Individuals looking to remove unsightly body hair may consider laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is a more permanent option than at-home removal kits or waxing. The procedure is considered safe and relatively painless, with limited to no associated recovery time.
Is Laser Hair Removal for me?
If you have unsightly, thick, or dark body hair in unflattering places, then laser hair removal could be a viable option for you. If you’re frustrated and tired of maintaining upper lip, arm, chest and leg hair, etc., laser hair removal provides a permanent solution to having to routinely shave, wax or pluck.
Excessive hair growth can be the result of a variety of hormonal issues from going through puberty, menopause, pregnancy or genetics. Whatever the cause of body hair, laser hair removal may be the answer you’re looking for.
What Can I Expect During the Laser Hair Removal Procedure?
Patients are given a topical anesthetic to numb the area and prevent pain and discomfort. The device is then moved, by hand, over affected areas to remove a patient’s unwanted body hair. Hair follicles in the selected areas are rendered disabled.
Patients often describe the sensation of laser hair removal as the snapping of rubber bands against the skin, though the actual feeling varies, depending on the individual.
Is there Any Down Time Associated With Laser Hair Removal?
The average recovery time for laser hair removal varies from patient to patient. Often, there is no downtime associated with laser hair removal. Rarely, some patients may experience some blistering that will subside within a few days. Laser hair removal often requires multiple treatments to achieve best results.
Are You Considering Laser Hair Removal? Contact Dr. Moskowitz.
If you are interested in learning more about laser hair removal, contact the office of Dr. Bruce Moskowitz, a plastic surgeon in New York City, at 212-979-4586. We look forward to hearing from you.