Recently, Dr. Devgan began to offer patients a variety of laser treatment options. Laser treatments can address many different concerns such as, tattoo removal, redness, acne, skin facial rejuvenation, and of course, hair removal.
For anyone who may be interested in hair removal, it is applicable to almost all hair and skin types. However, treatment is usually most effective in those patients with fair skin and dark hair. Laser hair removal can be applied in any and all areas of the body. Most commonly, treatment is performed on the face, chest, back, underarms, legs, pubic area, and even the buttox and arms. Due to high sensitivity and close proximity to the eye, the eyebrows and hair surrounding the eye area of the face are not typically treated.
For best results, it is recommended that patients undergo four to six treatments with sessions usually six to eight weeks apart for 80% removal of unwanted hair. During a consultation with Dr. Devgan, she will meticulously inspect the area of concern to ensure that all unwanted areas of hair are addressed and treated. Before the first and every sequential treatment, it is best that the patients shaves the area of concern as close to the hair follicle as possible 24 hours in advance.
A typical laser hair removal session with Dr. Devgan will vary in length depending on the size of the area and the number of treated areas on the body. For full removal of leg hair, the treatment may take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes and 15 to 20 minutes for the underarms. Although the level of pain and discomfort varies for every patient, laser hair removal is overall a very tolerable procedure although patients with densely packed hair follicles or darker complexion report more sensitivity. However, Dr. Devgan and her staff ensure every treatment is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
Following a laser hair removal treatment, patients may return to their normal every-day lives as there is no associated downtime. Minor swelling and redness may be occur and the patient is encouraged to treat the area gently for the next few hours following the treatment. In all, laser hair removal is a great option for those that are tired of shaving those pesky areas of the body. If you are interested in consulting with Dr. Devgan or have any questions regarding laser hair removal, please do not hesitate to call 212.452.2400 or email office@LaraDevganMD.com.