Board Certified Dermatologist
Houston Dermatology Associates
Cosmetic Dermatology - Laser Hair Removal in Houston

Laser Procedures

Cosmetic laser procedures can accomplish a variety of goals including hair removal, reducing the appearance of pigmented lesions, removing facial or leg veins, and overall skin rejuvenation. These results are achieved by varying the wavelength of the laser to tailor it to help relieve the specific condition. Our practice uses the Iridex Gemini laser, which is an excellent laser known for its versatility and speed.

Laser Hair Removal

By far the most popular use of cosmetic lasers today is laser hair removal. Unlike traditional methods of hair removal that are temporary, laser hair removal is permanent. It reduces the quantity and thickness of the treated hair, leaving skin feeling and looking smoother compared to shaving or waxing. The number of treatments depends on a variety of factors including the thickness, density and color of the hair. Typically, most of our patients see a 20% reduction of hair every session. Popular areas treated are the underarm, face, bikini area and legs. Treatments are conducted every four to six weeks.

Facial and Leg Veins

Unsightly veins are commonly found on legs and the facial area, especially the nose. Although these are the most highly treated areas, we can also treat veins in most other areas such as the chest, back, and décolleté. These veins, also commonly known as spider veins, can originate from chronic sun exposure, pressure from body weight, genetics, or other factors. Our Gemini laser is an excellent tool that usually completely diminishes the appearance of the veins. The number of sessions depends on the density of veins and size of treatment area.

Pigmented Lesions

Laser removal of pigmented lesions can include removal of freckles, birthmarks, or brown spots caused by aging, excessive sun exposure, or hormones. They can occur anywhere on the body but they’re more commonly found on the face and back of the hands. Our laser targets specific cells to reduce the amount of melanin, a dark colored pigment, produced. Usually the pigmented area will darken temporarily after the treatment and flake off, revealing lighter skin beneath. Typically 2-4 treatments will permanently remove or reduce the contrast of the lesion to normal skin tone.

Skin Rejuvenation

Our Gemini laser can help improve overall tone and texture of your skin through a process known as skin resurfacing. This skin tightening technique can also help reduce large pores. This process doesn’t involve ablating the skin like other lasers, and instead deep heats the skin in order to stimulate collagen production to help smooth fine lines and reduce the appearance of wrinkles around your face. Come in for a consult with our doctors today to see if skin rejuvenation is right for you.

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Houston Dermatology Associates
6560 Fannin, Suite 724
Houston, TX 77030
Tel: 713-790-0058
Fax: 713-790-0410

Houston Dermatology Associates
Dermatology Houston Texas