Rid Yourself of Unwanted Hair
Laser Hair Removal - Long Island, New York
Unwanted hair is at the least an annoyance, and at worst a cause of embarrassment and low self-esteem. Though waxing and shaving can temporarily eliminate hair, the solution is just that - temporary. Additionally, waxing is often painful, and shaving can result in stubble or skin irritation. We offer laser hair removal at our Great Neck, New York practice for men and women who are looking for a long-term solution to unwanted hair. This non-invasive treatment requires little to no recovery, is safe, and has been shown to be highly effective. If you have unwanted hair and are seeking a more permanent solution, we encourage you to contact our Long Island plastic surgery office today to arrange a consultation. Our aesthetician, Annette Pennington, would be happy to speak with you about your aesthetic goals.
Laser Hair Removal - An Overview
During laser hair removal, individual hair follicles are targeted by a precise laser. Through this process, the hair follicles become damaged by infrared energy, which in turn inhibits follicle growth. The technique is most effective on individuals with dark hair follicles and light skin, though nearly anyone with darker hair can be a candidate for laser hair removal, regardless of skin color. For best results, several sessions may be required; after the first treatment session, hair growth may slow but not stop altogether. Through multiple treatments, we can produce excellent long-term results.
The treatment can be used on nearly any part of the body where there is unwanted hair, including:
- Upper lip
- Bikini line
Whether you are tired of waxing or shaving, or you feel self-conscious about your appearance due to conspicuous, unwanted hair, we think you'll find laser hair removal to be a tremendous option. At our Great Neck, New York practice, we would be happy to help you accomplish your aesthetic goals.
Laser Hair Removal Procedure
When performing laser hair removal treatment, a medical-grade laser is applied directly to the treatment area. Depending on the length of the hair being treated, it may first be trimmed with scissors so that the follicles are shorter. As the laser emits short but intense bursts of infrared energy, a cooling gel is typically applied to the treatment area. During the actual treatment, which typically takes 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the treatment area, you may experience mild discomfort similar to that of a sunburn.
Once the procedure is complete, there may be some minor redness and swelling in the treatment area. As with a sunburn, a cool pack, aloe gel, or lotion applied directly to the affected area should alleviate any discomfort and help control swelling. Additionally, over-the-counter pain medications can be used should discomfort persist. Once the skin has healed, avoid exposing the treatment area to sun, if possible; if you do go in the sun, wear sunscreen.
Improved confidence, greater satisfaction with your self-image, and no longer having to groom the treatment area are just a few of the many benefits which you can experience after undergoing laser hair removal. The patients at our New York practice often remark that they enjoy the freedom that laser hair removal provides, and for men and women who feel self-conscious about conspicuous hair, they enjoy greater self-esteem as well.
Contact Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, PC
Please don't hesitate to schedule an appointment with our team. We can be reached via the contact form below or telephone should you have questions regarding laser hair removal. Our Great Neck practice is conveniently located for individuals throughout Western Long Island and New York City, and you may be able to undergo treatment over an extended lunch break.