Laser Hair Removal

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Both women and men alike can be bothered by unwanted hair in less-than-flattering places. Thanks to advanced technology in laser hair removal, our Westchester and New York City surgeons can permanently reduce hair on areas such as the back, shoulders, arms, and legs. Common requests for hair removal include the bikini area, the back, the chin, and the face, including the upper lip.

If you would like to find out more about laser hair removal at any of our New York locations, request a complimentary consultation online or contact us at (914) 761-8667(914) 761-8667. Our surgeons look forward to helping you achieve your reconstructive and cosmetic goals.

What's New

When laser hair removal was first introduced in the late 1990s, effective treatments were limited to patients with light skin and dark hair. Fortunately, advances in technology have allowed our practice to offer laser hair removal and reduction to patients of all complexions and hair types. Additionally, laser hair removal is able to treat larger areas at once, making it practical and effective.

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The CSANY Difference

The treatment professionals at Cosmetic Surgery Associates of New York are able to perform most laser hair removal treatments in an hour or less. Feel free to schedule an appointment during your lunch hour and allow our staff of highly trained and experienced medical professionals to assist you. Many people combine these treatments with other non-surgical options such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers to make the most of their visits.

Procedure Overview

Hair reacts to light pulses only during the initial phase of its growth cycle. This makes multiple treatments necessary regardless of the type of laser employed. The laser works by reducing the volume and the size of the hair follicle, and by inhibiting future hair growth. Any regrowth that does occur will be noticeably finer, thinner and lighter in color than the original hair.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I wait in between treatments?

The time you should wait in between laser hair removal sessions is dependent upon what area of the body you wish to remove hair from. The time in between treatments can range from around 4 to 12 weeks. In general, women and men should wait until a significant amount of hair has grown back before returning for another laser hair removal session.

Do I need to wax or shave before my laser hair removal?

It is advised that before laser hair removal treatments, you do not wax for several weeks prior to your treatment. Shave a few days before your procedure so that the laser can focus on the follicles of the targeted area.

Is laser hair removal safe for sensitive skin?

Laser hair removal will not affect sensitive skin, and cooling will help alleviate any discomfort. However, darker skin may be more sensitive to the laser since it is more heavily pigmented.

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