Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Robert Dougherty, MD -  - Concierge Medicine

Genesis Functional Medicine

Robert Dougherty, MD

Concierge Family Medicine, Functional Medicine & Aesthetics located in Bastrop, TX

Are you tired of shaving, plucking, and waxing? Today, laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available. It permanently eliminates unwanted hair and the need for temporary solutions like shaving and waxing. In Bastrop, Texas, Robert Dougherty, MD, and the team at Genesis Functional Medicine safely and effectively treat patients with the Icon™ laser system. Call the clinic or request a consultation online to find out if laser hair removal is a good option for you.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that reduces unwanted hair on your face or body. Hairs are held in place by hair follicles in your skin. With laser hair removal, a concentrated light beam targets the melanin, or color, in the hair.

The laser energy converts to heat, which damages the hair and follicle. This damage inhibits hair growth in the future. A series of laser treatments break down the hair and follicle and makes the hair less likely to grow back. 

What can the Icon laser treat?

The Icon laser system uses the latest in laser technology to remove unwanted hair on nearly every skin color and hair color. Powerful laser energy and seven handpiece options ensure personalized, effective treatment.

The team at Genesis Functional Medicine regularly recommends laser hair removal for the:

  • Face
  • Underarms
  • Arms
  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Chest
  • Back

The best way to find out if laser hair removal is a good option for you is to visit Genesis Functional Medicine. The expert team evaluates your skin and your goals to help you make an informed decision about laser hair removal. 

What is laser hair removal like?

If you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal, you can expect the Genesis Functional Medicine team to give you personalized treatment recommendations. In general, most patients achieve desirable results in 3-6 sessions.

Fighting unwanted hair with multiple treatment sessions allows the team to target hair in different stages of growth. Not all hairs are in the same stage at the same time, so spreading treatment out often delivers better results.

The time each session takes depends on your treatment area. Small areas, such as the upper lip, can take just five minutes. Larger areas, like the legs, can take up to an hour per session. 

After you start treatment, you’ll likely notice less hair, along with decreased hair thickness. Many patients experience fewer ingrown hairs and rashes as well. 

Laser hair removal is generally well-tolerated. Many patients describe the feeling of laser treatment like a rubber band snapping against your skin. There’s no downtime after laser hair removal.

For the permanent reduction of hair almost anywhere on your body, consider laser hair removal. Let the team at Genesis Functional Medicine help you decide if laser hair removal is right for you. Schedule a consultation online or by phone to get started.