Laser hair treatments for safe, effective reduction and removal
Most of us have hair throughout our bodies. 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. Many patients come to our Huntington, New York office to ask about permanent body hair reduction and removal options.
What is laser hair removal?
Rather than continue striving for smoother, hair-free skin regularly, patients of the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center of Huntington, New York, can safely and effectively reduce or remove unwanted hair for good. Dr. Roger Koreen offers laser hair removal treatment that can be performed on almost any area of the body. Common treatment areas include the legs, back, arms, underarms, bikini area, and face.
We are pleased to bring our patients the best technologies for optimal results and greater comfort. Laser hair removal may be performed with the Altus Cool Glide laser or the Coherent Lightsheer laser. These devices have been designed for patient comfort and efficacy.
Is laser hair removal safe?
High-energy, long-pulse laser light affects hairs that exist in hair follicles when it is absorbed by pigment. Within individual strands, laser energy converts to heat. This heat damages the hair follicle without harming surrounding tissues. Our laser hair removal devices protect skin from damage or discomfort and are completely safe when administered by a trained professional at our office.
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.
Laser hair removal treatment explained by Dr. Roger Koreen
Because the pigment absorbs the laser energy, this hair removal treatment may not suit every situation. For instance, gray and very blonde hairs 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 desired results.
Use multiple treatments for optimal results!
Hair naturally grows in cycles. This hair removal option works by vaporizing the hairs present in the follicles. This means hairs that are currently in the inactive phase are not treated simultaneously. We space sessions several weeks apart to get the best results, often within eight to 12 sessions. Every one of our patients is unique, especially regarding the color and coarseness of the hair, paired with their natural complexion color.
Experience the smooth skin you wish for!
Contact the Dermatology and Cosmetic Laser Center of Huntington, NY, to schedule your consultation for laser hair removal. The office is at 28 Elm Street and can be reached by calling (631) 417-3300.