tan as a result, you also lose the Vitamin D that keeps your body healthy and happy.

If you’re suffering from the winter blues, a sunny vacation on the beach sounds like the perfect solution. But shaving or waxing after a few months of covering up can be such a pain. Well, skip the pain and try laser hair removal in Austin. Dr. Ted Lain can get you ready for your upcoming winter getaway in just a few appointments.

The Miracle of Laser Hair Removal

You’ve probably heard quite a bit about laser hair removal, and for good reason. It is the only hair removal treatment that permanently reduces or eliminates hair growth. While waxing and other procedures can thin hair, laser treatment can prevent regrowth altogether. The light passes through top layers of skin to the hair follicle and damages it. Because of this damage, the follicle stops growing, so the hair never comes back. You will enjoy immediate results similar to waxing or shaving, and long-term results with multiple treatments. The procedure is virtually painless (no more razor burns or waxing mishaps), and many patients compare the sensation to small snaps from a rubberband. Plus, we can provide you with mild painkillers to reduce any discomfort.

A Great Gift Idea

While you may have your eye on laser hair removal in Austin for yourself, it can also make a great gift for a friend or family member for the holidays. Before you chuckle at the thought of gifting hair removal treatment, hear us out.

First of all, laser hair removal is not a one-and-done procedure. Due to the nature of hair follicles and regrowth, a patient may require about six appointments over several months to achieve the desired results. Your gift can keep on giving throughout the year with a full treatment package. And by the end, your loved one will never again have to think twice before heading out for a vacation in the sun.

Our Austin laser hair removal is also flexible. For fair-skinned patients, we use Intense Pulse light technology; for darker skin tones we use the Nd:Yag laser. We can treat nearly any part of the body from bikini areas to backs. And our appointments will fit into every busy schedule. You can give this wonderful present to any of your loved ones, no matter what their needs are. What other gift has that kind of variety?

Holiday Hair Removal

If you’re scrambling to find that last holiday present, or if you are trying to plan for that upcoming Caribbean cruise, laser hair removal with Dr. Ted Lain in Austin is the answer. When you visit our office, we can set up a personalized plan for you or your loved one. Get on the fast track for stubble-free legs or underarms—give us a call today.