Say Goodbye to Your Razor
By Forest Hills Dermatology
May 08, 2017
Category: Skin Care
Tags: laser hair removal  

Do you feel as though you are wasting hours of your life with shaving your unwanted body hair every day? Luckily, if this is true for you, laser hair removalyou can get rid of your body hair once and for all with laser hair removal performed right in your dermatologist’s office. Find out more about laser hair removal and how it can benefit you with Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY.

What can laser hair removal do for me? 
Laser hair removal is a lasting, permanent way to remove your unwanted hair. Your laser hair removal technician can precisely target the area you wish to remain hairless while leaving the surrounding skin untouched. Additionally, the procedure is quick and covers the area quickly. For example, a laser hair removal section for a small area like the upper lip or between the eyebrows can take less than a minute. Laser hair removal eliminates the need to shave, wax, or pluck your unwanted body hair.

What can I expect during a laser hair removal procedure? 
Hair removal uses the contrast in color between the hair and the skin to target the unwanted hair. The laser beams powerful, concentrated light into the hair follicle, destroying it and preventing it from producing hair in the future. Most patients report that laser hair removal feels like a rubber band being snapped onto the skin. During your procedure, you will sit or lie on an examination table and your hair removal technician will aim the laser’s wand at the targeted area. The laser will pulse about every second while your technician moves it along the area. Your doctor may recommend cooling gel or lotion applied before or after treatment to help deal with any irritation which may occur.

Laser Hair Removal in Forest Hills, NY
A good candidate for laser hair removal has realistic expectations for their results and is in good general health. Laser hair removal requires several sessions to achieve permanent hair loss. While some patients see their final results in as little as three sessions, others may require up to ten. If you think you could benefit from laser hair removal, consult with your doctor at Moss Dermatology.

For more information on laser hair removal, please contact Dr. Tamara Moss at Moss Dermatology in Forest Hills, NY. Call (718) 268-3161 to schedule your laser hair removal session with Dr. Moss today!