What is Laser Hair Removal?
Your time is precious so why would you want to spend it shaving and waxing? Laser hair removal is a convenient alternative to reduce or remove hair on both the face and body, becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in America. Board-certified physician Dr. Tricia Shimer proudly offers Diolaze by InMode, a high-speed laser hair removal treatment. Diolaze works quickly to leave the skin looking and feeling smoother while providing great, lasting results compared to other methods. This treatment is available to women and men in frequently needed areas, like the legs, back, arms, face, chest, armpits, and intimate areas. Call Evolve Med Spa in Dallas, TX to set up your consultation for this procedure.
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"A friend referred me to Evolve Med Spa and I’m so happy they did! I did IPL treatments with Samantha and the results are incredible. The results truly exceeded my expectations! Jessica is always very informative and answers all my questions. She is great about explaining the procedure and what to expect. Very professional!"- M.H. / Google / Mar 26, 2021
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What are the benefits of laser hair removal?
Excess or dark hair can be embarrassing and difficult to manage. Not only is hair removal time-consuming, but it can be expensive over a lifetime. Fortunately, laser hair removal offers a number of benefits that make it worth considering as an alternative to methods like shaving and waxing. Patients love working with our professionals at Evolve Med Spa because we use top-of-the-line laser technology, and our treatments are comfortable and effective.
Do I Need Laser Hair Removal?
Hair removal with a laser is a safe process that is suitable for most individuals. During your initial consultation, we will talk about your concerns, needs, and goals so we can establish whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal patients for laser hair removal treatments:
- Want to reduce hair on their face or body
- Are tired of other hair removal techniques (waxing, shaving, depilatory creams, bleaching)
- Have light skin and dark hair
- Are in overall, good physical health
If you are a candidate, we will help determine how many sessions you may need to achieve maximum results.
The Diolaze Technique
At your procedure, you can relax in a private treatment room as the needed areas of your skin are cleaned to eliminate dirt, oil, and creams. During the procedure, a member of Dr. Shimer's team will smooth out the skin to provide a clear path between the hair follicle root and the laser. Diolaze uses a diode laser beam to target and destroy the follicle, preventing the hair from growing back. The technology's built-in cooling system keeps patients comfortable during the treatment. Dr. Shimer recommends that you get 4 – 6 sessions over several weeks to achieve your best results. Your treatments are spaced out in order to give the treated areas time to heal. It also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase to reach the phase of active growth so they can be treated.
Your Laser Hair Removal Treatment
Although this procedure is mostly gentle in nature, your skin may look like it has a slight sunburn since lasers are used. After your session, you are free to go back to all normal activities, but you need to refrain from heavy activity or extended time outdoors for a period of 24 hours to let the treated areas heal. When you get home after your treatment, we suggest anti-inflammatory creams or ice packs to treat any mild discomfort. You can typically expect to see some hair reduction right away, but maximum results will take a few sessions.
What Should I Expect After Laser Hair Removal?
Although laser hair removal is mostly gentle, the treated areas of your skin may look like it has a mild sunburn due to the use of lasers. After your treatment, you are able to go back to your daily activities, but you need to avoid heavy activity, strenuous exercise, or extended time outdoors for at least 24 hours to let the treated skin heal. At home, following your treatment, we recommend soothing creams or cold packs to treat any mild discomfort.
Hair growth happens in phases. While some hair follicles are growing, other follicles are resting. Since each hair follicle is in various stages, several treatments are recommended to target each follicle when it is growing. Spread out your treatments over a few weeks so you get the smoothest, most effective result. Laser hair removal is considered semi-permanent since some hair follicles may not be affected by the laser. Sometimes more treatments are needed to address any stragglers or new growth. The skin care professionals at Evolve Med Spa are happy to help you determine a treatment plan that best fits your needs.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Getting laser hair removal will vary in cost depending on the coverage area being addressed on the body, plus how many treatment sessions you will need to get optimal results. To help you understand the benefits of laser hair removal, consider the time and energy you are spending on waxing, shaving, or other temporary methods. By comparison, laser hair removal is typically more cost-effective and can save you energy and time long-term. We will create a personalized plan that includes the total number of sessions we suggest and prices.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Laser hair removal is an effective treatment for lasting improvements. While men and women can enjoy the benefits of the procedure for many years, laser hair removal is technically semi-permanent because some hair follicles may be unaffected. Regardless, patients find most of their hair will be dormant once their plan is finished, and even if a few hairs pop up, it is easier to address. Additional laser treatments can be needed to address any stragglers or new growth as well.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Follicles grow in cycles. While some follicles are in a live growing phase, other follicles are dormant. Because every hair follicle is in various stages, multiple treatment sessions are usually needed to target each follicle when it is growing. It's important to space your sessions over a few weeks — so you get the smoothest, most effective result.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Your laser hair removal session may cause some discomfort, but it is not painful. Patients typically feel a small sting when the laser targets and removes the follicle. Your technician can use a local anesthetic to the surface of the skin prior to the treatment session. Patients who have been getting waxed think laser hair removal feels more comfortable compared to a session of waxing.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
There are many lasers available. Evolve Med Spa is proud to offer the latest hair removal technology for women and men with most hair types and colors. The laser we invested in provides impressive results, but we upgrade our office as newer lasers enter the marketplace. Ask us for more information on our system during your initial consultation.
Smoother Skin Is Ahead
Ready to stop spending time on traditional hair removal methods? Schedule your appointment for a consultation to learn more about laser hair removal by Diolaze at Evolve Med Spa. With just several sessions of this high-speed treatment, Dr. Tricia Shimer can help you achieve smoother skin. Call our Dallas, TX office today.