Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura, a board-certified plastic surgeon and recognized expert in plastic surgery and body contouring, offers laser hair removal to the residents of Arlington, Dallas Fort Worth, and the surrounding communities in Texas.
Laser hair removal, also known as laser hair reduction, utilizes a laser beam that targets the hair follicle in its active, or “anagen”, phase. The hair follicle absorbs the light and heat and is destroyed so that it will not produce more hair in its place. While other traditional hair removal methods, such as shaving and tweezing, only last a day or two, after a few laser hair removal treatments, you will notice long-lasting and often permanent results.
Just about any area with unwanted hair growth can be targeted for laser removal, including the upper lip, bikini region, back, legs, underarms, neck, and more. There is generally only mild discomfort experienced, consisting of a slight pinch akin to waxing or tweezing treatments that many people perform on a daily or weekly basis. With laser hair removal, it typically takes only five to eight treatments to achieve the smooth, hairless results you desire.
Laser hair removal also takes only a short length of time out of your regular routine to accomplish your goals. Small areas such as underarms can take less than half an hour, and larger areas such as the legs usually require an hour and a half at most.
More and more people are turning to laser hair removal as a way to solve the problem of unwanted hair growth for good. The costs of shaving supplies or waxing treatments add up to large sums over the months and years, so it’s easy to see why so many are now opting for a fast and affordable way to remove undesirable body hair and keep it from returning.
Our knowledgeable and friendly laser technicians will provide you with all frequently asked questions and answers, which also include details for the number of sessions required, expected level of discomfort, management of discomfort, and pre- and post-treatment instructions. Feel free to bring any questions with you so that our team can put you at ease about this safe and popular procedure. At Accent On You, we take pride in putting our patients’ priorities first and making sure they are informed and excited about taking this simple step towards improving their self-image and saving time on daily self-care routines.
Hair growth is generally a product of a person’s heredity. Unwanted or excessive hair growth can increase with certain milestones in life, such as pregnancy or menopause, or simply with age in general. Hair can become thicker or begin to grow in places that were formerly areas of smooth skin. Other treatments, such as waxing or tweezing, can actually serve to stimulate the growth of hair due to blood rushing to the follicle area. Many people using these types of treatments actually end up growing deeper and coarser hair as a result. Those who opt for electrolysis end up spending more money, time, and physical discomfort in the attempt to achieve results. However, with laser hair removal, each treatment is fast, affordable, and comfortable.
It is very important that candidates refrain from sun exposure and tanning four to six weeks before and after the treatments and for a week following treatment. You should also avoid any spray-on tanning materials or anything that will affect the color and tone of your skin.
Discomfort is mild to moderate, and often lessens after multiple treatments. It is typical to use a topical anesthetic prior to your treatment so that your experience is as positive and comfortable as possible. Ideal results may be attained after six treatments or more, usually taking no longer than 10 treatments. Inflammation and redness are normal to expect and can last up to 72 hours before fading, although it is mild in most patients and should not affect your regular routine.
At Accent On You, we take pride in delivering the utmost quality of care with a personalized approach. Our patients in Arlington, Dallas Fort Worth, and the surrounding communities in Texas receive nothing but the most comprehensive information on the procedures we perform because we believe that an informed decision is the best decision.