Laser Hair Removal in Hudson Valley, NY
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Laser Hair Removal in Hudson Valley, NY

Tired of constant shaving and waxing? Choose Laser Hair Removal at Dr. Rubinstein’s clinic in Newburgh, NY. Enjoy smooth, hair-free skin longer, without the hassle of frequent maintenance. Step into a new, liberated you.

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Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure designed to eliminate undesired facial hair. It uses laser technology to target and selectively disable areas of dark, unwanted hair growth while leaving the surrounding skin unharmed. This process works by selectively targeting the dark pigment in the hair follicle, impairing its ability to regrow future hairs. Laser hair removal is effective for treating unwanted facial and body hair in patients with any skin type or tone, including those with sensitive skin.

The laser targets dark hairs during their active growth cycle while leaving surrounding tissue unaffected. The laser emits pulses of light energy that are absorbed by the dark pigments in the follicles, disabling them so they can no longer produce new hairs. Most patients require a series of treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart and may experience temporary side effects such as redness or swelling at the treated area following each session. Laser hair removal is typically well tolerated by most people and provides long-term reduction of unwanted facial and body hair without the need for daily shaving or waxing.

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure designed to eliminate undesired facial hair.
Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure designed to eliminate undesired facial hair.

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How does it work?

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic treatment that uses a topical anesthetic to minimize discomfort during the procedure. During a session, laser energy is delivered to unwanted areas of the hair (eg: light or excess) which are comprised of melanin-containing hair follicles. The laser energy absorbs this dark pigment, disabling the follicle’s ability to produce future hair growth while leaving surrounding tissue unaffected. As a result, patients typically experience long-term reduction of unwanted body and facial hair without the need for daily shaving or waxing as well as smooth skin with less risk of ingrown hairs.

Laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal method that involves using a laser to safely destroy hair follicles
Laser hair removal is a permanent hair removal method that involves using a laser to safely destroy hair follicles.

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Are you Eligible for a Laser Hair Removal Right For You?

Successful outcomes depend on a few variables. The most important has to do with which laser system is being used. Patients naturally have different skin types, some lighter and some darker. There isn’t one laser that is effective for all skin types.

The best laser for lighter skin types is the Alexandrite laser. The Diode laser is the next best option (i.e. LightSheer). For darker skin, the long-pulse YAG laser is the most effective and safe. Using IPL (intense pulsed light, often found in spas), Diode, and Alexandrite lasers for darker-skinned or tanned patients can result in serious complications such as burns and scarring.

We have found the Lutronic Clarity II to be the most advanced and effective laser hair removal system as it contains both the Alexandrite and Long Pulsed YAG lasers in one system. This allows us to switch back and forth as needed based on each patient’s skin type and needs. This brilliant machine also utilizes IntelliTrak™ technology to deliver more consistent treatment coverage throughout large areas. Clarity II provides the user with real-time skin temperature feedback and shorter pulse widths throughout the procedure, allowing for more efficient removal of fine hairs.

The other equally important factor for a safe and successful laser hair removal outcome has to do with who is performing the treatment. Dr. Rubinstein has the most skilled, highly trained, and experienced aestheticians and nurses performing the procedure under his supervision.

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Laser Hair Removal

The laser hair removal procedure is a safe and effective treatment for permanent hair reduction with minimal side effects. During a session, a rubber band-like device will be used to pull the skin taut while a highly trained laser specialist administers pulses of light energy to the target area. These laser pulses target dark hairs during their active growth cycle while leaving surrounding tissue unaffected. The treatments may need to be repeated 4-6 weeks apart in order to achieve desired results and optimal permanent hair reduction. As with all health care decisions, patients should always seek medical consultation before undergoing any type of medical procedure such as laser hair removal, and be sure to review before and after pictures from previous patients who have had successful experiences with the same type of art lasers used by the specialists they are considering.

How to Prepare for LHR Procedure

The first step in preparing for a laser hair removal procedure is to speak with your doctor or a qualified medical professional about your treatment plan. Depending on the area you are treating, they will be able to give you an estimate of the number of treatments and any other information that may be helpful in achieving the best results. Your provider may also recommend using numbing creams prior to beginning treatment; this advice should be taken seriously as it can help make the treatments more comfortable.

In order to qualify as candidates for laser hair removal, individuals must have excess body or facial hair that they would like removed. This includes excessive amounts of leg, arm, chest, back and underarm hairs. Those who have recently shaved or waxed their unwanted body hair are great candidates for laser hair removal since removing these hairs will make it easier for the laser energy to target each individual follicle. Professional hair removal specialists can provide complimentary laser hair removal consultation sessions so that patients can determine if they’re good candidates and create a customized treatment plan tailored to their needs. After each session, patients can expect some mild redness and swelling; however, this is generally temporary and subsides within 1-2 days post-treatment.

Laser Hair Removal Treatment: What to Expect

Laser Hair Removal is a safe and effective treatment for reducing or eliminating excess hair from the body. The procedure utilizes highly advanced lasers that specifically target the dark pigment of the hair while leaving surrounding tissue unaffected. During a session, experienced and board-certified dermatologists will use an anesthetic cream to make the treatment more comfortable before applying light energy pulses to the targeted area. Multiple treatments may be needed to achieve desired results depending on the patient’s hair texture, skin type, and growth cycle.

It is important to note that some patients may have a more susceptible skin type than others, resulting in increased redness or swelling after treatment; however, this is usually temporary and will subside within 1-2 days post-treatment. Patients should always seek consultation prior to undergoing any type of medical procedure such as laser hair removal, and be sure to review before and after pictures from previous patients who have had successful experiences with laser treatments at their chosen clinic. With the help of experienced and certified professionals, you can be sure that your experience with laser hair removal will be comfortable and yield excellent results.

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Laser hair removal is a safe procedure that only targets unwanted follicles.

Common Complications of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a very safe procedure, but there are some possible complications to be aware of. These may include blisters or pigmentation changes. If you have acne or are experiencing a breakout at the time of your treatment, there is a risk of infection.

Certain medications may cause your skin to be more sensitive or slower to heal. Your provider can advise you on whether or not you are a good candidate for laser hair removal.

FAQs about Laser Hair Removal

How effective is Laser Hair Removal with Dr. Rubinstein?

Dr. Rubinstein uses advanced laser technology, which is designed to offer efficient and long-lasting results. After completing the prescribed number of sessions, most patients experience a significant reduction in unwanted hair.

How long does it take?

Each laser pulse takes less than a second and can zap multiple hair follicles at a time, so the treatment is very fast. The length of your session depends on the size of the area you want to treat. A small area like the chin or upper lip will only take 5 minutes, while a larger area like the back or legs may take 15 to 30 minutes.

How much time I won’t be able to go to work?

Laser hair removal is a non-invasive treatment that is usually pain-free, so there is no downtime required after a laser hair removal treatment. You can go about your normal daily routine immediately following your treatment. You should avoid sun exposure following your treatment.

When can I expect to see the results?

The hair will fall out from the treated follicles soon after the procedure. However, not all follicles are active at once, so several treatments are needed. It can take several months to achieve permanent hair removal.

How can I find a laser hair removal office near me?

It’s best to have your treatments at a board-certified plastic surgeon’s office. If you live in New York, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists offers laser hair removal among its services.

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