Laser Hair Removal

What Does Laser Hair Removal Do?

Laser hair removal is a popular alternative to shaving and waxing for unwanted hair. It uses laser technology to disable hair follicles. 

What Can Laser Hair Removal Treat?

  • Unwanted hair on the Face and Neck
  • Chest and Back
  • Arms and Underarms
  • Legs, Bikini area
  • Buttocks
  • Toes, Feet, and Hands

Why Laser Hair Removal?

  • Long-lasting hair removal
  • Can treat anywhere on the face and body
  • No downtime
  • Convenient, comfortable treatment

Laser hair removal is the modern solution to unwanted hair. If you’re tired of the never-ending cycle of shaving, waxing, or plucking, laser hair removal offers a long-lasting and effective alternative. Whether you’re seeking smooth, hair-free skin on your face, legs, underarms, or any other part of your body, our expert team at Coolspa can help.

Learn More About Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a cosmetic procedure that targets unwanted hair at its root, providing a lasting solution to the age-old problem of hair removal. The treatment harnesses focused laser energy to damage hair follicles in the targeted area, inhibiting their ability to grow back. 

Your provider will use a specialized laser device that emits intense pulses of light, passing it carefully over the entire treatment area. At Coolspa, we use the excel® V laser by Cutera®. The laser’s light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair, generating heat that travels down the hair shaft and into the follicle. As the follicle heats up, it’s effectively disabled, preventing future hair growth.

The laser can only target hair follicles that are in their growth stage. Consequently, it takes multiple treatments to impair all follicles in the target area. Most patients need around six treatments a few weeks apart for optimal results. You can expect to see less hair after each session.

You can expect a relatively easy procedure during a laser hair removal session. The length of a session depends on the size of the treatment area. Smaller areas like the upper lip take only a few minutes, while larger areas like the legs or back may take an hour or more. Before the procedure begins, we’ll provide protective eyewear to shield your eyes from the laser’s intense light.

Patients often describe the sensation during laser hair removal as a rubber band snapping against the skin or a mild, brief stinging sensation. Most people find the minor discomfort tolerable, especially considering the long-lasting results it offers. The excel® V laser features cooling technology for optimal safety and comfort, and your Coolspa provider can apply a numbing cream if needed. 

Immediately following the procedure, you may experience some redness and mild swelling in the treated area. These side effects are temporary and typically subside within a few hours to a couple of days. You can use cold compresses to relieve any discomfort. Over the next few weeks, hair from the disabled follicles will fall out. You can shave during this time, but avoid tweezing or waxing the area.

Protecting your treated skin from direct sunlight and avoiding tanning beds after laser hair removal is crucial. There is typically no downtime after laser hair removal. You can resume most daily activities immediately after, but you should avoid hot baths, saunas, and rigorous exercise for a day or two to minimize the risk of skin irritation. 

The primary benefit of laser hair removal is the long-lasting results. After a series of treatments, most patients enjoy hair-free skin for several months. An occasional maintenance session can keep your skin smooth for years to come.

Other benefits of laser hair removal include:

  • Effective treatment for almost any part of the body
  • An average of 10-25% hair reduction after the first session, with continued reduction after each session (most patients opt for packages of 6-8 sessions for full reduction)
  • Simple, comfortable procedure
  • No downtime and minimal side effects, if any!

Since laser hair removal targets melanin in your hair follicles, it’s most effective on dark hair with contrast between the hair and skin color. The treatment is best for patients with brown or black hair. You should not have laser hair removal on recently waxed or tanned skin. We may not recommend this treatment if you are pregnant, nursing, taking certain medications, or have an active skin condition in the treatment area.

Coolspa is a premier medical spa in NYC. Each member of our team is an expert in the various treatments we offer, from body sculpting to facial rejuvenation. As part of our dedication to superior results, we never take a cookie-cutter approach to our patients’ treatments. Your experience with us will begin with a detailed consultation so we can evaluate your condition, concerns, and goals, creating a personalized treatment plan that considers all of these factors.

Having your laser hair removal done at Coolspa means you can expect meticulous treatment by a highly-trained specialist. You can expect detailed instructions, information, and follow-up care. And most importantly, you can expect the best results New York City has to offer.

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Your Coolspa journey begins with a private, one-on-one consultation with one of our body contouring specialists, who will deliver a detailed, customized treatment plan that addresses all of your areas of concern. Our specialists pride themselves on carefully listening to the goals and wishes of each client, and we prize communication among our practice’s most cherished assets. 

If you have questions about Laser Hair Removal and the cutting-edge procedures offered at our state-of-the-art Manhattan location, contact Coolspa today by calling (212) 535-COOL (2665) or sending our team a message here.

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