Laser Hair Removal in Great Neck, NY

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What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal has become one of the most popular cosmetic services in the United States. It is a convenient option for the long-term reduction or removal of hair follicles on the face and body. This procedure typically leaves the skin looking and feeling smoother and provides long-lasting results compared to other methods. Mary O'Grady RPA-C at Bodian Dermatology performs effective, gentle and safe laser hair removal services with both Alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers for all skin colors.  We have perfected the treatment in Great Neck, NY for women and men in frequently needed areas, such as the arms, back, legs, face, chest, armpits, and intimate areas.

What are the benefits?

Repeated waxing or shaving is expensive. Laser hair removal performed by our providers at Bodian Dermatology in Great Neck, NY gives a fantastic alternative to the conventional techniques for getting rid of undesirable body hair. Benefits of laser hair removal can be:

  • Can be effective for a variety of parts of the body and for various varieties of hair
  • Makes skin smoother and more moisturized
  • A quick treatment with minimal pain for many individuals
  • Less repetitive than plucking or waxing
  • Yields long-lasting results
  • Avoids ingrown hairs
  • Prevents hair regrowth between treatments

Can Laser Hair Removal Benefit Me?

Reducing hair follicle growth with a laser is a safe treatment that is suitable for most people of all skin color. During your initial consultation, we will talk about your needs, concerns, and goals to help determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. Ideal patients for laser hair removal:

  • Have unwanted hair on their face or body
  • Want to stop using other hair removal techniques (shaving, waxing, depilatory creams, bleaching)
  • Have darker hair.  Laser hair removal does not work on blond or white hairs
  • Are in overall good physical health

Our Laser Hair Removal Technique

At your appointment, you will be asked to relax in one of our treatment rooms as the needed areas of your skin are cleaned to remove oil, dirt, and moisturizers. During laser hair removal, a member of our professional team will smooth out the skin to provide a direct path between the root of the hair follicle and the laser. The laser beam will focus on and destroy the follicle, which prevents the hair from growing back. On average, you will need to get multiple treatments spaced every 4-6 weeks to get your optimal results. Your appointments will be staggered to allow the treated areas time to recover. This also allows time for hair follicles in the dormant phase to change to the phase of active growth so the laser can be effective. The revolutionary Alexandrite and YAG lasers we use at Bodian Dermatology are able to target only the hair follicle, preserving the skin in the treatment area.

After Laser Hair Removal

While this procedure is relatively gentle in nature, the treated areas of your skin may look like they have a slight sunburn due to the use of lasers. After your session, you will be free to go back to all normal activities, but you should avoid heavy activity or sun exposure for a period of 24 hours to let the treated areas heal. Most patients experience no post treatment effects.  However, any discomfort may be alleviated with cool compresses or anti inflammatory creams such as aloe vera.

Smoother Skin Ahead

If you are tired of spending time, energy, and money on bleaching, plucking, shaving, and waxing, make an appointment to find out more information about laser hair reduction sessions at Bodian Dermatology in Great Neck, NY. Our laser hair removal  lasers will help you get smoother skin by effectively targeting unwanted follicles on the body and face.

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