Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Loucas Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Not only do shaving and waxing cause bothersome bumps, these outdated hair removal methods take up your precious time. The skilled team at Loucas Dermatology offers fast, easy, and permanent GentleLase® laser hair removal at their Upper East Side office in New York City. To achieve smooth, hair-free skin without the constant upkeep and irritations, call Loucas Dermatology or book an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a common cosmetic treatment that provides you with the silky, smooth skin without the painful irritations of shaving and waxing. The team at Loucas Dermatology uses the GentleLase laser, which safely removes your hair with minimal discomfort.

Since your hair follicles cycle through phases of growth, you need multiple treatments to target all your hair. This varies depending on the thickness and location of the hair being treated, but most people require three to five treatments spaced about six weeks apart.

How does GentleLase laser hair removal work?

While shaving, waxing, and plucking remove your hair, they leave the follicle intact so the hair can regrow. The Gentle laser deactivates your follicles by sending pulses of laser energy into the layers of your skin, with 80% of patients reporting permanent hair loss after only four to six treatments. Even if your hair does grow back, it should be finer, lighter in color, and more sparse than before.

Who is a good candidate forGentleLase laser hair removal?

Unlike some other lasers, the GentleLase laser is safe and effective for all skin types, including dark and very pale skin. The team at Loucas Dermatology evaluates your skin to determine the right GentleLase hair removal treatment for you.

The GentleLase laser effectively removes hair from the following areas:

  • Face and neck
  • Back
  • Arms and legs
  • Underarms
  • Bikini area

What should I expect from laser hair removal treatment?

First, the team at Loucas Dermatology evaluates your skin and develops a personalized laser treatment plan to achieve your hair removal goals. This may involve multiple sessions spaced six weeks apart.

The amount of time the procedure takes depends on the treatment area. Small locations, such as your face, may take only a few minutes, while your back or legs can take 15-30 minutes.

During treatment, your provider at Loucas Dermatology applies a small handpiece to the treatment area, which delivers gentle bursts of heated laser energy. While it shouldn’t be painful, you may experience a sensation similar to the snap of a rubber band against your skin while the laser works.

Afterward, you may notice some redness or swelling similar to a sunburn. It’s important to avoid sun exposure and apply a sunscreen for a few days after your treatment.

To learn more about easy, cost-effective GentleLase laser hair removal, call Loucas Dermatology or book an appointment online today.