- Laser Dermatology
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Laser Hair Removal / Laser Hair Treatment
Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal can reduce the appearance of unwanted facial or body hair. Many patients are bothered by the appearance of excessive body hair or facial hair. Unwanted hair may take away from your complexion and skin tone. The hair removal doctors at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron offer laser hair removal to reduce body and facial hair with precision. Unsightly hair growth around the face, neck, arms, shoulders, back, legs, and more can be targeted using laser technology. Our team offers a variety of different lasers, including the Vectus® Laser system. This specialized hair removal laser can provide fast, efficient treatment with less irritation than traditional laser devices. Laser hair treatment can remove unwanted hair with virtually no downtime.
|Laser Hair Removal Overview
|Removes unwanted facial hair and body hair
||Treatment can be customized based on your specific skin type
|Can accentuate your complexion
||A series of laser hair treatments are recommended
|Uses the Vectus® Laser to achieve faster, more precise hair removal treatment than other laser systems
||Minimal healing time and recovery
|Completely non-invasive laser procedure
||Can achieve long-lasting results
What Is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal targets unwanted hair using laser technology. The Vectus® Laser delivers laser energy to individual hair follicles. The pigment in the hair follicle absorbs the light from the laser; this effectively damages the shaft of the hair follicle. After a series of treatments, laser energy can stop the hair follicle from growing back, resulting in smoother-looking skin.
Laser Hair Removal At A Glance:
During your laser hair treatment, energy from the Vectus® Laser is directed to the target area. The Vectus® system is equipped with a specialized Skintel™ Melanin Reader™, which can measure the amount of melanin found in your skin and allow our hair removal specialists to customize your treatment according to your individual skin type. Additionally, the Vectus® Laser provides Advanced Contact Cooling™ during treatment to protect and monitor your skin.
Thanks to Photon Recycling™ technology, the Vectus® Laser sends a uniform beam of energy across the treatment area without having to overlap, which can shorten procedure times and lessen any irritation.
|Laser Hair Removal Treatment
|Treatment area should be shaved before undergoing laser hair removal
||Facial hair (face and neck)
||Patients can typically resume their daily activities immediately
|Topical numbing cream is applied to reduce discomfort; general or local anesthesia are not required
||Upper body hair (back, arms, chest, and shoulders)
||Minor redness or swelling may occur for a few hours after your laser hair removal procedure
|A series of 6-8 laser hair treatments are usually recommended for optimal results
||Lower body hair (abdomen, legs, thighs, and buttocks)
||Patients should avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen in the months following treatment
How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Are Required?
Anywhere from 6-8 laser hair removal treatments are usually required to achieve optimal results. These sessions are spread out approximately 4 weeks apart in order to target hair follicles during their growth cycles. Our dermatologists at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can further discuss the details of your laser hair treatment during your in-office consultation.
Who Is Considered An Ideal Candidate For Laser Hair Removal?
If you are looking for a long-lasting solution to unwanted facial or body hair, then you may be a candidate for laser hair treatment. Our team at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can help advise whether laser hair removal is right for you during your consultation at our New York City offices.
Is Anesthesia Recommended?
Laser hair removal does not require general or local anesthesia. A topical numbing cream is usually applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort.
What Should I Expect After Undergoing Laser Hair Removal?
Patients may experience mild redness or swelling for a few hours after your hair removal procedure. You can resume your daily routine immediately upon completing your laser hair treatment. Our hair removal doctors recommend that patients avoid excessive exposure to the sun in the months following treatment. Sunscreen should be applied and a moisturizer should be used to assist healing.
What Kind Of Laser Hair Removal Results Can I Expect?
Laser hair reduction is designed to achieve long-lasting results by removing unwanted facial or body hair. Patients can expect a smoother, clearer-looking complexion after undergoing laser hair removal.
How Do I Get Started With Laser Hair Removal?
The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron would be happy to discuss your laser hair removal treatment in more detail. Please give us a call at 212-982-8229 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.