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If you want to get rid of unwanted hair, our NYC laser hair removal treatment can help. We will effectively remove unwanted hair for you in quick, convenient sessions. Laser hair removal not only saves you the time and hassle of shaving and waxing; it also gives you the confidence you've been looking for. 

What is laser hair removal?

With laser hair removal, you can achieve smooth, hair-free skin with long-term results. Our treatment removes unwanted hair with painless light energy. This advanced hair removal treatment requires a series of appointments in which laser energy is directed to the hair follicles, rendering them unable to produce hair.

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Who is a candidate for laser hair removal in NYC?

If you're tired of shaving or waxing unwanted hair, you may be a candidate for laser hair removal in NYC. Because the laser works by absorbing by melanin (pigment) located in the hair follicles, light hair does not respond to treatment well. Those with dark hair and light skin are the best candidates, as there is greater contrast for the laser to target pigment. However, in patients with darker skin, specific types of lasers can be used successfully.

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What can I expect with laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal in NYC is a quick treatment with minimal discomfort. When you arrive for your appointment, a topical numbing cream will be applied to your skin to reduce discomfort during treatment, and you will be given goggles to protect your eyes. The doctor will then press a hand-held laser instrument to your skin. When the laser is activated, a light beam will pass through your skin to the hair follicles, damaging them and inhibiting hair growth without damaging the surrounding skin.

For most patients, this is a warm, mildly uncomfortable sensation that subsides after the laser is finished. Each pulse of laser energy takes only a fraction of a second, treating many unwanted hairs at once. Treatment for a small area takes only a few minutes; larger areas may take approximately one hour. You will be given ice to reduce swelling immediately after treatment.

After a laser hair removal treatment, the hair thins and becomes softer over the next month. Several sessions spaced several weeks apart are needed for full clearance. Treated hairs do not grow back, so improvement is long-lasting. The body will continue to produce some new hair follicles, so we recommend scheduling periodic touch-up appointments to maintain a sleek look. It may take 5-7 treatments for optimal response and adequate reduction of hair follicles.

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What is recovery like after laser hair removal?

For about 1-2 hours after laser hair removal in NYC, patients can expect redness and swelling at the treatment site. The skin may also look pink for a few days (as with a mild sunburn). It's very important to moisturize and wear sunscreen during this period. Cold compresses can help reduce discomfort. You may return to work and normal activities immediately after treatment but avoid sun exposure and refrain from any activity that could irritate the treated area.

What are the benefits of laser hair removal?

Shaving remains the most common hair removal technique in the U.S. While razors have improved, shaving is time-consuming. Dr. Ostad recommends laser hair removal, as a lasting solution with the following benefits:

  • Effective treatment: most patients achieve permanent hair loss within several sessions
  • Quick procedure: treatment times are fast, and you are likely to see results within a few weeks
  • Time saved from shaving or waxing: you will no longer need to shave or wax
  • Precise targeting: laser hair removal targets hairs at the follicle; this precision approach produces excellent results
  • No waiting for hair growth: unlike waxing, you should shave shortly before a laser hair removal session to prevent scorching of surface hair; this means you can remain free of fuzz while waiting for treatment
  • Minimal side effects: laser hair removal has only a few minor side effects, which typically resolve in a few days
  • No ingrown hairs or razor burn: waxing, threading, and epilating can leave you with painful, unsightly ingrown hairs; shaving can cause razor burn and irritation—with laser hair removal, you will not have these problems

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FAQ

Where can laser hair removal be performed?

Dr. Ostad has the advanced equipment and skills necessary for safe hair removal on most combinations of skin and hair types. Laser hair removal can be performed on any area of the body, but several areas are very popular: face (upper lip, cheeks, and between the eyebrows), neck (to reduce irritation from collar and tie), back, shoulders, arms, chest, abdomen, bikini zone, legs, fingers, and toes.

How cost-effective is laser hair removal?

Yes. According to independent research firm, Statistic Brain, the average woman spends $10,000 in a lifetime on shaving-related products. As 75% of men shave their faces daily, their expenses are also substantial. The cost can easily escalate with salon treatments like waxing and threading.
The cost of a laser hair removal session generally ranges from $100 to $800, depending on several factors, including the clinic’s location, the treatment area and the size of the treatment area. The cost of laser hair removal on the chin, underarms and abdomen is fairly reasonable, ranging from $100 to $400. And the cost of laser hair removal on the back and legs is higher, ranging from $250 to $800.
The upfront cost of laser hair removal may seem high, but it essentially pays for itself in the long run because you don’t have to spend on salon treatments and shaving products anymore. Furthermore, you can also get discounts for multi-session laser hair removal packages.

What if I have thick hair?

If you have thick, dark or coarse hair, you’re in luck because you’re the ideal candidate for laser hair removal. The laser is attracted to pigmentation differences and color, so laser hair removal is in fact most effective for thick, coarse or dark hair.

Is there any downtime of laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal doesn’t involve any downtime or recovery period. You can resume most of your daily activities as soon as you walk out of our office. You’ll have to take a few precautions, such as avoiding direct sunlight for a few days, and wearing sunscreen to prevent irritation.

Are there any side effects from laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a safe procedure with mild and temporary side effects at most. You’ll typically experience only mild discomfort, swelling or redness after the procedure, but these side effects will recede in a few hours. You may also notice minor pigmentation changes on your skin after the procedure. People with light skin may notice darker spots, and people with darker skin may notice skin lightening, especially if they’re exposed to direct sunlight either before or after the treatment.

Why choose Dr. Ostad for laser hair removal?

Dr. Ariel Ostad is a board-certified leader in cosmetic and medical dermatology, laser dermatology, and cosmetic surgery with unparalleled artistry and exceptional skill.

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