If you are tired of spending hours shaving or tweezing your legs, or waxing unwanted hair from your chest, arms, and bikini line, you’ll love laser hair removal. In East Meadow, New York, Dr. Sebeen Razzaq-Ahmed and Marissa Cozzolino, LE provide men and women with painless laser hair removal at East Meadow Medical P.C. If you want to look good without the hassle of shaving or waxing, call or book an appointment online today.

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What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a painless procedure that removes unwanted hair and works on nearly every skin and hair color. It uses rapid pulses of laser light energy, doesn’t harm your skin, and, unlike tweezing, targets many hair follicles at the same time.

The pigment in your hair absorbs the concentrated light and heat, damaging your hair follicle enough to significantly slow hair growth. Hair follicles respond to laser light energy faster when your hair is just starting to grow. It is also more effective with more than one treatment.

With several treatments at planned intervals, you may get a permanent solution to your unwanted hair.

What areas of the body can laser hair removal treat?

Laser hair removal is safe on nearly every area of your body. Most common treatment areas include:

  • Back and chest
  • Shoulders and arms
  • Thighs and lower legs
  • Neck
  • Face
  • Abdomen
  • Armpits

As the laser hair removal treatment proceeds, your hair growth is significantly slower and its texture much finer than before.

What should I expect during laser hair removal treatment?

During your consultation, Dr. Razzaq-Ahmed reviews your medical history and discusses your expectations to determine if laser hair removal is right for you. She then draws out a customized treatment plan and discusses the procedure with you.

Depending on your expectations, skin type, and hair type, your plan may include a series of two to six treatments.

During your treatment, Dr. Razzaq-Ahmed moves a handheld laser device over the surface of your skin, delivering energy where needed. You may feel a warm pinprick, but the procedure is virtually pain-free. One treatment lasts for about a few minutes to an hour.

Are there any side effects with laser hair removal?

You may feel mild skin irritation and redness immediately after the procedure but it dissipates quickly. Dr. Razzaq-Ahmed ensures that your skin is protected throughout the procedure to lessen any risks of side effects.

Over the next few days or weeks following each treatment, you will notice a continuous shed of hair and a decline in hair growth rate. Repeated treatment should leave you with smooth skin and long-term hair reduction.

To take the first steps toward long-lasting, smooth skin, call East Meadow Medical P.C. in East Meadow, New York, or book an appointment online today.