Hair removal has been a part of many human cultures for centuries. Methods for removing hair can range from extracting to shaving to burning the hair. These practices, while able to remove hair, can be painful and time consuming for maintaining the desired level of hair loss. Laser hair removal is a safe and effective method for treating unwanted hair that provides longer and faster results. TVV MediSpa is happy to offer Corpus Christi as well as other locales this state-of-the-art, virtually pain-free method for removing unwanted hair on many areas of both the female and male body.
Laser Hair Removal can be done on just about anyone of any gender or ethnicity. Better results occur for individuals with darker pigmented hair and lighter skin tones. This does not preclude those with darker skin tones or lighter colored hair from having the procedure done. Dr. Javier Alonso's specially trained staff are able to advise each individual of steps to aid in the process.
There are cautions for those who are pregnant or lactating as well as those who have had recent surgical procedures or have active cancer concerns. It is important to be in honest communication about any health issues you may have. There may be precautions depending on your specific health needs.
Laser hair removal is based on selective photothermolysis. In layman's terms, when the laser passes over a treatment area specific cells are damaged based on specified wavelengths but leaves other cells undamaged. For hair removal, this means that the laser is set to target hair follicles and damage them to keep new hair from growing. At the same time, other cells, such as those for the skin and surrounding tissue, are left undamaged. The staff at TVV MediSpa are specially trained to ensure the safety and maximum comfort of the procedure for a virtually pain-free process.
A laser hair removal session begins with prepping the area for treatment which includes cleansing and applying gel. For TVV MediSpa, it is required that the area to be treated is freshly shaved prior to the session. Let the provider know if you have had any recent procedures to the area to be treated, including waxing or dermabrasion. After being prepped, the laser is passed over the treatment area with gentle swipes.
Depending on the size of the area being treated, one session can last from 30 to 90 minutes. Many can immediately return to their normal routine depending on the treatment area. However, it is important to follow any specific post-care instructions that are given. Several sessions may be needed in order to achieve maximum results. This is determined in guidance with the provider.