Summer has arrived Houston, and that means breaking out the bathing suits and shorts. If you find yourself wondering “Did I shave?” or “When did I last wax?” then it’s time to consider laser hair removal. Modern technology provides men and women with an alternative to shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, and electrolysis for removing unwanted hair. Patients can liberate themselves from inconvenient hair removal procedures by consulting with Dr. Stephen Mahoney of West Houston Dermatology about laser hair removal. Dr. Mahoney uses a Candela Gentlelase hair removal laser. This is one of the most widely used and trusted lasers for hair removal. Some patients worry that laser hair removal is painful; while there is mild discomfort it is much more tolerable than hot waxing. Dr. Mahoney’s nurse practitioner applies a numbing agent before the laser treatment. To find out more about laser hair removal, contact West Houston Dermatology at 281-558-3376.