Laser Hair Removal

Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics

Family Medicine & Aesthetics located in Addison, TX

Laser hair removal provides a safe and effective alternative to traditional hair removal treatments like waxing, plucking, and shaving. At Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics in Addison, Texas, Julie Reihsen, MD, and her skilled team use Candela GentleLase laser hair removal to help people of all ages look and feel their best. To see if you’re a good candidate, call the office and speak with a friendly team member or book a consultation online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q&A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure used to reduce or remove unwanted body hair. It provides a safe, pain-free way to address hair on almost any area of the body. Additionally, the results of laser hair removal are long-lasting. This means you don’t have to worry about regular maintenance like you would with waxing or shaving.

What areas of the body can laser hair removal target?

Laser hair removal is versatile and safe for use almost anywhere. At Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics, the team uses laser hair removal treatment to target hair on the:

  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Arms
  • Chest
  • Upper lip
  • Legs
  • Neck
  • Chin

Laser hair removal is also safe for use on sensitive parts of the body, including the bikini area and buttocks. 

What happens during a laser hair removal appointment?

Prior to starting laser hair removal treatment, your Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics provider cleans the area (or areas) of skin being treated. If you have sensitive skin or a low pain tolerance, your provider can also apply a numbing gel to minimize discomfort.

After preparing the treatment area, your provider points the Candela GentleLase handheld device at your skin. The device emits a beam of high-energy light that vaporizes your body hair. Your provider moves the device slowly over the areas of body hair being treated. For small patches of hair, this only takes a few minutes. Larger treatment areas, like the back or legs, can take up to an hour.

During treatment, it’s normal to feel a stinging sensation, similar to a sunburn. You might also smell smoke due to your body hair evaporating.

What is the recovery process like after laser hair removal?

After your laser hair removal appointment, you can return to normal activities right away. However,  it’s important to protect your skin from exposure to direct sunlight. To achieve the best possible results, the team at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics recommends wearing a high SPF sunscreen or long, billowy clothes when outdoors.

In the first few days following your appointment, you might also experience swelling, redness, discomfort, and/or irritation. Usually, these issues subside within a week’s time.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

Laser hair removal isn’t permanent, but it can significantly reduce the amount of unwanted hair on your body; usually, the treatment results last 4-6 months. You’ll know it’s time to schedule a follow-up appointment once your hair starts growing back. 

Don’t let unwanted body hair prevent you from living confidently. To schedule your Candela GentleLase laser hair removal appointment at Dallas Family Medical & Aesthetics, call the office or book online today.