If you’re tired of constant shaving, waxing and razor stubble, laser hair reduction can be a great alternative to give you the smooth skin you desire without the upkeep required by other hair removal methods. Skin care specialist at triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Henry Mentz’s Houston MedSpa uses two of the most popular lasers, the Candela 1064 Gentle: YAG and the IPL 650-1200 nm hand piece to remove hair facial and body hair from areas such as the upper lip, underarms, back, chest, and legs, and bikini area. The IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) reduces hair by using the heat energy produced from light to target and destroy hair follicles. It, too, is appropriate for all skin tones. Because IPL’s light pulses occur quickly, it is considered less painful than hair removal performed by some other lasers, and therefore ideal for larger-scale hair reduction.
"I had an amazing experience. Would do it again. - I was lucky to choose Dr. Mentz as my surgeon. I am 13 days out at this time so still early in the recovery process but I am very satisfied with my progress. I had the remainder of my sutures removed yesterday and am looking forward to the future with my new much improved face. Dr. Mentz and his "family" of caring staff are beyond what everyone should look for in a PS. I know I chose the best!! - - I was lucky to choose Dr. Mentz as my surgeon. I am 13 days out at this time so still early in the recovery process but I am very satisfied with my progress. I had the remainder of my sutures removed yesterday and am looking forward to the future with my new much improved face. Dr. Mentz and his "family" of caring staff are beyond what everyone should look for in a PS. I know I chose the best!!"- S. / RealSelf / Jan 26, 2017
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"Dr. Mentz is the best of the best! His skill and artistry is second to none. He is by far, the most caring doctor I've met, with safety Top priority. His office staff is just as kind and professional. After losing a great deal of weight, I had a lot of extra and loose skin. Even with Bootcamp 5 days a week and spin class, I was disappointed and embarrassed with my body, especially naked. Dr. Mentz did my lower face and neck In January. I can't, nor can anyone else see where the incisions were and it looks just as if I've aged very well. A month ago, Dr. Mentz did extensive body work. It hasn't even all settled. I'm still swollen, but I'm beyond thrilled. My body is already so much improved and I look so much better! My incisions are straight and low on my lower body. The part where tape is off, I'm amazed at my healing already. My scarring is going to be unnoticeable. My breasts are now perfect. I got improvement, in places I wasn't even expecting, nor do I know how Dr. Mentz pulled it off. Needless to say, I'm over the moon! I can't wait until I'm released to exercise and hit the level of fitness I was going into surgery. In surgeon shopping, Dr. Mentz is pricey, but with him, you get what you pay for. He is worth every penny. You can't go wrong with him as your surgeon. Dr. Mentz delivers incredible results!"- J.G. / Google / Dec 28, 2016
"Easy to schedule. Everyone that works in the office is a delight, very caring. They are quick to answer questions and concerns. They make the process, as easy as it can be. "- J. / Demandforce / Dec 18, 2016
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The Candela may require the use of a numbing cream, but its method of hair removal is considered highly effective because it targets not only the hair shaft, but also the blood supply that nourishes the shaft. Though you might experience some redness in treated areas, laser hair reduction requires no down time, so that work and other activities can be resumed afterwards. To target the reduction of all hair in its different growth cycles, several treatment sessions will be necessary.
Small areas (upper lip, chin, cheeks, between the eyebrows, fingers, toes, sideburns, ears, hands, feet, miscellaneous face, and chest)
- 1 area $130
- 2 areas $235
- 3 areas $340
Medium areas (underarms, full neck, abdomen, full face, full bikini, shoulders, forearms)
- 1 area $260
- 2 areas $470
- 3 areas $680
Large areas (arms, legs, chest, back, flanks)
- 1 area $380
- 2 areas $685
- 3 areas $990
Dr. Mentz also offers a 15% discount for patients who purchase 4 or more laser hair removal packages.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $130 - $990
- Procedure Recovery Location
Laser Hair Removal FAQs@headingTag>
Immediately after the laser hair removal treatment, patients can resume their normal activities. Some patients may see redness in the treated area for up to a few hours. After the treatment, patients should avoid sun and heat exposure for at least 2 weeks. Additionally, patients should not bleach, pluck, or wax any hairs in the treated areas for 4-6 weeks.
Laser hair removal treatments have been used for many years and are considered very safe. However, patients should be honest during their consultation about their medical history, current conditions, and current medications.
Pain and Discomfort?@headingTag>
Thanks to Candela’s unique system, most patients feel little to no pain and discomfort during their laser hair removal treatment. Candela includes a Dynamic Cooling Device™ that cools the upper layer of skin just before the laser pulse.
Number of Treatments?@headingTag>
The number of treatments a patient will need for their best results varies based on their needs and goals. Each treatment reduces the number of active hair follicles, but the patient’s hair color, hair type, treatment area, and skin tone will all influence the effectiveness of the treatment.