Speed, Safety, and Patient Comfort for All Skin Types
Many men and women have unwanted body hair that they are tired of removing through temporary, ineffective means such as shaving, waxing, and depilatories. Electrolysis is an extremely time-consuming and painful process. The Sciton laser hair removal system allows Dr. Schwartz to treat all skin types and hair color at his practice in New York City NY.
Lasers produce highly focused intense beams of light that are absorbed by pigments in the hair follicles beneath the skin’s surface. This causes a purposeful buildup of heat, destroying most of the follicles and preventing hair growth.
The most commonly treated areas for women are the underarms, face, bikini, and legs. For men it is the back and chest. The laser is excellent for treating in-grown hairs. When “shaving bumps” cover the follicles, the laser energy can still penetrate to the hair follicle for a safe and effective treatment.
Most patients report nothing more than a slight sting, like the snap of a warm rubber band. Topical numbing cream is used to minimize discomfort, but many patients are able to undergo this procedure without any type of anesthesia.
After laser hair removal, patients may experience redness and minimal swelling in the treated area which will subside on its own in a few hours.
Multiple laser treatments are suggested for the best results. Laser energy is most effective on the hair follicles that are in the “active” (anagen) growth phase and not all follicles are active at the same time. As the “dormant” (telogen) hairs become active, usually within three weeks to three months, some new hair growth will be observed. Usually at least three treatments spaced one to two months apart will be necessary for satisfactory, long-lasting results. With each treatment, the hair that does re-grow is lighter and finer. The female face, underarms, and bikini are areas which respond fastest to laser treatments. Backs, arms, and legs usually need more treatments over time.
Satisfaction with laser hair removal is very high. Most patients are thrilled with their results even though there is often some very fine hairs that are not permanently removed. The fine blond and light hairs on the face are especially difficult to treat. The skin is thus never hair free. Since skin heals with the help of the hair follicle, some retention of fine hair growth is a plus should you ever be injured.
If you are interested in learning more about our Laser Hair Removal treatments, call 212-737-9090 to schedule a consultation.
BBL is an innovative technology that sets new standards for skin conditions associated with aging, active lifestyles, and sun damage. BBL energy allows Dr. Schwartz to precisely treat age and sun spots, small facial veins, and many other skin conditions at his office in New York City NY. Your treatment will be tailored to match your skin type and your desired results.
The light energy delivered by the BBL will gently heat the upper layers of your skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate new collagen. The process will restore your skin to its natural beauty, blending its natural colors and making it smoother, vibrant, and younger looking. In addition, the photothermal energy will eliminate fine vessels that cause redness and reduce unwanted melanin that produces pigmented lesions.
Any area of your body can be treated. The most common areas are those most exposed to the damaging effects of sunlight. The most popular treatments are on the face, neck, back of hands, chest, and shoulders.
The number of treatments you may need will vary from patient to patient but are in the range of two to five treatments spaced at three to four week intervals. This is a gentle, noninvasive, and safe procedure which occasionally requires a topical anesthetic. The procedure itself can vary from several minutes to 30 minutes depending on the size of the areas treated and the type of procedure performed.
After the procedure, you may experience some redness that should resolve within a few hours. In most cases, you are able to return to work, apply makeup, and resume most of your activities immediately. For some pigmented lesions, you will see a darkening of the treated area followed by fading and flaking off at a later stage. Your treated skin will feel smoother; fine lines and pores will be less noticeable; and sunspots or uneven pigmentation will fade. Results depend on your condition, the number of treatments, and the area treated.
If you are interested in learning more about our Phototherapy/BBL treatments, call 212-737-9090 to schedule a consultation.