Unwanted body hair can make you feel self-conscious, and even stop you from doing things you would normally do. However, there is now an answer to achieve long-lasting hair reduction: laser hair removal. Laser hair removal has gained popularity over the last few years, and is now a household term!
Popular with both men and women, the latest technologies in laser hair removal are safe, gentle, and effective. Since no patient recovery time is needed, treatments can easily fit into your busy lifestyle.
At Koru Wellness Aesthetics, under the direction of Dr. Vivian Chin, we offer multiple state-of-the-art lasers to meet a variety of hair removal needs. Dr. Chin is a specialist in skin care and has selected the latest lasers to offer her patients the most effective results.
How does laser hair removal work?
Dr. Chin uses an 810nm Diode laser to remove and permanently reduce unwanted body hair. She can adjust the pulse repetition rate to determine the most effective results in small and large areas.
Who is a candidate for laser hair removal?
Dr. Chin has indicated that almost everyone is a candidate for laser hair removal. Initially, the ideal candidate was a patient with light skin and coarse, dark hair. However, with recent developments in technology, great results can be achieved in patients with darker skin as well. Dr. Chin has several types of lasers that can accommodate all skin tones on nearly all areas of the body. After your consult, she is able to determine the most effective method.
How many treatments will I need?
Depending on the hair density, hair color and hormonal factors, the number of treatments required varies from 4-8, spaced 4-6 weeks apart for the face and 6-8 weeks apart for the torso and legs. Each treatment lasts about 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area. With each treatment there is cumulative treatment to the hair follicle, so the amount and thickness of hair re-growing progressively reduces. There are also several stages of hair growth and hairs in the active growth phase are more responsive to the laser. This explains why multiple treatments are necessary. During your consultation with Dr. Chin, she will be able to determine the best treatment plan for you.
Is laser hair removal really permanent?
The FDA has cleared lasers for permanent reduction of unwanted hair and the results are excellent. Four to six treatments will give an approximate 90% reduction in most patients for non-hormonal areas of the body. Though no one can guarantee complete and permanent removal of unwanted hair, Dr. Chin can assure you that laser hair removal is the most advanced and effective procedure today and patients are extremely happy with the results.
What areas of the body can be treated?
All areas of the body, including face, neck, underarms, bikini line, legs, back and ears are treatable. Eyebrows should not be shaped with the laser, but the area in between the eyebrows can be treated.
If you are tired of the old methods of getting rid of unwanted hair, contact our office today to schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Chin at Koru Wellness Aesthetics.
Call us 212-396-3672 today!