Laser Hair Removal

Lake Granbury Internal Medicine & Pediatrics

Penelope Jackson, MD

Internal Medicine & Pediatrics located in Granbury, TX

Shaving or plucking the hair from your skin can be a tedious process. For smooth skin with less hassle, consider laser hair removal by Penelope Jackson, MD, at Lake Granbury Internal Medicine & Pediatrics in Granbury, Texas. To find out if you’re a candidate for laser hair removal and start planning your treatment, schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure that eliminates or minimizes body hair. Modern lasers work on any hair color. At Lake Granbury Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, Dr. Jackson discusses the treatment with you and estimates the number of sessions you’ll need to remove your targeted body hair.

During laser hair removal, the laser light heats and vaporizes the hairs. The heat from the laser travels down to the follicle and damages it to prevent or delay future hair growth. The duration of the treatment depends on the areas you decide to target. 

The results of laser hair removal vary, and you may see some hair return later on. However, when this happens, the hair that grows back is usually finer, lighter, and sparser than before. You may visit Lake Granbury Internal Medicine & Pediatrics for follow-up treatments if or when this happens. 

Can I get laser hair removal anywhere on my body?

Laser hair removal is versatile and works on almost all areas of your body. You can safely treat any body hair you normally shave, wax, or epilate. A few of the most commonly targeted areas are:

  • Armpits
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Chin and neck
  • Upper lip
  • Bikini area

The only place you shouldn’t use laser hair removal is anywhere around your eyes. That is because the laser can damage them. To groom your eyebrows, you’re better off plucking the hairs instead. 

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

Dr. Jackson explains to you how to best prepare for laser hair removal treatments during your consultation at Lake Granbury Internal Medicine & Pediatrics. Taking the necessary steps before your treatment ensures the process goes smoothly and produces the results you expect. 

Before a laser hair removal appointment or touch-up treatment, you should:

  • Avoid plucking or waxing your body hair
  • Shave the treatment areas 24-48 hours before the appointment
  • Avoid sunburns and tanning
  • Avoid bleaching the hair
  • Remove any cosmetics or products from your skin before you arrive

For your consultation, you should prepare an up-to-date list of the medications you take, including oral and topical medications. Certain medications can make your skin more sensitive, which can lead to complications from laser hair removal, such as blisters or burns. 

To find out if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal treatments at Lake Granbury Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, schedule an appointment over the phone today.