Laser hair removal is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment for removing unwanted hair. While it can be done on almost any part of the body, except the eyelids, most people get it done on the legs, face, bikini area, or underarms. The effects last longer than do those of other treatments such as waxing or plucking.
How Does It Work?
In laser hair removal, the doctor will use a special device that emits a laser which will harmlessly pass through the skin. The pigment in the hair follicles attracts the laser which heats it up and destroys it. A few days later, the hair will fall out. The destruction of the follicle means it will never grow back.
The Motus AX laser, is the first laser that can be safely used on clients with dark skin. It owes that trait to the Moveo handpiece, which contains a cooled sapphire cylinder tip and a cooling system. As a result, the treatment is completely comfortable. In addition, all the laser energy is absorbed by the hair follicle, so the treatment is quicker. The patient may still need multiple treatments, however. Hair has a life cycle with three distinct stages: growth phase, resting phase, and shedding. Lasers only work on hair that’s in the growth phase and has no effect on hair that is resting or about to be shed. Since not all hair is in the same stage at the same time, most patients will need several treatments to get the desired results. This is especially true if the patient has a lot of thick hair.
How Should the Patient Prepare for Laser Hair Removal?
The patient should avoid tanning beds and the sun for at least a month before treatment. They should not pluck or wax the treatment area, for that could reduce the laser’s efficacy. On the other hand, they should shave the treatment site a day or two before their session.
On the day of their appointment, the patient should clean the treatment site. They should not use deodorants, cosmetics, perfumes, or any similar products on it. They should wear clothing that either fits loosely or leaves the treatment area exposed. Laser hair removal can make the treatment site sensitive, so tight or abrasive clothing could irritate it.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about the benefits of laser hair removal, we warmly encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with the office of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs. At our convenient location in New York, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!
by Bruce Robertson
I have been a patient of Dr.Jacobs for over 20 years,,Over that time period he has discovered, treated, and has removed several skin cancers from me. I can clearly state that if it weren’t for him I probably would not be alive today..His staff has always been the most professional and his clinical environment is always immaculate. I would recommend anyone with dermatological issues from psoriasis to melanoma to consult with Dr. Michael Jacobs.
by Carol C
I had the best experience with Dr. Jacobs. Went to see two doctors who misdiagnosed a rash I had on my ankle. Dr. Jacobs identified it within seconds, prescribed a medication and it started to clear up two days later. The staff is wonderful and I would go back anytime.
by Michel Orban
For over 30 years, Dr. Jacobs has treated me. He is cordial, friendly and listens. Most recently, I had a severe case of bedbug bites that I got in Portugal. Literally within minutes of texting him with photos, he corrected the diagnosis I'd been given at a local hospital clinic and told me the medicines I needed. While I saw two doctors in Europe, it was Dr. Jacobs who helped me control my anxiety. For over three weeks, he communicated frequently with me - reconfirming what I was doing was correct and reassuring me the bites would get better, Dr. Jacobs is my go to! He is thoughtful, direct and clear in conveying his diagnosis. I am grateful to him for his care and appreciate all he has done for me over the years.
by Jackie S
I have been a patient of Dr. Jacob's for over a year and although I went for one procedure, I kept coming due to their outstanding and attentive service. Their facility is very clean and the staff is very professional. Their equipment is top of the line. I've had hair removal and lasers done that was totally painless. I highly recommend this facility.
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by charlotte squarcy
The wonderful work the Doctor did restoring a freshness to my face and neck was enough to convince 5 women pictured in The Social Register to make appointments of their own. Whether socially, for a polished image at work, or for health and wellness to take personal care seriously, this is the doctor to visit. NOT one who sells her services on TV talk shows. This office is not a Botox factory assembly line. When comparing notes, we women agreed that each was treated uniquely as specialized treatments were matched with care and a sure sense of what would be pleasing and successful with each patient. May I note as well that there are quite a number of men in the office seeking treatment as well!. This is a board certified physician who teaches his skills at Cornell. It goes without saying that his professional demeanor causes a patient to trust his judgement.
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