Hair in unwanted places can be such an annoyance; however, with the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment, you can now be free from shaving, plucking, and waxing, and still have silky smooth and beautifully bare skin. Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ is an effective and permanent hair reduction solution that is quick, easy, and predictable.
The Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine and Skin Spa was founded in 1997 in Houston, Texas, and is a fully integrated medical spa. Dr. Richard LeConey has developed comprehensive personal anti-aging, wellness, hormone, and skincare programs for both men and women.
Our motto is: “Feel as good as you look, and look as good as you feel.”
We believe that there is simply no reason for you to look and feel your age. We are here to help create personalized treatment plans so that you can achieve your aesthetic goals.
Dr. LeConey is board-certified in emergency medicine, is a certified Allergan trainer, and trains physicians and nurses in the injection of BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, and KYBELLA®.
Ideal candidates for the Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ treatment are individuals who wish to remove hair from their legs, arms, bikini, back, chest, stomach, face, or neck. These candidates also have realistic expectations of their goals. The ideal candidate also has colored hair, as this laser does not work on gray or white hair.
Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ works by using laser energy to gradually heat the hair follicles in the subcutaneous tissues until the follicles can no longer produce new hair. This technology also uses a patented DualChill™ treatment tip to keep the surface of your skin cool and comfortable during the treatment. Additionally, Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ uses a sweeping motion to ensure that the entire target area is tended to without leaving any hairs behind.
Laser hair removal does not require any downtime, and because treatment is so quick, patients can be back to their normal routine without interrupting their day. It is important to follow all post-treatment instructions and avoid direct sunlight to the treatment area, picking or scratching the treated skin, and plucking any new hairs that may grow between treatments.
To achieve optimal results, patients may require six to nine treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, depending on the area. Yearly maintenance is also suggested.
Our laser is safe for all skin types, hair types and most hair colors. The procedure does not work on gray, white, or blonde hair because there is no pigment for the laser to follow.
You can expect results from a series of relatively short sessions. A trained laser technician performs each treatment and you are free to return to normal activities immediately after each session, with respect to working out.
There are a number of factors that can affect the success of a series of hair removal treatments, but generally, after each treatment, you will see a noticeable, permanent reduction in the number of hairs that re-grow in the treatment area. Remember that the laser only disables the follicles of the hairs that are in the "growing phase" at the time of the appointment.The follicles that are in the "resting phase" will begin to "wake up" over the course of the next few weeks. Typically, it will require 6-9 treatments to permanently reduce the number of re-growing hairs. Treatments are recommended every 4-6 weeks depending on the area treated. Maintenance sessions may be required, typically once or twice a year.
While pain tolerance is subjective, many patients often describe the sensation as soothing as a “hot stone massage” on most body areas, more sensitive areas can feel slightly more intense.
No. Alma hair removal requires no “down time” or recovery time. You can have a treatment and return to work or school immediately.
Most importantly, before you undergo laser treatment, you must not expose the treated area to the sun or tanning beds. A sunscreen of SPF30, or preferably a total sun block of SPF50, should be applied whenever exposure to the sun is unavoidable. It is also important to shave the area being treated within 24 hours before your appointment. It is recommended to wait at least
4 weeks after having any waxing, threading, tweezing, bleaching treatments or use of a depilatory cream before starting laser hair removal and discontinue completely during the treatment series.