You can remove unwanted hair forever through the use of specialized lasers in the hands of an experienced, skilled, Board-Certified dermatologist at Manhattan Center for Dermatology in NYC. Unwanted hair can be removed from any part of the body using specific lasers that are matched to the color of hair being treated and the underlying skin. This procedure produces excellent results.
We provide a variety of laser hair removal treatments from our dermatology offices in NYC and Scarsdale.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
When hair is removed by lasers - with the expertise of a cosmetic dermatologists - the energized light of the laser heats is absorbed by the color in the hair, thereby causing a heat reaction in the follicle.
What Should I Expect During My Laser Hair Removal Process?
During the procedure, our dermatologists choose a laser that is carefully matched to the color of the hair being removed as well as that of the underlying skin. This laser is used to heat the hair and deaden the follicle, which causes a sensation similar in intensity to hair waxing.
The first laser treatment session in our dermatology office is usually the most intense because it removes the darkest and thickest hairs, but the discomfort varies widely based on the individual. Numbing creams can be administered by the dermatologist before the procedure is performed, but the patient should not apply generous amounts of any numbing cream prior to the procedure.
How Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will be Necessary to Completely Remove Unwanted Hair Forever?
The whole procedure normally takes place over a series of three to six visits spaced one to two months apart. When the series of treatments is over, maintenance treatments are often needed. The frequency of these depends on the individual, but can be annual or longer.
What Should I Expect After The First Laser Hair Removal Treatment in NYC?
After the first treatment, some of the treated hair will be gone immediately. Some of that hair may grow back and other hair, which was not growing at the time, might appear. This is why a series of treatments are needed, although their number depends on the patient's unique characteristics.
Is Everyone a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal Treatment?
Our Manhattan Laser Hair Removal treatments don't affect all of our patients the same. Those with darker skin, or persons of color, require expert treatment, such as we provide at the Manhattan Center for Dermatology, because the laser cannoteasily distinguish between the dark hair and the color of the skin. Since the laser's intensity will be absorbed by dark colors, careful attention to the type of laser used and its intensity requires special handling. While we have the skill and experience necessary, not everyone who offers laser hair removal does.
Why Should I Have My Laser Hair Removal Done at Manhattan Center for Dermatology?
Two good reasons to have laser hair removal performed at the Manhattan Center for Dermatology are:
1) All treatments will be performed by a Board Certified Dermatologist who is trained to recognize the risks associated with laser hair removal. This allows for more successful results with fewer risks.
2) GentleMax™ lasers are the newest generation of hair removal lasers. There are only three of them currently in use in Manhattan, and they allow us to treat all types of skin with minimal risk and optimal results.
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