Laser Hair Removal
If you’re tired of spending time shaving or waxing, but still want smooth, hair-free skin, then professional laser hair removal is the answer. Not only can laser hair removal get rid of unwanted hair in just a few easy sessions, but it can help both men and women feel more confident in their own skin. At Cosmetic and Surgical Arts in Glendale, New York, Dr. Anna Arsenous offers patients the most advanced treatment with xeo® hair removal. Contact the office today to learn more about the incredible results you can experience with laser hair removal.
Laser Hair Removal
How does laser hair removal work?
During a roughly 30-minute treatment session, a laser emits light at controllable levels of energy to target hair follicles. The follicle absorbs the light and turns it into heat, which then damages the follicle so it can no longer produce hair. Dr. Arsenous uses the xeo hair removal system — an advanced laser system that emits a continuous cooling sensation on the treatment area in between light pulses so patients can feel as comfortable as possible during a session. Dr. Arsenous can use the xeo system on almost any patient, regardless of skin color or hair texture. And because xeo targets the root of the follicle, patients can enjoy long lasting results in just a few treatments.
Are there side effects to laser treatment?
Patients typically do not experience side effects from the laser treatment, but in the event they do, symptoms are minor. When the melanin within the hair follicle is close to the surrounding skin color, it’s possible for the skin tissue to absorb laser light along with the target follicles. When this happens, the patient may experience a sensation and redness similar to mild sunburn. As with minor sun exposure, this fades within a few hours or up to a couple of days. There are no large doses of ultraviolet light, so serious burning doesn’t occur. The treatment tips used with the xeo laser cool the skin surface to further abate any discomfort.
How many treatments are needed?
Several factors influence the number of treatments needed, including hair and skin type. Perhaps most important is the growth cycle of body hair. In 6-12 weeks, body hair grows from the base of the follicle to the skin’s surface. At any given time, only a portion of body hair is at a point of development where the follicle is susceptible to the hair removal laser. Initial treatment cycles of between 4-6 treatments at 3-8 week intervals give a good indication of how a patient responds. Follow-up appointments to touch-up further hair growth can then be scheduled as needed.
If you’d like to learn more about laser hair removal, contact Dr. Arsenous at Cosmetic and Surgical Arts today.