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Laser Hair Removal

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal mitigates further hair growth by directly targeting the hair follicles with a laser. When the skin is exposed to the laser, it vaporizes the hair follicles and removes it.

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Of the many different hair removal methods, such as shaving or waxing, laser hair removal has become more popular and preferred. Many find the other methods to be more difficult to manage. Laser hair removal is an easy and clean way to remove unwanted hair in any area of the body.


What Happens During A Laser Hair Removal?

The target area for the laser hair removal will be sanitized and prepped for the treatment. You can ask the area to be numbed, in which case a thin layer of topical lidocaine will be applied to. Everyone in the treatment room will be wearing a safety goggle to protect the eyes from the lasers. The professional will taut the target skin and glide the laser rod over the hair follicles. It is normal to smell something burning as the laser vaporizes the hair follicles. Once the treatment is complete, your provider will go over the after care instructions and a follow-up if necessary.

Which Areas Can I Treat With Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is effective over all body parts. However, our office offers the laser hair removal to treat the forehead, cheeks, chin, and neck.

Is It Safe For My Skin?

Laser hair removal has proven to be an effective and safe solution for hair removal. Most patients feel slight tingling or burning sensation, redness, and slight swelling in the area, but such side effects are generally mild and should go away after a few days. If any of the symptoms do not go away after a few days, contact your provider for further instructions.

How Many Treatments Are Necessary?

Multiple sessions will most likely be required in order to effectively treat all of the hair follicles in the given area. Laser hair removal does not guarantee permanent hair removal, but most patients see long term effects after a few sessions. Generally, four to eight sessions will be required to deliver desired results. 

How Long Will It Take To See Results?

Significant results will generally be recognizable following each session of treatment, however the final result will not be visible until all of the necessary treatments are performed.

If you have any undesired hair on your face, chin, or neck, laser hair removal sessions may effectively solve your concerns. Borealis Dermatology offers two convenient locations to provide various treatments for our patients in the Queens and Long Island areas. You can experience the highest medical and aesthetic expertise available through our treatment options by visiting our clinic.