Laser Hair Removal Questions

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Am I a candidate for laser hair removal?

If you have unwanted hair that you want to get rid of painlessly, then you are a candidate for laser hair removal. In the past, there were many restrictions on the basis of your skin color and hair color, but new technology allows us to treat more skin and hair colors than ever before.

The only way to know for sure whether you are a candidate is by scheduling a consultation with JUVA Skin & Laser Center. Please call our central Manhattan office at (212) 688-5882 today to make an appointment.

Is laser hair removal really painless?

Laser hair removal has always been less painful than other methods of hair removal, such as waxing or electrolysis. However, we have recently begun using a new laser, the Soprano, which our patients tell us is actually painless. Individual experience will vary, so we cannot guarantee you will not experience any discomfort, but based on our experience we believe this new technique is as close to painless as any yet invented.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

The number of treatments necessary to achieve maximum results depends on how many hairs you have in the active phase and how long it takes for new hairs to enter the active phase. For most people, three to five treatments are necessary.

How long does each hair removal session take?

The length of each hair removal session depends on the size and density of the treatment area. The upper lip may take just a couple minutes, while the bikini and underarm areas will likely take 15-30 minutes. Larger treatment areas such as the arms and back may take up to one hour.

When will I see results from my laser hair removal?

A few days after treatment, you will notice the hair in the treatment area beginning to fall out. Within a couple weeks, you should see the results of each treatment session.

Do I have to avoid the sun after laser hair removal?

Your skin may be sensitive immediately after treatment. Avoid sun exposure for a few days to avoid getting a sunburn.

Are the results of laser hair removal permanent?

Typically, patients experience up to 85% hair reduction after treatment. Hair reduction is permanent.

Why should I choose JUVA Skin & Laser Center?

There are two main factors that determine the success of your laser treatment: the skill of your practitioner and the tools used. At JUVA Skin & Laser Center, our pioneering laser surgeons have won worldwide recognition for their skill and expertise and have trained physicians from all over the world on laser technology. We are an AAAHC-accredited center. In addition, we have dozens of lasers at our practice that allow us to target your procedure to your hair and skin to give you the best possible results.

To learn more about your hair removal treatment options at JUVA Skin & Laser Center, please complete the form on this page or call us at (212) 688-5882 today.