How Laser Hair Removal Works
By Forest Hills Dermatology
December 27, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: laser hair removal  

What your dermatologist in Forest Hills, NY wants you to knowlaser hair removal

If you have unwanted hair, you’ve probably thought about electrolysis, but have you ever thought about laser hair removal? The truth is lasers are used in many fields, including dermatology. There are many skin conditions that lasers can treat, and one of them is removing unwanted hair. Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY wants to introduce you to this very effective, quick method to remove unwanted hair.

How Does it Work?

Dr. Moss uses the LightSheer Diode Laser which produces a focused beam of light. The light affects hair follicles, causing them to be unable to produce hair growth. There are many advantages of the LightSheer Diode Laser when compared to electrolysis. For example, the LightSheer Diode Laser system is:

  • More comfortable; the handpiece cools the skin during treatment, only damaging the hair follicle and not the skin around it.
  • More versatile; laser treatment can remove hair from your chin, lip, underarms, and other small areas, but it can also remove hair from large areas including your back, legs, and bikini area.
  • Much faster; the laser pulses for a tiny fraction of a second, and typically patients require fewer treatments to eliminate hair growth. Many patients report permanent hair loss after 3 to 5 treatments.

Laser treatments are completely safe and usually take between a few minutes to an hour, depending on the area being treated. You may experience a tingling feeling with treatment, and your skin may appear slightly red after treatment, however, these effects disappear soon after your visit. There is no downtime, so you can get back to enjoying your day.

If you are tired of plucking, shaving, and electrolysis, it’s time to experience state-of-the-art laser hair removal. Why settle for old-school methods when you can enjoy the convenience, comfort, and effectiveness of laser hair removal? For more information about laser hair removal and other dermatology treatments call Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY today!