About Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States. It is a convenient method for the long-term reduction or removal of unwanted hair on the face and/or body. This treatment typically leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother while providing longer-lasting results compared to other methods. Seasoned dermatologist Dr. Adean Kingston of Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC in Dallas, Texas performs safe and effective laser hair removal treatments with the newest technology available on the DiolazeXL for both men and women in common areas, such as the arms, legs, back, face, armpits, and intimate areas.
"Great, as always!"- E.W. / ZocDoc / Jan 16, 2019
"Where to begin! My husband and family had lived with Hailey-Hailey Disease (HHD, also known as familial benign chronic pemphigus) which is a rare, lifelong, inherited disorder where epidermal skin cells (keratinocytes) cannot properly adhere. This results in skin leisions that are open, oozing wounds. The wounds can appear anywhere, but most often is found in the trunk of the body and private areas. This is almost unbearable for the sufferer and the caregiver. There is usually short bouts of relief, sometimes.I came across a video online from an episode of "The Doctors", featuring Dr. Kingston. She is helping a lady guest on the show who also has HHD. We are so used to doctors never hearing of this, so we're astonished to hear she knew about it, and specialized in treating HHD. Lucky for us, she's local in Dallas area.My husband and family can't thank her enough! Never have they been HHD free, until now. We are forever in her debt!"- M.L. / Google / Mar 04, 2019
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"Dr. Kingston and her staff are always professional, friendly and on time."- J.M. / ZocDoc / Feb 16, 2019
"Dr. Kingston is an amazing dermatologist and has a great staff. I loved how easy and fast the appointment was. I appreciated how she provided me with samples."- A.S. / ZocDoc / Feb 13, 2019
Laser hair removal is a gentle procedure that is effective for most individuals. During your consultation, we will go over your needs, concerns, and goals to help determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. Ideal patients for laser hair removal:
- Have unwanted facial or body hair
- Are tired of other hair removal techniques (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, bleaching)
- Have dark hair and light skin (although we can treat darker skin types as well with the DiolazeXL)
- Are in overall, good health
At your appointment, you will relax in a private room while the areas on your body you desire to be treated are cleaned to remove dirt, oil, and lotions. During laser hair removal, the DiolazeXL laser beam will target and kill the hair follicle, preventing it from growing back. On average, you will need 5-9 sessions over a period of 3 – 4 months to achieve your best results. Your treatments will be spaced out in order to allow the treated areas time to recover. This also allows time for hair follicles that were in the dormant phase of growth to cycle into the active growth phase so they can also be treated. The specialized DiolazeXL laser hair removing technology we use at Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC is able to target the hair follicle alone, preserving the skin in the treatment area.
What to Expect
While laser hair removal is relatively gentle in nature, your skin may feel like it has a slight sunburn after treatment. When you leave our office, you will be free to resume your daily activities, but you should refrain from exercise or sun exposure for a period of 24 hours to let the treated areas heal. When you get home after your session, we recommend cold packs if needed to alleviate any discomfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does laser hair removal cost?
Laser hair removal is a procedure that varies in cost, depending on the area being treated on the face or body, as well as how many sessions are needed to attain a smooth, hairless result. Laser hair removal is more costly than waxing or other hair removal methods, but it is generally the most effective and offers long lasting results. We will create a custom plan for you that includes the total number of sessions recommended and pricing options to consider.
How effective is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is known to be a solid solution for hair removal. While some men and women can enjoy the benefits of the treatment for years, it is considered semi-permanent in some cases. Meaning, there could potentially be some hair growth that occurs in areas where the laser technology did not hit. Regardless, patients find the majority of the hair will be gone after their treatment plan has concluded and even if some hairs pop up, it is very easy to manage. Most patients find they receive a smooth result. Additional laser hair removal treatments can also be scheduled in the future to take care of any stragglers or new growth as well.
Why do I need multiple laser hair removal sessions?
Hair growth occurs in varying cycles. While some hair may be in a growing phase, others may be dormant and not yet "seen" by the laser. Since each follicle grows in various stages, multiple treatment sessions are typically needed to target each hair and follicle at its growing phase. Between treatment sessions, the hairs that do grow can be shaved because the follicle is not affected. Laser hair removal eliminates the hair from the follicle, but the laser must be able to see the hair to remove it. If a follicle is dormant, it is harder for the laser to see. Spreading out your sessions over various weeks helps remove each follicle for the smoothest, most effective result.
Does laser hair removal hurt?
Laser hair removal may cause some minor discomfort, but it is not considered a painful procedure. Most patients will feel a slight sting when the laser removes the hair follicle but it is mostly alleviated by the cooling device on the laser handpiece. For patients who are used to getting waxed, they report that laser hair removal causes much less discomfort than a normal waxing session.
Which laser is best to remove hair?
There are many great lasers on the market today. Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC is proud to offer the latest hair removal technology for patients of varying hair types. The lasers we invest in offer excellent results, and we continue to upgrade our technologies as newer lasers enter the marketplace and become available. We encourage you to ask us about our in-house technology during your laser hair removal consultation.
Rid Yourself of Razors
If you're tired of wasting energy, time, and money on bleaching, plucking, shaving, and waxing, schedule a consultation to learn more about laser hair removal treatments at Adean Kingston, M.D., PLLC in Dallas, Texas. Laser hair removal by Dr. Kingston can help you get smoother skin by effectively treating unwanted hair follicles on the face and body.