Dermatologist in San Antonio

See your dermatologist in San Antonio for freedom from unwanted hair

Glamour Magazine recently compiled some astounding statistics. The average woman will shave 7,718 times throughout her life (11% shave every day). Each shave takes about 10.9 minutes, and she will spend about $10,000 on products related to shaving. That’s over 1,402 hours (more than 58 days) spent on hair removal from this method alone, at an average cost of $1.30 per shave. Seventy-five percent of men shave daily.

The point is that, as a culture, we spend a great deal of time, money, and discomfort to be temporarily free of unwanted hair by shaving, waxing, tweezing, and using depilatory creams and devices. Women want sleek, sexy legs; clean underarms; and a bikini line that looks attractive in any outfit. Men want smooth, low maintenance faces, chests, backs, and heads. Dr. Vivian Bucay, your dermatologist in San Antonio, has a long-term solution – laser hair removal.

This medical procedure passes a pulsating beam of intense light through the skin to the hair follicles. This heats the hair follicles, destroying those in the anagen or active growth phase. Because only those hairs in the anagen stage are affected by the laser and not all hairs are in the same growth phase, several treatments over a period of months are needed to achieve the best results. However, you’ll begin to see improvement right away and the effect is considered permanent for the treated hairs. Your body will continue to produce some new hair follicles over time, so you may want to schedule occasional follow-up sessions.

Laser hair removal requires a high level of training and experience for patient safety and effectiveness. Most patients report only a stinging sensation. However, Dr. Bucay makes sure that the experience is as comfortable as possible for even those with very sensitive skin, with the use of topical anesthetic and a cooling device. Session duration depends on the size and location of treatment – from a few minutes for an upper lip, for back or chest. You may have a bit of redness or slight swelling following laser hair removal. This is temporary and easily managed with the application of ice, cooling creams or gels, or over-the-counter analgesics.

Laser hair removal is especially effective for patients with light skin and dark hair, but Dr. Bucay has the advanced equipment and expertise to address most skin types effectively. She has extensive experience in treating those with darker skin types. Nearly any part of the body (except the eyelid) can be laser-treated.

Would you like to be freed from the time and expense of daily hair removal? Are you ready to show off smooth, sleek skin every day? Call the Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics to schedule a laser hair removal consultation.

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