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Is There Any Recovery After Laser Hair Removal?

Whether you remove hair from your face, legs, bikini line, or other areas, the process can be tedious or uncomfortable. Laser hair removal gives you an effective way to put an end to this unpleasant task. This treatment addresses hair growth at the root to give you long-lasting smooth skin and no more worries about stubble or missed spots. 

What is Laser Hair Removal?

Laser hair removal stops hair growth by killing the follicles from which the hair grows. 

Each hair grows from a root contained within a follicle in your skin. The root contains a pigment called melanin that gives it color. This pigment absorbs the laser energy, heating the root and killing the follicle. Therefore, you cannot produce new hair in that area.

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Is There Any Recovery After Laser Hair Removal?

Your New York Skin & Vein team uses the Excel® HR laser for hair removal. This laser provides a safe, effective experience with little to no recovery time. You may experience some minor redness and swelling in the treated area for a few hours. You can return to your usual activities immediately, letting you get back to work or your daily routine. You will have to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen after treatment. 

What Areas Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?

You can have laser hair removal almost anywhere that you grow hair. The Excel® HR laser works safely on all skin types and tones. Popular areas for this treatment include:

  • Face
  • Legs
  • Bikini line
  • Underarms
  • Chest
  • Arms

However, you can treat hair almost anywhere it bothers you. Different areas of skin grow different hair types, so hair in one area may take longer to treat than hair from another. We recommend a consultation to discuss all your areas of concern and develop a treatment plan.

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 Many Laser Hair Removal Treatments Will I Need?

Laser hair removal will require a series of treatments to achieve results. During each session, some hair follicles will be in a dormant state with no hair growth. At each session, more follicles will be active and responsive to treatment. Most people benefit from two to six treatments, although you may need more. You may need a touch-up treatment every year or two to manage any stray hairs that appear. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

The Excel® HR laser allows more people to receive laser hair removal treatment. Good candidates should have black, brown, or darker red hair that contains enough melanin for treatment to work. People with pale red, blond, or gray hair are not usually good candidates. You should not have this treatment on damaged or irritated skin or if you have been tanning.


*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 Center at (607) 224-9648 or simply fill out the form on this page. We look forward to working with you. 

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