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Infinity Hair Removal New York City

Why Get Hair Removal?

For some, having an excess of body hair, or hair in undesirable places, can damage our confidence, making life difficult and public appearances embarrassing. There are many perfectly natural reasons why body and facial hair grows the way it does, and where it does, but luckily, a visit to Laser & Mohs Dermatology of New York can help eliminate this problem from your life – forever with the infinity laser.

What Is The Infinity Laser?

For all laser hair removal procedures, we use Lumenis’ LightSheer INFINITY laser. With this type of laser, your doctor will be able to customize and offer the ideal treatment that you’re looking for. The INFINITY laser not only provides an effective and comfortable treatment but it also offers a solution for pigmented and vascular lesions as well as wrinkle reduction.

How Does the Infinity Laser Work?

Lumenis’ LightSheer INFINITY laser works by gently vacuuming the patient’s skin into the handpiece. Next, the skin is stretched and pulled in closer to the energy source. By stretching the skin, this allows us to deliver the laser energy more efficiently. Once we apply the energy, the melanocytes are spread apart and blood flow becomes constricted. Finally, we release the skin and the hair in that area is gone.

Am I a Candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

Depending on your skin type and health status, laser hair removal treatments can be extremely beneficial. The elimination of unwanted hair can take up to six sessions, with intervals of up to a few months between each session. When you visit us for laser hair removal in New York City, we harness state of the art laser technology. Depending on the areas that are treated, sessions can last from a few minutes up to one hour. We can effectively treat the following areas with laser hair removal:

  • Arms
  • Underarms
  • Back
  • Chest
  • Bikini area
  • Face
  • Legs

Patients should not proceed with laser hair removal if they have one of the following conditions:

  • Any active infections
  • Inflammatory skin conditions
  • Tattoos
  • Active cold sores
  • Abrasions

Hair Removal Treatment Process

You will have an initial consultation with Dr. Quintana or Dr. Boker, during which we will discuss your eligibility, how the treatment works, and schedule a treatment time. After arriving for your appointment, we will clean the area to be treated, apply a topical anesthetic, and give you safety glasses or eye shields to place over your eyes.

Once we have prepared you for your laser hair removal in New York City, we will remove the anesthetic and apply a clear gel to the skin, which helps the chilled laser handpiece glide. The handpiece will be moved across the treatment area in an even pattern for one or more passes to achieve even coverage as the laser energy is delivered.

The Laser impairs the growth capacity of hair follicles during the active growth phase. Since it only works during this active growth phase, several treatments, every few weeks may be necessary to achieve desired results. You may experience a slight tingling sensation during the treatment.

Treatments generally take between 5 and 30 minutes, depending on specifics of treatment.

Results After Laser Hair Removal

Factors like hair density, hormone fluctuation and age can affect results. Results last between 6 and 12 months, before follow up treatment is needed to maintain results of your laser hair removal in New York City. Most patients experience considerable hair reduction after 4 to 7 treatments.

Hair Removal Before & After

laser hair removal before & after

Laser Hair Removal Side Effects

After treatment, your skin may appear flushed and/or swollen. This will usually subside after a few hours or days, depending on the intensity of treatment. Even if treated hair appears unchanged, it is now lifeless and will fall out over time. Lastly, you should take care to limit sun exposure and work with your doctor for post-treatment care.

Patient Testimonial

“My first time at the office. Excellent experience. Very professional office. Courteous staff and knowledgeable doctor. Well organized. Minimum wait time. I will definitely come back and recommend to my friends and family”  -Lily

Schedule a Consultation

Contact Us today at 212.391.8600 for more information, or Book a Consulation online and we’ll recommend a customized plan for your excess hair removal. We look forward to meeting with you and starting your plan for permanent, effective and relatively pain-free laser hair removal in New York City.

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130 W 42nd St #1900 | New York, NY 10036
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