An excess of hair in the wrong places is a common aesthetic problem affecting both men and women. Some women experience unwanted facial or body hair, requiring constant waxing. Men often have unwanted hair on the chest or back. If you have unwanted hair, you are likely shaving, undergoing regular waxing appointments or apply various depilatory products to create hair-free legs, underarms, bikini zone, back, chest, arms, or face.


Who is a candidate for unwanted hair removal?

If you have unwanted hair on any area of your face or body, you may be a candidate for laser hair removal. Individuals with lighter skin and darker hair are the best candidates, as the laser energy targets melanin, the pigment giving hair its color. However, Dr. Ostad uses advanced equipment for safe laser hair removal for most skin and hair types.

What should I expect in a hair removal procedure?

You will wear eye protection during your hair removal procedure. A topical anesthetic may be applied so you are comfortable during the process. A hand-held laser instrument is applied to the skin. It may have a cooling device on the tip, or a cooling gel applied to protect your skin. You may feel a sensation similar to a warm pinprick when the doctor activates the laser and the beam passes through your skin to the hair follicles. The procedure time will reflect the size and number of areas treated.

Why choose Ariel Ostad MD PC?

  • Dr. Ostad is known as an expert in his field and named as a Top Doctor on Castle Connolly and RealSelf
  • He is a double board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon
  • Dr. Ostad and his staff receive advanced training and stay ahead of the curve with the most recent developments in laser hair removal and other aesthetic procedures
Dr. Ariel Ostad


Is there any recovery after hair removal?

You may experience redness and swelling for the first few hours after treatment. Apply ice to the treated area to minimize discomfort. Avoid sun exposure for six weeks after laser treatment, or as instructed by Dr. Ostad, and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily.

How does laser hair removal work?

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses laser beams to remove unwanted hair. The laser emits a light that is absorbed by the pigment in the hair. That light energy is converted to heat, which damages the tube-shaped sacs within the hair follicles that produce hair, inhibiting or delaying future growth.

What results can I expect with laser hair removal?

After laser treatment, you will shed hairs in the following days or weeks. Repeat treatments are usually needed, as natural hair growth and loss occur in cycles, and follicles in the new growth cycle will respond to the procedure.

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