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Tired of the unending cycle of shaving, plucking or waxing away unwanted hair? Laser hair removal can provide a longer-term solution for excess or unwanted hair on your face or body by destroying hair follicles for lasting results.*
A recognized expert, Dr. David Dellinger maintains board certifications in both plastic/reconstructive and general surgery, and has more than two decades of experience performing surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. At Elysian Plastic Surgery, Dr. Dellinger works with men and women in the Austin area and beyond who are interested in improving their appearance with laser treatments.
Contact us online or call our Austin office at 512-229-1978 to learn more your options for non-surgical cosmetic treatments.
Laser hair removal can be an effective treatment for many people, though the best candidates tend to have lighter skin with darker hair. People who have blonde, gray or red hair may not be good candidates because the hair follicle doesn’t have enough melanin to absorb the laser energy. Laser hair removal may not be as effective if your hair and skin are close to the same color.*
Laser hair removal can be performed all over your body and face, except for the area closest to your eyes. You can have treatments to shape your beard, fix a “unibrow” and remove hair on your upper lip, along your bikini line, under the arms, legs, back, chest and other areas.*
You may be asked to stop shaving before your consultation to allow Dr. Dellinger to best assess the density of hair in your treatment area. Dr. Dellinger recommends multiple treatments over several months because the laser can only target hair follicles in the active growth phase. Typically, this consists of 6 to 9 sessions performed 4 to 6 weeks apart for treatments on the face and 8 to 12 weeks apart for treatment areas on the body.*
Your laser hair removal treatment may take a few minutes or more than an hour depending on the treatment area or if you’re having more than one area treated. You may feel a slight tingling or stinging during laser hair removal but most people are fairly comfortable. A topical anesthetic can be applied for your comfort or when treating a more sensitive area.*
You should be able to resume your daily routine right after your laser hair removal treatment. Just remember to protect your treatment area from the sun and avoid indoor tanning. Any swelling or redness in the treatment area should go away within a few hours. You can continue shaving during your treatments, though you shouldn’t tweeze or wax because removing the hair follicle interrupts the growth cycle and may affect your results.*
You should begin seeing results after your first treatment. Most people see about a 10 to 20 percent reduction in hair after each treatment. Because laser hair removal destroys the follicle, results are typically long-lasting.*
To schedule your laser hair removal consultation, please call our Austin plastic surgery practice at 512-229-1978 or request a consultation online.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.