Laser Hair Removal

Bay Ridge Dermatology

Dermatology and Laser Specialists located in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY

If you’re ready to stop plucking, tweezing, and waxing unwanted hair, Dr. Evangeline Perez, DO, PC, at Bay Ridge Dermatology in the Bay Ridge area of Brooklyn, New York, can solve your hair issues through laser hair removal. This advanced cosmetic treatment destroys the hair follicle so it never grows back. Call today or request an appointment online to start treatment.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that helps get rid of unwanted hair. The skincare experts at Bay Ridge Dermatology use an advanced laser that has the capability to target large areas, and is equipped with Contact Cooling™ and Smooth Pulse™ technology to provide comfortable and effective treatments for all skin types.

The practice can treat almost any area of your body with the laser treatment, including your:

  • Back and chest
  • Neck and shoulders
  • Bikini area
  • Face — including the upper lip and chin
  • Legs

The specialized laser at Bay Ridge Dermatology permanently reduces unwanted hair in just a few treatments.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal treatment works by targeting your hair follicle and destroying it so hair can’t grow back. To get the best results, the team at Bay Ridge Dermatology may recommend you stop plucking and waxing before starting treatment because these methods of hair removal remove the root of the follicle and may make your laser treatment less effective.

What can I expect during laser hair removal treatment?

Laser hair removal is a fairly quick treatment. The Bay Ridge Dermatology team begins treatment by first cleaning the area set for hair removal. If you’re pain sensitive, the skin care experts may apply a topical anesthetic to ease your discomfort.

Once you’re prepped and ready, the dermatologist places the laser wand over the area being treated and the light energy zaps the hair follicle. You may feel a pinprick-like sensation as the laser targets the follicle.

The length of treatment depends on the size of the area you’re having the hair removed from. The team at Bay Ridge Dermatology provide a treatment plan before you get started so you know what to expect. Most treatments take anywhere from 10-30 minutes.

Due to the growth cycle of your hair, the practice recommends 4-6 laser sessions set at 3-4 week intervals to remove the most hair.

How long until I see results?

You see the results of laser hair removal almost immediately. The team at Bay Ridge Dermatology can remove up to 25% of your hair during the first session, and the hair that grows back comes in lighter and finer. Continued treatments are necessary to get the best results.

For safe and effective hair removal, call today or request an appointment online.