Does the constant cycle of hair removal frustrate you? Are you tired of always worrying about shaving, waxing, plucking, and using irritating hair removal creams? If so, laser hair removal can take care of that unwanted hair and leave you with smooth skin all the time. The treatment is safe, effective and can help you save a lot of time! Here at Dr. Michael I. Jacobs in New York, NY, we can help!
What Areas Can You Treat With Laser Hair Removal?
There are many areas in which this treatment can effectively remove unwanted hair. If you do have another area in which unwanted hair is a concern, let our staff have a look. They will be able to tell you if this treatment could also help in that area too!
This is one of the most popular treatment areas since removing unwanted hair from the legs via shaving and waxing can take up a lot of time and become tiresome. With this treatment, you can remove unwanted hair on the tops of the legs, the bottom of the legs, or the entirety of the leg region. You will be left with smooth skin and zero need to ever worry about shaving or waxing again!
The Bikini Line
The area around the bikini line is sensitive and therefore can become red and irritated when shaving and waxing. Not only can that make skin look uncomfortable, but it can also feel uncomfortable. With this treatment, you can get rid of any unwanted hair on the bikini area and never have to worry about irritation again. You can be bathing suit-ready no matter what!
Having thicker or darker unwanted hair on the back can be a concern for many people. With this treatment, you can get rid of unwanted hair on the upper back, the lower back, or the entire back. Removing unwanted hair on the back can be annoying because it is hard to get to so oftentimes, you have to schedule waxing appointments. You can be free of that concern with this treatment once and for all.
Unwanted hair on the arms is a more common concern than you may realize. With this treatment, you can get rid of unwanted hair on the arms without worrying about it coming back in thicker and even more difficult to deal with. You will be left with smooth skin.
The Upper Lip
Unwanted hair on the upper lip can lead to a lot of expensive and uncomfortable waxing appointments and then the hair just comes right back, making it a continual cycle. With this treatment, any unwanted hair on the upper lip can be removed painlessly, never to return again.
The area underneath the arms is also a sensitive area that can often get irritated. That irritation can be unsightly and uncomfortable. However, this treatment can take care of unwanted hair in this region without any pain or irritation. You will never have to worry about removing hair on the sensitive underarm area again.
There are other areas where unwanted hair can be a concern such as the chest region and the stomach area. This treatment can usually help in those areas as well. Also, if you have additional areas where unwanted hair is a concern, let our staff take a look. They can let you know if this treatment can take care of concerns in that area too!
How It Works
Unlike waxing, shaving, and the use of hair removal creams, this treatment does not pull the hair from the root or remove it only on the surface. A highly concentrated laser is used that targets the hair follicle, heats it up, and removes the pigment from the follicle. This will essentially kill the hair and stop the cycle of regrowth in its tracks. It does this while ignoring the skin surrounding the hair follicle, making it painless.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the most common questions in regards to this treatment. But, if you have any additional questions, please feel free to relay them to our staff who will be happy to answer them.
1. Does Treatment Hurt?
No, there is no pain involved in this treatment. The laser that is used only applies heat to the hair follicle while bypassing the skin around it entirely. Unlike waxing where the hair is yanked out from the root, you will experience no pain or discomfort because of this treatment. If pain is holding you back from giving this amazing treatment a try, don’t let it. There is no pain involved!
2. Is This a Safe Treatment Option?
Of course! This treatment is not only safe and effective, it is even approved by the FDA. You do not have to worry about any safety concerns regarding this treatment. It is completely safe for both you and your skin. Also, this treatment has been performed for many, many years successfully and it has been formulated to remove unwanted hair without pain or irritation.
3. How Do I Know if It’s Right for Me?
If you are a person who has unwanted hair on the legs, arms, underarms, bikini area, upper lip, or other region, odds are that this treatment can help. If you are tired of always worrying about hair removal, then this treatment is one that you should consider. It is effective for most hair types but if you are still unsure, during your consultation, let our staff know all of your concerns so they can address them.
4. Can I Have More Than One Area Treated During the Same Session?
Yes, you can have more than 1 area treated during the same session. This treatment is both effective and gentle enough to be used on multiple areas within the same time slot and it will help you reach your goals faster if you have more than 1 area of concern. So, let’s say you want to have unwanted hair removed from your legs and your underarms – both can be done at the same time without worries!
5. How Do I Get Ready for My Treatment Session?
It is actually wise to allow the unwanted hair to grow in the areas you wish to have treated as that will allow the treatment to be even more effective. This is because it will allow the laser to target the hair while in different stages of regrowth. So, instead of preparing for this treatment, you actually want to do the opposite and not get ready at all! Allow the hair to grow and show up to your appointment and our staff will take care of the rest.
6. How Many Treatment Sessions Will I Need?
The number of treatment sessions you will need before the hair ceases to return will vary for each person. Those who have lighter, thinner hair will need fewer treatments than those who have darker, thicker hair. Most people find that 6 to 10 treatment sessions are enough to stop the hair from coming back. Our professionals may be able to tell you how many sessions you will need for the hair to be gone for good.
7. How Do I Take Care of My Skin Following My Treatment?
In the 48 hours following your treatment, it would be a good idea to stay out of the sun and if that is not possible, just wear sunscreen. It is also a good idea in the first 24 hours to avoid activities that will cause you to sweat excessively. Other than that, you do not have to worry about anything else!
8. Is There Downtime?
No. This treatment is so gentle that you can get right back to your daily routine as soon as your treatment session has ended. You do not have to worry about any downtime at all because none is required!
Get Rid of Unwanted Hair for Good Today Without Any Pain
If you are ready to experience life without worrying about removing unwanted hair, laser hair removal can get you there. It is a quick treatment that does not cause any pain or discomfort and often, the skin on the area in which you have treated actually ends up feeling smoother! If you are ready to kiss shaving, waxing, and plucking goodbye once and for all, come see us today at the office of Dr. Michael I. Jacobs in New York, NY!
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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