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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Our Austin laser hair removal treatment is a medical procedure that uses a laser-intense, pulsating beam of light to remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to the individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, inhibiting future hair growth.

Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

The best candidate for laser hair removal in Austin is someone with dark, coarse hair. The laser is attracted to the melanin, or pigment, that gives hair color. Patients with blonde, grey, and red hair do not respond to laser hair removal due to lack of pigment for the laser to focus on.

Why Choose Daniel J. Leeman, MD?

  • At the Mueller Surgery Center, our goal is to make surgical procedures and nonsurgical treatments more affordable. We offer cash-based pricing to our patients.
  • We have been providing cutting-edge treatments in our state-of-the-art facility with the highest level of care to people in the Austin area for almost 20 years.
  • Dr. Leeman is double board-certified as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and as an otolaryngologist (head and neck doctor).
Laser Hair Removal Austin

What is a Laser Hair Removal Treatment Like?

Our Austin laser hair removal usually requires a series of several treatments, with intervals between treatments depending on the area being treated. You will wear special goggles to protect the eyes during treatment. Topical anesthetic may be applied to the skin for your comfort. A cooling device or gel will be used to protect your skin. The doctor will pass a hand-held instrument over your skin, emitting a laser beam, which will pass through the skin to damage the hair follicles and inhibit hair growth.

What Should I Expect After a Laser Hair Removal Treatment?

Immediately after treatment, you will notice that the treatment area is a bit red and swollen. Three to seven days after treatment, you will begin shedding in the treated area. Do not wax, pluck, or thread the area that you are having treated; however, you may shave the area if need be.

Laser Hair Removal Austin

Laser Hair Removal FAQ's

How does laser hair removal feel?

Every patient is going to be different in how they experience the process of laser removal feels. The darker and coarser the hair is, the higher energy the laser will require, so the more you will feel the sensation of the laser. The less hair you have, the less you will feel the laser. With each treatment, you will feel the discomfort level decreasing due to the hair becoming thinner.

Can people with darker complexions have laser hair removal?

We can treat all skin colors with laser hair removal. However, we have to be more cautious with those who have a darker complexion. This is because the laser is attracted to pigment, so the darker the skin you have, the more the laser will pick up on the skin and not the actual hair follicle. This being said, we can still treat those with a darker complexion; we just treat you with caution so you can get the best results.

When do you start to see results?

People vary is when they start to see results. Typically, six to eight treatments are needed until you will achieve the final results. With each session, you should see a 15% decrease of hair growth in the area being treated. As the treatments continue, you will notice that your hair is less coarse and returning to the treated area less and less.

How long does a laser hair removal treatment take?

Treatment time varies depending on what area you are treating. Typically, treatments take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour. We believe in giving our patients the best possible care that they deserve by making sure they are comfortable throughout the whole treatment process. Never worry about whether you shaved for that pool party or first date again. Contact the Meuller Surgery Center today to schedule for arguably the best treatment of laser hair removal Austin has to offer.

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