Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Nima D. Patel, located in the Midtown East neighborhood of New York City, offers patients a full scope of non-invasive cosmetic treatments, including the most advanced laser hair removal.
Laser hair removal puts an end to the hassle and discomfort of shaving, tweezing or waxing. With laser hair removal men and women can enjoy the benefits of a permanent reduction in hair, just about any place it grows that they’d rather it didn’t. Dr. Patel uses IPL (intense pulse light) therapy. It’s a simple office procedure, in which a laser emits a beam of light energy that penetrates the skin directly to individual hair follicles. The intense heat the laser produces damages the follicle, which prevents it from growing hair. The IPL technology that Dr. Patel uses allows for incredibly precise control. This means that only hair follicles are damaged and never the surrounding tissue. Because laser hair removal can only target actively growing follicles, multiple treatments are required to sufficiently decrease hair. The number of treatments varies, depending on each patient’s hair density and size of the particular area being treated. However, in most cases 2 -6 treatments are sufficient.
Hair can be eliminated from just about anywhere. The most frequently treated areas are the:
This is a quick, safe, and relatively painless treatment. Most body parts can be completed in about 30 minutes. There is no downtime. Afterwards, patients can resume their day to day activities. The majority of patients say treatment is minimally uncomfortable. The sensation is often likened to that of feeling a rubber band snap on your skin.
In general, laser hair removal is most effective on darker colored hair. However, most patients who have treatment enjoy 85-95 % permanent reduction of facial and body hair. Sometimes hormonal changes might cause hair to return. If this occurs, it can easily be retreated.
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