Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is a long-term solution for reducing unwanted hair without the effort of shaving, waxing, or depilatory creams. Lasers offer a more permanent and precise approach to living a stubble-free life, whether you want to eliminate facial hair or have silky smooth legs year-round.
Dallas Dermatology Partners creates customized laser hair removal treatment plans that help patients achieve their goals as safely and efficiently as possible. Your skin type, hair density, and pigment will help us determine the best approach for delivering optimal results.
There are different methods of laser hair removal, some of which combine laser impulses with radiofrequency. Our dermatologists use an IPL device and adjust the settings depending on the color and thickness of the hair being treated and your skin type. During the procedure, a handheld device that emits laser pulses is moved across the area, focusing on individual hair follicles. The pigment inside the follicles absorbs the laser energy, which stunts hair growth without damaging surrounding tissue.
Laser hair removal is non-invasive and one of the safest cosmetic procedures available when performed by a trained medical practitioner. Complications are uncommon, but possible side effects include minor redness and swelling at the treatment site. More serious side effects like bruising, blistering, and temporary skin discoloration are possible but rare. Patients can minimize the risk of adverse side effects by limiting sun exposure before the treatment and 4 weeks afterward.
Patients are asked to wear protective eyewear during the procedure, which can last between 10 and 60 minutes, depending on the areas of the body being treated. A cool numbing gel can be applied to minimize discomfort, described as a rubber band being snapped against the skin. Laser hair removal is far less painful than waxing, tweezing, or even threading.
After determining candidacy for laser hair removal, patients can discuss a custom treatment plan for any of the following areas of the face and body:
- Full Body
- Upper lip
- Bikini Line
- Back and Shoulders
Most patients see results in two or three weeks after their initial treatment. It takes several sessions because lasers only zap hair follicles in the growth phase, not the resting or transitional phases. At any given time, an estimated 30 percent of hair follicles are in the resting phase.
There is no downtime, and patients can return to their normal activities with a few exceptions.
- Use ice packs or cold compresses to ease discomfort
- Avoid hot tubs, saunas, and hot showers for 48 hours
- Avoid sunless tanning products for 7 days
- No strenuous exercise for 48 hours
- Limit sun exposure and use broad-spectrum 30+ SPF daily
- Do not wax, tweeze, or use depilatory creams between treatments; shaving is permitted
- Avoid make-up or topical products on the treated area for 24 hours
- Do not scrub or exfoliate the treated area for 7 days
This varies on the area being targeted, but most patients will benefit from a significant reduction of unwanted hair in 3 to 7 treatments. Our staff will schedule sessions in harmony with your hair growth cycles to achieve the best results, usually with 4–6-week intervals between each treatment.
Our office has a standing special for laser hair removal packages in Dallas. Buy 8 sessions and get your 9th laser treatment free!
Customized Laser Hair Removal In Dallas
Laser hair removal is a lasting method for achieving the look you want in a few treatment sessions. Request your Dallas laser hair removal appointment online or by calling us today.