Trade in Your Razor for a Laser: How Laser Hair Removal Is Better

Tweezing and plucking are painful. Shaving is dangerous and a hassle. Waxing is painful and inconvenient, and can be expensive. If you’re tired of spending your time and energy on hair removal, you should consider laser hair removal. 

Dr. Kevin Jovanovic and Dr. Radoslav Jovanovic offer laser hair removal in a safe environment, and are highly trained and skilled practitioners serving patients on the Upper East Side of New York City. If you’ve been considering a more permanent solution for hair removal, this post outlines what you need to know. 

It’s all about the follicle

Each of the hairs on your body originates in a follicle. When you shave, you simply cut off the portion of the hair that’s above your skin, but the hair and the follicle are still there. It’s similar to cutting the hair on your head at the salon or barber..

When you wax, tweeze, or pluck, you pull the hair out of the follicle, but the follicle remains healthy. So when the next cycle of hair growth rolls around, you’ll grow hair from it again. 

When you have laser hair removal, the pigment in your hair absorbs energy from the laser which damages the follicle, rendering it unable to grow hair. The follicle must be active -- that is, it must have hair growing from it -- for laser removal to work. Since your hair is always in one of three growth stages and only one of them is the active stage, you will need more than one laser treatment.

Most patients require five or six treatments spread over several months to reach the desired result. To some degree the colors of your hair and your skin determine the number of treatments necessary. 

Remove hair from anywhere

If the idea of a laser near your most sensitive parts scares you, remember: Drs. Jovanovic are highly trained and skilled OB/GYN care providers. They understand your nervousness, but have all the tools to keep all of your parts safe during the procedure. 

Whether you want hair removal on your legs, under your arms, along your bikini line, on your face, or somewhere else, we have the tools and skills necessary to do it safely and effectively.

Does it hurt? 

Most people don’t experience any negative effects from laser hair removal. You may have some tenderness following the treatment, but it’s generally short-lived. 

You should avoid the sun after your treatment because your skin may be sensitive, and you’ll need to avoid the gym, saunas, and hot showers for 24 hours after your appointment. 

If you’re ready to toss your razor, cancel your future appointments at the waxing salon, and give up tweezing, then book your appointment with Dr. Jovanovic today. You can easily schedule online at your convenience, or you’re welcome to call us at 347-589-8018, and we’ll be happy to arrange your appointment. 

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