Dermatology & Clinical Research

Your Guide to Laser Hair Removal in San Antonio, Texas

Having body hair can be both an annoying and frustrating problem to have. You have to plan your days and outfits around when you have time to shave, and forgetting to shave when going out to the beach or having a night on the town can be embarrassing. We’re going to give you the lowdown on laser hair removal, a permanent solution to this problem.

High Contrast vs. Low Contrast

In order to get the best results from laser hair removal, you need to have a high color contrast between your skin and your hair. This means people who get the best results from laser hair removal have fair skin and dark hair. If you have a deeper skin tone and dark hair, or a lighter skin tone and light hair, it’s hard for the laser technology and technicians to differentiate between the skin and the hair follicle, so treatments have to be much less intense. Because of this, laser hair removal isn’t for everyone. The best way to know if it’s the right choice for you is to schedule your one-on-one consultation with one of our licensed estheticians.

The Price Tag

Laser hair removal is very personalized to your body, so the cost of your treatment is going to vary widely. Factors that can affect the cost of your treatment include the size of the area that you would like to be treated and the number of sessions required to achieve your desired result. Because this is an elective procedure, it’s highly unlikely insurance will cover it. However, Texas Dermatology offers financing options through CareCredit® for your convenience. This option allows you to break up your bill into smaller, more manageable monthly payments that may better suit your budget and lifestyle.

Your Consultation

Your consultation with our licensed esthetician is very thorough. When getting laser hair removal, each part of the body is divided into subsections. These sections dictate when and where you are going to get your treatment. These zones also allow you to pick out your biggest problem areas for more sensitive zones, like your bikini area. Our licensed estheticians will listen to your concerns about your problem areas and give you a fully customized treatment plan.

Your Treatment

Each treatment session after your initial treatment shouldn’t last very long. These sessions can be done over a lunch break or in between errands for the day. The treatments will be a little uncomfortable – a lot of patients say it feels like a rubber band snapping against your skin. The zap can be very intense, but by the time you’re onto the next area, the first area won’t hurt very much anymore. Treatments happen in intervals to accommodate the hair’s natural growth cycle, so you don’t have to worry about scheduling. Treatment plans can as little as months to as long as years depending on the size of the areas that need to be treated, so keep in mind this isn’t an overnight solution.

If you want to learn more about laser hair removal and your customized treatment plan, contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with one of the licensed estheticians at Texas Dermatology today.

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