If you have unwanted facial or body hair, you don’t have to settle for shaving, waxing, or plucking. Island Medical Laser, Wayne Wertheim, MD, offers laser hair removal to get rid of unsightly hair permanently in the Roslyn Heights neighborhood of Long Island, New York. Call Dr. Wertheim’s office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.
Laser hair removal at Island Medical Laser uses laser energy to target and destroy hair follicles to reduce future hair growth — often permanently. The procedure can get rid of unwanted facial or body hair on your:
Laser hair treatment can remove undesirable hair just about anywhere on your body.
Dr. Wertheim lets you know if laser hair removal is the right procedure for you after reviewing your medical history, discussing your desired outcome, and examining skin containing unwanted hair. He lets you know what to expect during the procedure and how to prepare for it.
To get ready for laser hair removal, it’s important to protect your skin from the sun. Avoid using sunless skin creams and other hair removal methods for several weeks before your scheduled appointment. If Dr. Wertheim instructs you to do so, stop taking certain medications. Shave the treatment area the day before your treatment.
Right before laser hair removal, Dr. Wertheim can numb your skin to enhance comfort. You wear special glasses to protect your eyes from the light of the laser. While you relax in a comfortable chair, Dr. Wertheim uses a handheld device to emit laser energy into your skin at targeted areas, which destroys hair follicles. You might feel a rubber band snapping sensation.
The length of time each treatment lasts depends on how big the treatment area is. It could last just a few minutes for your upper lip or over an hour for larger surface areas.
Your skin will be a little red, swollen, or tender after each laser hair removal treatment, but these side effects are temporary. You can ice the treatment site if needed to enhance comfort. Dr. Wertheim usually recommends a series of laser hair removal sessions spaced apart over time to treat hair follicles in their active growth phase. Over time, treated hair begins to fall out.
To learn more about laser hair removal at Island Medical Laser, schedule a consultation by phone or online today.
*Individual results may vary.