Unwanted hair can be bothersome for both men and women. Many modalities used to treat unwanted hair are often temporary.
Laser hair removal is also a very cost-effective way to treat unwanted hair. A recent study found that women spend up to $23,000 and 58 days of their lives removing unwanted hair using methods such as shaving, waxing and depilatory creams. Studies show that on average, women can save $7,000 by receiving laser hair removal on the areas of the body they typically shave and $20,000 by receiving laser hair removal on the areas of the body they usually wax.
Laser hair removal works by targeting the melanin, or pigment in the hair follicle. Therefore, black and brown hairs respond far better than lighter colored hairs.
In order to superiorly treat patients of all skin types we have the 755 nm Alexandrite device GentleLaseTM laser. This allows us to treat finer hair on lighter skin patients more effectively. Most patients notice a reduction by around 80% after four treatments.
NYMSS has the first-ever approved laser to permanently reduce hair in patients of every skin type. Prior to the development of this laser, laser hair reduction was too risky for tanned or dark skinned patients. Using the Coolglide Vantage Nd:YAG 1064 nm, we can safely and effectively reduce hair on the face, underarms, arms, bikini area, legs, just about anywhere in ALL patients! After applying a topical anesthetic 15-30 minutes beforehand, treatments are performed at setting appropriate for your skin type and hair thickness and texture. Because hair growth is in cycles, three to six treatments are often required to see significant results. Finally be done with shaving, waxing, plucking, and bleaching!