Laser Hair Removal Treatments
Best Laser Hair Removal in NYC: Get Rid of Unwanted Hair for Good
Waxing and plucking and shaving, oh my! Isn’t it time to replace razors burn, red rashes, ingrown hairs and never-ending maintenance with a permanent solution to unwanted hair? Our skincare professionals have mastered Laser Hair Removal and stand behind it’s proven ability to get rid of hair once and for all. Get set for forever smooth, ready-to-go skin, New York City!
Benefits of Laser Hair Removal
- Permanent Hair Loss Solution
- Quick and targeted
- Easily tolerated
- No downtime
- Works for all skin types
What is Laser Hair Removal? Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Lasers for hair removal rely on cutting edge laser technology to achieve precise and effective removal of unwanted hair. High concentration energy in the form of targeted light pulses are emitted to destroy hair follicles, while preserving healthy surrounding tissue.
The process happens in a matter of minutes with minimal discomfort. Specifically, we use the medical-grade, dual action GentleMax Pro machine, which offer the clinical advantage of being able to treat all skin types and ethnicities. The machine is two lasers in one, which work on different wavelengths. The Candela GentleYag (an ND: Yag laser) treats darker skin types, while the GentleLase (an Alexandrite laser) treats lighter skin types.
Put simply, lasers offer a permanent hair removal solution anywhere unsightly hair grows. We offer laser hair removal treatments for both face and body. Lasering facial hair will result in permanent hair loss for both women and men on many areas. It shows effectiveness for chin, upper lip, sideburns, moustache or beard, as well as under the chin and into the neck area. Typical areas on the body include under arms (armpit), legs, back, butt and public hair area.
Laser for the pubic area is a highly popular treatment. Clients can choose from the following:
- Bikini treatment for laser hair reduction along and outside the bikini line
- Full bikini treatment for removal of hair on the front of the pubis
- Brazilian hair removal, which takes care of hair on the front, back and everywhere in between.
It’s highly effective at taking care of recurring ingrown hairs. It’s simple: by destroying the hair follicle at its source, the hair doesn’t have the opportunity to grow back at all.
No, darker, coarser hair responds best to Laser Hair Removal. The reason is that lasers rely on light to destroy hair. Just as a dark shirt will absorb more heat from sunlight than a light one, Lasers will work better on darker hair. Basically, the less melanin you have in the hair follicle, the lighter your hair will be and the less Laser light energy your hair will absorb.
Lasers work by targeting pigment. So, when older technology was used on darker skin, it ran the risk of burns and pigmentation around the treatment area. This was because the older laser struggled to distinguish between unwanted hair and healthy, surrounding tissue.
Fast forward to today and new technology has made Laser for Hair Removal a much more targeted treatment that’s effective on all skin tones and skin types. That said, people with darker hair need to look for a laser with a wavelength that bypasses the surface of the skin to get rid of hair at the root.
A skincare professional, who is knowledgeable about the different kinds of lasers, can advise you about which laser technology is right for your particular skin tone. In particular, Smooth Synergy uses the GentleMax Pro system, which offers the advantage of being able to adjust the machine to different wavelengths for different skin tones.
The procedure is actually quite simple. It can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour depending on the treatment area. A skincare professional will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area. Then, she will pass a handheld laser over the treatment area and target thousands of hairs at the follicle. Laser light is used to selectively destroy hair at the follicle, while preserving the surrounding skin. Lasering hair results in the permanent removal of dark, coarse hair without the bumps and irritation caused by shaving, waxing or tweezing.
Permanent hair reduction or removal is possible with multiple treatments, leaving you with smooth and soft skin. Hair typically grows in 4-6 weeks cycles, depending on the part of the body. This means that it is perfectly normal to experience hair regrowth after your first laser hair removal session. Basically, the process works on actively growing hair . During each session, the laser will get about 80% of this actively growing hair. Therefore, it usually takes 5-8 treatments to effectively treat one area. We recommend that you return every 4-6 weeks to target new active growth. Additional sessions may be needed after that. By adhering to scheduled treatments, lasers do work permanently.
There is minimal pain during the treatment, and post-treatment recovery time is relatively quick as well. Lasers are generally safe. The most common side effects are minor and include redness, swelling and irritation, which usually dissipates within several hours following treatment. Itching after a session may happen, but is uncommon. Hyperpigmentation around the treatment area is possible and is, most often, temporary. Rarely, blistering and burning can occur. Finally, it’s very important to avoid sun exposure between sessions. This precautionary measure is necessary because Laser Hair Removal and sunburn can lead to heat rash, blistering or problems with pigmentation in and around the treated area.
It’s important to seek out treatment from a reputable medical spa, like Smooth Synergy, with experience performing this procedure, in order to virtually eliminate any dangers of Lasers for hair removal.
Shave before treatment, so that you have a five-o’clock shadow. Try to be as close to your own natural color as possible. Avoid sun-sensitive antibiotics 10 days before a session. Your skin should not have had any exposure to the sun for a month prior to treatment. Sun lamps and spray tans count as sun exposure.
Generally speaking, the strength of pain is related to the thickness of the skin, which varies depending on the area of the body. For example, the upper lip is thin and generally a more painful area to treat. For most areas, clients suggest that treatment feels like the snapping of a rubber band on the treatment area. Further, the treatment makes use of a special Benzocaine Lidocaine Tetracaine (BLT) cream, which works to numb the area before the procedure.
The price of treatment depends on the treatment area, as well as the volume of hair on the area to begin with. For example, how much Laser Hair Removal will cost for the face will be a different than how much for underarm (armpit). It’s best to seek the advice of a skincare professional, in determining the price of Laser Hair Removal.
Our trained estheticians will provide you with a free consultation and a patch test to determine the appropriate treatment for your skin texture and tone. They are happy to address any questions or concerns you may have. When you book with us, you can be sure you will be receiving only the best care before, during, and after your laser treatment.
Smooth Synergy was one of the pioneers of the laser hair removal treatment when it first became available in the early 2000s. As leaders in the medical spa industry, we chose to dedicate ourselves to bringing our clients the best solutions. We have continued our tradition of excellent customer service, by offering only the latest in laer technology. Our NYC hair removal treatments provide you with the solutions for any problem or unwanted facial and body hair, delivering the beautiful results that you desire. Call Smooth Synergy today at 212-397-0111 to book your treatment or request a complimentary consultation.
- A Laser Hair Removal session takes anywhere from several minutes to an hour, based on treatment area.
- Laser light selectively targets dark, coarse hair.
- Destroys the hair follicle, while preserving surrounding skin.
- Each pulse takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at once.
- Easily tolerable and described as like a “light snap of a rubber band”.
- Prevents hair regrowth permanently.
- Our Candela GentleLase is designed specifically to target hair on lighter skin.
- Our Candela Gentle Yag is designed specifically to target hair on darker skin.
- A schedule of 5-8 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart will usually achieve permanent hair loss.
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What Sets Smooth Synergy Apart?
- Established in 2002, as one the first Medical Spas in NYC
- Cutting-edge cosmetic services
- Creators of beauty treatments like the Fanny Facial
- True synergy including layering skincare modalities
- Respect for your individual skincare goals (no judgments)
- Experienced, licensed estheticians
- Medical Director, Dr. George, on site, ready to meet your skincare needs
- Real solutions and superior results