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.