The Ultimate Guide to Laser Hair Removal

Waxing, shaving, or plucking all require time, but if you like smooth, hairless skin, these might appear to be your only options. However, for those ready to spend slightly more money, you might choose a more lasting solution: laser hair therapy. This cutting-edge procedure employs a laser to kill the follicle, resulting in fuzz-free skin. At Park Slope Laser Aesthetic Center, you can access some of the finest laser hair removal procedures. Wondering what your laser hair removal cost might accrue? Well, prices are personalized for every patient; thus, it is necessary that you schedule an in-person consultation to determine your actual cost. Call the office or use the online booking tool to get started right away.

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?

Park Slope Laser Aesthetic Center provides the Elite+® laser system for excellent laser hair removal. Elite+® Laser utilizes light therapy to target and kill hair follicles, limiting future growth without affecting the surrounding tissue or skin.

The laser hair removal treatment offered at the practice employs some of the most innovative laser technologies available. With Cynosure® Elite+TM, you can finally bid unwanted hair goodbye. The machine uses two settings, Alex and Yag, making it perfect for various skin types.

What Areas Does Laser Hair Removal Target?

Park Slope Laser Aesthetic Center’s certified aestheticians reduce hair on nearly every part of your body except for around the eyes. Some of the most common treatment areas include:

  • Legs
  • Arms and underarms
  • Chest and back
  • Face, including cheeks, chin, upper lip, and many more
  • Bikini line

The laser therapy is perfect on all skin types, from dark to light. It is also great on most hair types and colors, including fine hair and thick hair. 

How Many Sessions Do You Need?

The number of sessions you require is unique to every patient. Typically, it varies according to the treatment area, the amount of hair you wish to eliminate, and the thickness and texture of your hair.

Often, procedures for smaller areas can take several minutes, while larger areas require even up to half an hour. To achieve lasting, perpetual hair removal, you will require several sessions at the targeted region to make sure all hair follicles in the area are extensively treated. Otherwise, hair will regrow normally.

Before your next session, you do not have to allow hair to regrow, as you can groom normally.  With laser therapy, you can also address ingrown hairs in addition to hair growth concerns.

Is Laser Hair Removal Painful and What Should You Expect After Treatment?

For the finest body hair removal outcomes, avoid exposure to sunlight or other UV lights, i.e., artificial tanning. Laser procedures destroy the hair follicles; thus, skin close to the targeted region must not be exposed due to increased sensitivity.

During a session, patients generally report a snapping feeling at the targeted area. Following treatment, you may experience mild side effects, which usually clear within days. These include some inflammation, redness, and minor burning sensation similar to a sunburn.

Another advantage of laser hair removal is that it does not require downtime. You can resume your routine tasks immediately following your session.

Are you wondering if you are the right candidate for laser hair removal? Call Park Slope Laser Aesthetic Center, or arrange an appointment online to discuss your options with a board-certified aesthetician today.