Laser Hair Removal

Flawless Image Medical Aesthetics

Phillip J. Din, MD

Cosmetic Surgeon & Internal Medicine located in East Syracuse, NY

The never-ending task of hair removal is a chore women could do without, taking up valuable time and potentially proving both painful and costly. Phillip J. Din, MD, of Flawless Image Medical Aesthetics offers state-of-the-art laser hair removal treatments for clients in the East Syracuse area of New York, that can permanently remove the need for shaving, plucking, waxing, or epilating unwanted hair. Dr. Din uses the Elite+™ Aesthetic Workstation, the ultimate in laser hair removal technology, so if you want to say goodbye to unwanted hair for good, call Flawless Image Medical Aesthetics today or book an appointment online.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Lasers such as the Elite+ that Dr. Din uses employ light energy to target hair follicles in your skin. Dr. Din applies the laser to your skin and sends pulses of precisely targeted energy into the follicles, destroying the hair root without causing any harm to the surrounding tissues.

As a result of the laser treatment, the hair follicles die and new hair is unable to grow, permanently ending the need to remove regrowth. Laser hair removal is safe for use on any area except for your head and eyelashes. The most frequently treated areas are:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Legs
  • Bikini area
  • Hands
  • Feet

Laser hair removal is one of the most effective and safest options for permanent hair removal in all these areas. Flawless Image Medical Aesthetics offers its clients a four-year guarantee, the most extensive available in the area. The guarantee covers any incidence of hair regrowth following the completion of a treatment program, for up to four years after the treatment.

Does the color of the hair make any difference to the results?

Hair color does play an important role in the process because the laser energy targets the melanin in the hair that gives it its color. White and gray hair doesn’t contain any melanin, and therefore the laser won’t be effective. Blonde hair contains some melanin, so may be treatable, while the best results are seen with darker-colored hair that has plenty of melanin.

When you consult Flawless Image Medical Aesthetics, your aesthetician assesses your hair to make sure treatment will work for you and prepares a customized plan of how the laser should be applied during the treatment, based on your skin color and type as well as your hair.

How long will it take before hair regrowth stops for good?

Most clients need a minimum of five treatment sessions to ensure no further regrowth. This is because hair can be in different stages during a treatment session, and the laser is only effective on the 15 to 20% of hair that’s in the active stage of growth at any one time.

Your aesthetician books you in for follow-up treatments at intervals of between one and three months, depending on the treatment area. In the second or third week after each treatment, you’ll see hair start to fall out, then new hair that’s entering the active phase of growth starts to appear. Once there’s no more new hair left untreated, the process is complete and you’re hair free.

What happens during a laser hair removal treatment session?

Laser hair removal doesn’t involve any injections or invasive procedures, and most clients feel little or no discomfort. The pulse produced by the Elite+ laser may cause a faint tingling sensation, or in more sensitive areas you may feel a fast, light pinch. The laser has cooling technology to minimize the sensations, and you can also have a topical numbing cream applied to sensitive skin.

The length of a laser hair removal session varies according to the treatment area, for example:

  • Full legs can take between 90 minutes and two hours
  • Bikini area can take up to 30 minutes
  • Underarms or lips can take up to 15 minutes

After the laser hair removal treatment session, you can carry on with your day as normal; just remember to keep your skin protected from exposure to the sun for a week or so after treatment. You may experience slight redness and swelling in the treatment area, although most clients don’t feel any effects at all.

If you’ve longed for a painless, straightforward way to put an end to the inconvenience and discomfort of regular hair removal, call Flawless Image Medical Aesthetics today, or book an appointment online.

*Individual results may vary.

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