ABOUT Laser Hair Removal

Achieve Smoother Skin with Laser Hair Removal

Regularly shaving, waxing, and tweezing can be painful, time consuming, and frustrating. Fortunately, laser hair removal provides patients with an effective method to manage and reduce hair growth. This innovative treatment utilizes a powerful laser to target the source of hair below the surface for long-lasting results. Patients can confidently undergo this procedure at Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery in Long Island and Manhattan, NY. While Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg is renowned as a top cosmetic plastic surgeon, he also provides many non-invasive procedures to help his patients address unique skin conditions and concerns. Each procedure is completed with the utmost precision and regard for your needs to accomplish the best possible results.

An Innovative Approach

Laser hair removal is an effective, non-invasive method to significantly reduce hair growth on all areas of the body. During your treatment, we will use a handheld device to direct laser energy at your hair follicles. This energy focuses on the dark root of the hair and emits a safe amount of heat to the surrounding tissues. This heat will damage the follicle, reducing and even eliminating hair growth. Because hair grows in cycles, multiple treatments are needed to achieve optimal effects.

As the laser energy is drawn to the pigment of your hair, it typically yields the best results for those with fair skin and dark, coarse hair. However, this treatment can often prove effective for patients of all skin tones. Dr. Greenberg can provide an in-depth evaluation and provide his professional recommendations during your consultation.

Preparing for Laser Hair Removal

Patients should take several steps to prepare for their laser hair removal sessions including:

  • Stop shaving treatment areas a few days before
  • Avoid sun exposure for up to six weeks
  • Refrain from using tanning beds
  • Stop taking medications that may interfere with treatment

It is also important that patients do not pluck, wax, or use electrolysis as the laser will not have anything to target if hair follicles have already been removed. Our team can provide more detailed information about how long hair should be for the most effective treatment.

What to Expect

Before performing laser hair removal, our team will provide you with a pair of protective glasses. When you are ready, we will test the laser on several spots to customize the size, pulse frequency, and power needed to achieve your goals. Once the correct parameters have been set, we will proceed with treatment. You may experience a light snapping sensation, however, it is typically not considered a painful procedure. You will need to come in for about four to six sessions provided a month apart to achieve desired results. Each session will typically last 30 minutes to an hour. You can also combine your treatment with other medispa services we offer to achieve your cosmetic goals without the need for surgery.

After the Procedure

Hair loss will occur over the month following treatment and will improve after you undergo further sessions. You may experience the sensation of a mild sunburn for the first day or two after each treatment. Side effects can be minimized by wearing sunscreen before and after treatment and can be soothed with cooling compresses and covered with makeup. While results can last for long periods of time, it is recommended that patients undergo one to a few maintenance sessions throughout each year after they have completed their primary round of treatments.

Safe, Effective Laser Hair Removal

Dr. Greenberg has helped many patients achieve their ideal appearance through safe, effective procedures including laser hair removal. If you are tired of worrying about needing to shave or wax, contact us online or call us today at (516) 226-2026.

Dr. Greenberg has helped many patients achieve their ideal appearance through safe, effective procedures including laser hair removal.

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