How does laser hair removal work?

If you are plagued with unsightly, unwanted hair on your face or body, you have likely invested in regular hair removal treatments with short-lived results. Imagine being free of unwanted hair, not just for weeks, but for years! Laser hair removal is accomplished with focused light energy, delivered to the hair follicles, rendering them unable to produce hair. The treatment is easy to experience, and far more comfortable than waxing, plucking, or threading.

What is the treatment like to experience?

Your laser hair removal will be performed while you are comfortably resting on a treatment bed. The device is passed over your skin, targeting the unwanted hair. You will feel a snapping sensation against your skin as the energy is emitted by the device. If you are very sensitive, a numbing anesthetic cream can be applied before your treatment.  Once it is completed, you are free to return to your usual routine.

How many treatments will I need?

You will need a series of treatments to achieve smooth, hair-free skin for the long term. The targeted hairs will shed in about ten to fourteen days, and if the hair returns, it will be finer and thinner, as the hair-producing follicle has been damaged by the laser energy. You should expect to undergo several treatments, typically three to six, at four to six week intervals.

What areas can be treated with laser hair removal?

This advanced hair removal treatment can be applied to every area of the face or body, including:

  • Upper lip
  • Face
  • Underarms
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Back 
  • Abdomen
  • Bikini zone
  • Legs

What is the recovery time?

You may experience reddened skin or minor swelling for a few hours, which can be alleviated with an ice pack. This treatment does not involve any downtime, but you must avoid sun exposure and protect your skin with a sunscreen product our skincare experts recommend.

Am I a candidate for laser hair removal in New York City?

If you are tired of investing in regular, painful waxing appointments and are looking for a hair removal treatment with lasting results, you are likely a good candidate. In a private consultation, we will evaluate your condition, advise you of the length of your treatment, and how many we expect you will need to achieve smooth, virtually hairless skin.

Is laser hair removal better than electrolysis?

Electrolysis is an effective treatment in which an ultra-thin probe is inserted into each individual hair follicle, and an electrical current is emitted. The procedure is lengthy and requires more appointments than our advanced laser hair removal system, in which larger body areas can be treated quickly and efficiently, in a shorter, pleasant, less uncomfortable appointment.

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