Laser and IPL Hair Removal Service in Houston TX
Laser Hair Removal: Splendor X
Laser Hair Removal in Houston, TX
Shaving, waxing, plucking? OUCH! One thing is for sure, nobody likes to deal with unwanted hair. That’s where laser hair removal comes in, one of the most requested cosmetic treatments in the United States.
Laser hair removal works by means of exposing areas of the skin to gentle pulses of laser light beams that permanently destroy hair follicles at the root. The procedure had been in experimental use for about twenty years before it became commercially available in 1995.
In the greater Houston area, Dr. Olga Bachilo at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa provides laser hair removal treatments using the renowned Splendor X laser system.
Laser Hair Removal with Splendor X
The Splendor X provides a wide variety of hair removal procedures that achieve a rapid rate of removal by combining a high rate of fluency, large spot size, and high repetition rate. The system also uses a unique square spot shape that eliminates such problems as hot spots caused by overlapping the same area, and ensuring a more uniform coverage of the treatment area.
The Splendor X technology also allows the use of the laser on all skin tones, a benefit that many other laser treatments lack. Its unique BLEND X technology allows your doctor or provider to achieve customized treatment options for patients of varying skin and hair types because the machine can be customized to treat different individuals.
Backed by Science and Advanced Technology
Lumenis is an established and highly respected leader in the area of minimally-invasive clinical technology and solutions for the Surgical, Ophthalmology, and Aesthetic markets. The company is respected globally for its expertise in developing revolutionary energy-based technologies, such as Laser, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) and Radio-Frequency (RF) technologies, while also making them commercially viable in the medical market.
How Is Splendor X Different from Other Lasers?
All laser systems are not created equal, as well as the various different technologies that are used to achieve laser hair removal. Laser systems may differ from one another with regards to speed, the intensity of energy delivery, their degree of effectiveness, ability to treat certain skin tones and/or hair color or types, as well as how many follow-up treatments may be required to achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals, all of which impact the quality of the laser hair removal experience for the patient.
Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, located right here in Bellaire and lead by a plastic surgeon Dr. Olga Bachilo, is thrilled to provide their patients with state-of-the-art laser hair removal with the Splendor X by Lumenis.
Splendor X is the newest and fastest laser hair removal system on the market. It is equally effective for men and women and is superior to other laser hair removal systems for a variety of reasons.
The Splendor X stands out from its competitors because of its unique, large square-shaped spot laser that works more rapidly than any other, eliminating hot spots and preventing overlap, ensuring uniform skin coverage. It’s also the only laser hair removal system on the market that can be tailored specifically to work on all skin types, including darker complexions, as well as all hair types, from the coarsest to the finest, and hair of any color.
The larger spot size provides deeper penetration over a larger area, providing more effective hair removal with no retouching necessary, saving you time and money over the long term. Depending on the severity of hair growth and the size of the treatment area, most patients can see significant, permanent results after only four treatment sessions.
While the Splendor X is more powerful than past generations of laser hair removal devices, it is at once more gentle. The Splendor X is a unique hybrid system that combines two types of wavelengths (Alexandrite and ND: YAG) to safely and effectively remove practically any type of hair from virtually any complexion of skin. With the Splendor X, the treatment may be customized specifically for your unique skin and hair type, making it possible to treat clients of all ethnicities. Splendor X is also equally effective for men and women.
As an additional benefit, the Splendor X is also used to treat surface lines and wrinkles, surface scars, sunspots, and vascular as well as pigmented lesions, providing comprehensive improvement and rejuvenation. When it comes to top of the line treatments and hair removal, Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa has you covered!
If you’re tired of temporary hair removal solutions and want to finally banish unwanted hair forever, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, where laser hair removal is avaialbe for residents of Katy, Sugar Land, and neighboring communities in Houston and its surrounding areas.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most people describe the sensation of a rubber band popping on the skin, however, Splendor X has a cooling tip that helps to virtually eliminate those sensations for a comfortable hair removal experience and no need for numbing creams.
Typically about 6 sessions are needed at an average of 4-6 weeks apart in order to achieve the best results with laser hair reduction. Some patients may require maintenance sessions until the desired results are achieved.
Studies show that Splendor X is 75% more powerful than other devices on the market. In addition to the integrated cooling feature, the spot size is square which prevents overlapping during the treatment and it is also larger, which overall allows for a quicker treatment.
With laser hair removal, it is most effective when there is a contrast between skin tone and hair color, but the Splendor X technology is designed to treat light skin and light-colored hair to dark tanned skin with dark hair.
Essentially, any body part with unwanted hair is able to be treated. Extra precautions are taken in regards to eye protection when performing laser hair removal on and near the face.
Patients can prepare for their laser hair removal treatment by shaving the area to be treated beforehand. This avoids the laser burning the hair on the surface which can burn the skin.
Avoid chemical peels and other laser procedures in the area to be treated for two weeks prior and two weeks after your laser treatment. Avoid all beta and alpha hydroxyl acids, hydroquinone and retinoids for seven days before and after treatment.
Patients who are pregnant and breastfeeding should avoid all laser treatments. Also, patients with a history of melanoma, raised moles, suspicious lesions, keloid scar formation, healing problems, active infections, open lesions, hives, herpetic ions, cold sores, tattoos or permanent make-up in area of treatment, recent use of Accutane, tetracycline, or St. John’s wort in the last year, autoimmune diseases such as Lupus, Scleroderma, and Vitiligo.
The Splendor X is cleared to treat (PFB) Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, vascular treatments including angiomas, hemangiomas, telangiectasia, and other benign vascular and pigmented lesions and leg veins. Additionally, Splendor X treats nail fungus and warts. Splendor X also has IPL capabilities which allow it to treat wrinkles and pigmentation.
Our laser services are all performed by our medical aestheticians, who are all rigorously trained and certified.