Laser HairRemoval NYC
While a healthy head of hair is attractive, unwanted face and body hair requires constant attention, whether via waxing, shaving, or plucking. Modern laser technology makes it possible to reduce the quantity of unwanted hair on any area of the face or body for the long term.
Laser Hair Removal for Face
Many people are genetically programmed to have an excess of facial hair, including women. Unsightly hair growth on the upper lip, face, and chin areas can be resolved with a laser hair removal treatment performed by Dr. Richard Westreich. No more need for constant trips to the salon – your face will be left smooth and free from excess hair. For many patients, laser hair removal will require several treatments, with touch-ups now and again to continue to maintain hair-free skin.
Laser Hair Removal for Body
Men and women can be plagued by excess body hair. Unsightly hair growth can occur on any of the following areas:
- Bikini zone
If you want a smooth, hairless look for any area of your body, we can help you simplify your life with a long-lasting solution for excess hair. While there are many laser systems available, we offer our patients the most advanced, gentle laser hair removal treatments, appropriate for all skin types.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
The process of laser hair removal involves concentrated light energy being focused on areas of unwanted hair, affecting the hair follicles to halt the production of hair strands. The concentrated beam of energy is absorbed by the hair follicles, vaporizing the hair instantly. The process produces results immediately, but not all the follicles are affected in one treatment. A few weeks after your initial treatment, most patients notice hair regrowth, at which time a second treatment can be performed. Each treatment reduces unwanted hair by about ten percent in the target area. Once the entire area is complete, you will need to have a yearly touch-up to maintain a smooth, hair-free look.
Laser Hair Removal FAQ
Is laser hair removal painful?
Most patients report the treatment is easy to tolerate, with a sensation like a “snap” against your skin. A numbing cream can be applied prior to treatment for increased comfort.
Do home laser hair removal systems work?
These are far less powerful and less effective than treatments performed by a skilled professional in a medical setting. Rather than investing in a system that produces limited (if any) results, patients with excess hair can achieve the results they want with professional laser hair removal.
Will laser hair removal damage my skin?
The laser energy works by targeting melanin – the dark pigment present in hair. While at one time laser hair removal worked best on those with darker hair, advanced technology now makes it possible for those with lighter hair to reduce the quantity of unwanted hair on face or body. The procedure is FDA-approved and is extremely safe when performed by a professional who has undergone extensive training and is very experienced with the correct use of the system.
How many treatments will I need to get rid of excess hair?
Each person is unique in the quantity of excess hair. While some patients may need just a few treatments, those with a large amount of excess hair will require more appointments. The average number of treatments ranges between three to six or seven total sessions, with yearly touch-ups. The treatments are spaced four to six weeks apart.
Does laser hair removal NYC have dangerous side effects?
Any procedure – when performed incorrectly – poses some risk. Our team is committed to patient safety, and every procedure, including laser hair removal, is performed carefully and correctly. The most common side effects include slight swelling, redness, and some discomfort. Laser hair removal can be dangerous if performed by an unqualified, inexperienced person – protect yourself against this risk by ensuring your treatment is performed under the guidance of a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Why Choose Dr. Richard Westreich for Laser Hair Removal?
While laser hair removal treatments are offered by a wide range of medspas and aesthetic centers any treatment performed will be under the guidance and direction of Dr. Westreich, a double-board certified plastic surgeon. Our Aesthetician is licensed by New York State, and is a Certified Laser Technician and a Medical Assistant.
As medical professionals, we focus on maintaining the highest standards of safety for our patients in any procedure, including laser hair removal. We invite you to find out more about us, and to meet with us to discuss what you hope to achieve. We pride ourselves on providing our patients with excellent personal care, discretion, and the highest standards of care and safety.
Laser Hair Removal in NYC – No More Waxing, Shaving, or Plucking
Visits to a spa every few weeks to wax excess hair is a financial commitment that adds up over time. Rather than paying for a treatment with short-term results, you can achieve long lasting results with our laser hair removal system. Ready to have smoother skin, free from unwanted hair? The most interesting side effect of this treatment is the dramatic increase in self-confidence in your appearance this treatment provides. You can expect your comfort to be a priority and your treatment to be performed correctly for increased safety.
Recovery Time from Laser Hair Removal
There is little-to-no recovery time associated with laser hair removal, and most patients see only a minor redness and swelling around the hair follicles treated. This effect can last a few hours or a day for some more sensitive patients. Some hairs will fall out after treatment, rather than being vaporized. Protect your skin from excess sun for a few days after your treatments. You will not need to take any time off work or other activities and can continue your day as usual after treatment.