The average woman in the U.S. shaves more than 7,700 times and spends more than $10,000 on shaving products in her lifetime. Doesn’t painless, long-lasting laser hair removal make more sense? At Plainview, New York’s Primary Medical Associates of Long Island, PLLC, Natalia Levinskaya, DO, and Vanessa Ali-Pennock, DO, use the revolutionary Harmony XL Pro laser system for effective, long-lasting and painless hair removal. Schedule a laser hair removal consultation online or by phone, and you can finally be done with shaving, plucking, and waxing for good.
Laser hair removal is an innovative procedure that uses an intense beam of light to remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal treatment, the laser beam passes through the skin to reach a single hair follicle beneath.
Laser light heats the follicle to the point where it becomes damaged, slowing future hair growth. Because human hair grows in cycles, multiple laser hair removal sessions are necessary to reach new hair growth.
Common laser hair removal treatment areas include the:
Prior to laser hair removal, your doctor reviews your medical history, discusses the risks and benefits of treatment, and assesses the areas of the body to be treated. She may take photos to compare your results after treatment.
She provides special goggles to protect your eyes from the laser light and numbs the area with a topical anesthetic. Next, she applies the hand-held laser to your skin. She uses a cooling gel or device to prevent discomfort as the laser heats and destroys hair follicles.
Small treatment areas take only a few moments, while larger areas like the legs and back may take up to several hours. After laser hair removal, you may have slight redness or swelling, which can be relieved with ice.
Many men and women experience hair shedding in the few days after laser hair removal. This is normal and not to be confused with new hair growth.
Though some hair regrowth is possible after treatment, men and women who have multiple treatments can go years without new growth. Dr. Levinskaya and Dr. Ali-Pennock generally recommend between four to six treatments scheduled every six weeks or so for optimal results.
Imagine never having to worry about shaving, plucking, or waxing again. An investment in laser hair removal saves you precious time and money spent on countless temporary hair removal products.
Individual results do vary, and your doctor will tell you what to expect during a laser hair removal consultation. Call or click to schedule yours today.