At Radiance Aesthetics & Wellness of NYC we use the latest revolutionary permanent laser hair removal treatment to target the roots of hair underneath the skin’s surface. It can be performed on any part of the body including your face, arms, neck, underarms, back, legs, and bikini line. This procedure is contraindicated if you are taking medications that cause photosensitivity. Laser hair removal is an ongoing process and might require 4–8 session to be successful.
What is Laser Hair Removal?
Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Laser hair removal/reduction is a permanent hair reduction treatment that uses lasers to target the roots of hair underneath the skin’s surface. No single laser is ideal for every individual. Depending on your skin and hair color, some lasers will be more effective than others.
Laser Treatment Procedures Performed in Our Office
There are a variety of lasers on the market, some more effective than others on different skin tones, hair colors, and treatment areas. Laser hair removal/reduction can also be performed on any part of the body including your face, arms, neck, underarms, back, legs, and bikini line. A series of treatments are usually needed for hair removal to be permanent.
How Does it Work?
Laser hair removal has become a very popular treatment option in recent years. Laser hair removal is considered a permanent, an effective and safe procedure if done by an educated and certified provider.
During the procedure a light beam is passed through your skin and targets the dark pigment of the hair called melanin. Intense heat produced by the light beam destroys the hair follicle, which will grow and fall out within several days.
In our practice we are proud to offer the latest revolutionary technology of Harmony XL SHR Hair Removal System from Alma Laser. This remarkable procedure permanently reduces body hair in a virtually painless manner.
Harmony XL utilizes Super Hair Removal (SHR) sweeping In- Motion technology to deliver effective wavelength to treat unwanted hair of all skin tones and hair types. The special SHR mode has a high repetition pulse rate with a high average power, administered in motion technique. This allows treatments to be more effective and the advanced Continuous Wave (CW) technology allows extra energy to be delivered safely thus decreasing chances of skin burning and discoloration.
Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?
This laser hair removal process is painless. During the treatment you would have a cooling gel applied to the skin area to be treated. The Laser Hair Removal hand piece is cool to touch and it soothes the skin as it carefully glides along the skin. The sweeping In-Motion SHR delivery system offers concurrent cooling and gradually rises the temperature to target the hair follicles without the risk of injury to skin and virtually no pain to the patient. The In-Motion technology allows continued administration of light to a larger treatment area with minimal discomfort, faster speed and fewer missed spots.
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
The number and frequency of treatments will be different depending on your hair type and the body part being treated. Number of treatments are usually required for hair removal to be permanent. Laser hair removal works best when a hair follicle is targeted during a special phase of growth—anagen phase—which might be different for each body part.
Most of the body hair above the waistline has approximately a 4–6 week cycle, while hair below the waist has 6–8 weeks cycle. This means you should be scheduling your sessions for upper body parts every 4–6 weeks and lower body parts every 6–8 weeks.
Other factors such as various medical conditions, prescribed medication, hormonal changes, hirsutism might also affect the number of treatments required. The timing might vary in each individual, but these are the average recommendations.
Is Laser Hair Removal Safe For Me?
There are certain contraindications for laser hair removal that you should be aware of, you need to make sure you notify your technician if you have them. This permanent hair removal procedure is contraindicated if you are taking medications that cause photosensitivity, such as certain antibiotics, have a medical condition causing you to be more photosensitive, viral or bacterial infections, or are pregnant.
What Happens After the Treatment?
Following Laser Hair Removal Treatment the treated area might appear mildly red and swollen. It is an expected result and should not cause any concerns. Redness will subside in 12 -24 hours. There is no downtime after the treatment and you may return to your normal activities right away. We recommend the use of sunscreen and no sun tanning to treatment area for 3-4 week after the treatment. Laser hair removal is an ongoing process, especially for permanent hair removal results and might require 4–8 session to be successful, so be patient.
You will need to shave the area before the procedure. After the treatment, your hair will fall out in 1–2 weeks. After each treatment, your hair will grow slower and thinner with a 20 to 40% reduction in amount. Do not wax or pluck newly grown hair between the treatments, you could shave them if needed.
Our Laser Hair Removal Treatments vs Other Systems
In our practice we offer the latest advance technology in laser hair removal. Our treatments are:
- fast and more comfortable,
- they are safe and effective for all skin types
- We could treat all body locations
- We could treat all hair colors
- Treatments are virtually pain free and no numbing medications required
- Sweeping In-Motion Technology offers fast treatments of large body areas
- Fast recovery and you could return immediately to daily activities
- More coverage and less missed spots
We offer the latest technology from Alma Lasers for a permanent, painless laser hair removal process. This Pain-Free, Hair-Free™ laser hair removal treatment using Harmony’s Speed AFT module and Super Hair removal (SHR™) treatment is safe for all skin types, hair types and any hair with color. It can even be used on tanned skin. We recommend that you aren’t actively tanning and stop plucking or waxing 4 week prior to treatment.
Dr. Fazylova and Staff at Radiance Aesthetic & Wellness strive to provide a holistic and individualized care to help you on your journey to a better health and vibrant appearance.
Do you have questions? To receive more information and to learn if you are a candidate for a permanent Laser Hair Removal Treatment, please contact Radiance Aesthetic & Wellness. If you would like to schedule an appointment with the top Laser Hair Removal specialist in Midtown NYC, Dr. Natalya Fazylova, please call our office.
Radiance Aesthetics & Wellness
NYC Holistic Health & Wellness Specialist
903 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1A
New York, New York 10065