Laser Hair Removal Overview
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.
"Dr. Mentz is nothing short of a magician. I went to him for an abdominoplasty in November of 2015 and his work has been life changing. His "bedside manner" is equal to his skill. I did not, for one moment, feel spoken down to or intimidated by his brilliance. He was kind, professional and has a great sense of humor. This man is an artist."- J.R. / Facebook / Aug 16, 2017
"Dr. Mentz and his staff are the best! I have been a patient of Dr. Mentz for about 15 years now and will continue to use his facility because there are many different services available. I am almost 71 years old and people always tell me that I look so much younger than my age. Thank you Dr. Mentz Janet L."- J.L. / Yelp / Feb 27, 2020
"I was a client of his 25 years ago when he did my nose and a bit of lipo. I have thoroughly enjoyed my nose after all these years. It was a tricky surgery, as I had broken it before in a riding accident. Now, 25 years later, I am going back to fix my breasts. I can't say enough good things about him; Many of my friends and clients went to have their surgeries with him after seeing my results and they had no problems."- L.W. / Yelp / Feb 03, 2020
"This Dr and staff are awesome. The offices and care are all first class."- M.N. / Facebook / Dec 21, 2019
"Dr Mentz is an incredibly talented and gracious doctor! With Wonderful bedside manner! He was able to work magic with a rhinoplasty revision from the previous botched nose job I had received from a doctor before him. My nose looks better than it ever has!! He also did a breast augmentation. Upsizing my 10 yr old implants from saline to silicone and a larger implant. And I finally have the breasts I always wanted!! And a testament to his generosity and commitment to perfection, originally I had a smaller implant chosen and after the original surgery was not happy with the size after all. Dr Mentz was kind enough to allow me to go back under the knife only a couple of days after the initial surgery and obtain the larger implants I desired...FREE OF CHARGE!! Only charging me for the price of the implants. His compassion and understanding made me feel like he really cares and his commitment to perfection rivals my own I am about to have a Brazilian butt lift done with him in a month or two and I am so excited!! Because I know what a talented doctor he is!! I would not entrust my body or face to another doctor EVER AGAIN! If your looking for your "happily ever after", look no further! Thank you again Dr Mentz!! For making me feel (and look) whole again!!"- C.B. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2019
Laser Hair Removal Procedure Technique
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.
Laser Hair Removal Pricing
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
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?
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?
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.