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By Forest Hills Dermatology
March 26, 2019
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: laser hair removal  

Unwanted hair on the face and body is a common problem for both men and women. From the upper lip to the back, chest, arms, and Laser_hair_Removalbikini line, removing unwanted hair anywhere on the body can be stressful, time consuming, and often painful in many cases, depending on the methods used. Common solutions like shaving and waxing are convenient, but they are temporary and can also lead to skin irritation and problems like razor burn, scarring, and ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal offers an alternative and longer term solution to hair removal. Dr. Tamara Moss, a dermatologist at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, offers laser hair removal and dermatology services for children and adults.

Laser Hair Removal in Forest Hills, NY

Here are some helpful information about the benefits of laser hair removal and how it works.

Q: How does laser hair removal work?

A: Laser hair removal works by directing a beam of light into the hair follicle, which heats the pigment/melanin in the hair and inhibits growth.

Q: What parts of the body can laser hair removal treat?

A: Laser hair removal is effective anywhere that unwanted hair grows, such as the upper lip, chin, back, stomach, chest, arm pits, legs, and bikini line.

Q: Who can use laser hair removal?

A: Laser hair removal treatments have been found to be most effective on people with darker hair and a lighter skin tone.

Q: How long does laser hair removal last?

A: Like any procedure, the results tend to vary from person to person. Several sessions are usually necessary as the hair loss occurs gradually over a period of several weeks to months. Although laser removal doesn't permanently inhibit hair growth, the hair does tend to grow back lighter and thinner in texture in most cases.

Find a Dermatologist in Forest Hills, NY

For more information about laser hair removal and other dermatology treatments and services, contact Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, by calling (718) 268-3161 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Moss today!

By Forest Hills Dermatology
October 29, 2018
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: laser hair removal  

Laser Hair Removal ProcedureThe traditional methods of removing hair—shaving, waxing, and plucking—may provide instant results, but they also present a number of challenges. They are very temporary and often painful for patients to tolerate. Laser removal of unwanted hair is the best way to get the longer-term results you’re looking for. Find out if you’re a good candidate for this laser hair removal, a popular cosmetic procedure that is available at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY.

Hair in Unwanted Places
Despite your constant efforts to remove hair from unwanted places, it just continues to grow back and sometimes thicker or faster than before. That is because as long as you have an active follicle under the skin, hair will continue to regenerate and grow again. Some undesirable places where hair grows persistently include the legs, arms, chin, neck, and back.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?
The goal of laser hair removal is to neutralize each hair follicle using a heating element to stop or slow the growth of hair in those unwanted places. A revolutionary tool called a LightSheer Diode Laser is available at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY. The dermatologist holds the laser wand over the targeted area and it delivers light energy into the skin, eliminating multiple hairs from their roots. This tool is designed to specifically focus on the pigment of the hair while leaving the rest of the skin unbothered. It also has a cooling technology that makes the procedure more comfortable.

You May Be a Good Candidate
Traditionally, the ideal candidate for most laser hair removal treatments is a patient who has very fair skin and dark hairs. The LightSheer Diode Laser treats a wider range of skin types and hair colors, making it a good option for many patients. This tool can also treat small spots of concentrated hair, or larger areas in a single pass. Expect minor after effects, such as skin redness for a short while after the appointment.

Consult a Dermatologist
Modern advances in dermatology allow patients to get rid of unwanted hair more efficiently, effectively, and for longer periods of time. Laser hair removal might be right for you. Call (718) 268-3161 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY.

By Forest Hills Dermatology
December 27, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: laser hair removal  

What your dermatologist in Forest Hills, NY wants you to knowlaser hair removal

If you have unwanted hair, you’ve probably thought about electrolysis, but have you ever thought about laser hair removal? The truth is lasers are used in many fields, including dermatology. There are many skin conditions that lasers can treat, and one of them is removing unwanted hair. Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY wants to introduce you to this very effective, quick method to remove unwanted hair.

How Does it Work?

Dr. Moss uses the LightSheer Diode Laser which produces a focused beam of light. The light affects hair follicles, causing them to be unable to produce hair growth. There are many advantages of the LightSheer Diode Laser when compared to electrolysis. For example, the LightSheer Diode Laser system is:

  • More comfortable; the handpiece cools the skin during treatment, only damaging the hair follicle and not the skin around it.
  • More versatile; laser treatment can remove hair from your chin, lip, underarms, and other small areas, but it can also remove hair from large areas including your back, legs, and bikini area.
  • Much faster; the laser pulses for a tiny fraction of a second, and typically patients require fewer treatments to eliminate hair growth. Many patients report permanent hair loss after 3 to 5 treatments.

Laser treatments are completely safe and usually take between a few minutes to an hour, depending on the area being treated. You may experience a tingling feeling with treatment, and your skin may appear slightly red after treatment, however, these effects disappear soon after your visit. There is no downtime, so you can get back to enjoying your day.

If you are tired of plucking, shaving, and electrolysis, it’s time to experience state-of-the-art laser hair removal. Why settle for old-school methods when you can enjoy the convenience, comfort, and effectiveness of laser hair removal? For more information about laser hair removal and other dermatology treatments call Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY today!

By Forest Hills Dermatology
May 08, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: laser hair removal  

Do you feel as though you are wasting hours of your life with shaving your unwanted body hair every day? Luckily, if this is true for you, laser hair removalyou can get rid of your body hair once and for all with laser hair removal performed right in your dermatologist’s office. Find out more about laser hair removal and how it can benefit you with Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY.

What can laser hair removal do for me? 
Laser hair removal is a lasting, permanent way to remove your unwanted hair. Your laser hair removal technician can precisely target the area you wish to remain hairless while leaving the surrounding skin untouched. Additionally, the procedure is quick and covers the area quickly. For example, a laser hair removal section for a small area like the upper lip or between the eyebrows can take less than a minute. Laser hair removal eliminates the need to shave, wax, or pluck your unwanted body hair.

What can I expect during a laser hair removal procedure? 
Hair removal uses the contrast in color between the hair and the skin to target the unwanted hair. The laser beams powerful, concentrated light into the hair follicle, destroying it and preventing it from producing hair in the future. Most patients report that laser hair removal feels like a rubber band being snapped onto the skin. During your procedure, you will sit or lie on an examination table and your hair removal technician will aim the laser’s wand at the targeted area. The laser will pulse about every second while your technician moves it along the area. Your doctor may recommend cooling gel or lotion applied before or after treatment to help deal with any irritation which may occur.

Laser Hair Removal in Forest Hills, NY
A good candidate for laser hair removal has realistic expectations for their results and is in good general health. Laser hair removal requires several sessions to achieve permanent hair loss. While some patients see their final results in as little as three sessions, others may require up to ten. If you think you could benefit from laser hair removal, consult with your doctor at Moss Dermatology.

For more information on laser hair removal, please contact Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY. Call (718) 268-3161 to schedule your laser hair removal session with Dr. Moss today!