Laser Hair Removal in Houston, TX
Ditch your razors and shaving cream for smooth skin year-round. Laser hair removal lets you live hair-free and carefree. Board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Cara Downey and Dr. Jamal Bullocks, and their expert team of professionals are proud to offer laser hair removal to residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and the neighboring communities in east Texas.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States. It involves using an intense pulsating beam of light called a laser in order to remove unwanted hair from a variety of areas on the body. During the laser hair removal process, the laser beam effectively penetrates through the surface of the skin to each individual hair follicle. As the powerful laser damages each follicle, it inhibits hair growth in the treated area for a long period of time. Although laser hair removal is usually effective at slowing the growth of hair, there is no guarantee that the removal will be long-lasting or permanent. In most cases, several treatments are necessary for the best results and routine maintenance may be needed for certain individuals to stay hair-free. At Heights Plastic Surgery, we use the Icon™ Aesthetic System for all laser hair removal procedures.
How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in Houston, TX?
The total cost for your laser hair removal procedure will depend on factors such as your surgeon’s fee, the location of your procedure, and other miscellaneous medical expenses. At Heights Plastic Surgery, we accept cash and all major credit cards. We are also happy to offer financing through CareCredit® for patients.
How is Laser Hair Removal Performed?
Before your laser hair removal treatment begins, Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks will apply a topical anesthetic to your desired treated area. This will ensure you will remain as comfortable as possible throughout the entirety of your treatment. Once numb, Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks will lay you down on one of our comfortable procedure tables provide you with protective eyewear. She will then start applying bursts of laser technology using the Icon™ Aesthetic System onto your desired treated area. While many patients are fairly comfortable throughout this procedure, most describe the feeling as though their skin is being snapped with a rubber band. Each treatment session typically takes under an hour to complete.
I've been wanting to do botox and get my skin looking great for some time now. I was a little nervous, Dr. Downey had a great staff, and she was super patient and fed me enough information to calm m...
- Stephanie O.
I had such a great experience with Dr. Downey. I was referred by a friend. This was my third attempt at getting surgery on some trouble spots after significant weight loss. I didn't go in with h...
- Paul V.
It was very easy for me to make a consultation appointment. There was no pressure to sign up for surgery that day. Dr. Downey was very professional and friendly. She answered all my questions an...
- Brittany G.
I had breast augmentation on 12/2/14 and Dr. Downey and staff made the whole experience amazing. Since the surgery I have minimal scarring and I look and feel great! This was one of the best decis...
- Ashly T.
Dr. Cara Downey, thank you so much for the care you gave to me and the exceptional work you have done to my body! You are amazing. Because of you, dreams come true! You are the best! Thank you for ble...
- Andrea C.
I didn't think I would ever feel this great again. Now I can wear strapless dresses. My shirts no longer have the peep holes near the buttons. I'm just so pleased with the work Dr. Downey has done. Bu...
Super happy with Dr. Downey and her staff. They have been both kind and professional. Dr. Downey is compassionate, and wants the best for her patients - often givin...
I'm glad that I found a new home at Essex Med Spa at Heights Plastic Surgery! Everyone is friendly, professional, and I feel safe coming here even during these times!
- Lauren K
Dr. Downey is a very caring plastic surgeon who is passionate about her work...
- Joyce E
My chemical peel with Sarah was great. She explained everything, gave me a post-care package and asked me to call if any issues or questions. She obviously knows wh...
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What Can I Expect During My Laser Hair Removal Recovery?
Because laser hair removal is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment, there is no formal downtime or recovery period associated with the procedure. Patients often return to their normal daily activities including work immediately following their treatment. Many patients report experiencing redness, tenderness, and swelling around their treated areas; however, this typically subsides on its own within a few days of treatment. Dr. Downey, Dr. Bullocks and their team recommend protecting treated areas from direct sunlight and applying sunscreen every day to aid in a smooth and quick recovery. While many patients will see up to a 25 percent reduction in hair growth after the first treatment, Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks may recommend up to six laser hair removal treatments to achieve your desired results. Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks also recommends coming in for regular maintenance treatments once a year to ensure you remain hair-free.
Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Good candidates for laser hair removal are patients who are in good general health and are frustrated with their unwanted body hair. We encourage our patients to have realistic expectations of their liposuction results. Ideal candidates for laser hair removal experience unwanted hair in any of the following areas:
- Intimate area
- Upper lip
With more than 12 years of unparalleled experience, Dr. Cara Downey and Dr. Jamal Bullocks are proud to provide their patients with cutting-edge techniques, unmatched results, and quality patient care. Heights Plastic Surgery and Studio Essex Medical Spa offers a wide array of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to help residents of Houston, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and neighboring communities in Texas restore their confidence and enhance their natural features. Contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks today.