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How Many Sessions for Laser Hair Removal?

Hair removal can cost you money as well as hours of your valuable time. Laser hair removal can free you from time-consuming shaving or waxing. At New York Skin & Vein Center, we use the most advanced laser hair removal technology to give you the best results in the fewest number of treatments. 

Laser Hair Removal Oneonta

How Does Laser Hair Removal Work? 

Laser hair removal works by targeting pigment in the root of the hair. These hair roots are inside the hair follicle. Follicles grow and shed hair throughout your life. The Excel® HR laser system heats up the hair root, damaging the follicle and preventing new hair growth. Unlike many other laser hair removal devices, the Excel® HR uses two different lasers so it can safely treat both light and dark skin and hair. The different laser wavelengths target more hair pigment colors to effectively shut down hair follicles. 

How Many Sessions for Laser Hair Removal?

Most people need anywhere from three to twelve treatments for full hair removal. The number of treatments depends on the growth of hair. Hair follicles spend some of their time in a resting phase where they grow no hairs. Because they don’t contain a hair root, the laser does not deactivate them. Before the next treatment, more follicles will become active and ready to treat. 

What Results Will I See From Laser Hair Removal?

You will see a reduction in hair after your first visit and after each additional session. Your results will last several months to a year, and when you do see hair growth recurring, you will find that the hair feels soft, fine, and less noticeable. Yearly maintenance treatments will keep hair growth from starting again so you can continue to enjoy the benefits of long-term smooth skin. 

These benefits include freedom from the expense of razor blades, waxing sessions, and other hair removal methods. You will also be freed from spending hours of time removing hair. You won’t have to think before going somewhere whether you have stubble, because you’ll know you don’t. 

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.

How Do I Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?

You should prepare at least a month before a laser hair removal session. Good preparation leads to better treatment results. To prepare for your treatment:

  • Do not wax or pluck your hair since this removes the root. You can still shave. 
  • Avoid bleaching your hair since this removes the pigment from the hair root.
  • Try to stay out of the sun to avoid irritated skin
  • Shave 24 hours before treatment to remove hair above the surface

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Most people can receive laser hair removal, especially those with black, brown, or deeper red hair. Pale red, light blond, and white hair will not respond well to the laser because they don’t have enough pigment, so these people are not good candidates. The Excel® HR laser means that even people with darker skin tones can now receive laser hair removal


*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

To schedule your in-person laser hair removal consultation, call New York Skin & Vein Centers at (607) 431-2525 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you!

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