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Laser Hair Removal in New York City and Westchester, NY

The LightSheer Diode Laser is the world's most advanced treatment for effective removal of unwanted hair. Most body areas can be treated with this state-of-the-art technology. Patients visit dermatologic cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rhoda Narins for laser hair removal in Westchester, NY, Manhattan, across the U.S., and around the world.

Just about your entire body is covered with hair. Because most of this hair is fine and pale, it usually isn't visible on face, neck, abdomen, breasts, arms or thighs. However, if it is visible, it may cause you to feel self-conscious. That's why many people in Westchester choose laser hair removal from Dr. Narins.

A Better Solution for Unwanted Hair

In the past, the usual remedies for unwanted hair were plucking, shaving, waxing, or chemical depilatories. Some are painful, some are messy, and all are temporary.

For long-term hair removal, electrolysis was popular but it is painful and slow. Hair by hair, an electric current passed through a needle is used to destroy the hair root. It typically takes months or even years of regular visits - even for small areas. Risks include electrical shock, infection, and pitting or scarring.

Now there's a more effective solution, the new LightSheer Diode Laser, a state-of the-art system specially designed to remove unwanted hair faster, less painfully, and more reliably than electrolysis.

Understanding Laser Treatment

A laser produces a beam of highly concentrated light. Different types of lasers produce different colors of light. The color of light produced by a particular laser is the key to its effect on hair follicles. The light emitted by the LightSheer Diode Laser is absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. The laser pulses for a fraction of a second, just long enough to vaporize the pigment, disabling several follicles at a time to eliminate or significantly impede the hair's regrowth.

Importantly, LightSheer's special contact-cooling handpiece is perfect for sensitive skin. It directs the laser energy to the hair root while protecting and cooling the surrounding skin.

What You Can Expect

The length of a laser session may be a few minutes to an hour or more, depending on the size of the area being treated. Because the laser tends to treat hair follicles that are in an active growth phase, more than one treatment may be required to disable hair follicles that subsequently enter this growth phase.

Laser Hair RemovalHair's active growth phase is called anagen. During anagen, the hair contains an abundance of melanin. 

Laser Hair RemovalCatagen is the regression phase. The lower part of the hair stops growing but is not, shed, and the follicle reabsorbed.  

Laser Hair RemovalThe resting phase is called telogen. The old hair falls out in preparation for the development of new hair.

Laser treatment itself may cause a slight tingling sensation. Most patients tolerate the procedure well. But because some areas of the body are more sensitive than others, topical anesthesia is always available.

The appearance of the treated area immediately after a laser session will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of treatment and skin type. Immediate after-effects, if any, are minor. They may include redness and swelling, which disappears in a short time. Most people return to normal activity right away.

Getting Started

Women and men from Westchester County, Manhattan, and other parts of New York City visit dermatologic cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rhoda Narins for laser hair removal and other enhancements, such as wrinkle treatments, liposuction, and laser skin treatments. Call (212) 288-9910 (Manhattan) or (914) 684-1000 (White Plains) to schedule an appointment and learn more.

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