Say Goodbye to Your Razor
May 24, 2018
Category: Dermatology

Laser Hair RemovalDon’t let unwanted hair make you embarrassed. Find out how laser treatment can help.


Spring is upon us and pretty soon we are going to be basking in those gloriously warm summer days. Of course, if you find yourself a little embarrassed to sport those shorts or a bathing suit because of unwanted hair, turn to our San Antonio, TX, dermatologists Dr. Rebecca Kelso and Dr. Emily Fridlington for a simple laser procedure that could just give you the smooth skin you want this summer.

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal provides our patients here in San Antonio, TX, with a fast, effective and non-invasive way to remove dark, thick and unwanted hair. When the laser is directed over the skin, it safely penetrates through the skin to heat up the hair follicles. The laser’s heat will ultimately destroy the hair follicle to prevent hair from growing back.

How will the procedure work?

The length of your treatment will depend on what area or areas you wish to treat. Laser hair removal is great for everything from unwanted facial hair to armpit hair, back and chest hair and even your delicate bikini line.

In fact, this laser treatment can be used virtually anywhere on the body. The procedure can last anywhere from a couple of minutes (upper lip) to an hour (full back), depending on the size of the area we are treating.

How many sessions will I need?

How many hair removal sessions you undergo will depend on several factors including the thickness of your hair and the area (or areas) we are treating. Certain regions like the lip or chin may only require a single session while the back, chest, legs or other more extensive areas of the body may require up to five sessions or more.

Is laser hair removal right for me?

If you have thick, dark unwanted hair then you could be the perfect candidate for laser hair removal. Before coming in for an evaluation it is important to recognize that there is a difference between this treatment option and electrolysis. Laser hair removal is not permanent, meaning that it will greatly reduce the amount of hair that grows back but it won’t be able to completely remove all hair.

While electrolysis can provide permanent results, the process takes significantly longer since it treats each hair follicle separately. If you are looking for an easy, simple approach to getting smoother skin, laser hair removal may be the best option for you.

Alamo Heights Dermatology in San Antonio, TX, boasts comprehensive, quality dermatological care. No matter whether you want to find out if laser hair removal is right for you or you want to chat about the other services we offer, don’t hesitate to call our office today.