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Unwanted hair can show up anywhere: on our faces, backs, legs, etc. Rather than waxing or shaving, which can be messy and/or painful, laser hair removal is a cosmetic dermatology treatment that will  remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal has become the gold standard for removal of unwanted facial and body hair. At Houston Skin, our dermatologists and hair removal specialists are trained in the top techniques to remove unwelcome hair using the best treatments available.

How to Get Rid of Unwanted Hair

Everyone has a little bit of body hair under their arms, around their genitals, on their legs, and so on. Also, some people have excess body hair on their chin, upper lips, backs, arms, shoulders, and so on. Whether desiring to eliminate excess body hair to improve your self-esteem to wanting to eliminate the need for shaving, laser hair removal is a great option to consider.

Removing hair can be time-consuming with conventional methods. Shaving, waxing, and tweezing may be effective but they don’t offer a permanent solution and generally involve some level of discomfort. Fortunately, the latest innovations in dermatologic technology have led to a solution that not only removes unwanted hair but also reduces future hair growth with the help of lasers.


Laser hair removal offers many benefits over traditional methods like shaving or waxing. Shaving needs a specific level of upkeep, while self-waxing can be unpleasant, particularly for people with sensitive skin. Our specialists at Houston Skin can target particular areas of hair growth. This focused treatment guarantees that the unwanted hair will be removed without any damage to the surrounding skin. At Houston Skin, we use a highly effective laser device by Candela, called Gentlemax Pro to get the most efficient, effective treatments for laser hair removal.

Laser treatments target the root of the unwanted follicles to slow and ultimately stop regrowth. Laser technology is also so precise, that an experience hair removal expert can target very specific areas of hair. For example, small areas, like the undesired hair found on the upper lip, can be treated in little more than a minute.

The Benefits of Laser Hair Removal

Laser treatments offer many benefits over alternative hair removal methods including:


Laser hair removal treatments slow down hair growth, cutting down the need for expensive razors, shaving cream, self-waxing kits for upper lips and chins or beauty appointments. What’s more, laser hair removal offers most people a permanent solution for unwanted hair, making it possible for people to ultimately save money and time in the long run once they’ve undergone complete treatment.


Even with larger treatment areas, laser technology has made hair removal a time-efficient process. Using the latest in dermatologic lasers, most treatments take anywhere from a half hour to an hour for a complete treatment.


Laser technology for hair removal offers permanent reduction for most people after they have completed the necessary series of treatments. For some people, maintenance sessions are needed, but the hair regrowth that is experienced is much less than before.


Ingrown hairs can not only be unattractive, but they can also be painful. Hair removal treatment with lasers is a great option for patients looking to get rid of their ingrown hairs. Not only that, but laser hair removal is the perfect alternative for people who get irritated skin when waxing or shaving areas like their upper lips and face.


Laser hair removal is non-invasive with less pain than can be typically experienced with a waxing treatment. The sensation of laser hair removal is often equated with a small pinch, but since the entire process is so quick, the pain resolves quickly.

Houston Skin offers treatments for the following areas, which can be combined for a full-body treatment:

  • Arms and hands
  • Underarms
  • Face, upper lip, neck
  • Legs, thighs, and feet
  • Torso
  • Bikini

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