Unwanted hair on the face and body is a common problem for both men and women. From the upper lip to the back, chest, arms, and bikini line, removing unwanted hair anywhere on the body can be stressful, time consuming, and often painful in many cases, depending on the methods used. Common solutions like shaving and waxing are convenient, but they are temporary and can also lead to skin irritation and problems like razor burn, scarring, and ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal offers an alternative and longer term solution to hair removal. Dr. Tamara Moss, a dermatologist at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, offers laser hair removal and dermatology services for children and adults.
Laser Hair Removal in Forest Hills, NY
Here are some helpful information about the benefits of laser hair removal and how it works.
Q: How does laser hair removal work?
A: Laser hair removal works by directing a beam of light into the hair follicle, which heats the pigment/melanin in the hair and inhibits growth.
Q: What parts of the body can laser hair removal treat?
A: Laser hair removal is effective anywhere that unwanted hair grows, such as the upper lip, chin, back, stomach, chest, arm pits, legs, and bikini line.
Q: Who can use laser hair removal?
A: Laser hair removal treatments have been found to be most effective on people with darker hair and a lighter skin tone.
Q: How long does laser hair removal last?
A: Like any procedure, the results tend to vary from person to person. Several sessions are usually necessary as the hair loss occurs gradually over a period of several weeks to months. Although laser removal doesn't permanently inhibit hair growth, the hair does tend to grow back lighter and thinner in texture in most cases.
Find a Dermatologist in Forest Hills, NY
For more information about laser hair removal and other dermatology treatments and services, contact Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY, by calling (718) 268-3161 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Moss today!