Laser Hair Removal: You'll Wonder Why You Waited So Long

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Hair can be frustrating — cropping up where you least want it, yet disappearing in areas where you want the coverage. There are any number of ways to deal with unwanted body hair, but none that compare to laser hair removal in terms of efficacy.

 

At McHugh Plastic Surgery, Dr. Thomas McHugh offers a comprehensive suite of cutting-edge laser services, including laser hair removal. This innovative therapy tackles your hair at its source — the follicle — providing you with results that last.

 

Here’s a look at laser hair removal, which will likely leave you wondering why you waited so long to do it.

Removing hair

For both men and women, tackling unwanted body hair can be an arduous undertaking that requires constant upkeep. For example, if you turn to a razor to clear away hair, you’re really only giving yourself a haircut. A razor lops off the hair at the shaft, which means the rest of the hair is still under the skin, poised to grow back out.

 

With waxing, you get in a little deeper, pulling the hair out of the follicle, but the follicle remains intact, and all too soon it produces another shaft of hair. And the same goes for tweezing.

 

With laser hair removal, we go to the source of your hair — your follicles — to disrupt growth.

The laser difference

With our laser hair-removal system, Dr. McHugh sends light energy into your skin where the melanin in your follicles absorbs the energy as heat. This heat damages your follicles, causing them to release the hairs.

 

The beauty of this technique is that the laser energy passes through the surface of your skin without harming it, which means Dr. McHugh can use laser hair removal in most areas where you want to remove hair, including your:

 

 

The only place he avoids is any areas around your eyes.

The laser hair-removal timeline

At any given time, your hair is in one of three stages of growth:

 

 

What this means is that you need a series of laser hair-removal treatments to ensure that Dr. McHugh addresses all of the hair in your target area. In most cases, he recommends 5-7 treatments, which he spaces apart by six weeks to allow time for your hair to transition and respond.

Laser hair-removal results

As you progress through your treatments, you see gradual results as your follicles go dormant. These results last far longer than any other hair-removal technique available.

 

Your follicles may re-awaken at some point down the road, but you’ll find that any hair that grows back is finer and lighter, and all you need is a maintenance treatment to keep your skin silky smooth.


To get started on removing unwanted body hair with laser hair removal, please contact our office in The Woodlands, Texas, to set up an appointment.

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