How does Laser Hair Removal work?
Laser Hair Removal treatments work by targeting hair and their stem cells through pulses of energy that pass through the skin. The laser destroys hair follicles in a matter of minutes with minimal (if any at all!) discomfort! The laser energy passes through a handpiece, operated by us, destroying the follicle and eliminating its ability to grow!
Who is a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal?
Laser Hair Removal at Long Island Dermatology works for EVERYONE, regardless of skin tone, skin type or hair texture. Basically, anyone who is tired of waxing or shaving unwanted hair on a daily basis! Our customers are both men and women, simply looking to remove unwanted hair on any part of the body.
How should I prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
There isn’t too much preparation required. However, it does help to avoid too much contact with the sun a week or so prior to your treatment. And discuss any prescription or non-prescription creams or medications, you may be taking, with our staff.
How does Laser Hair Removal Feel? Is it painful?
Many of our clients compare the feeling of the laser’s pulse to that of a snap of a rubber band. In years past Laser Hair Removal has been a very painful process, but thanks to our qualified professionals and the use of the FDA-approved Our lasers, work on multplie wavelength, specifically designed to work on all skin types. Our lasers have a superior cooling effect as it comes with cryogen blast, which cools down the skin while destroying active hair follicles, thus minimizing discomfort.
How many sessions of Laser Hair Removal will I need?
The treated hairs begin to fall over a course of treatment, generally in 2 to 3 weeks’ time. It may take up to a series of sessions to remove the hairs completely but the client will start seeing the result after the first treatment. As the treatment progresses, you will see that fewer and fewer hairs return. If you want to experience the highest degree of hair reduction permanently, it is important to finish the entire series of treatment.
How is the recovery process and what should I watch out for?
The best part of modern Laser Hair Removal is that there is 0 DOWNTIME! After the procedure, the patient is advised to avoid heat and sun. Post treatment, do not indulge in exercise for at least 24 hours and do not go into the sauna. Avoid using harsh products and exfoliating the skin until a week after the treatment. Otherwise you can resume daily activities almost immediately.