Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Fit Life MD

Francisco Cardona, MD

Hormone Replacement Therapy & Med Spa located in San Antonio, TX

With laser hair removal, you never have to purchase a razor blade or book a waxing appointment again. At Fit Life MD in San Antonio, Texas, Francisco Cardona, MD, provides laser hair removal services using excel® HR by Cutera®. If you’re interested in planning your course of laser hair removal treatments, call Fit Life MD, or schedule online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q&A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a med spa service available at Fit Life MD to help you enjoy hairless skin for much longer than you would with shaving or waxing. Dr. Cardona uses excel® HR, one of the best laser hair removal systems on the market, to damage targeted follicles to the point that they can’t support hair growth. 

Common areas treated include:

  • Back
  • Shoulders
  • Arms
  • Bikini area
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Chin
  • Upper lip

The excel HR system includes two laser wavelengths, allowing it to treat hair on almost any skin type. Its 755 nm Alexandrite laser is great for fine hair on lighter skin types, and its 1064 nm Nd:YAG works well on darker skin types or skin with a tan. 

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

When you compare it to shaving and waxing, laser hair removal stands out as the unquestionably superior hair removal method. By switching to laser hair removal and abandoning the razors or waxing appointments, you can enjoy these benefits:

  • No razor burn or rashes
  • No skin damage
  • No downtime
  • More permanent results
  • Less maintenance

Thanks to excel HR’s cooling system, laser hair removal treatments at Fit Life MD are comfortable. 

How many laser hair removal sessions do I need?

Hair growth happens in phases, so not all follicles are in their growth stage at a given time. Therefore, you need multiple laser hair removal treatments to make sure you get them all at the right time. 

Usually, you can successfully remove the hair from your targeted area or areas in just 3-6 sessions. If you see any more hair growth, you can book a maintenance session. 

Some other factors can influence the number of laser hair removal sessions you need. Dr. Cardona considers your hair’s color and texture as well as any conditions you have that affect hair growth. 

How should I prepare for laser hair removal?

After your consultation, Dr. Cardona gives you some instructions to follow that ensure a complication-free laser hair removal treatment. Before every session, you should:

  • Shave the region, but leave a sample area unshaven for assessment
  • Avoid wearing makeup
  • Avoid tanning and self-tanners
  • Adjust or avoid medications that cause bruising
  • Avoid waxing and tweezing
  • Avoid harsh chemical skin products
  • Let Dr. Cardona know of any health changes

If you have any questions or concerns, Dr. Cardona can discuss them with you before you undergo laser hair removal. 

To find out more about laser hair removal with excel HR, call Fit Life MD, or book an appointment online today.