About Laser Hair Removal
Hair removal has become one of the most popular elective procedures in America. It's an effective method for the long-term reduction or removal of unwanted hair on the face and/or body. This treatment typically leaves the skin feeling and looking smoother while providing longer-lasting results when compared to other common methods. Plastic surgeon Dr. Derek Lou at Lou Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX offers safe and effective Diolaze laser hair removal services for both men and women in common areas, such as the arms, legs, back, face, armpits, and bikini area.
"Dr. Lou was great! He completely put me at ease. I had something done that I thought would be more complicated. He explained the procedure and said it could be done in his office in a 30 minute time span. So easy! Now I regret waiting so long."- A. / Healthgrades / Jan 10, 2019
"Dr. Lou is Awwesome. He listens very well to what you want and make it happen."- K.R. / Google / Jan 10, 2020
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"Dr. Lou did an outstanding job! - My breasts look amazing and beautiful. Dr. Lou did an outstanding job! And I'm definitely going back for my tummy tuck. He is extremely professional and has a great bedside manner. His work is outstanding and has a great outgoing attitude. He felt very comfortable and loved the after work highly recommend."- G. / RealSelf / Nov 01, 2019
"Dr. Lou and Erica are simply amazing! Dr. Lou is not only a very talented surgeon he is a very patient, nice, and comforting Dr. Him and Erica never made me feel rushed or like I was asking too many questions and made me feel completely comfortable, I love them and am forever grateful to them for changing my life. Allie has been wonderful with post op treatments as well, could not ask for a better team than Lou Plastic Surgery!"- S.H. / Google / Oct 16, 2019
Laser Hair Removal Ideal Candidates
Diolaze laser hair removal is a safe procedure that is effective for many individuals. During your initial consultation, we will go over your concerns, needs, and goals so we can decide if you should get this treatment. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal treatments:
- Want to reduce hair on their face or body
- Want to stop using other hair removal techniques (waxing, shaving, bleaching, depilatory creams)
- Have dark hair and light skin
- Are in good, overall physical health
Laser Hair Removal Procedure Technique
On the day of your appointment, you will be asked to lay down in a private treatment room as areas of your face and body being treated are washed to eliminate oil, dirt, and lotions. During the procedure, a team member will slightly stretch the area to create a clear pathway between the Diolaze laser and the hair follicle root. The laser beam will focus on and kill the follicle, preventing the hair from growing again. On average, you will need to receive 3 – 5 treatments over 3 – 4 weeks to achieve your best results. Your treatments are staggered to give the affected areas a chance to heal. It also allows time for follicles in the dormant phase to cycle into the phase of active growth so the laser can be effective. The specialized laser hair removing technology we use at Lou Plastic Surgery targets only the hair follicle, preserving the skin and other tissue in the treatment area.
Laser Hair Removal What to Expect
Although Diolaze is mostly gentle, the treated areas of your skin may look like it has a slight sunburn due to the use of lasers. When you leave our office, you are able to go back to all normal activities, but you need to avoid exercise or sun exposure for at least a day to let the treated skin recover. At home following your session, we suggest soothing creams or ice packs to alleviate any mild discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Diolaze cost?
Diolaze can vary in cost, depending on the coverage area being addressed on the body, as well as how many sessions are needed to attain a smooth, hairless result. When we discuss pricing with our patients, we often bring up the costs associated with waxing and how this can add up over time, especially if you get waxed on a regular basis year after year. Diolaze is more costly than waxing or other hair removal methods, but it is generally the most effective. We will create a custom plan for you that includes the total number of sessions recommended and pricing options to consider.
How effective is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is known to be a solid solution for hair removal. While some men and women can enjoy the benefits of the treatment for years, it is considered semi-permanent in some cases. Meaning, there could potentially be some hair growth that occurs in areas where the Diolaze laser did not reach. Regardless, patients find the majority of the hair will be gone after their treatment plan has concluded and even if some hairs pop up, it is very easy to manage. Most patients find they receive a smooth result. Additional laser hair removal treatments can also be scheduled to take care of any stragglers or new growth as well.
Why do I need multiple Diolaze sessions?
Hair growth occurs in varying cycles. While some hair may be in a live growing phase, others may be dormant. Since each follicle grows in various stages, multiple treatment sessions are typically needed to target each hair and follicle at its growing phase. Between treatment sessions, the hairs that do grow can be shaved because the follicle is not affected. Diolaze removes the hair from the follicle, but the laser must be able to see the hair to remove it. If a follicle is dormant, it is harder for the laser to read. Spreading out your sessions over various weeks helps remove each follicle for the smoothest, most effective result.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Diolaze may cause some minor discomfort, but it is not considered a painful procedure. Most patients will feel a slight sting when the laser targets and removes the hair follicle. We can apply a numbing ointment to the surface of the skin prior to the start of the treatment session. For patients who are used to getting waxed, they report that laser hair removal causes much less discomfort than a normal waxing session.
Rid Yourself of Razors
If you are tired of spending energy, time, and money on bleaching, plucking, shaving, and waxing, make an appointment to learn more information about laser hair removal sessions at Lou Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX. Laser hair reduction by Dr. Lou will help you achieve skin that's smoother by effectively treating unwanted hair follicles on the body and face.