You’re not alone if you’re looking for a more permanent solution for getting rid of unwanted hair. Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly sought cosmetic procedures in the United States. At Lumos Dermatology® in New York City’s Flatiron District in Manhattan, the board-certified dermatologists perform laser hair removal using a breakthrough laser tool that’s highly effective, quick, safe, and comfortable. To schedule a consultation to learn more about laser hair removal, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses advanced laser technology to halt the growth of unwanted hair to give you smoother, hair-free skin. The board-certified dermatologists at Lumos Dermatology® use the Lumenis® LightSheer® laser system to perform laser hair removal.
With this laser hair removal system, the dermatologists create customized treatment plans to match your skin type and beauty goals. The powerful and safe laser tool can remove hair from any part of your body, including your face, chest, abdomen, back, arms, and legs.
Laser hair removal uses a principle referred to as photothermolysis, which matches a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to obtain optimal effect on the hair follicle with little effect on the surrounding skin. Essentially, the laser energy passes through your skin to an individual hair follicle and the intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle to stop further hair growth.
The board-certified dermatologists at Lumos Dermatology® determine if you’re a good candidate for laser hair removal during a consultation. The advanced laser hair removal system is safe for all skin types and works best on hair that’s brown to black. To be considered a good candidate for laser hair removal, you must be in good health.
Laser hair removal treatments at Lumos Dermatology® are rendered by the board-certified dermatologists to ensure you get the best and safest results. The advanced laser hair removal system is equipped with a vacuum and skin-cooling mechanism that helps reduce discomfort so there’s no need for a topical anesthetic.
During your laser hair removal, your dermatologist applies the laser handpiece to your skin. The vacuum gently draws your skin to the tool, which stretches your skin and pulls the targeted area closer to the laser energy that heats and destroys the follicle.
The length of your treatment depends on the area undergoing laser hair removal. Your dermatologist reviews your treatment plan before you get started so you know what to expect.
You may experience some redness and swelling following treatment, but there’s no need for downtime.
You should see an improvement in your skin immediately following your treatment. However, because hair grows in cycles, you may need two to six treatments set at four- to six-week intervals to get the best results.
For a consultation with board-certified dermatologists to learn more about laser hair removal, call Lumos Dermatology® today or use the online booking button to schedule an appointment.