Humans have been described as the hairless ape, but many of us aren’t as hairless as we’d like to be. There are many ways to remove excess hair, but they are often tedious, painful, expensive, or all three. Laser hair removal is growing in popularity because it is convenient, less expensive, and now painless. If you are looking for long-term hairlessness and permanent hair reduction, laser hair removal is right for you.
If you want to learn more about how to get quick, painless, permanent hair reduction with laser hair removal, please call our office in central Manhattan at (212) 688-5882 to speak with a hepful team member at JUVA Skin & Laser Center today.
Understanding Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal depends on the same process as laser tattoo removal. When laser light shines on your skin, it is absorbed more by the hair follicle than by the surrounding skin, mostly because the hair tends to have more pigment than the surrounding skin. This allows the laser to damage the hair follicle without harming your skin.
Laser hair removal can be used on virtually any part of the body including:
- Upper lip and face
- Bikini area
Laser hair removal works best on hair that is in the anagen or growth phase. During this phase, hair follicles have more pigment than at other times, making them more susceptible to laser energy. At any given time, almost 90% of your hair is in this phase, but because not all of your hair is in this phase at once, it requires several treatments to achieve maximum results.
For more details about the procedure, please see Laser Hair Removal Questions.
Laser Hair Removal Results
Within a few days of your laser hair removal treatment, hair will begin falling out. A gentle wash will help remove the shed hairs. This process should be complete within two weeks after your treatment.
Multiple treatments are necessary, with the number depending on your hair and skin color as well as the amount of hair in its dormant phase. On average, three to five sessions are necessary to achieve maximal results, after which you should experience several months of almost complete hairlessness. Overall, you can expect an 85% permanent reduction of hair in the treated area.
Our Manhattan dermatologist now offers laser hair treatments using the Apogee, Aerolase and Vectus laser. The Vectus is a revolutionary laser which has a FDA approved melanin reader that helps the laser to accurately treat all skin and hair types.
There are many factors that will determine the quality of your laser hair removal results and experience. At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, our experienced laser dermatologists understand these factors and can design a treatment protocol that will give you the best results for your specific hair issue. We have 4 different lasers to handle any type of hair color or texture and we offer a free laser hair removal consultation. We also have a MediSpa where we can perform complementary treatments to help your skin look and feel its best.
For more information about laser hair removal, please call (212) 688-5882 or contact JUVA Skin & Laser center online today.