IPL Hair Removal

Katy Hand and General Surgery provides the safest, most effective method for effective hair removal. Unwanted hair is one of the biggest cosmetic concerns for both women and men alike. Unlike inconvenient methods like shaving, waxing, and plucking, IPL hair removal provides long-lasting permanent results by disabling future hair growth. Most patients receive IPL hair removal on the upper lip, arms, legs, bikini area, and back.
During treatment, our Astanza IPL system emits bright flashes of light into the skin and targets the follicles of unwanted hair. The hair follicles absorb the light energy, heat up, and become damaged. After multiple treatments, the hair follicles will remain damaged and no longer produce more unwanted hair.
Multiple treatments are necessary due to the hair growth cycle. Hair grows in three different phases: Anagen phase, Catagen phase, and Telogen phase. The Anagen phase is the hair’s active growth phase. During this phase, the hair follicles find nourishment via blood supply. The Catagen phase is when the hair detaches from the nourishing blood supply and stops growing. The Telogen phase, or resting phase, is when the unnourished hair falls out and new hair begins to grow in its place.
IPL hair removal is only successful during the anagen/active growth phase. Because hair grows in different stages all over the body, multiple treatments are needed to destroy the hair follicle at each anagen growth phase. The number of treatments needed depends on various factors including skin type, hair color, hair density, as well as the body area being treated. Most patients require 5 to 8 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart to achieve desired results.
Our Astanza IPL system gradually heats the dermis with a temperature that effectively damages the hair follicles while leaving the surrounding skin tissue safe and unharmed. This procedure yields longest-lasting results and is the best solution for dealing with unwanted hair. Our Astanza IPL hair removal system is safe to use on all skin types and is effective on all hair colors.

Dr. Vossoughi obtained her general surgery degree at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. She completed her fellowship in orthopedic hand surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Vossoughi is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She is also certified in Microvascular Surgery from Christus St. Joseph and Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. Dr. Vossoughi focuses on diseases and surgery of the hand, wrist, and forearm.

Dr. Vossoughi offers state of art Xiaflex injection, which is an office procedure for the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture. This procedure has minimal recovery time and is offered instead of an open surgical procedure which may lead to an open wound and a long recovery time. She has specific training in endoscopic carpal tunnel release, joint replacement, fracture-dislocations, and tendon vascular and nerve injuries.

She is dedicated to research and has published articles in renowned medical journals. She has also presented her research at national and international scientific meetings.

Dr. Vossoughi, her husband, and their sons reside in Katy, Texas.