Laser hair removal is a common cosmetic procedure for removing unwanted hair from the face, legs, arms, bikini line, and other parts of the body. The procedure uses a concentrated beam of light to target the hair follicles and disable them, so they can no longer produce hair. New York laser hair removal is a safe procedure that can be done in a doctor’s office or at a laser spa.
Before considering the procedure, you need to know that the best candidates for laser hair removal are people with light skin and dark hair. People with dark skin may also be good candidates, but they may need more sessions to see results. People with red, blonde, or gray hair are not good candidates because the pigment in their hair is not as dark as in people with dark hair.
How the procedure works
Laser hair removal targets the pigment in the hair follicle with a beam of laser light. Hair follicle pigment absorbs the light and converts it into heat, which destroys the hair follicle. Is it painful? Most people report only mild discomfort during laser hair removal. A numbing cream can be used to help minimize any discomfort. The discomfort is usually described as a snapping sensation on the skin.
These are the reasons why most people opt for laser hair removal:
It is a fast procedure
Speed is often an important factor when looking for a hair removal treatment. Laser hair removal can be completed in as little as 10 minutes, although the length of the treatment will depend on the size of the area being treated. This means that you don’t have to spend hours in the salon getting your hair removed.
It is a precise procedure
Laser hair removal is a very precise procedure. The laser beam can target individual hair follicles, so there is no need to worry about damaging the surrounding skin. Laser hair removal can target even the small, difficult-to-reach areas, such as the upper lip or chin. Before the procedure, the area to be treated will be shaved so that the laser can target the hair follicles more effectively.
It offers long-lasting results
Although laser hair removal is not a permanent solution, it can offer long-lasting results. In most cases, multiple treatments are required to achieve the desired results. However, once these results are achieved, they can last for months or even years. In some cases, people report that their hair does not grow back at all after laser hair removal.
It is a safe procedure
Laser hair removal is a safe procedure when a qualified and experienced practitioner performs it. Complications are rare but can include temporary skin irritation, redness, and swelling. More serious complications can occur in very rare cases, such as scarring or changes in skin color. Your doctor will be able to discuss the procedure’s risks and benefits before you decide whether or not to go ahead.
If you are considering laser hair removal, be sure to consult with your doctor at Manhattan Dermatology to see if the procedure is right for you.