Most of us have hair throughout our body. In some places, hair is expected to be very thin. In others, like the scalp, we want hair to be lush and full. We tend to spend a great deal of time and expense to achieve a look that makes us most comfortable. Habits such as shaving, plucking, waxing, threading or otherwise removing hair are very common. Though effective, these methods work only for a short time. Some of them must be repeated daily.
Rather than continue striving for smoother, hair-free skin on a regular basis, patients of the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center of Huntington can safely and effectively reduce or remove unwanted hair for good. Laser hair removal treatment from Dr. Koreen can be performed on just about any part of the body. Common treatment areas include the legs, back, arms, underarms, bikini area, and face.
We are pleased to bring our patients the very best technologies for optimal results and greater comfort. Laser hair removal may be performed with the Elite+ by Cynosure. This innovative device has been designed for patient comfort and efficacy. In clinical studies, patients experienced an average of 79% clearing of the skin after just three sessions with the Elite+.
How laser hair removal works
High-energy, long-pulse laser light affects hairs that exist in hair follicles when it is absorbed by pigment. Within individual hairs, laser energy converts to heat. This heat damages the hair follicle without harming surrounding tissues. Our laser hair removal devices feature a cooling system that further protects skin from damage or discomfort. The Elite+ achieves excellent results via a powerful 755 nm Alexandrite wavelength that targets melanin for fast results.
Laser Hair Removal Treatment explained by Dr. Roger Koreen
What is the benefit of Laser hair removal?
It has really been a breakthrough people have struggled for many years with all different methods such as waxing, electrolysis, but with laser every time you do it you do get more permanent destruction.
It still takes a number of treatments because really three things happen when you do laser hair removal.
Is laser hair removal permanent?
Some hairs are permanently destroyed so they’ll never come back. Some hairs are just partially destroyed so they’ll come back which is thinner and lighter. And some hairs are put into a resting phase so they could stay away for many months.
How many treatments are needed for laser hair removal?
On the face, we will repeat the treatment every four weeks, and on the body, every six weeks just so that you can catch the different parts of the cycle.
Usually, if they do about 3-8 treatments which could take a while you could space them out it could be over a year or year and a half you will end up with anywhere from 50-100% less hairs on a permanent basis.
You do not have to accept living with unwanted hair. If you are in the Huntington area, call Dermatology & Cosmetic Laser Surgery Center today to set up your consultation and find out how laser hair removal can change your life. (631) 417-3300.
Because laser energy is absorbed by pigment, this hair removal treatment may not be suitable for every situation. Gray and very blonde hairs, for instance, may not contain enough pigment to absorb laser energy. During your consultation for laser hair removal, you can determine if this treatment will produce the results you desire.
Multiple treatments for optimal results
Hair grows in cycles. Laser hair removal works by vaporizing the hairs present in follicles at the time of treatment. This means that hairs in the inactive phase of the growth cycle are not treated in a single session. Hair removal treatments are scheduled a few weeks apart so that each session affects hairs in the active growth phase. Most people are able to achieve their desired result in eight to twelve laser treatments. We do our best to estimate the number of treatments needed during the initial consultation. Every person is different, and will require care based on factors such as the coarseness and color of hair as well as his or her complexion.
Experience the smooth skin you wish for. Contact the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center of Huntington to schedule your consultation for laser hair removal.