Laser Hair Removal 101: Dr. Ted Lain Dermatology

Posted by | February 09, 2017 | Laser Hair Removal | No Comments


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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