Unwanted facial and body hair no longer has to be an embarrassment. Because of the latest laser technology, known as the TKS lasing process, Dr. Smith now offers safer, faster, and more effective treatment for both men and women in Lake Charles and to Orange, TX, and Jennings, LA. In fact, laser epilation is the first medical breakthrough in hair removal in over 100 years. Unlike other treatments, the TKS hair removal process is easy — requiring no creams, no pre-treatment waxing, and no needles.
The TKS hair removal process treats hair follicles in a fraction of the time of other methods, using only the gentle power of laser light. Just imagine having smooth, hair-free skin without shaving, plucking, waxing or bleaching unwanted hair.
How does laser hair removal feel?
The level of discomfort is determined by the darkness and thickness of the hair itself. Thicker, darker hair will absorb more energy and therefore produce more heat at the level of the follicle. What the patient feels is usually described as a sharp burning sensation.
What are the most popular areas for laser hair removal?
The most popular areas for hair removal for women are underarms and bikini. The most popular areas for men are the neck and back.
What kind of results can be expected?
Patients should expect to achieve about a 1/3 reduction in hair per treatment session. Follicles can only be destroyed if they are actively generating hair; therefore, a patient should expect that once all of the current unwanted hair is gone, they will still require periodic treatments for any new hair growth.
Are there any risks with laser hair removal treatment?
Generally, the risks of laser hair removal involve burning, blistering, hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation. These all involve the melanin in the skin competing with the melanin in the hair.
How many treatments will be needed?
Usually, the initial course of treatments is 3-5. Maintenance treatments will be required periodically and are usually single treatments.
Are the results permanent?
The follicles that are destroyed will never generate hair again. But not all of our follicles are active at one time; therefore these cannot be destroyed until they start producing hair.
Call our office for more information on laser hair removal services available for Lake Charles, Sulphur, Moss Bluff, Jennings, LA, Orange, TX and surrounding areas.