Laser Hair Removal
Get Smooth Skin Without Shaving or Waxing
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. Cameron Rokhsar, are able to quickly treat a large area of hair all at once. Laser hair removal 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, but 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 procedure.
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.
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 effectively treated anywhere on the body including:
- arm pits
- 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, 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 course hair are the easiest to treat. These patients typically see the best results and require fewer treatment sessions.
- Dark skinned individual including Hispanic and black skin 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 treatment. Under certain circumstances the procedure can be effective.
- Blond, grey, and red hairs 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 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 permanently get rid of unwanted, embarrassing body hair or constant ingrown hairs.
A laser sends beams of heat energy into the hair follicle, destroying it. Because hair grows in cycles, the hair follicle must be in the 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 removal.
In the past, the best candidates having the best 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.
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 of many different types of lasers and their uses.
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 lightsheer diode, duret, gentle laser, gentleyag, gentlelaze, gentlemax depending on patient’s condition. All skin types can be treated using one of these lasers.
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 course 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 courser hair. This is not a permanent solution to hair loss, however over time hair growth rate may decrease.