Laser hair removal has become an extremely popular procedure among those in the Rio Grande Valley who want to avoid having to constantly pluck, shave, or wax in order to remove undesirable hair from places like their face, arms, underarms, bikini area, or legs. Only a series of simple treatment sessions is needed to offer near-permanent hair removal or reduction in the treatment area.
Laser Hair Removal Benefits
One of the main benefits of laser hair removal that is most appreciated by patients is its ability to save you time. Gone is the need to remove unwanted hair in the treated area. This helps to free up your time so that you can spend it on more enjoyable types of activities. The treatment can also help to prevent razor burn and other complications of the hair removal process that you perform at home.
How It Works
We use a laser to selectively target individual hair follicles that grow unwanted hair. The melanin, or pigment part of your hair, will absorb the laser energy, and the hair follicle will be destroyed by localized heat. After we do this enough times to enough hair follicles, you will have a hair-free area that no longer requires hair removal on your part.
What to Expect
These treatments are performed in the comfort of our office. During a session, laser energy will be delivered into hair follicles to permanently destroy them and prevent the growth of unwanted hair in the area of treatment.
You will need to undergo multiple laser hair removal sessions due to the way that hair follicles grow in certain cycles at any given time. Only a hair follicle in a growth cycle has a hair growing for laser targeting. After multiple sessions, we will have caught each hair follicle in a growth phase when it is available for treatment.
There are certain things you’ll want to do and avoid before your treatment in order to get the best results. For example, you should avoid prolonged UV radiation exposure for a set amount of time before and after your laser hair removal treatment. This could limit the effectiveness of the treatment.
Getting Started with Your Treatment
If you would like to permanently retire your razor by undergoing a laser hair removal procedure in the RGV area, we encourage you to reach out to us at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation at our office in Edinburg. Contact us today to book your appointment!