Medical Laser Hair Removal
Laser hair removal is most commonly thought of as an aesthetic treatment, but it also has use in treating certain medical conditions. For conditions that result in excess hair on the body or ones that compromise the hair follicles, medical laser hair removal can be an effective solution.
At Star Laser NY, we offer the highest quality devices to give you the best results. Contact us today for a free consultation and find out what medical laser hair removal can do for you.
What is Medical Laser Hair Removal?
Laser hair removal involves intense beams of light that are sent into the skin using a handheld device. The light waves are absorbed by pigmentation in hair follicles, which kills the hair shafts and disables the follicle from regrowing the hair. Laser hair removal is a more comfortable and long-term solution than shaving, waxing or plucking, as it is specially designed for patient comfort and results in permanent hair loss after a certain number of sessions.
While most people get this treatment for cosmetically getting rid of unwanted body hair, it also has proven benefits for those experiencing Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Folliculitis and ingrown hairs.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
PCOS is a common disorder in women that can interfere with the growth and release of eggs from the ovaries. PCOS is caused by an overproduction of hormones, which often results in hair growth in the upper lip and/or chin areas. Excess body hair in highly visible areas can be embarrassing, but medical laser hair removal can remove hair in these highly sensitive areas comfortably and safely.
Folliculitis is a skin condition where the hair follicles become inflamed, causing small, red bumps or tiny pimples around follicles. Folliculitis is most commonly caused by bacterial or fungal infections, which can spread and develop into non-healing sores. While this condition is not serious, it can be itchy, sore and embarrassing. Medical laser hair removal completely disables the follicles and helps clear up the infections.
Most commonly experienced as red bumps after shaving, ingrown hairs are caused by hair regrowth that has curled back into the skin and has started growing in the wrong direction. These sores can be painful, itchy and be filled with pus. Medical laser hair removal not only removes the problematic hairs, it also completely clears the follicle and allows the skin to heal.
What Results Can I Expect?
Medical laser hair removal causes significant improvement after one session and permanent results after multiple sessions, depending on the condition and the individual. During your consultation, a personalized treatment package will be created in order to maximize your results.
While slight, temporary redness is sometimes experienced after laser hair removal, this treatment usually carries no significant side effects. Contact Star Laser NY today to schedule a free consultation and find out how medical laser hair removal can help you.