There’s nothing like the euphoric feeling a New Yorker experiences as the first rays of sunshine filter through the clouds and signals the onset of spring. We immediately begin to anticipate summer and a multitude of fair weather activities after our long and dreary winter winds down. As we begin to gear up for these activities, we naturally contemplate what it means to shed the heavy winter garb and hit the beach. That’s why I include laser hair removal as a service to my patients who want to take the hassle out of transitioning into swim suit season.
As a New York plastic surgeon, I recognize the importance of educating my patients about the most effective nonsurgical treatments available. Recently, laser hair removal has gained in popularity and today, it’s the second most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in America – and its popularity is increasing every day. Men and women are taking advantage of this safe and effective way to shed excess facial and body hair.
Hair removal lasers have been approved in the US by the FDA since 1997. Laser hair removal works with selective photothermolysis (SPTL), the application of a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to obtain optimal effect on a targeted tissue with minimal effect on surrounding tissue. Light is absorbed by dark objects – in this case the hair and hair follicle – so laser energy can be absorbed. The laser damages the hair follicle so new growth ceases.
When laser hair removal is administered by a certified technician, utilizing the newest and most effective laser technology, a patient can expect immediate results as the laser is targeted at permanently removing the hair and impeding future growth.
Typically, the removal of hair in a specific area will take 3-6 treatments over a period of 2-6 weeks and effectively terminates the necessity for time consuming and repetitive procedures such as waxing, electrolysis, shaving, tweezing and chemical peels. As an added benefit, ingrown hairs and annoying skin irritations are eliminated.
The benefits of laser hair removal go beyond the actual procedure as many of my patients experience an increase in self esteem that enhances their confidence.
If you would like to find out if you’re a candidate for New York laser hair removal and take advantage of this proven technology for the safe and effective removal of unwanted hair, please contact my White Plains office at 1-888-PSURGERY for an appointment or visit our website at psurgery.com. Our newly expanded practice can accommodate all nonsurgical procedures; in particular, you can take advantage of our Euro Laser Services for laser hair removal.