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Laser Hair Removal

Sanger Avenue Aesthetics

Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in Waco, TX

If a perpetual cycle of shaving, waxing, or plucking your unwanted hair seems like a waste of time, Sanger Avenue Aesthetics in Waco, Texas, offers laser hair removal that will finally give you the lasting results you want. With only six treatments, 90% of patients enjoy lasting hair removal. Book your appointment with Patricia Wilcox, MD, and her skilled team of aesthetic professionals online or by phoning the office to eliminate unwanted hair today.

Laser Hair Removal

What are the different treatment areas for laser hair removal?

The most common treatment areas for laser hair removal are:

  • Legs
  • Underarms
  • Chest
  • Back
  • Arms
  • Bikini area

However, you can talk to your Sanger Avenue Aesthetics specialist about laser hair removal in other areas, too. 

Am I a good candidate for laser hair removal?

You can get laser hair removal with any type of skin, even tanned skin. Laser hair removal can treat almost any color of hair except white or gray hair. If you’re uncertain whether laser hair removal can work for you, just talk to an experienced specialist at Sanger Avenue Aesthetics to discuss your treatment options. 

How does laser hair removal work?

The next-generation Cynosure® laser at Sanger Avenue Aesthetics works using selective photothermolysis, which means it targets your unwanted hair without harming the skin around it.  The light seeks the melanin that gives your hair color. The melanin absorbs the light, which heats the follicle and destroys its regrowth potential.

How can I get ready for laser hair removal?

Before your treatment session, your Sanger Avenue Aesthetics specialist gives you a list of preparation tips. Commonly, this includes avoiding sun exposure and temporarily discontinuing certain medications that increase light sensitivity.  

It’s generally okay to shave right before your laser hair removal, but you must avoid waxing and other hair removal methods that pull the hair out by the root for six weeks before treatment.

What can I expect during laser hair removal treatments?

You'll relax with your legs, arms, or other treatment area exposed. You'll wear small eye shields for eye protection. In some cases, your Sanger Avenue Aesthetics specialist may apply a topical cream or ice pack to numb your skin. Then, your specialist applies a conductive gel that helps the laser penetrate your skin to reach your hair follicles.

Your laser hair removal specialist then moves the treatment wand over your areas of unwanted hair. As the laser fires, you’ll feel some warmth, but Cynosure lasers include Advanced Contact Cooling™, which cools your skin for optimal comfort during the treatment. The treatment can take 5-60 minutes, depending on how large the treatment area is. 

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

Laser hair removal treats only the hair follicles in the anagen, or active growth, phase, so you'll need at least several sessions for permanent hair removal. At Sanger Avenue Aesthetics, 90% of patients achieve permanent hair removal in a series of six treatments.

Request an appointment online or call Sanger Avenue Aesthetics to learn more about laser hair removal today.

* Individual results may vary

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