121 East 60th Street, Suite 8AB New York, NY 10022

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Laser Hair Removal in New York

Getting rid of hair—no matter where it is—can be a pain. Whether you’re shaving, waxing, or trimming, you always have to cope with two uncomfortable realities: pain and repetition. However, laser hair removal procedures, available in New York from Dr. Rokhsar, are able to quickly treat a large area all at once. Laser hair removal1 can accomplish this by targeting the root of the hair, ensuring that the targeted hair can no longer grow.

Most treatments take roughly an hour, and after your treatments, you will notice a significant and permanent loss of hair. Because your hair grows in stages, it may take several sessions to completely eliminate all hair in an area. Once that is complete, patients will be able to enjoy their smooth skin permanently! That means no more shaving, no more waxing, and more painful repetition, all thanks to this laser hair removal procedure2.

If you are interested in joining Dr. Rokhsar’s thrilled New York laser hair removal patients, contact our offices today to schedule a confidential consultation.

Laser Hair Removal Before and After

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How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Hair grows in cycles. The number of treatments required depends upon your skin, hair coloring, and coarseness of the hair. Everyone will require at least 3-5 treatments, as the process is only effective on hairs during their growing cycle. Repeated sessions will be necessary to treat these follicles when they re-enter the growth phase.

Hair follicles can be effectively targeted by various lasers, destroying them and removing unwanted hair. Multiple treatments are necessary for optimal results. Hair can be safely and effectively3 treated anywhere on the body, including:

  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Armpits
  • Back
  • Legs
  • Bikini area

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

The best candidates for laser hair removal are fully able to comply with aftercare instructions, are well-educated about the procedure, and have realistic expectations.

Here are some criteria to help you decide if you are a good candidate:

  • Dark hair, light skin, and coarse hair are the easiest to treat. These patients typically see the best results and require fewer treatment sessions.
  • Dark-skinned individuals including Hispanic and black patients can now be effectively treated with lasers for hair removal.
  • People with dark skin may not be ideal candidates for laser hair removal but may still benefit from the treatment.
  • Blond, grey, and red hairs4 are more difficult to treat with a laser.
  • Tanned patients must wait until the tan fades before treatment.
  • The procedure does not necessarily result in a 100 percent reduction of unwanted hair in the first treatment session. Multiple sessions may be needed.

Dr. Rokhsar has multiple lasers available for laser hair removal which makes it possible to treat even the toughest cases.

Laser Hair Removal for Ingrown Hairs

Laser hair removal will permanently end the constant cycle of shaving, waxing, tweezing, or using depilatory creams. You can get rid of unwanted, embarrassing body hair or constant ingrown hairs without worrying about removing them again in a few weeks.

A laser sends beams of heat energy into the hair follicle, partially destroying it. Because hair grows in cycles, the hair follicle must be in a growing phase in order for it to be destroyed. This is the reason that three to six treatment sessions are needed in order to have permanent hair removal5.

In the past, the best candidates having the most noticeable results with laser hair removal were those with light skin and dark hair. This is still somewhat true; however, Dr. Rokhsar has extensive knowledge and involvement in the use of lasers that can treat even Mediterranean or darker skin tones.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Rokhsar today to discuss laser hair removal, and end the expensive, endless cycle of dealing with unwanted hair. We employ the most advanced lasers including light sheer diode, gentle laser, gentleyag, gentlelaze, gentlemax depending on the patient’s condition. All skin types can be treated using one of these lasers.

Neck and Back Hair Removal for Males

Hair can grow in thickly on a man’s neck and back, and while men may not necessarily want all of their hair removed, they may want it thinned out. Laser hair removal treatments are typically different for men than they have been for women.

Regardless of location or gender, laser hair removal is a quick, safe and virtually painless way to remove unwanted body hair. The laser light energy penetrates the hair shaft and actually kills the hair root. The actual follicle is not completely destroyed, which allows eventual hair growth but it makes it a more difficult and slower process. This ensures that the results will last for a long time compared to any other treatment available.

Side-Effects of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal technology is safe and effective. There is a small chance of experiencing mild side-effects like irritation after the procedure, temporary change in pigment color, and slight redness. Dr. Rokhsar takes the necessary precautions to minimize the chances of side-effects for every patient.

Get Rid of Neck and Back Hair in NYC

In one hour or less, most body areas can be hair free or thinned. Because men can grow hair almost anywhere on their body, it can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Repetitive hair removal costs can end up being a more expensive hassle than simply removing the hair in an in-office treatment session.

Dr. Rokhsar uses the ND:YAG Laser. This laser is the latest in laser hair removal technology and is proven effective with male hair removal because of its effectiveness to treat thicker hair. The back of the neck is especially ideal for laser treatments because of how prominent the hair grows and how difficult it is to remove with a razor or waxing. Back of the neck hair growth also usually means that there is hair growth down the back, which, men who have to deal with it know how difficult it is to remove. Laser hair removal is the ultimate choice for this type of hair growth.

If you want to get rid of back hair in NYC, Dr. Rokhsar is an excellent resource, so schedule a consultation today!

Laser Hair Removal FAQ

Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?

Both men and women alike seek effective hair removal treatments for unwanted hair. Those with unwanted hair under their arms, pubic hair, legs, abdomen, lip, chin, back, buttocks, face, neck, chest, arms, and toes can benefit greatly from laser hair removal. Laser technology works by targeting darker pigmented areas, thus the best results are achieved for those with light skin and dark coarse hair.

Is laser hair removal painful?

Most patients report very mild discomfort, if any at all. Laser hair removal treats areas with pulse technology. Each pulse resembles a feeling much like a rubber band snapping against the skin for a fraction of a second. If the patient does experience slight pain, it is only felt when the laser is in contact with the skin. Most patients do not require an anesthetic cream to decrease any pain sensation, however, patients with sensitive skin can be prescribed a cream.

How long does a laser hair removal treatment last?

In order to achieve 100 percent clearance of hair, most people need to have follow-up treatments to remove the finer hairs. Laser hair removal is most effective for coarser hair. This is not a permanent solution to hair loss, however over time hair growth rate may decrease.

How many laser hair removal sessions will I need?

The amount of treatments depends on the patient’s individual cosmetic goals, skin and hair color, and coarseness of the hair. Treatments can range from three to five sessions, however for significant hair reduction of 85 to 90 percent can be achieved after four treatments.

Which specialists should I go to for laser hair removal?

It is important to have a board-certified dermatologist perform laser hair removal. This is a procedure that requires sufficient skill and experience in order to perform effectively. Dr. Rokhsar is actively involved in the latest research on many different types of lasers and their uses.

New York Office Locations

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About author - Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar

Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is the founder and owner of New York Cosmetic Skin & Laser Surgery Center. With degrees from Harvard University and NYU, along with multiple publications and media features, the double board-certified dermatologist and laser surgeon proudly shares his expertise with patients in Garden City, Manhattan, and those who fly in to receive treatments at his offices. Dr. Rokhsar has worked extensively with Vbeam laser, Thermitight, Coolsculpting, and Fraxel laser technology, as well as Allergan and other injectable brands. He pioneered the Non-Surgical Nose Job and continues to be a leader in his field.

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