With so many different options to remove unwanted body hair, ranging from messy creams to goopy waxes and painful, irritating razors, what’s a New Yorker to do? At Gotham Beauty, we offer state-of-the-art laser hair removal because it is convenient, painless, and cost effective. If you are looking for permanent hair removal, call to schedule a free consultation with our experienced aestheticians at our convenient Midtown location in New York, New York.
Laser hair removal is a non-invasive procedure. We offer a topical numbing cream to ensure maximum comfort during your procedure. Your practitioner will begin by selecting an appropriate hand piece to treat the desired area, and will calibrate the laser to your individual skin color, hair color, and hair thickness. As a final preparation, a cooling gel is applied to the treatment area. The laser will deliver heat in the form of pulses, destroying the hair follicles. Your hair follicles subsequently fall out within a few days following your treatment. As hair follicles grow in cycles, we will need to have several sessions in order to target each cycle. Laser hair removal treatments typically last between 10 minutes and 1 hour, depending on the areas being treated, and result in an 85% reduction of hair.
Laser hair removal will permanently reduce hair in the targeted area. You can expect to achieve an 85% hair reduction upon completion of your treatments. Some of our patients have achieved as much as a 99% permanent hair reduction. We offer touchups as well, as future hormone changes may cause hair to regrow in previously treated areas.
Most patients require a minimum of 6 sessions when targeting body areas. If you are targeting the face, a minimum of 8 sessions is typically required to complete your treatment.
Our doctors at Gotham Beauty use the most advanced cosmetic lasers in New York, New York, including the Diode, Alexandrite, and YAG lasers. All our lasers are safe for all different types of skin tones (ranging from 1-6). All procedures are performed by either a doctor or a medical aesthetician under the close supervision of our world-renowned medical director.
Prior to your laser hair removal treatment, we caution you to avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunless tanning for at least 3 weeks. Failure to do so can cause hyperpigmentation and laser burns. It is also important to avoid tweezing, waxing, or any procedure that will affect the roots of your hair. Contrarily, you should shave the area where you are receiving treatment prior to your appointment. Any questions you may have will be addressed, and detailed preparation guidelines will be provided when you come in for your free consultation.
Within the first 2 hours of having your laser hair removal treatment, we recommend applying aloe vera gel or a copper moisturizer to prevent redness. You should also make sure to avoid sun exposure, tanning beds, and sunless tanning for 2 weeks. You should also avoid exercise for 24 hours and refrain from exfoliating the treated areas until you notice the hair has fallen out.
For more information about laser hair removal and to make your appointment with our doctors, contact our office today.