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If you want to get rid of unwanted hair, our 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 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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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?

According to Statistic Brain, an independent research firm, 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, such as waxing or threading. Laser hair removal is a cost-effective alternative.

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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Caring about our patients and our community: An update on the coronavirus outbreak

Hello Everyone,

The health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. Our practice is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State and city health officials as we schedule patients.

Our Practice is open for essential procedures, however we encourage you to continue using our Telehealth feature.

There are steps our practice is taking, and those we ask our patients to take, to ensure the safety of all. We have further increased cleaning practices across the office and our ambulatory surgical facility. We ask if you feel you have any respiratory symptoms with cough or fever you seek care from your primary physician. We have zero reports of any staff member or volunteer who has been in contact with someone with the virus. We consider our practice to be a safe and welcoming space for those who need our dermatological and cosmetic services in this difficult time.

We hope to continue to serve you and provide you with our services. We continue to be guided by our unwavering mission and long standing values to care for our patients.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call our office to speak with one of our office staff or nurses or email us at [email protected]

Please use this time to stay home, help stop the spread of Coronavirus, and tend to your health and your loved ones.

We will come out of this stronger and more resilient than before.

With thanks for your cooperation,

- Dr. Ariel Ostad

We are open for essential procedures only, starting May 18
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