Laser Hair Removal

Hooman Khorasani, M.D. -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Hooman Khorasani, M.D.

Cosmetic Surgeon & Mohs Skin Cancer Surgeon located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Laser Hair Removal Specialist
Unwanted hair can easily be removed with a few different kinds of lasers. A series of sessions is usually required for optimal hair removal, depending on the color of your skin and the color of the hair being treated. Hair grows in multiple stages and must be targeted in its active growth phase. In order to do so, it is important to repeat the treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.

Laser Hair Removal Q & A

by Hooman Khorasani, M.D.

What lasers are best for hair removal?

  • LightSheer Diode 810 nm Laser
  • GentelLase Long Pulse ND-YAG 1064nm Laser
  • Long Pulse Alexandrite 755nm Laser 

Does laser hair removal hurt?

Pain tolerance is patient dependent. We usually start without any numbing cream to assess pain tolerance. If needed, the second laser session can be completed with numbing cream.  After the procedure, the area will be warm, red and tender. This can be minimized with ibuprofen (Advil®).

How many sessions will I need?

It is case specific. Most patients will see desired results after 6 sessions but may need up to 12.

View our Laser Hair Removal Before and After Gallery

How will my skin look after the procedure?

It will look red and irritated. Occasionally, bruising and blistering may also occur.

How do I care for the area that has been treated?

Apply Aquaphor® liberally until the skin is healed.

Click here to read an article featuring laser hair removal expert, Dr. Khorasani discussing laser hair removal pearls in an interview with Huffington Post.

CANDELA® GENTLEMAX™

Candela® GentleMax™ is a laser system used for hair removal. The GentleMax™ system contains two lasers for hair removal: the Alexandrite laser treats lighter skinned individuals and the ND:Yag laser treats darker skinned individuals. To obtain significant hair reduction, the required number of laser treatments depends on the patient’s skin color and the coarseness and darkness of the hair being treated. Most patients will require a minimum of 6 treatments.

*Individual results may vary

   

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