Unwanted leg or armpit hair can make anyone feel self-conscious, especially when they vacation at the beach or simply wear summer clothes. Today’s smooth legs can have stubbles tomorrow or even ingrown hair if you go for waxing, and this can cause you to spend your day covered up despite taking the time to remove the hair.

As an alternative to tedious and sometimes painful at-home hair removal, women and men can now opt for laser hair removal. Instead of shaving every few days, you can now enjoy smooth skin all summer without any issues. Dr. Ariel Ostad offers laser hair removal and can provide all the necessary information.

What Is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is a procedure that sends a concentrated beam of light directly into your hair follicle to remove the unwanted hair. The pigments within the hair absorb the light beam, eventually converting it into heat, which damages the hair follicle. Multiple treatments may be necessary to destroy all follicles, but, for the most part, the effects are long-lasting. 

This treatment can be used for every part of your body, whether it’s your legs, armpits, or face. It is most effective on patients with light skin and dark hair, as it targets the pigment, but specific lower frequencies may also make it safe to use on patients with dark skin. As follicles can sometimes heal over time, maintenance sessions are recommended to keep the skin hair-free.

Why Get Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal is beneficial for anyone wanting to decrease maintenance – i.e., the need for shaving or waxing. This procedure can save you time, especially during the summer when you would have to shave more frequently. 

While it might seem like laser hair removal is the more expensive choice, the procedure can actually save you money in the long run. As laser hair removal has the potential to be permanent, it will spare the need to buy razors and book waxing sessions. Ultimately, the procedure will pay for itself as time goes by. 

Those women and men who suffer discomfort caused by ingrown hairs and razor rashes can also benefit from this treatment by reducing potential pain and discomfort. Since the hair follicles will no longer grow hair, you can look forward to smoother skin with fewer imperfections. 

When Will I See the Results?

Laser hair removal can take some time until it shows significant results, so it is best to start the process during the winter season. The weakened follicles should begin to shed hair a few weeks or days after the treatment or at least grow thinner hairs. After your first visit, you may notice that your hair is reduced by up to 25 percent, though this varies from person to person.

The number of sessions you need to see your desired results will often depend on your hair type and skin tone. Most patients require four and 12 cycles. Laser hair removal is only effective when the hair is in its anagen phase, which includes around 90 percent of your hair, so you will likely need to wait around four to six weeks between treatments. 

The Bottom Line

If you want to enjoy smooth skin this summer, then laser hair removal could be a great option for you. As the procedure is potentially permanent, it gives you more time to enjoy your days without feeling self-conscious. Call Dr. Ariel Ostad and schedule an appointment for laser hair removal right now!

For more information about laser hair removal and how it benefits you, contact Dr. Ariel Ostad at 212-517-7900. We have all the details you need to make an informed decision. You can also fill out our online contact form, and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. 

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