Laser hair removal is a relatively simple procedure that men and women can get to remove unwanted or unsightly body hair, reduce the amount of time they spend shaving and otherwise enhance their appearance. However, there are certain facts that anyone considering laser hair removal on Long Island should know.
Laser hair removal doesn't work like traditional shaving or waxing. Rather than trimming the hair off at the skin level, lasers heat up the hair, destroying it at the follicle. Simply "zapping" off hair isn't as simple as it sounds,however, and there are factors that can affect the effectiveness and length of time a procedure takes:
Pigment – At Marotta Aesthetics and Laser, the technique we use targets any hair with pigment. Other laser hair removal systems work in different ways, which ultimately makethem less effective. In either case, skin tone and hair color can affect the removal process, so it is important toknow your expected outcome beforehand.
Licensing – In some states, laser hair removal isn't considered a medical procedure, which allows anyone to purchase equipment and legally perform hair removal. This makes it doubly important to go to a board certified cosmetic surgeon, to ensure that you not onlyget the best treatment, but also minimize your risks of side effects.
Skin condition – Any history of sensitivity or keloid scarring could complicate a laser hair removal procedure as well, and should be discussedwith your certified technician.
For those considering laser hair removal, Marotta Aesthetics and Laser provides the highest-quality operations using cutting-edge equipment to minimize your recovery time and maximize your results. Contact us today for a consultation and suggestions on what procedures are right for you.