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Laser Hair Removal

Opulence Health and Wellness

Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Pearland, TX

Women waste an average of 72 days shaving their legs during their lifetimes. If you’re sick of the shaving routine and don’t enjoy ripping your hair out with waxing, consider laser hair removal at Opulence Health and Wellness in Pearland, Texas. The team of aesthetic specialists can help you get silky smooth skin, the easy way. Call the office or click on the appointment tool to book your laser hair-removal consultation now.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal uses light energy to destroy unwanted hair. It’s a much longer-lasting alternative to shaving, waxing, plucking, electrolysis, and depilatory creams. Laser hair removal at Opulence Health and Wellness is a fast-and-easy way to diminish or eliminate your unwanted hair. 

What areas can laser hair removal treat?

Laser hair removal treats almost any part of your body and face where unwanted hair appears. 

Popular hair-removal areas are the:

  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Underarms
  • Upper lip (mustache)
  • Arms
  • Back
  • Chest

At Opulence Health and Wellness, the team treats many parts of the body, including both small and large areas, according to patient wishes. 

What is the laser hair removal process?

The laser hair removal process may start with a topical numbing cream, which takes around 30 minutes to take effect. The team fits protective goggles over your eyes before activating the laser. 

The laser light targets hair follicles in the treatment area. Melanin inside your hair shafts absorbs the light energy, and then it turns into heat. The heat then affects your hair follicles and destroys them. 

You might feel a popping sensation as the laser pulses, but it’s generally not painful. Because treatment targets individual hair follicles, laser hair removal can take anywhere from a couple of minutes for a tiny area like the upper lip to more than an hour for a large area like the back. 

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

The Opulence Health and Wellness team provides instructions ahead of your first session. 

Instructions you should follow in the days and weeks before your session include:

  • Don’t wax, pluck, epilate, or use depilatory creams
  • Shave a day or two before the first session
  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning 
  • Don’t use acid products in the treatment area 

By following these guidelines, you’ll reduce the chances of side effects like accidental skin lightening and maximize the efficacy of your laser hair removal treatment. 

How many total laser hair-removal appointments do I need?

The total number of sessions varies depending on each patient and the treatment area. In general, most patients need 2-6 laser hair-removal treatments with sessions about 4-6 weeks apart. 

You may have some regrowth over time. This regrowth is vellus hair, which is much finer and lighter than the original hair. After your initial set of treatments, you can schedule maintenance treatments once or twice a year to keep hair away. 

For laser hair removal using the best state-of-the-art technology, call Opulence Health and Wellness or use online scheduling now.