If you’re tired of shaving, waxing, or plucking unwanted hair, laser hair removal can give you results that last several months. To see how this technology can give you beautiful, smooth skin, visit New Generation Medical Practice in Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Barbara Gordon offers women medical aesthetics and gynecology services to help them feel more healthy and confident in their bodies. Call or schedule a consultation online to get started today.
Laser hair removal is an aesthetic procedure that involves the use of concentrated laser light to remove hair from your body. The light destroys hair follicles at their roots to permanently or semi-permanently remove hair, and to prevent or reduce the growth of new hair.
Dr. Gordon uses the Diolaze laser hair removal technology on areas of the body that women tend to shave or wax, such as the legs, underarms, bikini line, or face.
Most women need about 6-8 laser hair removal sessions to get the results they’re looking for. Some people might also need maintenance treatments to keep hair from growing back. This type of cosmetic procedure is most effective if you have light skin and dark hair.
To be a good candidate for laser hair removal, you have to stop shaving, waxing, or plucking for several weeks before your treatment. Dr. Gordon might also recommend that you avoid or minimize sun exposure prior to a laser hair removal treatment. Most people can tolerate the laser hair removal process, but Dr. Gordon may perform a test on a specific patch of your skin to make sure you don’t have a sensitive skin reaction.
During your laser hair removal appointment, Dr. Gordon runs a small, handheld laser over the areas where you’d like to remove hair and keep it from regrowing. With a beam of light that’s small but powerful, the laser destroys hair follicles without pain. Some people might experience a slight tingling or pinching sensation, but this is usually minor. Diolaze has built-in skin cooling, which makes treatment more comfortable.
Dr. Gordon can treat several areas of your body in one appointment. After your session, your skin might feel slightly tender or swollen for a few hours. You can minimize any discomfort by applying ice to the treated area.
In the days following your appointment, you’ll tend to experience hair “shedding,” which may look like hair regrowth, but it’s actually progress toward what you wanted all along — the hair being expelled from the skin.
Laser hair removal can give you smooth, hairless skin that lasts for several months. With maintenance treatments, some people can make their hair loss permanent. This type of treatment is safe and effective, and Dr. Gordon can complete one session in just a few short minutes. She always takes the extra step to ensure that her patients have their needs met and feel satisfied with their results.
In the long run, laser hair removal may also be less expensive than other hair removal methods, such as waxing.
To book an appointment with New Generation Medical Practice today, call the office or use the easy online scheduler.