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Does Laser Hair Removal Work on All Skin Types?

Tired of plucking, waxing, or shaving to get rid of that unwanted hair, but you have sensitive skin and aren’t sure about laser hair removal? Concerned about the side effects of laser hair removal and have questions about the risks? At New York Skin & Vein Centers, we understand your concerns and are here to answer any questions you may have about laser hair removal treatments.

How Does the Treatment Work?

Our Laser Hair Removal with Excel® HR treatment is a combination of two different lasers, the Alexandrite laser for light skin, and the ND: YAG, the only safe laser for dark skin. The precision lasers heat the hair follicles responsible for hair growth, killing them so they no longer grow the hair you don’t want. The use of both lasers during treatment reduces the risk of damage to the surrounding tissues, leaving you with smooth, stubble-free skin.

What are the Side Effects?

For most people, laser hair removal is safe, with no long-term side effects. There are sometimes temporary side effects immediately following the treatment, such as skin irritation similar to other types of hair removal, like waxing or plucking. There may also be a change of skin pigmentation, where lighter skin may darken, or darker skin may lighten. These effects are usually temporary and aren’t often cause for concern.

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with one of our highly trained providers at New York Skin & Vein Center located in Oneonta, NY, serving the surrounding New York City areas with additional offices in Norwich, Binghamton, and Cobleskill.

Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment. Your journey to a healthier, happier you can start today.

It’s rare, but serious side effects can occur, like changes to overall skin texture, particularly after tanning. Scarring can happen for people who scar easily. Blisters or crusting can also occur with sun exposure too soon following the procedure. While extremely uncommon, awareness of these possible effects is a good idea.

Am I a Good Candidate?

Laser Hair Removal with Excel® HR is safe and effective for any skin type or tone and can be done in even the most sensitive areas. Rest assured that our staff has the training and experience to give you the best laser hair removal treatment available.


*Individual Results May Vary

Dr. Dohner and his team strive to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses their practice for their aesthetic and vein needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Dohner and his team of expert providers at New York Skin & Vein Center in New York.

Take the Next Step – Request A Consultation

To schedule your in-person Laser Hair Removal – Excel® HR consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers on (607) 286-0672 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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