Hair Removal in NYCThe physicians at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York are pioneers in the development and testing of lasers in the area of long-term hair removal. To achieve optimal results for all skin types, we have a wide variety of laser technology including the long pulsed alexandrite laser (GentleLase), the long pulsed Nd: YAG laser (GentleYag), and the newest laser, which combines both the alexandrite and Nd:YAG lasers (GentleMax). We are pleased to now offer the Vectus laser, the fastest laser for hair removal over large areas such as the legs, back and chest. In addition, we constantly evaluate new laser systems in order to provide the best and latest technology.
Excess or unwanted dark hair can be safely and effectively removed using various lasers. Compared to other methods of hair removal such as waxing, plucking, and cream depilatories, lasers provide more efficient removal of hair with longer lasting results.
At the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York, all laser hair removal procedures are performed by board-certified, fellowship trained dermatologists.
Laser hair removal is safe to use on all areas of the body. Most people require several treatment sessions to produce long lasting hair removal in a given area. Treatment sessions are usually performed at one to two month intervals, depending on the area of skin being treated.
There can be some discomfort during the procedure. For sensitive areas, such as the bikini line or the underarms, or for the treatment of large areas such as the full legs or back, patients can elect to have topical anesthetic cream applied before treatment. Most patients treating smaller areas of skin do not require the anesthetic cream.
In addition to the general removal of unwanted hair, laser hair removal has been proven to be very effective for the specific removal of hair that causes irritation, such as in ingrown hair, razor bumps (pseudofolliculitis barbae), or pilonidal cysts, excess hair associated with birthmarks or after surgical procedures (grafts).
American Academy of Dermatology - Learn more about Laser Hair Removal
NYU UPN Dermatologists
- Roy G. Geronemus, M.D.
- Robert T. Anolik, M.D.
- Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, M.D.
- Bradley S. Bloom, M.D.
- Daniel A. Belkin, M.D.
- Roy Seidenberg, M.D.
- Leonard J. Bernstein, M.D.
- Paul M. Friedman, M.D.
- Michelle F. Henry, M.D.
- Jessica J. Krant, M.D.
- Ronald Shelton, M.D.
- Dana Stern, M.D.
- Elliot T. Weiss, M.D.