Houston area patients who have been considering laser hair removal are not alone. According to anrecent ASPS survey, laser hair removal is actually the number one cosmetic laser procedure and is second to BOTOX® and injectable fillers in non-surgical cosmetic procedures in the US. Laser hair removal can remove between 80% and 100% of hair in a specific area. Men typically remove hair from their chest, legs, arms and face while women focus on the legs, bikini area, underarms and face. Using the most technologically advanced system, the LIGHTSheer® Duet™, Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm help patients from the Houston area remove unwanted hair.
The FPSA Difference@headingTag>
At FPSA, you have the comfort of knowing that you are in the hands of experts. Dr. Kridel and Dr. Sturm are facial plastic surgeons specializing exclusively in the face and neck. Your treatments will be done by Dr. Angela Sturm or a registered nurse in the comfort and safety of a beautiful medical office overlooking Rice University. FPSA is always a leader in laser technology. FPSA was the first plastic surgery practice in the Texas Medical Center to offer the LIGHTSheer® Duet™. Dr. Kridel has written medical journal articles and given talks to other physicians all around the world on the use of laser technology.
Laser Speed and Effectiveness@headingTag>
At FPSA, we believe that the differences between the LIGHTSheer® Duet™ and other laser hair removal systems is night and day as it performs 75% faster than other laser systems, and is virtually pain free in larger treatment areas with no topical aesthetic cream needed. Just about any body part can be treated. Imagine, hair removal on full legs that used to take 3 hours now only takes about 25 minutes! Full backs that used to take 4 to 5 hours now only take about 40 minutes!
"From the beginning, Dr. Kridel put me at ease. This was my first plastic surgery. I had a facelift and upper eye lid reduction. I am a 49 year old female. He was always reassuring. He explained everything about the surgery in detail. He was always on time and courteous. His staff is phenomenal. The follow up to surgery was great. He answered all of my questions and concerns. I would go back to him or refer him to my friends in a heart beat. He is an excellent Dr. who is very skilled and is truly concerned about the patient and not just money!"- L.E. / Vitals / Apr 20, 2015
"I had my rhinoplasty done by Dr. K about a year and a half ago. He was a bit on the pricier end, but it was well worth the money paid. Nose looks amazing and I am so happy with my results. Highly recommend this doctor."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 02, 2015
"I had a perforated septal perforation from a previous sinus surgery. My symptoms kept getting worse, so I wanted to see if anything could be done to repair the hole. I was referred to Dr. Kridel by my ENT doctor who said he was a specialist in this type of surgery. There is no question in my mind that I made the right decision to have Dr. Kridel do the surgery. My perforation is gone, my symptoms are gone and my life is back. The attention to detail and the level of care I received was beyond my expectations. Highly recommend."- J.B. / Google+ / Nov 15, 2014
" I appear 20 years younger from having had the surgery. Not only is he competent, but friendly and answers all questions."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 12, 2014
"To say Dr. Kridel is awesome is actually a gross understatement. His keen eye, precision & attention to detail is first-class."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 12, 2014
This laser’s energy has a specific wavelength that is absorbed by the dark pigment in the area that causes hair growth located in the root of the hair follicle while not heating the rest of the skin. This pigment is present only when the hair is in its active growth stage. The stages of hair growth are active, nourishing and resting. When hair is in any stage other than active, it’s not producing the pigment the laser targets. For the laser hair removal to treat these hairs successfully, the hairs must pass into the active stage. After the treatment, the hair falls out over the next 1 to 2 weeks. Because hair grows in phases, it takes an average of 6 to 8 treatments spaced 4 to 7 weeks apart, to achieve complete results.
The cost for laser hair removal will depend on various factors. This includes the size of the area being treated and the number of sessions. For areas such as the bikini and underarms, the approximate cost is about $200 per session. These areas often take fewer sessions to produce good results. Larger areas, such as the back and legs, will require more time and will cost more. On average, these larger areas are about $600-$800 per treatment. The overall range is $100-$500 per area per session. Laser hair removal can be purchased by individual session or as a package. Since multiple sessions are needed for the most effective results, we recommend a package, so that patients can also receive a multi-session discount. Laser Hair Removal at FPSA is competitive to medical spas but the treatment is performed by either Dr. Angela Sturm or a Registered Nurse, so you are in highly trained hands in a safe, beautiful medical office environment.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $100 - $500
- Recovery Time
- Same Day
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 Mins - 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 4-6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
The LIGHTSheer Duet is appropriate for men and women of all skin colors. Since pigment is needed to absorb the energy, this laser is most effective on brown or black hair and ineffective on light blond, grey or white hair. Also, keep in mind that you should wait until a tan fades before planning a laser hair removal treatment, as dark or tanned skin attracts more light energy, drawing the energy away from hair follicles, so you risk experiencing burning, skin discoloration, or not removing all of the unwanted hair.
Why Multiple Sessions?@headingTag>
Hair growth occurs in cycles. Some hairs may be in the middle of their growth phase during the treatment session, while others may be dormant. Spreading out the treatment allows the dormant hairs to grow so that all of the hairs are eventually targeted during treatment. Between treatments, the hairs that do grow can be shaved because the follicle is not affected.
What is the Recovery?@headingTag>
Laser hair removal results in zero downtime. The skin may be pink and a tingling sensation may reside on the treated area for a couple of hours after treatment. Patients can leave their appointment and go directly back to work.
Will the Hair Grow Back?@headingTag>
Laser hair removal is considered one of the best solutions for hair removal, however it is referred to as semi-permanent. There can still be some minor hair growth that occurs where the laser technology did not hit. Therefore, even though the majority of the hair will be gone, some hairs can still pop up. Patients find that these are tremendously easier to manage than before the original treatments and find they are usually finer in texture. Additional laser hair removal treatments can also be scheduled to take care of any future growth if needed.