Laser Hair Removal

Understanding hair removal

In the past, the usual remedies for unwanted hair were plucking, shaving, waxing, or chemical depilatories. Some are painful, some are messy, and all are only temporary.

For long-term hair removal, electrolysis is popular and effective but can be uncomfortable and slow. Hair by hair; an electric current passes through a needle to destroy the hair root's ability to grow. It typically takes months or more of regular visits-even for small areas, ike the upper lip.

Now there's a more effective solution, the new LightSheer Diode Laser; a state-of-the-art system specially designed to remove unwanted hair fasten with less discomfort, ind more reliably than many other methods.

Understanding laser treatment

A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. Different types of lasers produce different colors of light. The color of light produced by a particular laser is one of the keys to its effect on hair follicles.

The light emitted by the LightSheer Diode Laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling numerous follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair's regrowth.

Importantly, LightSheer's special contact-cooling hand-piece is perfect for a woman's sensitive skin. It protects and cools the upper layer of the skin before, during, and after each pulse while directing the laser energy to the hair root.

What you can expect

The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. Because the laser tends to treat hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, more than one treatment may be required to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter this growth phase.

Laser treatment itself may cause a slight tingling sensation. Most patients tolerate the procedure well. But because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia can be an option.

The appearance of the treated area immediately after a laser session will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of treatment and skin type. Immediate after-effects, if any, are minor They may nclude redness and swelling, which disappear in a. short time. Most people return to normal activity right away. We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment and what you can expect during your consultation. Coming soon. 

Call our Forest Hills, NY Dermatology Office to learn more about Laser Hair Removal! (718) 268-3161