Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Lena Speck Hopkins, MD

Medical Spa located in Harlingen, TX

Are you tired of the constant chore of unwanted hair removal and repeatedly waxing, applying depilatory creams, or shaving? The issue of hair removal is a constant thorn in the side of many people, but laser hair removal could provide a solution to your problems. Lena Speck Hopkins, MD, in Harlingen, Texas, provides safe and effective hair removal treatment. If you want to be free of the burden of regular hair removal, call Dr. Hopkins and the team, or book an appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

How does a laser remove unwanted hair?

Hair removal lasers use concentrated light beams that target follicles in your skin where unwanted hair emerges. The laser light destroys pigment cells in the follicle and kills it so it can’t grow any new hair.

Is laser hair removal permanent?

If you complete an entire course of treatment, the results are fairly permanent. You may need infrequent treatments about once a year to maintain your results.

You may notice you’re shedding a few hairs after your first treatment session, and you could see a noticeable alteration in the density of the hair within three sessions.

Most patients attend between three and seven laser treatments at four-week or six-week intervals until hair growth has stopped.

Is laser hair removal safe?

The FDA approved laser hair removal and is one of the safest cosmetic procedures you can have. Dr. Hopkins is an experienced clinician with specialist training and expertise in carrying out laser hair removal, so you’re in safe hands at her practice.

What are the advantages of laser hair removal?

The main advantage of laser hair removal is the permanency of the solution it provides to unwanted hair. After your treatment is complete, you can throw out the razors, waxes, and depilatory creams for good.

Additionally, laser hair removal offers even more benefits:

  • Dr. Hopkins can adapt the laser to treat both small and large areas and even individual hairs.
  • Laser treatments are quick to carry out.
  • You don’t need to spend any time recuperating.

Laser treatments are also less painful than techniques such as waxing and epilating.

What happens during a laser hair removal session?

The first step is to trim the hair on the treatment site to the right length to allow the laser to penetrate the follicle, then apply a cooling gel to the skin to ensure you remain comfortable. The gel also helps the laser’s effectiveness.

During your treatment, you may feel tingling and warmth as Dr. Hopkins applies the laser to your skin, but there shouldn’t be any degree of pain.

Once Dr. Hopkins finishes your treatment session, you’re free to return to your normal daily activities. Your skin might look and feel like you’ve stayed out in the sun a little longer than you should have, but this eases off within a few days.

If you like the idea of hair regrowth and stubble being a thing of the past, call Lena Speck Hopkins, MD, today, or book an appointment online.

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