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Laser Hair Removal Specialist

Allure Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Hicksville, NY

Laser hair removal is the only treatment proven to result in permanent hair reduction. At Allure Dermatology in Hicksville, New York, board-certified dermatologist Theresa Durchhalter, DO, performs laser hair removal treatments nearly anywhere on the body, including the legs, arms, face, and bikini line. This safe, noninvasive treatment can eliminate or greatly reduce your need to shave, tweeze, or wax. To learn more about laser hair removal, call Allure Dermatology, or schedule an appointment online today.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

What is laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal is a safe, effective, noninvasive procedure that uses concentrated beams of light energy to reduce or eliminate unwanted hair substantially. These treatments permanently damage the hair follicles to prevent new hair growth. Any growth that does return is finer and lighter than before, which significantly cuts down on shaving time.

How does laser hair removal work?

During laser hair removal, a concentrated beam of light targets the hair follicle — the small opening for new hair to grow. The pigment in the targeted hair absorbs the light energy, which converts to heat. The heat permanently damages the hair follicle, stopping it from growing new hair.

How many laser hair removal treatments will I need?

Most patients need multiple laser hair removal treatments to permanently eliminate unwanted hair. How many treatments you need typically depends on the size of the treatment area and the color of your hair and skin. 

Each treatment takes less than 60 minutes. For smaller treatment areas, each session may last only a few minutes.

Laser hair removal typically works best when you have a strong contrast between your hair and skin. Individuals with dark hair and fair skin are most likely to see visible changes in their hair growth. 

Those with dark skin, blonde hair, or red hair may need additional treatments. Laser hair removal does not work on gray hair.

Which areas can laser hair removal treat?

Laser hair removal can treat several areas on your body, including the:

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

Since laser hair removal is a customized treatment, Dr. Durchhalter can target multiple areas in a single session.

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Laser hair removal isn’t overly painful. When performing the procedure, Dr. Durchhalter applies a topical numbing anesthetic to reduce your discomfort. Most patients describe the sensation from laser hair removal as similar to a rubber band snapping against the skin. 

Laser hair removal can give you the smooth, hairless skin you’ve always wanted. To learn more about the procedure, call Allure Dermatology, or schedule an appointment online today.