Introduction to Laser Hair Removal

While many people are embracing the “au naturale” look, most people are still very interested in getting rid of body hair. While hair follicles are important for certain areas of your body, such as the hair on your head keeping your head warm and providing cushioning for your skull, or how your eyebrows protect your eyes from moisture and light. Your body hair on the other hand, while it was originally meant to keep your body warm, seems almost redundant with clothing and centralized heating.

If you want a smoother, less hairy body but are tired of constant maintenance, it might be time to take your hair removal to the next level. At KH Plastic Surgery, we offer Laser Hair Removal to patients in New York City & Long Island for a faster, safer, and more comfortable solution!

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is the process of removing unwanted hair by means of exposure to pulses of laser light that destroy the hair follicle. If you struggle with removing unwanted hair, you’re not alone. Many find it difficult to keep up with the time-consuming process of hair removal like waxing and shaving.

The following areas can be treated:

  • Lip
  • Chin
  • Sideburns
  • Full face
  • Underarms
  • Shoulders
  • Abdomen
  • Full arms
  • Half arm (upper or lower)
  • Brazilian
  • Bikini
  • Chest
  • Lower back
  • Full back
  • Full legs
  • Thighs
  • Lower legs

What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?

Our Laser Hair Removal patients in New York City have been able to enjoy the following benefits from their treatment:

  • Long-term, permanent solution
  • Low maintenance
  • Minimal side effects
  • No more ingrown hair
  • Quick and safe treatment
  • Virtually painless

Who are the Best Candidates for Laser Hair Removal procedure?

Any man or woman can be a great candidate for Laser Hair Removal using BBL. The best candidates should have the following characteristics:

  • Have darker hair follicles and lighter skin
  • Maintains positive and realistic goals from their treatment
  • Tired of the time it takes to shave

If you have lighter hair or darker skin, the treatment may not be as effective for you. This does not mean that you are unable to get the procedure, just that you may require more sessions to achieve better results. When you come in for your consultation and get an evaluation, our team will be able to inform you of your candidacy for Laser Hair Removal.

*Patients should avoid tanning at least six weeks before your treatment.

What’s the First Step?

At KH Plastic Surgery, we’ve mastered the process of laser hair removal and stand behind it as one of the best ways to achieve permanent hair reduction. Before a laser hair removal treatment, patients must abstain from tweezing, waxing, or any other unwanted hair treatment that removes the hair from its root. Patients should shave before their appointment. Laser is attracted to the melanin, or pigment of the hair follicle. The hair must be in its anagen or active growth phase so the night before or morning of your appointment we ask you to please shave the area that you are getting treated. You should also avoid any sun exposure or tanning beds 2 weeks before your laser hair removal treatment.

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What to Expect on the Day of Laser Hair Removal

The laser hair removal treatment session involves holding a handpiece against the skin and then administering laser energy to the area. During this painless process, the skin is kept safe from the heat of the laser through controlled cooling.

The amount of time it takes to perform laser hair removal is impacted by the number of treatment areas. Additionally, size plays a factor. Very small precise areas like the upper lip take only minutes to address. The back can take up to an hour.

Laser Hair Removal Recovery

Once the treatment process is complete, you will be able to return to your daily schedule without any need for recovery time or downtime. You may notice a degree of redness or swelling in the treated areas. To help ameliorate these issues, it can be helpful to hold an ice pack to the areas. In the time after the procedure, you should avoid tanning beds and prolonged sun exposure. Apply sunscreen with a proper SPF.

*Laser hair removal treatments can be done once every 4-6 weeks. This is necessary to ensure that the targeted areas are all in the anagen phase during the treatment.

How Much Does Laser Hair Removal Cost in New York City?

The cost of Laser Hair Removal in New York City is dependent on a number of factors. The price of the procedure is primarily affected by the number and size of the treatment areas.

Why Choose KH Plastic Surgery

Ari S. Hoschander, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon with experience in both NY and Miami. After graduating from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he began a general surgery internship at Northwell Health System (formally the North Shore University Hospital-Long Island Jewish Medical Center) for three years. Dr. Hoschander has been twice awarded the resident teaching award at North Shore-LIJ Department of Surgery for being the most outstanding teaching resident.

After completing rigorous training in general surgery, Dr. Hoschander entered a plastic surgery residency for 3 years at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine where he compiled, co-edited, and co-authored a textbook on plastic surgical techniques titled ‘Operative Procedures in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery’.

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